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Application Details

Prerequisites to Apply

In addition to the standard School of Education admission requirements, applicants are expected to:

  • Be certified teachers or other certified school personnel with at least 27 months of teaching experience,
  • Be currently employed by a public-school district or an accredited independent school, and
  • Identify a person who will serve as a mentor (during the final internship course). The mentor must have either Administrator I or II certification and be currently working in an administrative or supervisory capacity. Additionally, the mentor should be willing to coach the intern and to meet on a regular basis to provide assistance to the intern in experiencing the many facets of leadership.

As of October 15, 2020, the Maryland State Department of Education requires candidates seeking Administrator I certification to complete three credits in Special Education (COMAR 13A.12.04.01). You may earn the credits through the School of Education or transfer them in from another institution.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

MS in Education – School Administration & Supervision
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

Tuition and Fees Information 

More Information

Office of Admissions
Office of Admissions Toll-free
Liesl McNeal, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins School of Education
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

What to Expect


Our program objectives converge around three compelling expectations. First, we want candidates to express knowledge of the prevailing systems within the administrative structure to give teacher-leaders insight into supporting the district’s core challenges. Next, candidates should have access to more seasoned district leaders who can share a wealth of experience to help nascent school administrators develop sustainable plans of action. Finally, we expect to support candidates’ capacity to integrate new ideas into an existing organizational framework.


Internship in Administration and Supervision (requires a minimum of 200 hours): The one-semester internship is completed in the school where the students are assigned to work and is completed under the careful supervision of an in-school mentor and a university supervisor.

What is a master's degree in educational leadership?

A master's degree in educational leadership is a graduate program that prepares students for leadership roles in educational settings.

Combining rigorous academic coursework with practical experiences, the master’s in education in school administration and supervision program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education prepares education leaders to address complex challenges, promote evidence-based decisions, and advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusivity in our schools.

How much does a master's degree in education cost?

The cost of a master's degree in education depends on a few factors.

The total cost of a master's degree can vary significantly depending on factors such as the institution, program duration, location, and whether your classes are online or on campus. On average, tuition for a master's in education ranges from $10,000 to $50,000, or more. At the Johns Hopkins School of Education, resources for financial aid, loans, scholarships, and other sources of funding are available to help you navigate your finances.

What can I do with a master's in educational leadership?

With a master's in educational leadership, you can pursue a variety of leadership roles in the education sector.

Some graduates seek positions as administrators, principals, or district-level leaders, utilizing their acquired knowledge to drive transformative educational policies. Others work in governmental or nonprofit sectors, aiding policy making or consultancy work. The master’s in education in school administration and supervision program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education provides students with the flexibility to choose the path that’s right for them.

Is a master's degree in educational leadership worth it?

Yes, a master's degree in educational leadership can be worth it for students interested in advancing their careers in educational administration and leadership roles.

A master's degree in educational leadership degree provides essential knowledge, skills, and credentials that can lead to increased job opportunities and higher salaries. Successful Johns Hopkins School of Education graduates, empowered by data-driven insights, emerge as change agents committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within educational systems and improving outcomes for all learners.

International Applicants

International students interested in applying to a program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education must follow the same application process and submit the same general application materials as their peers, along with some additional requirements.

International Student Admissions

Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements or information.

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