Admissions Process and Admission Criteria

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Johns Hopkins University welcomes your interest in its graduate programs.

Fall Deadline

The deadline for a fall application is January 15 at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) for receipt of ALL application materials.

 

Spring Deadline

The deadline for a spring application is September 15 at 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). for receipt of ALL application materials.

Spring applications are not accepted for the Financial Mathematics Master’s Program.

 

To ensure timely consideration of your application, please complete the items in the following checklist at your earliest convenience.

  • Read the self evaluation guidelines before you start the application process.
  • Note in particular that under University guidelines, exceptions to the TOEFL- score criteria appearing in the self-evaluation guidelines will be granted only in extraordinary cases.
  • Complete the online JHU APPLICATION, including statement of purpose, supplementary information section, and non-refundable $75 application fee.
  • Arrange for scores on the GRE General and GRE Advanced Test in Mathematics (or in your undergraduate major) to be sent to the department by the Educational Testing Service. The GRE code for applying to graduate programs at The Johns Hopkins University is 5332. Applicants are encouraged to take the GRE as early as possible during the academic year preceding entrance. Please note that the GRE Advanced Test in Mathematics is recommended, but is not required. We do not accept the GMAT in lieu of GRE scores.
  • If English is not your native language, arrange for TOEFL or IELTS Examination scores to be sent to the department by the testing organization.  The TOEFL code for applying to graduate programs at The Johns Hopkins University is 5332. The IELTS course ID code for applying to programs at the Johns Hopkins University is 4610 or 110079. Applicants are encouraged to take the TOEFL/IELTS as early as possible during the academic year preceding entrance.  If you think you may be eligible for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, please review the information here.
  • Arrange for three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your abilities and achievements, especially relevant to graduate study in applied mathematics, to be submitted electronically through the online application.
  • Arrange for unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and previous graduate study to be uploaded into your online application.  Applicants who have attended non-US institutions are also strongly encouraged to submit a professional credential evaluation with the unofficial transcripts.  If admitted, you will be required to submit your official final documents directly to Graduate Admissions.

 

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics provides tuition, health insurance, and stipend support to PhD students enrolled in our program.  Limited partial financial support is available to some Master’s students.  Applicants to one of our Master’s degree programs who are interested in applying for financial assistance from the department should:

United States citizens and permanent residents: File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), submitting it to Johns Hopkins University, code E00473.

All other applicants: Complete an International Student Financial Aid Application, which must be uploaded in the AMS Supplementary Information Section of the online application.

 

Detailed information about application requirements can be found on the Graduate Admissions web site.

If you have further questions, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office by using their contact form.

Prospective students for our graduate programs should ideally have completed a Bachelor’s level degree in Engineering, Mathematics, the Sciences, Finance* or Economics*. In addition, candidates should ideally have completed undergraduate-level courses in

  • Calculus, through multivariable calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Differential equations
  • Probability and statistics
  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics*
  • Computer programming (e.g., in C++)
  • At least two proof-writing courses

*Considered for applications for our MSE in Financial Mathematics.

To help you evaluate your chances of admission at the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department at Johns Hopkins University, we provide the following information about our expectations for the qualifications of applicants to the graduate program. We suggest that students who do not meet most of these guidelines not apply.

Admissions decisions are based on four major factors: Mathematical course background, grades, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, and recommendation letters.

The profiles below give an indication of our standards for admission. They are not rigid requirements, but are intended only as guidelines. An applicant may be successful if some of these guidelines are not satisfied, if there is additional strength in other areas. Conversely, it is possible that an applicant who does meet these guidelines might not be offered admission. The decision process involves a careful assessment of the applicant’s likelihood of success in the graduate program, based on all evidence supplied by the applicant.

The typical applicant offered admission has at least:

A grade point average of 3.3 (B+) or higher.
A mathematics background of at least 5 mathematics courses beyond multivariable calculus, including at least two semesters of proof-writing courses (such as analysis, abstract algebra or topology).
Graduate Record Examination scores of:
153 (Current Scale) 500 (Prior Scale) or above on the Verbal part
156 (Current Scale) 720 (Prior Scale) or above on the Quantitative part
3.0 or above on the Analytical Writing part
A TOEFL score of 100 (IBT)/ 250 (CBT)/ 600 (PBT) or above, or IELTS band score of 7, if the applicant is not a native English speaker.

The typical Ph.D. applicant considered for full financial support has at least:

A grade point average of 3.6 (A-) or higher.
A mathematics background of at least 7 mathematics courses beyond calculus, including at least three semesters of proof-writing courses.
Graduate Record Examination scores of:
160 (Current Scale) 600 (Prior Scale) or above on the Verbal part
163 (Current Scale) 780 (Prior Scale) or above on the Quantitative part
4.5 or above on the Analytical Writing part
A TOEFL exam score of 105 (IBT)/ 260 (CBT)/ 620 (PBT) or above, or IELTS band score of 7, if the applicant is not a native English speaker.

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