If you are from Puerto Rico and need extra time to prepare your application, please contact Giselle Rejas for extended deadlines.
PLEASE NOTE: United States Social Security Numbers are included as part of student tuition information for U.S. taxes (IRS Form 1098-T) and are used for enrollment verification through the National Student Clearinghouse. If you have a valid social security number it is to your advantage to use it, though it is not required. After the first day of classes, any change to your Government ID requires presentation of your Social Security Card to the Registrar’s Office.
NOTE: Professional credential evaluation is not required prior to an admissions decision provided that the applicant submits transcripts in English. However, if you are admitted please be advised that you will need to provide professional credential evaluation. The TOEFL score can be waived if the applicant has received, or expects to receive, a B.S. or M.S. degree from an English-speaking country before starting a graduate program at Johns Hopkins.
The application fee may be waived for applicants with documented (must be uploaded within the application) registration/participation in one of the following programs: GEM, Department Request, SACNAS, MMUF, POSSE, JHU Grad Student, McNair, ABRCMS, Vietnam Education Foundation, IRT, Graduate Horizons, Chocktaw/Chickasaw Scholarship Advisement Program, Baltimore Scholars Program, Leadership Alliance, UMBC Meyerhoff Program, LSAMP, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Project 1000, MARC and University of Puerto Rico Students. To request a waiver based on financial hardship please select the option on the application and upload one of the following: FAFSA SAR Report, a letter from a college/university financial aid office, unemployment verification. Do not send tax returns. All documents will be reviewed and verified for satisfactory evidence. If the uploaded document is not accepted you will be contacted to resubmit or to pay the application fee. For further information please complete the Graduate Admissions Contact Form.
The TOEFL score requirement is enforced in most cases. Your application will be reviewed by the admissions committee, but a score below the minimum may reduce your chances for receiving an offer. The admissions process is competitive and most applicants will meet or exceed that minimum threshold.
o Your resume or CV
o Your Statement of Purpose
o Which degree you’d like to earn – masters, Ph.D., or both
o Which professors and labs you would like to visit in our department
o When you would like to visit
o Any other information that you’d like our professors to know ahead of time
o Any questions that you have of us.