Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

Introduction

Through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, The Advanced Academic Programs offers various online learning opportunities, showcasing both graduate certificates and graduate degree programs, spanning various industries with the goal of providing a world-class Johns Hopkins education in a part-time format.

  • Flexibility - Online students don’t commute to a physical classroom. Instead, they work inside a course management system to complete assignments and interact with instructors and classmates. There are due dates for coursework, but students can log in to the course management system at their convenience.

  • Excellent Instructors - All AAP courses are taught by highly-accomplished instructors, known for the scholarship and practice of their disciplines. Online courses allow AAP to expand our faculty pool beyond the DC/Baltimore area, offering students the chance to work with excellent instructors from all over the country and the world.

  • High levels of interaction - Online students communicate with their instructors and classmates through discussion boards, group assignments, and the occasional live online event. Students often say the online environment allows them to learn as much from their classmates as they do from their instructors and assignments.


Areas of Study:

The mission of the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs is to offer high-quality graduate courses, certificates and degree programs containing a mixture of theory and practice that serve the current and long-term needs of today’s adult learners. AAP’s goal is to create new and innovative degree programs, fellowships, certificates, and academic and social events that give our students the structure and opportunities they need to advance in a personal and professional capacity.

  • Biotechnology
  • Government
  • Security
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Museum Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Economics
  • Communication

JHU AAP General Admission Requirements:

Admissions requirements vary based on the program you are applying for. For more specific information regarding your program of interest, please contact us or read the relevant program page. However, university wide admissions criteria include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (or current enrollment in final semester of undergraduate studies). AAP’s Post-Masters’ certificates also require the completion of a master degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants who received their bachelor’s degree in a country outside of the United States are required to provide a course-by-course credential evaluation and TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not their first language.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission.)
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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Arts in Communication

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Master of Arts in Communication offers practical and applied knowledge, taught by the social scientists who study effective communication and the practitioners who use it. Electives engage students by having them tackle real-life communication issues, develop usable communication skills, and build a strong portfolio. And industry experts bring real-world lessons, experience, and best practices to the classroom. [+]

The Master of Arts in Communication offers practical and applied knowledge, taught by the social scientists who study effective communication and the practitioners who use it. Electives engage students by having them tackle real-life communication issues, develop usable communication skills, and build a strong portfolio. And industry experts bring real-world lessons, experience, and best practices to the classroom.

The Johns Hopkins MA in Communication provides a cutting-edge curriculum that integrates digital technology with innovative strategic communication and strong writing skills. The program offers concentrations in public and media relations, political communication, health communication, digital communication, and corporate/non-profit communication.... [-]


Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The online Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management from Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs immerses students in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, including social, environmental, and economic trends, and prepares students to assume leadership roles in the cultural heritage sector. [+]

The online Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management from Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs immerses students in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, including social, environmental, and economic trends, and prepares students to assume leadership roles in the cultural heritage sector.

This 10-course program offers an innovative curriculum that focuses on emergent technology and its impact on conservation, preservation, and engagement; together with integrated approaches to management, and community and stakeholder partnerships. The program emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach allowing students to tailor the coursework to his or her unique career goals and trajectory. Students will also have access to virtual field trips and global resources brought together in new and exciting ways.... [-]


Master of Arts in Government

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Master of Arts in Government gives students the tools to examine governmental and social institutions in our society, explore areas of reform, and most importantly, bring about change. The program combines the theory and practice of government, politics, and policy-making. [+]

The Master of Arts in Government gives students the tools to examine governmental and social institutions in our society, explore areas of reform, and most importantly, bring about change. The program combines the theory and practice of government, politics, and policy-making.

The Johns Hopkins MA in Government was designed for working adults with specialized skills in a particular field but who want a broader perspective of government to position them for leadership in politics and administration. While our courses are designed around the latest scholarly and scientific knowledge, their true focus is to provide you with the practical skills necessary for solving governmental, political, and policy-making problems of today.... [-]


Master of Arts in Museum Studies

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Johns Hopkins MA in Museum Studies offers a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social and political environment. Geared for current and future museum professionals, it emphasizes technology's critical role in today's museum. It also examines new models of education, exhibition, and business strategies while exploring the role of the museum as an agent of social change. [+]

The Johns Hopkins MA in Museum Studies offers a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social and political environment. Geared for current and future museum professionals, it emphasizes technology’s critical role in today’s museum. It also examines new models of education, exhibition, and business strategies while exploring the role of the museum as an agent of social change.

We welcome students from around the world interested in all types of museums including history, technology, science, art, special topic or themed museums, historic sites, national parks and zoos as well as those interested in exhibitions for corporations, government agencies and private organizations.... [-]


Master of Arts in Public Management

Online Full time Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Public Management combines rigorous academics and strategic skills, challenging students to apply the latest theory, scientific findings, and new management methods to help solve real-world governance and policy issues. Good public management skills are vital to successful decision making, especially at a time when governments' and nonprofits of all levels are expected to do more with less. [+]

The Master of Arts in Public Management combines rigorous academics and strategic skills, challenging students to apply the latest theory, scientific findings, and new management methods to help solve real-world governance and policy issues. Good public management skills are vital to successful decision making, especially at a time when governments' and nonprofits of all levels are expected to do more with less.

The Johns Hopkins MA in Public Management will empower you to become more strategic and provide you with the fundamentals of public management: policy analysis and evaluation, financial management, economics and fiscal policy, and public policy and administration. The MA in Public Management will prepare emerging leaders like you to face tough challenges and make tactical decisions involving today's most complex issues.... [-]


Master of Arts in Science Writing

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Master of Arts in Science Writing is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality and value of Johns Hopkins University. [+]

The Master of Arts in Science Writing is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality and value of Johns Hopkins University.

The innovative Hopkins degree is based on the belief that today's successful science writers require a working knowledge of diverse skills, from journalism and communication to multimedia and the literary arts. Students focus first on journalistic and creative writing and editing techniques to craft enticing, understandable prose for digital or print venues, from magazines and books to social media and websites for companies, associations, agencies or others. Along the way, students acquire communication skills to promote viewpoints or write for clients, and they develop the multimedia expertise to thrive in the ever-changing digital universe. All Hopkins writers and editors also are challenged to monitor science itself, to disclose how research can falter, mislead, or be misused. The MA in Science Writing is part of the prestigious Advanced Academic Programs at Hopkins, a division that focuses on graduate credentials for working adults.... [-]


Master of Arts in Teaching Writing

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The online Master of Arts in Teaching Writing at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Program prepares teachers at all levels and in all disciplines to become master teachers of writing, acquiring new and innovative ways to teach writing to their students. [+]

The online Master of Arts in Teaching Writing at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Program prepares teachers at all levels and in all disciplines to become master teachers of writing, acquiring new and innovative ways to teach writing to their students.

In addition to studying theories and best practices, teachers can simultaneously pursue their own writing in an exciting and supportive online community of teachers and writers. This nine-course program allows participants to address individual situations, needs, and interests while learning within a diverse community.

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university Applicants who received their bachelor’s degree in a country outside of the United States are required to provide a course-by-course credential evaluation and TOEFL scores if English is not their first language A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Completed Application Resume Official Transcripts Statement of Purpose Writing Samples Optional: Up to Three Letters of Recommendation ... [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Applied Economics

Online Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 USA Washington

The MS in Applied Economics Program develops skill in economic reasoning, and in constructing and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques. This is accomplished by a rigorous and demanding curriculum and a talented and dedicated staff of instructors. The degree can be pursued at a part-time or a full-time pace. All undergraduate majors are welcome. [+]

The MS in Applied Economics Program develops skill in economic reasoning, and in constructing and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques. This is accomplished by a rigorous and demanding curriculum and a talented and dedicated staff of instructors.

The degree can be pursued at a part-time or a full-time pace. All undergraduate majors are welcome.

Applied Economics students tailor their own course of study and can pursue any of the following areas, or mix and match:

Public Policy Financial Economics and the Macroeconomy International Economics and Development Spatial Economics (also available online) Environmental Economics (also available online) Health Economics (also available online) Economics of National Security Quantitative Methods ... [-]

Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Johns Hopkins MS in Bioinformatics program will immerse you in the topics and applied methods of computational modeling, molecular biology, systems biology, structural biology, proteomics, genomic sequencing and genomic analysis, microarrays and microarray analysis. Drawing upon the strengths of the Johns Hopkins' Biotechnology and Engineering, the program creates a rigorous bioinformatics curriculum that brings together the computer science, biosciences and bioinformatics disciplines. [+]

As a graduate with the MS in Bioinformatics, you’ll have the educational foundation to interpret complex biological information, perform analysis of sequence data using sophisticated bioinformatics software, and program software when needed. The degree covers not only the theoretical aspects of the field but also the practical side of bioinformatics. And it’s taught by the Hopkins faculty members who are actively developing these exciting new technologies.

Designed for working adults, the program offers courses online and onsite. You can even complete the degree entirely online.

Students must complete all academic work in a master’s degree or certificate program within five years.... [-]


Master of Science in Biotechnology

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

Johns Hopkins is a world leader in biological research and the global biotechnology industry. We challenge students with a rigorous, multi-disciplinary curriculum that fully prepares them to advance their careers and pursue their academic ambitions in the biotechnology field. [+]

The Johns Hopkins MS in Biotechnology offers a comprehensive exploration of basic science, applied science, and lab science with an industry focus. The program gives you a solid grounding in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genomics, and proteomics.

Our curriculum will prepare you to engage in research, lead lab teams, make development and planning decisions, create and apply research modalities to large projects, and take the reins of management and marketing decisions.

Many students like the flexibility of the general degree; it allows them to tailor the coursework to meet their individual career goals.

The program also offers five different concentrations:... [-]


Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the imposing challenges posed by climate change for human institutions and ecosystems and the potentially transformative role of sustainable energy systems. Students develop a firm grasp of climate change science and the potential impacts of climate change in this century and beyond. [+]

The Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the imposing challenges of climate change for human institutions and ecosystems and the potentially transformative role of sustainable energy systems. Students develop a firm grasp of climate change science and the potential impacts of climate change in this century and beyond. Moreover, they develop substantial expertise in energy law and policymaking, as well as a working understanding of primary energy technologies, including both fossil fuel-based systems and renewable energy options.

Graduates of the MS in Energy Policy and Climate are well positioned to succeed in one of the fastest growing industries in the nation—and the world. As global energy demands increase at an ever-quickening pace, so too will the need for dynamic professionals capable of managing the delicate balance between the changing environment and our energy dependent society.... [-]


Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy

Online Part time 1 - 5  January 2019 USA Washington

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy is a springboard to leadership for environmental professionals. The program gives students a powerful understanding of where the sciences overlap and inform policy while providing insight into how policy is implemented and affects environmental outcomes. [+]

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy is a springboard to leadership for environmental professionals. The program gives students a powerful understanding of where the sciences overlap and inform policy while providing insight into how policy is implemented and affects environmental outcomes. The program was designed by academic leaders in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins, in conjunction with experts in applied science at regional and federal institutes and agencies. The focus is on studying the environmental effects of current use on the creation, updating, regulating, communicating and enforcing of environmental policy.

The core curriculum provides the strong foundation of fundamental environmental science and policy required to work at the forefront of the field. A broad range of electives provides curricular flexibility to allow students to tailor their academic experience to suit personal needs and interests.... [-]


Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal and regulatory complexities of food production, labeling, and distribution. The program will provide students with the knowledge required for companies and organizations that grow, process, distribute, or sell foods and beverages while complying with federal and state regulatory statutes for the production, distribution, and commercialization of food products. [+]

The Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal and regulatory complexities of food production, labeling, and distribution. The program will provide students with the knowledge required for companies and organizations that grow, process, distribute, or sell foods and beverages while complying with federal and state regulatory statutes for the production, distribution, and commercialization of food products.

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation, students will:

Demonstrate a mastery of technical and critical thinking skills in food safety regulation submissions and statutes Design, develop and implement food safety regulatory submissions Analyze and evaluate food safety regulatory statutes, regulations, guidance documents and submissions. ... [-]

Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Johns Hopkins Online Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offers you a scientific foundation in the fascinating fields of spatial data modeling, spatial data analysis, geo-visualization, and enterprise GIS architecture. [+]

The Johns Hopkins Online Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offers you a scientific foundation in the fascinating fields of spatial data modeling, spatial data analysis, geo-visualization, and enterprise GIS architecture. The online Master of Science in GIS is geared to part-time professionals and focuses on the principal avenues of employment within the next generation of geospatial design, development, and analysis. Our faculty members are thought leaders and innovators in the new data science that is GIS. Our courses, available entirely online, provide a convenient, interactive platform to explore geographic information systems as part of the dynamic field of cloud computing, big data analytics, and spatial data mining and modeling.... [-]


Master of Science in Geospatial Intelligence

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The online Master of Science in Geospatial Intelligence at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs provides students with the concepts, models, experience and learning to lead and shape this emerging discipline. This 12-course program features renowned faculty who have extensive geospatial experience and publication records, an innovative curriculum, and a comprehensive range of resources, tools, and opportunities for students. [+]

The online Master of Science in Geospatial Intelligence at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs provides students with the concepts, models, experience and learning to lead and shape this emerging discipline. This 12-course program features renowned faculty who have extensive geospatial experience and publication records, an innovative curriculum, and a comprehensive range of resources, tools, and opportunities for students.

The MS in Geospatial Intelligence program combines three fields of study: the history of geospatial intelligence, the science and mathematics of digital geography and its related databases, and the art of converting geospatial data into written, spoken and visual intelligence. Students will analyze historical intelligence examples to understand the development of the concepts and practices behind collection, analysis, reporting, and technology. They will also tackle current challenges in the industry, including the challenges of new sensors and the development of new non-governmental geospatial communities.... [-]


Master of Science in Government Analytics

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Master of Science in Government Analytics prepares students to become leaders in the data revolution. Students will develop expertise in analytical methods that are increasingly relied upon by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Through the use of cutting-edge tools and skills, students will be able to address contemporary political, policy and governance challenges. [+]

The Master of Science in Government Analytics prepares students to become leaders in the data revolution. Students will develop expertise in analytical methods that are increasingly relied upon by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Through the use of cutting-edge tools and skills, students will be able to address contemporary political, policy and governance challenges.

The Johns Hopkins MS in Government Analytics curriculum provides students with a broad set of foundational skills in statistical analysis and offers the opportunity to develop expertise in a specific analytical area.

Students must complete all academic work in a master’s degree or certificate program within five years.... [-]


Master of Science in Individualized Genomics and Health

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The online Master of Science in Individualized Genomics and Health at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs will equip students with the theoretical knowledge and multi-disciplinary skills to meet the demands of the academic, research, and industry sectors of this emerging field. This 10-course program offers a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses bioinformatics, bioscience, regulatory science, policy, and ethics. [+]

The online Master of Science in Individualized Genomics and Health at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs will equip students with the theoretical knowledge and multidisciplinary skills to meet the demands of the academic, research, and industry sectors of this emerging field. This 10-course program offers a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses bioinformatics, bioscience, regulatory science, policy, and ethics.

Students can choose from five concentrations:

Laboratory Diagnostics Genomics Regulatory Science Policy General

Admission Requirements

4-Year Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university in the life sciences or engineering with the following prerequisites: Organic Chemistry or 410.302 Bio-Organic Chemistry Biochemistry or 410.601 Biochemistry Advanced Cell Biology I or 410.603 Advanced Cell Biology I Molecular Biology or 410.602 Molecular Biology Biostatistics or 410.645 Biostatistics Applicants who received their bachelor’s degree in a country outside of the United States are required to provide a course-by-course credential evaluation and TOEFL scores if English is not their first language A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Completed Application Statement of Purpose Resume Official Transcripts ... [-]

Master of Science in Regulatory Science

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

Johns Hopkins University MS in Regulatory Science program provides students pursuing a career in regulatory science with a specialized course of study emphasizing advanced topics in the regulatory approval processes for global and domestic biotech products. Students may specialize in an aspect of the regulatory science of their choice through three elective courses, including a wide variety of advanced regulatory courses. [+]

The Johns Hopkins University MS in Regulatory Science program provides students pursuing a career in regulatory science with a specialized course of study emphasizing advanced topics in the regulatory approval processes for global and domestic biotech products. Students may specialize in an aspect of regulatory science of their choice through three elective courses, including a wide variety of advanced regulatory courses. By providing students with a strong foundation in regulatory science and a hands-on introduction to current good manufacturing, laboratory and clinical practices, as well as product development, the program offers graduates unique instruction for the specialized jobs in regulatory science in federal, academic and industry work settings.... [-]


Master of Science in Research Administration

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Johns Hopkins MS in Research Administration is designed to benefit research practitioners, including those currently working in higher education, government agencies, and independent foundations, as well as those who seek to begin a career in research administration. Students will examine how the research enterprise is organized and led across the US, and internationally. [+]

The Johns Hopkins MS in Research Administration is designed to benefit research practitioners, including those currently working in higher education, government agencies, and independent foundations, as well as those who seek to begin a career in research administration. Students will examine how the research enterprise is organized and led across the U.S. and internationally. Both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors will be examined to highlight any similarities and/or differences. Students will also learn about the management of sponsored research programs in areas related to finance, information technology, and legal, ethical, regulatory, and compliance considerations.

Students must complete all academic work in a master’s degree or certificate program within five years.... [-]


Master

Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

The Johns Hopkins Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship program is intended for biotechnology professionals who want a career beyond the laboratory within an existing biotechnology organization or for those who dream of starting a new biotechnology enterprise. [+]

The Johns Hopkins Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship program is intended for biotechnology professionals who want a career beyond the laboratory within an existing biotechnology organization or for those who dream of starting a new biotechnology enterprise.

This exciting new program brings together a strong science foundation with biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship, providing a unique educational venue for scientists to better understand the entire biotechnology enterprise and issues unique to the industry.

The curriculum will provide you with the interdisciplinary foundation to address the enterprise and regulatory challenges organizations face in the biotechnology industry. This program equips scientists with the tools and knowledge necessary to commercialize their product ideas and/or manage a biotechnology organization. Graduates will be well-suited for a variety of job opportunities, especially management and leadership roles in the biotechnology field.... [-]


Master of Liberal Arts

Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2018 USA Washington

Established in 1962, the Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Program has gained national recognition for the quality of its teaching and the breadth of its course offerings. The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) is a unique, non-traditional graduate degree. Whereas most graduate programs ask you to become more and more specialized, the MLA expects you to both broaden and deepen your educational experience. [+]

Established in 1962, the Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Program has gained national recognition for the quality of its teaching and the breadth of its course offerings.

The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) is a unique, non-traditional graduate degree. Whereas most graduate programs ask you to become more and more specialized, the MLA expects you to both broaden and deepen your educational experience.

As an MLA student, you’ll work with an advisor to tailor the program to your own professional and intellectual interests, exploring fields including history, religion, literature, philosophy, political science, the humanities, music, art history and the performing arts. The program consists of ten courses and includes a capstone experience involving a graduate project, internship, or portfolio option. You’ll explore a world of knowledge by taking your own path and developing your own way of knowing.... [-]


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