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Recruiting Calendar

Important Dates

  • Early Notification Application Deadline - November 1, 2018
  • Open Day for Prospective Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy) - December 10, 2018
  • Early Notification Decisions Released - December 21, 2018
  • Regular Application Deadline - January 7, 2019
  • Financial Aid Application Deadline - February 15, 2019
  • Regular Admissions Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Financial Aid Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Open House for Admitted Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy) - April 8, 2019
  • Open House for Admitted Students in Washington, DC  - April 10, 2019
  • Reply Deadline: SAIS Scholarship Recipients - April 22, 2019
  • Reply Deadline: Non-Scholarship Recipients - May 1, 2019

  • Application Deadline for Spring Entry - November 1, 2018
  • Early Notification Application Deadline - November 1, 2018
  • Open Day for Prospective Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy) - December 10, 2018
  • Early Notification Decisions Released - December 21, 2018
  • Regular Application Deadline - Extended to April 15, 2019
    Late applicants please contact sais.eu.admissions@jhu.edu before applying.
  • Financial Aid Application Deadline - February 15, 2019
  • Admissions Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Financial Aid Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Open House for Admitted Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy) - April 8, 2019
  • Reply Deadline: SAIS Scholarship Recipients - April 22, 2019
  • Reply Deadline: Non-Scholarship Recipients - May 1, 2019

  • Early Notification Deadline - November 1, 2018 
  • Early Notification Chinese Language Proficiency Exam Deadline - November 1, 2018 
  • Open House for Prospective Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China) - November 2018 
  • Early Notification Decisions Released - December 21, 2018 
  • Chinese Language Proficiency Exam Deadline - February 1, 2019 
  • Application Deadline - February 1, 2019 
  • FAFSA Application Deadline - February 1, 2019 
  • Admissions Decisions Released - March 15, 2019 
  • Open House for Admitted Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China) - April 2019 
  • Open House for Admitted Students in Washington, DC - April 10, 2019 
  • Admitted Students Reply Deadline - April 22, 2019

  • Early Notification Application Deadline - November 1, 2018
  • Early Notification Decisions Released - December 21, 2018
  • Application Deadline - January 7, 2019
  • Financial Aid Application Deadline - February 15, 2019
  • Admissions Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Financial Aid Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Open House for Admitted Students in Washington, DC - April 10, 2019
  • Reply Deadline: Fellowship Recipients - April 19, 2019
  • Reply Deadline: Non-Fellowship Recipients - May 1, 2019

  • Early Notification Application Deadline - November 1, 2018
  • Open Day for Prospective Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy) - December 10, 2018
  • Early Notification Decisions Released - December 21, 2018
  • Application Deadline - Extended to April 15, 2019
    Late applicants please contact sais.eu.admissions@jhu.edu before applying.
  • Financial Aid Application Deadline - February 15, 2019
  • Admissions Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Financial Aid Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Open House for Admitted Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy) - April 8, 2019
  • Reply Deadline: Fellowship Recipients - April 19, 2019
  • Reply Deadline: Non-Fellowship Recipients - May 1, 2019

  • Application Deadline for Spring Entry – (Please contact Martina Leinz, mleinz@jhu.edu)
  • Application Deadline for Fall Entry – Washington, D.C. (Please contact Martina Leinz, mleinz@jhu.edu)
  • Early Notification Application Deadline for Fall Entry - November 1, 2018
  • Spring Entry Admissions Decisions Released - November 16, 2018 (Decisions Released for ACS Candidates – September 17, 2018)
  • Open Day at SAIS Europe - December 10, 2018
  • Spring 2018 Reply Deadline - December 8, 2018
  • Early Notification Decisions Released - December 21, 2018
  • Application Deadline for non-U.S. students to SAIS Europe - February 1, 2019
  • Regular Notification Fall Entry Application Deadline - February 1, 2019
  • Admissions Decision Released (SAIS Europe) - March 15, 2019
  • Financial Aid Decisions Released (SAIS Europe) - March 15, 2019
  • Admissions Decisions Released (Washington, D.C.) - March 15, 2019
  • Financial Aid Decisions Released (Washington, D.C.) - March 15, 2019
  • Open House for Admitted Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy) - April 8, 2019
  • Open House for Admitted Students in Washington, DC - April 10, 2019
  • Fall Entry Reply Deadline: Fellowship Recipients - April 19, 2019
  • Fall Entry Reply Deadline: Non-Fellowship Recipients - May 1, 2019

  • Applications are still being considered for the fall 2019 term.  Please contact Martina Leinz, mleinz@jhu.edu for more information.

  • Application Deadline Round 1 – March 15, 2019 
  • Application Deadline Round 2 – May 1, 2019 
  • Admissions Decisions Released Round 1- Mid-April 2019 
  • Admissions Decisions Released Round 2- Mid-June 2019

  • Application Deadline - December 15, 2018
  • Admissions Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Open House for Admitted Students - April 10, 2019
  • Reply Deadline - May 1, 2019

  • Application Deadline for Spring Entry - November 1, 2018
  • Early Notification Application Deadline - November 1, 2018
  • Open Day for Prospective Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy) - December 10, 2018
  • Early Notification Decisions Released - December 21, 2018
  • Application Deadline - January 7, 2019
  • Financial Aid Application Deadline - February 15, 2019
  • Admissions Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Financial Aid Decisions Released - March 15, 2019
  • Open House for Admitted Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy) - April 8, 2019
  • Reply Deadline: SAIS Fellowship Recipients - April 19, 2019
  • Reply Deadline: Non-Fellowship Recipients - May 1, 2019

Summer Term
  • Application Deadline – May 10, 2019
  • Late Application Deadline – May 31, 2019
  • Application Decisions Released: Sent within 1 week of completed application

  • Early Notification Deadline - November 1, 2018 
  • Early Notification Chinese Language Proficiency Exam Deadline - November 1, 2018 
  • Open House for Prospective Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China) - November 2018 
  • Early Notification Decisions Released - December 21, 2018 
  • Chinese Language Proficiency Exam Deadline - February 1, 2019 
  • Application Deadline - February 1, 2019 
  • FAFSA Application Deadline - February 1, 2019 
  • Admissions Decisions Released - March 15, 2019 
  • Open House for Admitted Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China) - April 2019 
  • Open House for Admitted Students in Washington, DC - April 10, 2019 
  • Admitted Students Reply Deadline - April 22, 2019

  • Early Notification Deadline - November 1, 2018 
  • Early Notification Chinese Language Proficiency Exam Deadline - November 1, 2018 
  • Open House for Prospective Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China) - November 2018 
  • Early Notification Decisions Released - December 21, 2018 
  • Chinese Language Proficiency Exam Deadline - February 1, 2019 
  • Application Deadline - February 1, 2019 
  • FAFSA Application Deadline - February 1, 2019 
  • Admissions Decisions Released - March 15, 2019 
  • Open House for Admitted Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China) - April 2019 
  • Open House for Admitted Students in Washington, DC - April 10, 2019 
  • Admitted Students Reply Deadline - April 22, 2019

How to Apply

The school offers an Early Notification process for enrollment in the fall semester. This provides applicants the opportunity to receive an admissions decision by December 21 for enrollment in the following fall semester. Through the Early Notification process, the Admissions Committee will either make an offer of admission or defer the application for consideration during the regular application process. If deferred, the applicant will be notified of an admission decision in mid-March. Early Notification is not binding.

Please note: For your application to be considered for Early Notification, please ensure that all supporting documents (as listed in the application instructions) are received by the Office of Admissions no later than November 1.  If any supporting documents are received after November 1, the application will be reviewed during the Regular Deadline process.

Start an Application

 Application DeadlineNotification by
Fall 2019-Early NotificationNovember 1, 2018December 21, 2018
Fall 2019-Regular DecisionJanuary 7, 2019March 8, 2019

Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Application fee, $85 USD
  • Resume/CV
  • Interview (optional for Washington, DC)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Analytical essay
  • Transcripts
  • GRE or GMAT scores (optional for SAIS Europe)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (non-native English speakers)
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Fall 2019-Early NotificationNovember 1, 2018December 21, 2018
Fall 2019-Regular Decision



Extended to April 15, 2019. Late applicants, please contact sais.eu.admissions@jhu.edu before applying.March 8, 2019




Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Analytical essay
  • Transcripts for all university-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (non-native English speakers)
  • GRE or GMAT scores (optional)
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Fall 2019-Early NotificationNovember 1, 2018December 21, 2018
Fall 2019-Regular DecisionFebruary  1, 2019March 8, 2019

Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Application fee, $85 USD
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • MAIS Concentration essay
  • Transcripts for all college-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Chinese Language Proficiency Test Results (STAMP test)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers)
  • Interview (optional)
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Summer 2019-Early NotificationNovember 1, 2018December 21, 2018
Fall 2019-Regular DecisionJanuary 7, 2019March 8, 2019

Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Application fee, $85 USD
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts for all college-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers)

Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Fall 2019-Early NotificationNovember 1, 2018December 21, 2018
Fall 2019-Regular DecisionFebruary 1, 2019March 15, 2019

Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Application fee, $85 USD
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Analytical essay
  • Transcripts for all college-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Employer letter of support
  • Interview
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Summer  2019-Early NotificationNovember 1, 2018December 21, 2018
Summer  2019-Regular Decision



Extended to April 15, 2019
Late applicants, please contact sais.eu.admissions@jhu.edu before applying.
March 8, 2019




Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Analytical essay
  • Transcripts for all university-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (non-native English speakers)
  • GRE or GMAT scores (optional)
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Spring 2019 Enrollment
 
Fall 2019-Early Notification
October  15, 2018 (ACS Candidates September 7, 2018)
November 1, 2018
November 16, 2018 (ACS Candidates September 17, 2018)
December 21, 2018
Fall 2019-Regular DecisionFebruary 1, 2019March 15, 2019

Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Application fee, $85 USD
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Statement of funding
  • Transcripts for all college-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores (optional, but strongly recommended)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers)
  • Interview
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Fall 2019-Round 1March 15, 2019Mid-April 2019
Fall 2019-Round 2May 1, 2019Mid-June 2019

Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Application fee, $85 USD
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Dissertation topic
  • Writing sample
  • Transcripts for all college-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores (optional, but strongly recommended)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers)
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Fall 2019-Regular DecisionDecember 15, 2018March 15, 2019

Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Application fee, $85 USD
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Dissertation topic
  • Writing sample
  • Transcripts for all college-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers)
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Spring 2019-Early NotificationNovember 1, 2018November 30, 2018
Fall 2019-Early Notification
Fall 2019-Regular Decision
November 1, 2018
January 7, 2019
December 21, 2018
March 8, 2019

Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Analytical essay
  • Transcripts for all university-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (non-native English speakers)
  • GRE or GMAT scores (optional)
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Fall 2019-Early NotificationNovember 1, 2018December 21, 2018
Fall 2019-Regular DecisionFebruary 1, 2019March 8, 2019

Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Application fee, $85 USD
  • Resume/CV
  • HNC Personal statement
  • Transcripts for all college-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Chinese Language Proficiency Test Results (STAMP test)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers)
  • Interview (optional)
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply
 Application DeadlineNotification by
Fall 2019-Early NotificationNovember 1, 2018December 21, 2018
Fall 2019-Regular DecisionFebruary 1, 2019March 8, 2019

Application Checklist:
  • Online application
  • Application fee, $85 USD
  • Resume/CV
  • HNC Personal statement
  • MA Statement of purpose
  • MA Analytical essay
  • Transcripts for all college-level course work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Chinese Language Proficiency Test Results (STAMP test)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers)
  • Interview (optional)
Application Instructions  Learn more  Apply

International Admissions Information

Our Global Network/ Community

As a premier graduate school for the study of international relations  we know the importance of cultivating an inclusive community diverse in thought, geographic representation, and experience.

Our world-class faculty, committed alumni network, and focus on professional development provide unrivaled scholarship, experiential learning, and networking opportunities.

Each year, we welcome students from approximately 58 countries across our three global campus locations. Our holistic application review evaluates US and non-US applicants for admission and merit-based scholarships on an equal basis.

All applicants are required to follow the same application instructions and materials; however, non-US applicants have additional application requirements and instructions, which are described below.
How to Apply

English Language Requirements
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers): Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit an English competency exam, either the TOEFL (www.toefl.org) or the IELTS (www.ielts.org). A score of at least 100 on the TOEFL Internet-based exam or 7 on the IELTS is required for admission. Official scores must come directly from the testing service; please arrange for all standardized test scores to be sent to Johns Hopkins SAIS in advance of the application deadline. The Johns Hopkins SAIS TOEFL code is 5610-0000.
Exemptions
  • If English is not your native language, (or in the case of bilingual students, your dominant language is not English) and you hold an undergraduate degree granted by an accredited institution where 1) English is the language of instruction and 2) the accredited institution is located in a country where English is an official language, you will not be required to submit an English competency exam.
    • Applicants may request a TOEFL waiver if  the attended accredited institution is located in one of the following countries whose official language is English:   (Place in box) Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon*, Canada*, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho ,Liberia, Malawi, Micronesia, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Saint Maarten, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
  • If English is not your native language and you hold a graduate degree granted by an accredited institution in a country where 1) English is the language of instruction and 2) the accredited institution is located in a country where English is an official language, you will need the approval of the Office of Admissions to be exempt from submitting an English competency exam. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.
  • Pre-term English Course
Some admitted candidates may be required to take the Johns Hopkins SAIS Summer and/or Pre-Term English course to ensure they have adequate competence in English prior to beginning their first semester.
 
For pre-term guidelines:
 
 GuidelinesIELTSTOEFL
Eligible for Admission &
Requires Pre-term
7.0 Overall score
No band score below 6.0
100-104 (Internet test)
Eligible for Admission &
Request Pre-term Exemption
7.0 Overall score
No band score below 6.0
105-109 (Internet test)
No band below 25
Eligible for Admission &
Exempt from Pre-term
7.0 Overall score
No band score below 6.5
110 (Internet test)
No band below 25
 
Transcripts and Credentials
  • If your transcript is in a language other than English, you are asked to provide an official translation of the entire transcript and an explanation of the grading system of the university. You are strongly encouraged to use a credential evaluation service, particularly if you are not sure of how to obtain original transcripts or face difficulties obtaining them. See World Education Services  and the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a list of providers. Transcripts and translations must be received by the Johns Hopkins SAIS Office of Admissions before the relevant deadline, so please make any requests well in advance.

Financing Your Education
https://www.sais-jhu.edu/content/financial-aid-office#financing-your-education-non-us-citizens

Student Visas & Immigration Advising
  • Admitted students will have access to the Johns Hopkins University Office of International Services for guidance on obtaining a student visa, family visas, and other immigration advising.
Student Life & Housing
  • The Office of Student Life at Johns Hopkins SAIS welcomes all students to the campus community and provides a variety of helpful resources to assist in the transition to graduate school.  Please click here to learn more.
  • Johns Hopkins SAIS does not have on-campus housing.  For resources on off-campus housing, please click here.
English Language Requirements
  • TOEFL and IELTS Requirements (use same language that is used for SAIS)
  • Exemptions- list of country waivers
  • Submitting scores
  • Students going to the Hopkins-Nanjing Center are not required to take the English Entry exam, or attend English Language pre-term in DC. Students who intend to continue their studies in DC after a year of study in Nanjing may be required to take the English Entry Exam based on DC language policy.  
 
Transcripts and Additional Application Requirements
  • Applicants planning to apply to the 2 year Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) program, or the Hopkins-Nanjing Center Certificate+Johns Hopkins SAIS MA must submit either GRE or GMAT scores. Applicants for the one-year Certificate program in Nanjing are not required to take the GRE.
  • If your transcript is in a language other than English, you are asked to provide an official translation of the entire transcript and an explanation of the grading system of the university. You are strongly encouraged to use a credential evaluation service, particularly if you are not sure of how to obtain original transcripts or face difficulties obtaining them. See the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a list of providers. Transcripts and translations must be received by the Johns Hopkins SAIS Office of Admissions before the relevant deadline, so please make any requests well in advance.
  • Include information on how to submit GRE scores.
  • All applicants to the Hopkins-Nanjing Center are required to take the STAMP Chinese Proficiency Test. Applicants have typically completed 3-4 years of college level Chinese and spent time in China. Students can access the test request form by clicking here.
 
Financing Your Education
  • The Hopkins-Nanjing Center offers substantial financial aid including fellowships based on a combination of merit and need. 100% of students who apply for financial aid by the application deadline will receive a scholarship. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center also has a limited number of full tuition scholarships available, including an International Student Scholarship awarded to a non-US or dual citizen. For a full list of Hopkins-Nanjing Center scholarships, click here
 
Visa Requirements
  • All students who attend the Hopkins-Nanjing Center will need to apply for a Long-Term Student (X1) Visa.
    • Students will receive supplemental visa docs from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in early-mid July which will be required for the student visa application. Students should apply for their visa at least one month, but no more than 90 days before the date of departure from their home country.
    • Please make sure that your passport is valid for the entirety of your program of study in Nanjing and your passport has at least four empty visa pages. If you do not have four empty visa pages, it is recommended you apply for a new passport as soon as possible.
 
Student Life & Housing
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is a supportive community with a student body of about 170 Chinese and international students, resident international faculty and staff and their families, and more than 80 Chinese faculty and staff members. Extra-curricular and co-curricular activities involving all members of the community enhance students’ learning experience. Students organize and participate in a variety of activities outside the classroom ranging from public speaking to volunteer service.
 
The bicultural and bilingual learning community extends to all areas of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center—including the student dormitory. Certificate students are required to live in the dorms with a roommate, and although it can't be guaranteed, we do our best to pair international and Chinese students together. MAIS students may choose to live with roommates or in a single room.

US Veterans and Active Duty Military

Johns Hopkins SAIS welcomes veterans of the US Military and active duty service members as valued members of its student body. The school has a long history of working with current and former members of the Armed Services and the institution remains committed to helping them achieve their educational and professional goals.

The school participates in a wide variety of programs that offer substantial financial assistance to active-duty service members, as well as to veterans and their families. Student support services are available to help veterans transition back to school or to help current members of the Armed Forces manage the workload of being a full-time student and a member of the US Armed Forces.

Advanced Civil Schooling Program
The Army’s Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) program provides opportunities for officers to pursue advanced degrees at civilian universities on a fully-funded basis.  ACS awards low, medium and high cost quotas.  If admitted, Johns Hopkins SAIS will work with candidates on tuition and funding obligations.  Note that the two-year Master of Arts cannot be fast-tracked and completed in 18 months but the one-year Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) can be completed in one year.  
 
ACS-related inquiries are managed by the Admissions Office in Washington, DC, at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.

Foreign Area Officers  (FAOs)
Army FAOs at Johns Hopkins SAIS typically pursue the one-year, Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) degree program for experienced professionals.  Students may choose to start in the fall or spring semester. 
 
For guidelines on meeting the ACS application timeline, tuition agreements, completion of the DA Form 2125, and other topics pertinent to FAOs, please contact Martina Leinz, Director of Executive Education Recruitment and Outreach at mleinz@jhu.edu.

Regardless of deadlines and decision release dates posted on our website, we will expedite applications of ACS candidates to meet the stated deadline for submission of packets to ACS.

Commissioned Officers with Graduate School Option (GRADSO)
GRADSO allows commissioned officers to attend graduate school while serving in the Army.  GRADSO fully funds your attendance at the school of your choice, regardless of cost. Participants essentially take a two-year academic sabbatical while remaining on active duty and retaining all associated pay and benefits.
 
GRADSO-related inquiries are managed by the Admissions Office in Washington, DC, at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.

GoArmy Tuition Assistance (TAPS)
The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are registered in GoArmyEd, are accredited by accrediting agencies that are recognized by the US Department of Education and are signatories to the current Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DOD MOU).

TAPS-related inquiries are managed by the Student Accounts Office in Washington, DC, at saisbilling@jhu.edu.
 
Army Performance-Based Graduate Incentive Program (PB-GSIP) (NOTE: CAC or AKO login required to view document.)
The program is open to basic branch officers in Operations, Operations Support and Force Sustainment career fields, and the tuition cap is $43,000 per academic year. 
 
PB-GSIP-related inquiries are managed by the Admissions Office in Washington, DC, at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.
 
Navy Political Military Scholarship program (POL-MIL)
Johns Hopkins SAIS is one of the approved universities for the POL-MIL scholarship program.  The PMM program provides Navy officers a graduate education in strategy and politico-military affairs at leading civilian institutions (CIVINS) throughout the United States. Approved officers will be selected for a one-year master's degree program.  Recipients of this scholarship typically pursue Johns Hopkins SAIS’s one-year Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) degree for experienced professionals. The two-year PMM and Arthur S. Moreau Program listed in reference (a) are not funded and are unavailable per the annual quota plan. The PMM program is recommended for junior officers (O3-O4) who are completing their division officer or department head tours, but is open to O5 as well.

POL-MIL-related inquiries are managed by the Admissions Office in Washington, DC, at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.

Strategic Thinkers program, U.S. Department of Defense

Beginning April 2019, the school is a participant in the Strategic Thinkers program of the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense. The highly competitive one-year program selects military officers with at least 10 years of active duty experience and provides them with enrollment in the Master's in International Public Policy degree through the school's Strategic Studies faculty.

Strategic Thinkers students immerse themselves in the conceptual dynamics and trends of power, war, and the use of force, and consider their role in the development of effective decision-making and execution of military operations. Once coursework is completed, graduates will leverage their strategic skills in demanding headquarters staff assignments at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, on the Joint Staff, or attached to a combatant commander's staff or other four-star headquarters. These appointments will require graduates to deal with unanticipated security challenges and seek innovative approaches in order to engage our nation's top civilian and military leaders on the development and conduct of military operations in the broader context of national policy objectives. For more information, contact the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense.


The Johns Hopkins University is an approved institution for veteran’s benefits, including the following:


 Click here for more information on using VA Benefits at Johns Hopkins SAIS.  The VA Benefits coordinator is John Bates, Assistant Registrar, jbates@jhu.edu.
 
Legal Disclaimer: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Johns Hopkins SAIS understands the importance of family and welcomes student spouses, partners, and children at many activities and events.

Johns Hopkins SAIS DC Housing Resource Site
The school’s Washington, DC campus does not offer on-campus housing; students are responsible for finding their own housing.  The Housing Resource Site lists local apartments and allows students to post/search for roommates.

Academic Advising
Most enrolled students are assigned a primary faculty advisor. Additional advising services are available through Academic Affairs.  Academic Affairs advisors support students in a more general way, but they are also familiar with each program’s requirements in addition to the general education components of your curriculum.
Please see below for degree-specific contact information:


Campus Life
For information on student activities, the student government association, wellbeing and support, living in Washington DC, and student publications, please click here.

Employment at Johns Hopkins University
For spouses/partners seeking employment at Johns Hopkins, please visit http://jobs.jhu.edu


Student Veterans of America
Johns Hopkins SAIS is a member of Student Veterans of America (SVA), a national coalition of over 1,500 student veteran organizations in all 50 states. To see the benefits of having an SVA Chapter on campus, as well as some of the ways SVA serves student veterans across the country, please click here.

Make the Connection
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Class Statistics

Fall 2018

Master of Arts (MA)
 
Incoming Class 483
Average Age 25
Average Years of Work Experience 2
Countries Represented 41
Female/Male % 52/48
Non-US % 42
US Minority % 21% (of US citizens)
GRE Verbal (middle 50% range) 155-164 
GRE Quantitative (middle 50% range) 154-165 
TOEFL (middle 50% range) 104-111

Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MIEF)
 
Incoming Class 38
Average Age 25
Average Years of Work Experience 2
Countries Represented 11
Female/Male % 47/53
Non-US % 65%
US Minority% 16% (of US citizens)
GRE Verbal (middle 50% range) 154-159 
GRE Quantitative (middle 50% range) 158-169 
TOEFL (middle 50% range) 106-110


Master of International Public Policy (MIPP)

Incoming Class 54
Average Age 35
Average Years of Work Experience 12
Countries Represented 14
Female/Male % 31/69
Non-US % 33%
US Minority % 22% (of US citizens)

Master of Arts in Global Policy Program (MAGP)
 
Incoming Class 32
Average Age 35
Average Years of Work Experience 12
Countries Represented 7
Female/Male % 50/50
Non-US % 14%
US Minority % 15% (of US citizens)


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Incoming Class 7
Average Age 31
Average Years of Work Experience 6
Countries Represented 2
Female/Male % 43/57
Non-US % 29
US Minority % 20 (of US citizens)
GPA (middle 50% range) 3.62-3.72
GRE Verbal (middle 50% range) 162-169 (90-99 percentile)
GRE Quantitative (middle 50% range) 163-164 (85-87 percentile)
TOEFL  Score (middle 50% range) N/A

 

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