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Admissions FAQ

  • Where can I find links to all of the graduate programs?
    A listing of all graduate programs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine can be found here:
  • Have you received my application materials?
    You may check your application status anytime by logging on to the application using your PIN/PASSWORD.
  • How does the admissions process work?
    Admission to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine graduate study is highly competitive. The program faculty holistically review all the materials in the application to make a decision.
  • Is my application complete?
    Check your application status frequently. It is your responsibility to confirm that all required materials are received by the appropriate application deadline. Contact the Office of Graduate Student Affairs to confirm your application status if your materials have not been received. Email is the preferred
  • Where can I find the application deadlines?
    The application deadlines vary by program. Please refer to our Application Deadlines document. Application materials received after the deadline may cause your application to be considered incomplete, and the applicant will be at a disadvantage.
  • TOEFL/IELTS Requirements Question
    I received a degree from an institution where instruction was conducted in English however; I am not a U.S. Citizen. Am I still required to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam? If you have completed your degree, or are currently enrolled and will receive a degree from a university within the U.S. prior to matriculation at JHU-SOM, the TOEFL/IELTS requirement will be waived. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact the program to which you are applying. Contact information can be found on the Graduate Program website:
  • Does the graduate programs have rolling admissions?
    The JHU School of Medicine graduate programs admit for the Fall term only. The History of Medicine Online MA and Certificate programs have rolling admissions.
  • My class grades aren't available yet.
    Transcripts including these courses can be uploaded to the application after you submit in the Fall Transcript Upload section when they become available. Transcripts of courses you have completed and all supporting materials should be received by the application deadline.
  • When will a decision be made on my application?
    Programs generally begin to review the applications as they become complete. We encourage you to submit your application and supplemental materials early – before the deadline. Each program has a different schedule for reviewing applications. You will be notified of the decision of your application by the program(s) to which you have applied. The Office of Graduate Student Affairs cannot provide this information. The deadline to accept offers is April 15.
  • Will I be interviewed?
    The graduate program will contact the applicants directly if they are invited to interview.
  • What are the minimum GRE scores required for admission?
    There are no minimum score requirements for GRE. The average score for admitted students is in the 75th percentile and above.
  • My GRE scores won't be available until after the deadline.

    If the application form is submitted by the application deadline, supporting documents (scores, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) can follow within a week or so. Some admissions committees do begin reviewing applications immediately after the deadline, so it would be to your advantage to arrange to submit the required supporting documents by the deadline, or as soon as they become available. In the case of GRE scores, it takes JHU-SOM approximately 10 days to receive the scores once you have taken the exam. Scores are received from ETS electronically, but it is helpful to the admissions committee if you can self-report your scores, if they are available, on the application form.

  • What is the minimum TOEFL score required for admission?
    There is no minimum TOEFL score requirement.
  • Do I need to submit official transcripts?
    Sealed official copies of your transcripts are not required for application; scanned copies of an original transcript or university generated web printouts are accepted.
  • Can I send one set of materials if I am applied to multiple programs?
    Yes, only one application and one set of supporting application materials is required.
  • Can I make changes to the application after submission?
    Once the application has been submitted, you cannot modify supporting documents, except for the Fall Transcript Upload section. If there is an error in your application, please contact the Graduate Student Affairs Office (
  • How can I update my CV associated with my application?
    If you wish to make changes to your C.V. after you have submitted the application, please send them directly to the program(s) you are applying to:
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