Graduate Studies

A Johns Hopkins postdoc, Herbert Baxter Adams, brought the seminar method of teaching from Germany, where he earned a PhD in 1876. The idea: That students would learn more by doing than by listening to lectures and taking exams.

That spirit of inquiry, of challenging the way things are done, lives on today in our nine academic divisions, all of which offer full-time graduate programs.

More information about our graduate programs is available below

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School of Advanced International Studies

Students get global perspectives on today’s critical issues, with programs in international affairs, international studies, economics and finance, and public policy

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Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

More than 60 full-time and part-time graduate programs spanning the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences

Also see: Part-time graduate options via Advanced Academic Programs

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Carey Business School

The Carey Business School’s AACSB-accredited business programs provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful leaders and lifelong learners.

Johns Hopkins University School of Education
School of Education

One of the nation’s top schools of education, according to U.S. News & World Report, with degree and certificate programs in teaching, special education, counseling, administration, and leadership

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Whiting School of Engineering

Programs in fields of critical importance to the future, health, and safety of our world, including robotics, biomedical engineering, cybersecurity, and systems engineering

Also see: Part-time and online options via Engineering for Professionals

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School of Medicine

Since 1893, Johns Hopkins Medicine has trained the next generation of great medical leaders and is widely regarded as one of the best med schools and hospitals in the world, with top programs in internal medicine, women’s health, HIV/AIDS, geriatrics, drug/alcohol abuse, and pediatrics

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
School of Nursing

The U.S. News & World Report top-ranked school prepares graduate level pre-licensure students and current BSN or advanced practice nurses to be health care leaders through a variety of MSN, DNP, and PhD programs. Students can focus on a wide range of advanced practice specialty areas – including health care organizational leadership, nurse anesthesiology, pediatric, adult/Gerontological, family, or critical care.

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Peabody Institute

Founded in 1857, this world-renowned conservatory offers degrees in composition, computer music, conducting, performance, jazz, music education, music theory, and recording arts and sciences

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Bloomberg School, U.S. News & World Report‘s top-ranked graduate school of public health for more than two decades, offers programs in health administration, health science, and public policy