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JHU Direct Admission to Master's Programs



You had what it took to be successful at Johns Hopkins University; continue gaining a competitive edge and building your network through a master's degree or graduate certificate at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Undergraduates in the Whiting School of Engineering or Krieger School of Arts and Sciences with a cumulative 3.33 undergraduate GPA meet the minimum requirements and may apply for direct admission to a participating master's program at Johns Hopkins SAIS, please check the specifics of your desired program to ensure you have met any additional requirements prior to applying.

Direct Admission Program Information

Students can apply no sooner than the beginning of their final undergraduate year and no later than two years following graduation. For example, a student graduating spring 2021 may apply for direct admission to enroll at Johns Hopkins SAIS in the fall 2021, 2022, or 2023 academic semesters. Students should submit their application during the cycle for academic year they intend to start at the school.

  • Direct Admission is available for all degree and certificate programs at all campuses except for the MIPP, MAGP, DIA and PhD degree programs.
  • Eligible students must be current JHU seniors who will confer their degree by August 2021 or those who graduated between May 2019 and December 2020.
  • Applicants to all degree programs must have a GPA of 3.33 or higher to be eligible for any Direct Admissions program.

Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR), Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA), Certificate in International Economics, Certificate in Chinese American Studies + MAIR

  • Although principals of micro and macro-economics are not required at the time of application, students must complete both of these courses or a combined course with a grade of B- or better prior to matriculation.

Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MIEF)

  • One semester of college calculus with a B or higher or AP Calculus (AB or BC) with a score of 4 or higher
  • One semester of college statistics with a B or higher or AP Statistics with a score of 4 or higher
  • Intermediate Microeconomics and Intermediate Macroeconomics with grades of B or higher in each course. (The calculus requirement is automatically fulfilled if the intermediate economics requirements are fulfilled with JHU courses)
  • The GRE/GMAT is waived for Direct Admission candidates.
     
  • HNC Certificate, HNC Certificate + MAIR and MAIS
  • Stamp Test (The test fee is waived for Direct Admission candidates please contact nanjing@jhu.edu for test details).

Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR), Master of Arts in European Public Policy (MEPP), Diploma in International Studies, Certificate in International Studies and Certificate International Development

  • There are no additional requirements to apply to these programs.
  • All applications must be submitted by February, 1, 2021 for a Summer/Fall 2021 start date.
  • Certificate in International Economics, Certificate in International Development, and Certificate in International Studies deadlines are based on the term of entry and made on a rolling basis.

All Direct Admission applicants must submit the below materials; application fee will be waived for all Direct Admission applicants:

  • Online Application
  • Resume/CV
  • Upload unofficial transcript showing degree conferral or current senior status and additional requirements for specific degree program as noted in requirements section—if applicable


  • Applications are reviewed to determine that the student meets all Direct Admission criteria for the degree selected. If students meet the criteria, they will be admitted.
  • Applicants will be notified via the Slate application system after the review has been completed. Admitted applicants must submit the candidate reply form to accept their offer of admission.

Students accepted via direct admission automatically receive a 20% scholarship. You have the option to request additional financial aid when submitting your application. Campus-specific financial aid forms and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid may need to be completed.

For additional financial aid consideration Direct Admission applicants should check the ‘Do you wish to be considered for financial aid’ box on their application. A Financial Aid committee will then determine if you qualify for additional aid. Students awarded funding that exceeds the 20% will receive the amount that is greater. Students will not receive both the 20% discount plus the scholarship amount offered.

Campus specific financial aid forms and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid may need to be completed. Read the application instructions for the campus of choice. The Certificate in International Studies, International Development, and International Economics cannot be considered for scholarship funding beyond the 20%, but may be eligible for federal aid.

US Citizens and Permanent Residents can apply for federal aid by completing the FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov with our school code of E00474. Students enrolled half-time or greater can qualify for federal loans.

Complete the online application and follow the instructions for direct admission. Your application fee is waived.

Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the direct admission criteria for the degree selected. If you meet the criteria, you will be admitted.

Applicants will be notified via the Slate application system after the review has been completed. Admitted applicants must submit the candidate reply form to accept their offer of admission.