As the nation’s leading research university, Johns Hopkins is uniquely positioned to offer an outstanding graduate education experience. The Krieger School of Arts & Sciences offers more than 40 full-time graduate programs spanning the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences. Our master’s and doctoral students work directly with world renowned experts in areas such as astronomy and astrophysics, economics, political science, mathematics and more.

Most doctoral graduate students can expect funding from their admitted department. Amounts and duration can be explored on each program’s website.

Combined Bachelor’s/Masters

There are 11 options for a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree. Please consult the following chart for complete information.

Field of StudyNotes
BiologyMS available only to Arts and Sciences baccalaureate students.
Classics
German
History
History of ArtAdmission is restricted to current Johns Hopkins University history of art majors who are pursuing the honors track in the department.
International StudiesMaster's degree awarded by the School of Advanced International Studies
Mathematics
Molecular and Cellular Biology MS available only to Arts and Sciences baccalaureate students.
NeuroscienceMS available only to Arts and Sciences baccalaureate students.
Philosophy
Public HealthMaster's degree awarded by the School of Public Health.

Master’s Degrees

There are 25 masters degrees offered, most of which have unique matriculation and/or completion components. Please consult the following chart for complete information.

Field of StudyNotes
AnthropologyCandidates for the master’s as a terminal degree are not accepted. However, a student is awarded a master’s degree en route to the PhD after the successful completion of the Graduate Board oral examination.
BiologyMS available only to Arts and Sciences baccalaureate students.
BiophysicsApplicants must currently be JHU undergraduates.
ChemistryCandidates for the master’s as a terminal degree are not accepted. However, a student is awarded a master’s degree en route to the PhD after the successful completion of the Graduate Board oral examination.
ClassicsCandidates for the master’s as a terminal degree are not accepted. However, a student is awarded a master’s degree en route to the PhD after the successful completion of the Graduate Board oral examination.
Cognitive ScienceCandidates for the master’s as a terminal degree are accepted, but financial aid generally is not available. Candidates are admitted to the PhD program only, but the MA is awarded to students who complete requirements set by the director of graduate studies.
EconomicsCandidates are admitted to the PhD program only, but the MA is awarded to students who complete requirements set by the director of graduate studies.
EnglishCandidates are admitted to the PhD program only, but the MA is awarded to students who (a) complete one year of courses, pass an examination in one foreign language, and submit an acceptable master’s essay to a member of the faculty or (b) complete two years of courses and pass an examination in two foreign languages.
Film and MediaMA only.
FrenchCandidates are admitted to the PhD program only, but the MA is awarded to students who complete requirements set by the director of graduate studies.
GermanCandidates are admitted to the PhD program only, but the MA is awarded to students who complete requirements set by the director of graduate studies.
HistoryCandidates for the master’s as a terminal degree may be accepted in special cases, but financial aid generally is not available.
History of ArtThe department does not accept students for the terminal MA degree. Students entering the PhD program with a bachelor’s degree may qualify for the MA degree upon completion of two semesters of coursework (six graduate-level courses) and completion of the department’s language requirement.
History of ScienceCandidates for the master’s as a terminal degree may be accepted in special cases, but financial aid generally is not available.
ItalianCandidates are admitted to the PhD program only, but the MA is awarded to students who complete requirements set by the director of graduate studies.
MathematicsCandidates for the master’s as a terminal degree may be accepted in special cases, but financial aid generally is not available.
Molecular and Cellular BiologyMS available only to Arts and Sciences baccalaureate students.
Near Eastern StudiesCandidates for the master’s as a terminal degree may be accepted in special cases, but financial aid generally is not available.
PhilosophyCandidates are admitted to the PhD program only, but the MA is awarded to students who complete requirements set by the director of graduate studies.
PhysicsCandidates for the master’s as a terminal degree are not accepted. However, a student is awarded a master’s degree en route to the PhD after the successful completion of the Graduate Board oral examination.
PsychologyCandidates are admitted to the PhD program only, but the MA is awarded to students who complete requirements set by the director of graduate studies.
SociologyCandidates are admitted to the PhD program only, but the MA is awarded to students who complete requirements set by the director of graduate studies.
SpanishCandidates are admitted to the PhD program only, but the MA is awarded to students who complete requirements set by the director of graduate studies.
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