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Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership
Degrees Offered: MSOL

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership provides students with an interdisciplinary foundation and the core competencies and skills necessary for today’s emerging leaders in a variety of organizations. The degree curriculum offers rigorous and relevant courses founded upon critical and analytic thinking, problem-solving, leadership and ethics, and practical application.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Non-Governmental Organization Management

Non-Governmental Organization Management
Degrees Offered: MA

The MA in Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management prepares students for this expanding employment sector by providing a practical and theoretical understanding of nonprofit and non-governmental institutions, their leadership, and operations. Unique in focus, the fully online MA in NGO Management will help you explore all aspects of NGOs in the U.S. and globally.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Geospatial Intelligence

Geospatial Intelligence
Degrees Offered: MS

The JHU program leading to the Master of Science in Geospatial Intelligence provides the concepts, models, experience, and learning to enable its graduates to lead and shape this emerging discipline. The Hopkins program combines recognized faculty who have extensive geospatial experience and publication records, an innovative curriculum, and a comprehensive range of resources, tools, and opportunities for its students.

Geospatial intelligence informs and influences policy, military, diplomatic, environmental and disaster relief and recovery decisions and operations by governments at every level. Increasingly, in non-governmental sectors, it is informing and influencing public health, business, infrastructure, energy, regulatory, and advocacy decisions.

The Geospatial Intelligence Program unites three fields of study: the history of geospatial intelligence; the science and mathematics of digital geography and its related databases; and the art of converting geospatial data into written, spoken, and visual intelligence. Students analyze historical intelligence examples to understand the development of the concepts and practices behind collection, analysis, reporting, and technology. They also will focus on current challenges in the profession, among them the analytics and technology needed for the volume of current and future collection; the challenges of new sensors, and the development of new non-governmental geospatial communities.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Cultural Heritage Management

Cultural Heritage Management
Degrees Offered: MA

The challenges of the 21st century and the expansion of heritage tourism worldwide have increased the need for forward thinking management and preservation strategies. With a focus on emergent technology and its impact on conservation, preservation, and engagement; together with integrated approaches to management, and community and stakeholder partnerships, Johns Hopkins University offers an innovative, online graduate degree in Cultural Heritage Management. This degree program immerses students in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, including social, environmental, and economic trends, and provides them with the qualifications needed to assume leadership and management roles in the cultural heritage sector.

We train leaders in the field that embrace our shared humanity and heritage in order to advance its interpretation, documentation, preservation, and management for the betterment of a global society.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Individualized Genomics and Health

Individualized Genomics and Health
Degrees Offered: MS

Individualized Genomics and Health is a rapidly growing area of research and applied science. The growth is due in large part to our increasing dependence on DNA and RNA sequence analysis of human and microbial genomes for diagnosis and treatment of disease. This emerging field requires a workforce with multi-disciplinary skills in bioinformatics, bioscience, regulatory science, policy and ethics. The goal of this degree program is to produce a highly skilled workforce with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to meet the demands of the academic, research, and business communities.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing
Degrees Offered: MA, Graduate Certificate

Johns Hopkins offers an online MA and a certificate in Teaching Writing through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs. Both programs help teachers at all levels and in all disciplines acquire new and innovative ways to teach writing to their students, study theories and best practices on the teaching of writing that they can share with their colleagues, and pursue their own writing in a supportive online community of teachers and writers.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Film and Media

Film and Media
Degrees Offered: MA

The Johns Hopkins Master of Arts in Film and Media is tailored to students who wish to advance their current film and media career, those wishing to learn the radical changes taking place in the entertainment business, and those wanting to switch careers to the world of entertainment.

The Film and Media Master of Arts program provides an in-depth curriculum designed to develop skill sets required to succeed in the film, television, and media industries. Students are exposed to the latest technology, taught the most current financial and distribution strategies, and trained in advanced narrative techniques.

Our MA program emphasizes developing professional relationships within the film and television fields by introducing students to award-winning artists and internationally renowned industry leaders from Los Angeles, New York, and abroad, through workshops and master classes. Courses are held at the JHU/MICA Film Center, the new film studio and recording center in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Students choose two concentrations from the fields of Business, Sound, and Writing. While they specialize in two of these tracks, they acquire hands-on experience in developing, shooting, editing, and marketing original film and television content in the Graduate Filmmaking Studio. This intensive two-semester studio experience, co-taught with MICA’s MFA program, focuses on the development, production, and post-production of narrative audio-visual content and takes full advantage of the Film Center’s cutting-edge facilities.

The Business track revolves around a two-semester seminar, taught by veteran development and acquisitions executives. This Fundamentals of Business seminar is structured around presentations by internationally renowned industry leaders, who—together with students—analyze case studies in the film and television industries. Students are required to develop their own business plans, investor decks, and marketing plans and present them to invited executives, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Students in the Sound concentration will acquire hands-on experience in creating and recording sound effects, dialogue, and music as it pertains to film and media projects. Leveraging the experience and resources of the Peabody Institute and featuring a new sound studio co-designed by Thomas Dolby and Scott Metcalfe, the Sound concentration provides students the opportunity to perform their audio work at the highest level.

Award-winning screenwriters and television writers lead the intensive workshops in the Writing concentration, centered on analyzing and polishing original narratives. Students create and strengthen their writing portfolios as they design, draft, and polish their feature length screenplays, television spec scripts, and television pilots. Master classes are offered by guest executives, agents, and executive producers, providing excellent opportunities to network within the industry.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

AAP Certificate Programs

AAP Certificate Programs
Degrees Offered: Certificate

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), a department of the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, offers skill-enhancing graduate certificates for adult learners who want to increase their career potential. Most certificates require between four and six courses, some of which may be applicable towards a master's degree.

To offer maximum flexibility and convenience, onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Science Writing

Science Writing
Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C., and Online
Degrees Offered: MA

The Master of Arts in Science Writing is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality, and value of Johns Hopkins University.

Science writing explores and explains how our world works, and the best science writing inspires a deeper understanding, a sense of wonder or a need to act. The Science Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University strives to guide the next generation of writers and editors who will help readers learn how increasingly complex science, medicine, and technology affect our lives.

Students choose from a nine-course Master of Arts or a five-course graduate certificate. Others may seek only a course or two of interest. Brief residency courses provide face-to-face study to complement the group interaction of our engaging online classrooms. The program’s flexible part-time format allows degree completion in 18 months to five years.

The innovative Hopkins degree is based on the belief that today’s successful science writers require a working knowledge of diverse skills, from journalism and communication to multimedia and the literary arts. Students focus first on journalistic and creative writing and editing techniques to craft enticing, understandable prose for digital or print venues, from magazines and books to social media and websites for companies, associations, agencies, or others. Along the way, students acquire communication skills to promote viewpoints or write for clients, and they develop multimedia expertise to thrive in the ever-changing digital universe. All Hopkins writers and editors also are challenged to monitor science itself, to disclose how research can falter, mislead, or be misused.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Research Administration

Research Administration
Degrees Offered: MS

With the expansion of science and medical research in the United States and abroad, there has never been a more pressing need to address the training and advancement of research professionals. In the next eight to 10 years, projected growth in the industry shows promising signs for opportunity. As the nation’s first research university and the leading U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending, Johns Hopkins is uniquely positioned to deliver a high-quality, interdisciplinary program.

The MS in Research Administration program is designed to benefit research practitioners, including those currently working in higher education, government agencies, and independent foundations, as well as those who seek to begin a career in research administration. Students will examine how the research enterprise is organized and led across the U.S. and internationally. Both the non-profit and for-profit sectors will be examined to highlight any similarities and/or differences. Students will also learn about the management of sponsored research programs in areas related to finance, information technology, and legal, ethical, regulatory, and compliance considerations.

To foster career development, we designed this program to align with practitioner expectations, as well as with desirable outcomes identified by major associations, including the National Council for University Research Administration (NCURA), the National Grants Management Association (NGMA), and the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).

This is a 12-course degree program, with classes offered online. All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply for start dates in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Post-Bacc Health Science Intensive

Post-Bacc Health Science Intensive
Degrees Offered: MS

The Johns Hopkins University Post-Baccalaureate Health Science Intensive Program is a unique concentration in the MS in Biotechnology program. In one year, as a full-time student, students are immersed in an innovative curriculum specifically created to help students who want to build a more competitive medical school application.

This curriculum includes the traditional advanced science academic coursework necessary to bolster academic records for a successful medical school application, along with the practical skills necessary to use them in the field, as well as the advice and mentoring necessary to be successful.

This approach is designed to help prepare students simultaneously for application to medical school and success in medical school while concurrently earning a Master of Science in Biotechnology degree from Johns Hopkins University.

There are many benefits to this curriculum. Along with attending a premier research university known for its excellence in the sciences, students take courses on a number of unique and interesting scientific topics that will strengthen and broaden their scientific knowledge. To complement the science courses, students complete three non-science courses that focus on skill building in communication, leadership-teamwork, and understanding the social and psychological determinants of health. Through group seminars and one-to-one advising, students gain a thorough understanding of the medical school application philosophy and strategy, and how to best highlight strengths.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Government Analytics

Government Analytics
Degrees Offered: MS

The Master of Science in Government Analytics program prepares students to become leaders in the data revolution. Students will develop expertise in analytical methods that are increasingly relied upon by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Through the use of cutting-edge tools and skills, students will be able to address contemporary political, policy, and governance challenges.

The Johns Hopkins MS in Government Analytics curriculum provides students with a broad set of foundational skills in statistical analysis and offers the opportunity to develop expertise in a specific analytical area. The program offers concentrations in statistical analysis, geospatial analysis, political behavior and policy analysis, and public management. No prior coursework in quantitative methods is necessary.

The schedule for completing the degree is flexible. Students in the Washington, D.C., area can attend classes on the ground at our Washington, D.C., center, which is located near Dupont Circle. Classes are held on weekday evenings. In addition, anyone around the world can take classes online. Or students can choose to take a mix of onsite courses and online courses.

Most students who work full time take two courses per term (fall, spring, and summer) and complete the degree in two years. 

We also offer a five-course Certificate in Government Analytics.

About AAP

Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.

Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.

All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.