Admissions

Eligibility

To apply, students must be currently enrolled in the first year of a doctoral degree program in the humanities or humanistic social sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following materials to Matthew Roller, vice dean for graduate education, at mroller@jhu.edu.

  1. A detailed proposal of the intended project and how it would be enhanced by drawing from the opportunities of two academic departments. The proposal must be signed by the applicant and both faculty advisers.
  2. A joint letter from two faculty advisers who represent two different PhD programs.

Please see pages 4-6 of the Graduate Student Handbook for specific information that the materials must include.

Application Deadline

For Fall 2020 admission, applications are due Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Spring admission is not offered.

Procedure and Timeline

  1. Completed proposals are sent to the vice dean for graduate education by the application deadline.
  2. The vice dean distributes proposals to the Governance Board.
  3. The board selects a short list of proposals deemed most competitive for acceptance.
  4. The short-listed proposals are sent to the directors of graduate studies of the two PhD programs upon which the proposal draws to gain further insight into whether the “custom selection” of elements from each discipline is appropriate to support the research proposed.
  5. The directors of graduate studies provide feedback to the Governance Board, which may ask applicants and their advisers to revise their proposals.
  6. The revised proposals are re-evaluated to determine the successful applicants who will be invited to join the program the following fall.
  7. Applicants are notified of the decision on or around April 1.