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Graduate and Professional Education

The Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 as America’s first research university. Since that time, graduate and postdoctoral education have been tightly integrated into the university’s mission. Beginning with Johns Hopkins’ first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, the university has promoted learning through discovery.

With approximately 20,000 graduate students in our nine schools, Johns Hopkins offers the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Musical Arts, and Doctor of International Affairs degrees, as well as a variety of full-and part-time masters degrees.

Johns Hopkins University is steadfast in ensuring the academic excellence of its graduate programs, and the well-being of its students. Go to the Johns Hopkins University Academics page to learn more about or to apply for one of more than sixty doctoral programs or one of more than 200 master’s programs in our schools. 

In its commitment to data transparency, the University publishes program statistics for every PhD program; we also publish career outcomes for each of our PhD programs, collectively providing information on program admissions, attrition, time to degree, and professional outcomes.

The University has in place formal policies regarding PhD mentoring and around the best practice of ensuring annual discussions with students about both their academic progress and their professional aspirations.  Next step professional development is taken seriously at the University, with offices on both the East Baltimore health campus [Professional Development and Career Office] and the Homewood Campus [PHutures] devoted to career and life design programming and resources for PhD students and postdoctoral trainees specifically. 

Student wellness is a prerequisite to student success.  Resources related to student well-being provide support for students in all of our schools, and in ongoing ways.  The University is proud to also have an Ombuds office for doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees and their programs to provide confidential support, coaching, and facilitation as desired. 

Our graduate students are the next generation of creative thinkers, global leaders, productive scholars, and change makers.  Join us at Johns Hopkins.  


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