Johns Hopkins University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.86 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 13 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 6 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 41,836 (12,234 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $45,470
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.07 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

The AAP program makes use of DC, offering professors who are practicing professionals in their field. The location can't be beat.
3.11 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, worth the investment for a career in international relations.
3.11 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

My program was nine months which was both a pro and a con. The pro was that I had a Masters degree in nine months and the con was that it was EXTREMELY intense. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is also the number one Public Health School in America and having that name on my resume is a benefit. The school offers many different opportunities for different interests. There is something for everyone.
3.93 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros - fantastic curriculum, international name recognition and classes. Cons - expensive!
4.29 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies offers truly the best education in international economics in the world. In just one semester, I have learned about diverse subjects and worked with fellow students on a multitude of projects from around the world. I consider myself so fortunate to be enrolled here. The flexibility of the program also allows for anyone to concurrently work an internship (or two in my case) and gain valuable experience. Perhaps the only con is that some of the class lectures are not conducive to volunteering information. On the whole, this school is fantastic.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

Johns Hopkins University is a school that offers an excellent education, as well as brand recognition. The program I am enrolled in is designed for part-time students with full-time careers in Washington, DC, which is one of the strongest pros; my classmates work on Capitol Hill, in National Security, at top public affairs firms, and other fields that bring a wealth of experience and different perspectives to the classroom. With that, however, brings the only con; with the majority of the students working hectic schedules, socializing and networking outside of the classroom rarely occurs in the program and is the only critique I can share of the program.
2.36 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2010

JHU/School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Pros: -name recognition -professors are knowledgeable (for the most part - there are duds wherever you go) -the workload is manageable -lots of events/speakers on-campus -students can take classes at other JHU divisions -Dupont Circle location -students can take advantage of all Washington, DC has to offer in terms of events, think tanks, organizations, World Bank, etc. Cons: -Career Services is a joke -SAIS is not part of the Consortium -the alumni network is not very strong because the school administration is not especially responsive to student needs and does not inspire any fidelity or sense of obligation that lasts beyond graduation
4.18 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

It's among the top programs in IR with outstanding faculty and excellent curricula. The unique language training program really sets this school apart from the other IR grad programs. Additionally, the tangible quantitative skills from the International Economics concentration required for all students allows immense flexibility in career opportunities and strong marketability in job searches. The financial aid is somewhat weak and the student body is a bit young. Overall, an excellent program.
4.18 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a great international affairs masters program in the heart of Washington, DC. With great professors, ambitious students, and a strong alumni network, SAIS is a top notch program. It distinguishes itself from other graduate school programs by requiring every student to take 4-6 economics classes. Students can concentrate their studies by region (Latin America, Africa, Asia, etc.) or by theme (strategic studies, international development, international law, etc.) and can advance their language studies by deepening their knowledge of a language they have already studied or learn a new language. Moreover, by being located in Washington, DC, students have daily access to policymakers, diplomats, and international business leaders. SAIS students have the option to choose from a wide variety of classes, but students are not guaranteed the classes for which they want to register. A bidding system is used, leaving some students out of the classes they want. And although the program is well located, the SAIS main campus building is old and needs to be renovated. Finally, while there are a number of international students, certain regions of the world are underrepresented. I was accepted to Georgetown, Columbia, George Washington, and American University, but I am confident that I made the right decision to attend SAIS.
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