Johns Hopkins University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.01 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 47,834 (12,084 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 53% part-time, 47% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $54,050
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4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Cognitive Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The CogSci program provides great training for any of its related fields in linguistics, psychology (particularly cognitive neuropsychology), philosophy, computer science, etc. There's a strong emphasis on computational formal method training with required courses in neural networks, Bayesian inference, statistics and topics related to discrete math. Even if that is not the focus of your studies, it has been very beneficial in understanding some of the more influential work in the field. There are also required courses in philosophy, linguistics and neuropsychology. The course load could be considered a con, as it will cut into your research schedule; however, I think it ultimately benefits the student. You come out with a well-rounded knowledge and skill base. The faculty is a definite pro - they're all pretty exceptional. Because it is a small department, you do get to interact with almost all of them, but you typically only work with one or two directly on your own research. This also differs from a psych department setup, where you primarily only work in one lab. Overall, cons = heavy course load, lots of math (also a pro once you get over it) Pros = well-rounded training from coursework and research; good faculty; good network
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2017

The department is friendly and supportive, and the stipend is very generous compared to other programs.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

Beautiful campus. To work here is enjoyable. Not too much traditional civil engineering project here. It's like a Mechanics Department.
1.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty at the Department of Economics is not up to the mark and interested mainly in their own research rather than teaching. Very few teachers try to make the subject interesting for the students and engage the students in class. At least one professor is rude and mocks almost every student in class, which is very demotivating for class participation. The course content is too theoretical and abstract and has no real world connection: that is perhaps the limitation of the economics discipline itself, and not the Department per se. The workload is high and the program is too challenging. While the upper-class students are supportive and helpful, without effective teaching, there is not much one can do. However, you can hope to get a good job due to the "reputation" of the institution. I will not recommend this program to anyone.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2019

cons are that we have to take so many chemistry courses the first year
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

The faculty is really approachable and the value of education is great
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The online MS in GIS is a well done program kept current with the way GIS is used in a variety of industries.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program with exceptional faculty. The program allows for a good deal of flexibility in order to tailor your education to your interests. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to further their education and career.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program at JHU provides students with practical and meaningful work which can be directly applied to my classroom as an elementary educator. Professors are experienced, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and accessible. Students are engaged, professional and dedicated to their course work and careers. The biggest con for me is the extreme lack of financial aid, especially when tuition is so high. But, I suppose you are paying for the high quality education you receive, as well as the fact that Hopkins is rated number one for graduate schools of education in the United States.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, worth the investment for a career in international relations.
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