Johns Hopkins University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.01 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 352 respondents

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School Information

  • 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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

Pros: excellent education, big name brand Cons: unsafe location, not very diverse
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program. Lots of work, but it's worth it.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

We only have a small number of faculty when one considers a sub-field of economics. On the other hand, a small department is great in that it is easy to approach faculty members.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

The CMDB PhD program at Johns Hopkins is excellent. The faculty are world-class investigators and the training received prepares students for a career in academia extremely well. However, the surrounding area leaves much to be desired, and it is actually very unsafe in some places that are not far from the campus.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

I am a full-time employee at Johns Hopkins and I chose to go back to school to pursue a Masters degree in Biotechnology. The classes are very expensive and it has been difficult to afford more than 2 classes a year.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

This is a new program that is experiencing growing pains but I love being part of a new school that we can influence how it is growing. The student population is very international.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

I am in a MS in Bioinformatics Program. I truly only have good things to say about it. I find it challenging and educational. So, I definitely think it is worth the cost.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program in PBS at Hopkins is in a relatively small size. But the department has an extremely strong faculty, and every student receives full attention from all the faculty members. Work load is quite a lot in terms of a PhD program, because we are expected to have knowledge of every topic covered by the department, which range from single neuron recording in monkeys to learning behavior in human babies. The program is generously supported in terms of technology, resources and financial aid. The only thing you need to think about while being in the program would be improving yourself as a researcher. Baltimore is actually quite a place to live in as a graduate student. It is diverse enough to have fun occasionally, and it's peaceful enough for you to focus on research. Overall, I feel really lucky to be in this program, and I highly recommend it.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

This comment pertains to the Medical and Biological Illustration masters program. This program is the best in the medical illustration field, and benefits greatly from being part of one of the foremost medical schools in the US. It is more expensive than the other programs, but surpasses them by far in faculty quality, faculty-student ratio, student resources and space, and curriculum. Most of the cons relate to the location of the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus -- it is in the middle of a rougher part of Baltimore,, and though there is 24 hour security on every corner of the campus, thefts have still been known to happen. If you live in the apartments/dorms on campus, there is no convenient grocery store within walking distance. However, the quality of the program far outweighs the inconveniences of Baltimore, especially since it is only a 2 year program.
3.75 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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