Johns Hopkins University Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of public health is the best and oldest school of public health in the world and they are not afraid to remind you of that. Classes take place in 8 week sessions where you are expected to cram as much in to your brain as possible and then be tested on it. The real wealth of resources at Hopkins lies in its faculty connections to professionals all over the world and the opportunities that these connections can offer you. The key is to make these connections and milk them for all that they are worth.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

The university itself has incredibly outdated facilities and technology (example: JHU just switched to Blackboard last year, the A/V equipment did not work every time I came into a room to teach, and the JHU e-mail system was an antiquated sytem that only allowed .5GB of e-mail space until last year). The university system is decentralized and it feels like the entire campus is separate entities with different rules. The Biology Department has a few good quality faculty members, and even more mediocre members. The classes are completely worthless, as few faculty members care much about teaching. The good news is that it is very affordable to live in Baltimore and the immediate vicinity of the Homewood Campus is somewhat safer than the rest of Baltimore. Baltimore is a great city.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

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

Great program. Lots of work, but it's worth it.
2.83 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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