Johns Hopkins University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.01 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 352 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 45,372 (12,854 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 51% part-time, 49% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $50,510
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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.
4.0 out of 5.0
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
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.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

This school provides a lot of networking opportunities in a very short period of time. It is beneficial to come in knowing what you want to do since the MPH program is only a year. Not knowing your future direction is a little more difficult, but there are many classes that you can take to help guide you in the direction that you would like. The course planning is very flexible. The costs for the school are quite high. The neighborhood that the school resides in is not the best area, but Baltimore in general has a lot to do and see!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel the majority of the MBA classes are not worth the $2200 i pay for each class. However, the finance classes are worth it. Overall, I'm probably just paying for the name on the diploma.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Great Masters in Biology program. Workload is okay, but depends on what lab you have joined. Teaching Assistant position is mandatory but I had a very enjoyable time teaching in General Biology Lab. Coursework is light, which provides more time for your work in the laboratory. The mandatory seminar class teaches a lot about presenting and reading papers critically, both very useful skills for the future.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Exceptional school with great staff for the master's program!
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

I am currently a masters student in the BS/MS program of Materials Science and Engineering. The main pros of the program lie in the closeness of the department. Very good teacher to student ratio causes a very close relationship with professors. Also, closeness with other students allows for a decrease in cut-throat personalities in comparison to other departments. The only con is that it many classes are based on performance in comparison to the rest of the class. In a school with many high performing students, this can tend to become intimidating.
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