The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of a leading, diverse, global coeducational university. Privately endowed, the Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 as the first true American university on the European model: a graduate institution with an associated preparatory college, a place where knowledge would be created and assembled, as well as taught.

Today, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is the core institution of the Johns Hopkins complex of schools, centers, and institutes. Its home is the park-like Homewood campus in the residential Charles Village section of northern Baltimore City.

Advanced Academic Programs

The School of Arts and Sciences recognizes the intellectual strength and educational requirements of working adults. Through Advanced Academic Programs, it offers a Johns Hopkins education to those wishing to attend graduate school. Courses leading to master’s degrees are held in the evening and on weekends at the Homewood campus in Baltimore; the Washington, DC Center near Dupont Circle; and online.

Drawing upon over a century of research and teaching expertise, the programs offer advanced instruction in scientific fields of current interest and innovative graduate study in the humanities and social sciences. While based on the latest scientific and scholarly knowledge, course work emphasizes the application of such knowledge to practical problems. Classes are designed to provide individual attention and to encourage student contribution.

Degree-Granting Divisions of the Johns Hopkins University

  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Carey Business School
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • The Peabody Institute
  • School of Education
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Whiting School of Engineering

The Johns Hopkins University is privately endowed and accredited by the

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680

Since the university’s first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, assembled the first faculty in 1876, education in the arts and sciences at Johns Hopkins has been carried out in a research environment, with international distinction, under the supervision of active researchers. The belief in the inseparability of education and research still guides the academic programs of today’s School of Arts and Sciences. Distinguished scholars and scientists share and exchange ideas and knowledge with undergraduates and graduates, encouraging creative thinking and independent research. Residential students take courses from anthropology to writing seminars, offered by 24 degree-granting departments that confer the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Science, and the Doctor of Philosophy. Information regarding full-time education can be found in the Arts and Sciences/Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Programs catalog.

Admission information for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

Mason Hall
Homewood Campus
or 410-516-8171

Graduate admissions for full-time students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering can be found at:

101 Whitehead Hall
Homewood Campus
or 410-516-8174