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Our Students are Pursuing More than 260 Courses of Study

From archaeology to applied economics, computer engineering to genetic epidemiology, women’s studies, and even woodwind instruments, no matter what their field of study, our students are active and engaged learners, fully immersed in the process of discovery at Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins University enrolls more than 29,000 full-time and part-time students throughout nine academic divisions:

The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is a school whose mission is discovery—the creation of knowledge through scholarship and research, and the education of our students, undergraduate, and graduate alike. their unique character derives from its commitment to carefully choose what is worth pursuing and to do so without compromise. Notable for the wide range of interdisciplinary opportunities they provide, the school’s academic programs in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences are renowned for their excellence and intensity.

The Whiting School of Engineering is a leader in engineering education and interdisciplinary research. The school is committed to making an impact on the world by turning breakthroughs taking place in its labs into innovations that benefit society. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the university’s program in biomedical engineering as the top in the country. Among the school’s graduates are former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and chairman of Liberty Media John C. Malone.

The Carey Business School is grounded in Johns Hopkins’ legacy of excellence and research, shaping business leaders who seize opportunity, inspire change, and create lasting value for society. Carey brings a modern business perspective to Johns Hopkins by shaping leaders who build for what’s next in the global marketplace. The school offers full-time, part-time, and online MBA and MS degrees built upon data-driven courses and experiential learning opportunities for the global marketplace.

The School of Education has been preparing educators to make a difference in the lives of children and adults for over a century. Founded in 1909 as the College Courses for Teachers, the school addresses some of the most challenging problems facing education today through graduate and doctoral programs; research and development activities; external partnerships with school systems, educational entrepreneurs, and health care–related organizations; and collaborative connections to the broader Johns Hopkins research community. Tied at No. 14 for graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report, the school is home to the Institute for Education Policy and three research centers: the Center for Research and Reform in Education, the Center for Social Organization of Schools, and the Center for Technology in Education.

The School of Medicine revolutionized the education of physicians, the practice of medicine, and medical research nationally and internationally by applying unprecedented standards to medical training. Rigid entrance requirements were established; the curriculum emphasized scientific methods as well as bedside teaching, laboratory research, and advanced training in specialized fields. For the first time ever in the United States, women were admitted as medical students on an equal basis with men. Today, the school annually receives more research grants from the National Institutes of Health than any other medical school and consistently is ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The School of Nursing became a division of Johns Hopkins University in 1983. Originally, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses, which both opened in 1889, founders M. Adelaide Nutting, Isabel Hampton Robb, and Lavinia Dock established what would become the national model for nursing education. Today, the school is a global leader in nursing research, education, and scholarship. Its master’s degree and DNP programs are ranked at No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report. The school’s programs in several nursing specialties made the U.S. News top five.

The Peabody Institute provides the highest level of training to musicians and dancers of every age through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory school. Building on its rich history as the country’s first conservatory of music, Peabody has introduced the Breakthrough Curriculum to prepare artists for success in the 21st century. Focused on excellence, interdisciplinary experiences, innovation, community connectivity, and diversity, Peabody is setting a new standard for educating artists, empowering them to thrive in the ever-evolving international performing arts landscape.

The Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives—millions at a time. Founded in 1916, it is the world’s oldest and largest independent school of public health. As a leading international authority on public health, it has been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. The Bloomberg School’s faculty and alumni are recognized local and global leaders in public health research, education and practice.

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a division of Johns Hopkins University since 1950. The school is a global institution that offers students a truly international perspective on today’s critical issues. Established in Washington, D.C., in 1943, it opened its European campus in Bologna, Italy, in 1955; and in 1986 initiated one of the first Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China, in Nanjing. SAIS graduates are known as innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and cultural expertise to confront complex global challenges.

Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research, and development; it is a nonacademic division that does not grant degrees, though APL staff members lead many of the Whiting School of Engineering’s part-time Engineering for Professionals programs. Strategically located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., APL has been a major asset to the nation since it was organized to develop a critical World War II technology in 1942. APL staff and collaborators work on more than 600 programs that protect the homeland and advance the nation’s vision in research and space science, at an annual funding level of about $1.5 billion.

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