The Johns Hopkins University opened in 1876, with the inauguration of its first president, Daniel Coit Gilman. The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
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The mission laid out by Gilman remains the university's mission today, summed up in a simple but powerful restatement of Gilman's own words: "Knowledge for the world."

What Gilman created was a research university, dedicated to advancing both students' knowledge and the state of human knowledge through research and scholarship. Gilman believed that teaching and research are interdependent, that success in one depends on success in the other. A modern university, he believed, must do both well. The realization of Gilman's philosophy at Johns Hopkins, and at other institutions that later attracted Johns Hopkins-trained scholars, revolutionized higher education in America, leading to the research university system as it exists today.

Today, the university enrolls nearly 20,000 full-time and part-time students on three major campuses in Baltimore, one in Washington, D.C., one in Montgomery County, Md., and facilities throughout the Baltimore-Washington area and in China and Italy.

The headquarters campus — Homewood — has more than 4,700 full-time undergraduates and about 1,600 full-time graduate students in two schools, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering.

Johns Hopkins has offered courses for part-time students since its founding, and established a formal division to administer continuing education in 1909. Today, part-time students — primarily master's degree candidates — account for nearly 40 percent of Johns Hopkins enrollment.

The university employs about 27,000 people in full-time, part-time and temporary positions. The Johns Hopkins Institutions — that is, the university and the Johns Hopkins Health System, a separate corporation — together constitute the state's largest private employer.

Johns Hopkins ranks first among U.S. universities in receipt of federal research and development funds. The School of Medicine ranks first among medical schools in receipt of extramural awards from the National Institutes of Health. The Bloomberg School of Public Health is first among its peers in research support from the federal government.

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  • Health and Medicine Research
  • Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts Research
  • Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Research
  • Global Research: Johns Hopkins Around the World
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (45)
Business & Management (24)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Law (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Johns Hopkins University!


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Student Life

Johns Hopkins is an active and supportive community, filled with students of different viewpoints, different cultures, and different backgrounds. The thing that brings them all together is their desire to be here and to celebrate everything this place has to offer.

There's always something going on. Every week offers lectures, concerts, art and photography exhibitions, theater, movies, sports, volunteer opportunities, and whatever else anybody has an idea to do. You'll never run out of things to try.

There are at least 350 student groups and organizations on campus, although that number keeps expanding because students are encouraged to start new clubs to fit their interests - and they don't hesitate to do so! All Johns Hopkins student groups are governed and managed by students, and there is literally something for everybody.

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