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Instructions for Application

When preparing your application please follow the instructions on the application form.  In addition please read the instructions below.  These items either represent key pieces of information that are frequently late and delay review or are additional information we need for the review process.  Incomplete applications are difficult to fairly review.


Arrange to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General test as soon as possible so that the scores can be reported to us by the application deadline which is December 1.  Taking the GRE Subject Test is optional but the same deadline applies.  The JHU SOM GRE/TOEFL Institution Code is 5316 (GRE scores are good for 5 years).

Transcripts & Recommendation Letters

Transcripts of all college and university study (undergraduate and graduate) are required and must be uploaded to the application.  If you have attended more than one institution, transcripts from each institution must be received for your application to be considered complete.  International transcripts must be officially translated into English.  If you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree, upload a copy of your current transcript, showing in-progress courses.  Official transcripts for in-progress courses can be uploaded to the online application in the Fall Transcript Upload section when they become available, after you submit.  Applicants should also upload a list of any current courses, and courses that will be taken before beginning graduate study that do not appear on their transcripts.  Do not mail documents to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs unless requested or admitted.

If admitted, an official transcript from each institution you have attended showing proof of graduation and degree conferral will be required prior to matriculation.  To be considered official, final transcripts must be sent: 1) by mail, directly from the institution in a sealed envelope, to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs, or 2) through a secure reporting service (ex: Parchment, Credentials eScriptSafe, National Student Clearinghouse (JHU SOM Graduate Student Affairs — 00207706gs).  We cannot accept electronic transcripts sent via regular email from registrars, or third-party entities in any other format, such as email links or links to secure website.  Please direct electronic transcripts to the email:

Three letters of recommendation must be submitted through the online recommendation system.  Applicants will need to obtain the name and email address of the recommenders when completing the application.  Please request your letters of recommendation from faculty members or other professionals who are acquainted with you and your academic work.  These letters should comment on your aptitude and promise for independent research.

Topics of Interest

Please choose from the following topical areas of those that are of interest to you.  Note: these topics represent active research areas in the Graduate Program in Immunology.  This information will assist us in the review process.