special programs

Direct Matriculation Programs

Johns Hopkins is committed to providing students with opportunities to enhance and expand their education. For undergraduate applicants who have a commitment to a defined area of study and are planning on continuing their education within a specific field, we offer the Direct Matriculation Programs (DMP) in Global Health Studies and International Studies.

Students accepted to these programs are admitted to both the undergraduate program as well as the master’s program at the designated Hopkins graduate school. Students must apply to the DMP of their choice as part of their undergraduate application.

(Note that additional application materials are required for all DMP applicants. Students may apply to only one DMP option.) Please see below for details about and application information for each program.

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Master's in Global Health Studies

The challenges of identifying, understanding, and preventing global health issues are of vital importance for scholars all over the world. The Johns Hopkins Direct Matriculation Program: Master’s in Global Health Studies offers qualified students displaying a strong interest in public health to pursue a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Master's in International Studies

The necessity for strong international relations has shaped today’s class of global citizens. The Johns Hopkins Direct Matriculation Program: Master’s in International Studies allows qualified students displaying a strong interest in international studies to pursue a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.

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The larger picture

Today's world is more intertwined than ever before. From Baltimore to Bologna to Nanjing, the global Hopkins network allows students to drive innovation and social change.

At a world-renowned university with an extensive international network, Hopkins students take advantage of many opportunities to engage in academic study, internships, and research that have a global impact.

Direct Matriculation Programs enable undergraduates to pursue public health, political science, history, economics, and social policy through an international lens—providing them with the knowledge, experience, and connections to lead positive change in the world.