Advanced Graduate Study in Liberal Arts

Johns Hopkins University

Postgraduate Certificate
12 months
2797 USD/year
2797 USD/year
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The Certificate Program for Advanced Graduate Study in Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University empowers students to stoke their intellectual curiosity, passion, and diversity beyond graduation. It provides the ideal opportunity for the lifelong learner to continue to explore the world from an academic perspective — and in so doing, better understand their potential as dynamic thinkers.

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The Johns Hopkins University Certificate Program for Advanced Graduate Study in Liberal Arts is designed for graduates of the Johns Hopkins University Master of Liberal Arts Program (MLA) or graduates of comparable master’s programs in the liberal arts or humanities.

Each semester, you’ll select from a range of courses, often clustered in particular thematic areas. It provides you the unique opportunity to:

  • Take new courses or special courses from a favorite instructor.
  • Engage in stimulating and dynamic discussions in the MLA seminars.
  • Meet other students who are interested in learning about new things.
  • Study with distinguished Hopkins faculty from departments and programs across the university and field specialists from the Maryland State Archives, the Walters Art Gallery, and others.
  • Explore interdisciplinary topics and approaches.
  • Cluster courses for professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Methods

  • Forbidden Knowledge: the "Metaphysical Rebel" in Myth and Literature

  • Markup Languages for Humanities Research

  • Baltimore and the Environment

  • Heaven on Earth: History, Art, and the Material Culture of St. Peter's and the Vatican

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Application.
  • Upload the following required materials to the Online Application ( an essay that allows assessment of the applicant’s academic, professional, and personal goals and a resume)
  • Submit the application and pay the $75 fee when you have uploaded all necessary materials.
  • Upload unofficial copies of transcripts to the application.
  • Mail in official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed within the US only
  • If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation
  • If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2797 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2797 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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