Requirements for Admission

December 8, 2014 is the deadline for the receipt of ALL application materials for acceptance into the program beginning August, 2015.

See the Graduate Programs home page to access the online application.

CMM first years students, fall 2011

We will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2014.

  • Application with Personal Statement
  • Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Percentile Scores for General Exam
  • A subject exam is NOT REQUIRED, it is optional, and will be helpful in the review of your file.

A file will not be reviewed until all application materials have been received.

A bachelor's degree from a qualified college or university is required. Applicants are expected to have taken the following courses: biology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, and calculus. Cell biology and/or biochemistry is recommended.

Applicants should take the Graduate Record Examination General Test by October for scores to be received by the December application deadline. Scores should be reported in percentile form on the application from the General Test as well as a Subject Test (OPTIONAL) in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or physics.

Passage of the TOEFL is required for all students whose undergraduate instruction was conducted in a language other than English.

Financial Aid

The program is supported by a combination of monies from the Lucille Markey Charitable Trust Fund and an NIH training grant. Each student is provided a stipend, health insurance, and tuition throughout their years in the program. The program covers these benefits during the student's first year; in subsequent years the research advisor is responsible.

How to apply

See the Graduate Programs page: Graduate Applications to access the online application.

Follow the directions found at Graduate Programs Application Instructions in order that all documents, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, will be properly submitted.

December 8, 2014 is the deadline for the receipt of ALL application materials for acceptance into the CMM program beginning August, 2015.

We will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2014.

Applicants should specify the number code 5316 for reporting their GRE scores.

Inquiries Regarding Admissions

Office of the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine Room 2-103, 1830 E. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205.

Leslie Lichter, Academic Program Administrator

Telephone: (410) 614-0391

Fax: (410) 614-7294



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On Campus Recruiting Visits

CMM will host two weekends for selected applicants to visit campus, meet CMM faculty and current graduate students, and to learn first hand about the program. The first recruitment visit will be January 14-17, 2015 and the second recruitment visit will be February 8-11, 2015. Invited applicants will have their choice of which weekend to attend.

Criminal Background Check

All Johns Hopkins University graduate students who begin on or after July 1, 2007 will be subject to criminal background investigations. All offers of admission to School of Medicine degree programs will be conditioned on satisfactory criminal background investigations. For more information see Policy page.

Note to International Students Abroad

Please be informed that we accept a very limited number of international students. Transfers from other U.S. institutions are not encouraged and will not be considered without very good reason. A letter of recommendation and explanation from your present research advisor must accompany your transfer request.

Our program policy states that PERSONAL INTERVIEWS ARE MANDATORY. You must be willing to travel to the university at your own expense for the interview process. Telephone or Skype interviews are NOT an option; this policy is firm. If you are selected by the admissions committee for a personal interview you will need to have enough time to secure a travel Visa. It is imperative that we receive your completed application as early as possible, and that you do not wait for the official application deadline. IF you are selected by our admissions committee for an interview, the program will pay for overnight accommodations during your visit. However, you will be responsible for the remainder of your travel costs.