Apply for Certificate or MA in the History of Medicine

Applications for the online part-time Certificate or MA in the History of Medicine are accepted for much of the year, but applications are reviewed at three times. See here for details, and to apply.

The application process will ask you to confirm that you have completed our online course 150.722 Introduction to the History of Medicine.

In order to apply you will need PDF files of the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (4 page limit)
  • A personal statement of interest (1 page limit)
  • Writing sample (optional)

The application form will also direct you to submit official transcripts that document  your undergraduate degree electronically.  Review of applications cannot begin until all required documents and application fees have been received. International students will need to submit translated and validated transcripts via a service such as WES. While you may be able to complete your application in Slate without uploading transcripts, you will need to submit these by having your institutions’ Registrars send official copies to Hopkins electronically or by mail.

If you are applying for the MA, a member of faculty will contact you to arrange an interview by phone or Skype.

The application fee is US$115, payable online.

Click on these links for more details about the Certificate and the MA Degree. If you are unsure about which to apply for, or need any assistance with the application process, please email us on Should you experience technical difficulties with the application portal, check that your browser is updated.