Students primarily interested in the history of science and technology should apply to our department through the Krieger School graduate admissions process, outlined below. Students mainly interested in the history of medicine should apply to the History of Medicine Department at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

How to Apply

The application deadline for fall admission is January 15 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Applicants are advised to send in application materials by January 1. Spring admission is not offered.

All applicants are required to:

  • complete the online application
  • submit three letters of recommendation,
  • a writing sample,
  • a research statement,
  • GRE scores,
  • and a curriculum vitae/resume.

All application documents must be provided in English (either the original or translations of the original documents). If you are unable to secure translations to English, we recommend that you contact World Education Services.

If you are experiencing problems accessing the online application or supporting forms, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office.

For more information on the History of Science and Technology program, email [email protected], call 410-516-7501, or write:

The Graduate Coordinator
Department of the History of Science and Technology
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St., Gilman 301
Baltimore, MD 21218

Financial Aid

The program currently offers incoming graduate students financial support for five years, including full tuition coverage, a stipend or teaching assistantship, health insurance, and a travel and research allowance of $1,000. Support after the first year is dependent on satisfactory progress in meeting program requirements. Students may also be eligible for external fellowships, e.g., the National Science Foundation pre-doctoral fellowships, the Social Sciences Research Council pre-doctoral fellowships, and Mellon pre-doctoral fellowships.