Second Degree Option

Second Degree Option

Earn a second MS degree in 9 months*

MBA degree in 12 months*

Benefits of the Second Degree:

  • Build your expertise and expand your business knowledge in a complementary new area.
  • Strengthen and improve your academic credentials.
  • Differentiate yourself from other highly qualified candidates in a competitive marketplace.
  • Create a larger network within Johns Hopkins University.
  • ​Expand your time to build your network within the United States.

Carey Business School master’s students are eligible based on the following criteria:

  • First degree must be completed between May 2017 and August 2017.
  • Carey students must be in good academic standing, 3.0 cumulative GPA or better.
  • Online application must be submitted by May 1, 2017.

What are the admissions requirements for the degree?

  • Completion of Second Degree application (no application fee)
  • New personal essay (maximum 500 words) 
    Please do not use the same essay from your original Carey application.
  • Updated resumé
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Carey Business School transcript 
  • Admissions interview requirement is waived

Note: Any current student who was conditionally admitted to Carey must complete their conditional requirements as
noted in their admission letter, such as submission of final transcripts with degree conferred or credential evaluation
showing equivalency of a U.S. bachelor’s degree


Second Degree final application deadline is May 1, 2017.
Admissions decisions will be released by May 19, 2017.

Contact Information

MS Programs

Emmanuel Opati,

MBA Program

Mervyn Warner,

For admissions-related questions, contact the Office of Admissions at

Download a PDF of the Second Degree Option Overview and FAQ