Second Degree Option

Earn a second MS degree in 9 months and MBA degree in 12 months*

Earn a second graduate degree in less time, with less expense. Differentiate yourself from other highly qualified candidates in a competitive marketplace. Grow a larger, more diverse network within Johns Hopkins University and beyond.

Interested in learning more?

Schedule a one on one session by contacting Tara Preece.

Important Dates:

MS Second Degree: (MS in Business in Analytics and Risk Management, MS in Marketing, MS in Information Systems)

Current full-time MS class of December 2022


Candidate deadline

September 14, 2021

Decision release

October 5, 2021 

Deposit deadline 

October 26, 2021 


  • Must currently be enrolled as a full time Carey student applying to a full time Carey program. 
  • Must be in good academic standing with a 2.85 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Must have all previous conditional requirements met from your first Carey Business School degree.

Admissions requirements

  • New application for the second degree program (application fee is waived)
  • New essay (must be different from original Carey Business School application essay)
  • Updated resume
  • Carey Business School transcript
  • One new letter of recommendation (must be different from original Carey application)

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

* MS second degree program options require full-time enrollment. Course and credit requirements are determined by coursework completed in the first degree.


Use applicable course credits from previous Carey degree toward earning a second degree.

  • Carey MS degree graduate pursuing a second MS degree: minimum 24 credits

Programs information

  • Second degree is not deferrable.
  • Campus location is determined by the second degree program of choice.
  • No gap year allowed when applying for the Second Degree. Must be a continuation (no break) from year of original graduation.
  • Choice of program not transferable once the second degree is started.
  • Original Carey degree must be completed before starting the second degree.
  • Cannot pursue an MBA concentration in the same area as your first MS degree.
  • Cannot pursue an MS in the same area of concentration as your first MBA (e.g., cannot do a second degree Master of Science in Health Care Management if your first degree is an MBA with a health care management concentration).
  • Contact the Office of International Service for all updates

* Subject to change due to COVID. Updates will follow if applicable 

Programs and locations


  • MBA
  • MS in Finance*
  • MS in Health Care Management
  • MS in Marketing*

Washington, D.C.

  • MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management*
  • MS in Finance*
  • MS in Information Systems*
  • MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure


Note: When completing your Second Degree application Full Time MS students will apply using your Hopkins email address and select the 'returning user' option.

Second year FT MBA students will apply using your Hopkins email address and will select the 'new user' option.

Note: The Second Degree Option is for full-time students planning to pursue a second full-time program. Part-time students interested in earning an additional degree at Carey should speak with their advisor about an appropriate program plan.


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