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.

MS Second Degree:

  • MS in Business in Analytics and Risk Management
  • MS in Marketing,
  • MS in Information Systems

Important Dates:

    Current full-time MS class of December 2021


    Candidate deadline

    September 30, 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.

    * 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.

    MS to MS

    Minimum of 24 credits

    MS to MBA

    Minimum of 36 credits

    MBA to MS 

    Minimum of 18 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.
    • 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 students will apply using your Hopkins email address and select the 'returning 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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