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Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
At a Glance
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Since its inception, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has been guided by the conviction that the brightest minds are best honed by professors who are as committed to inquiry and investigation as they are to teaching. In seminars, laboratories, and in the field, undergraduate and graduate students alike work side by side with faculty engaged in pioneering research and scholarship, who talk about their work in progress, the discoveries they are making, and knowledge not yet in any textbook.
“Johns Hopkins gave me the broad training I needed. Having the equivalent of a Ph.D. in biology and a Ph.D. in physics, we used physics to understand the functioning of the brain."

Paul Greengard, A&S 1953 (Ph.D.)
2000 Nobel Prize
“Johns Hopkins gave me every opportunity I’ve had, and it made me realize that you have to think. It made me skeptical. It made me wonder. It made me ask ‘Why?’ all the time.”

Russell Baker, A&S 1947
Pulitzer Prize–winning author

Distinctions. The school, which has top-ranked programs in history, English, German, history of art, creative writing, biology, and astronomy, combines excellence with small size. In their research, graduate students not only learn about but also contribute to the process of discovery.

Selected Centers and Affiliates
Brookings Institution (Center on Social and Economic Dynamics)
Carnegie Institution of Washington (Department of Embryology)
Center for Astrophysical Sciences
Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies (Florence, Italy)
Institute for Policy Studies (M.A. in Policy Studies is awarded through the Krieger School)
Space Telescope Science Institute (headquarters for NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope)
Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute

Departments and Degree Programs
B.A.; B.A./M.A.; B.S.; M.A.; M.S.; Ph.D.

Africana Studies
Applied Economics *
Biotechnology *
Cognitive Science
Communications *
Earth and Planetary Sciences
East Asian Studies
Environmental Sciences *
Film and Media Studies
Government *
History of Art
History of Science and Technology
Humanities Center
Jewish Studies
International Relations
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts *
Near Eastern Studies
Physics and Astronomy
Policy Studies
Political Science
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Public Health
Romance Languages and Literatures
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Writing *
Writing Seminars

*Graduate programs offered in Baltimore; Columbia, Maryland.; Montgomery County, Maryland.; or Washington, D.C.

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