Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic in any student program, activity administered by the University, admission or employment.

A person with a disability is defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

Student Disability Services Office (SDS)

Assists the University in compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), ADA Amendments Act (2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for full-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering.

  • Assists the University community in understanding the effects of disabilities and in eliminating the physical, technical, attitudinal, and programmatic barriers that limit the range of opportunities for students with disabilities.
  • Arranges for review documentation and provides individuals with reasonable accommodations.
  • Maintains and protects the confidentiality of individual records as required by law.

Prospective graduate students with a disability who may need accommodations and who may apply to the Johns Hopkins University are urged to contact Student Disability Services now to discuss how the University could provide reasonable and necessary accommodations to you. Satisfaction with your chosen graduate program will depend on many things, including how well the university and the disability services program meet your needs as a student with a disability. Contacts with SDS are strictly confidential and are not shared with the graduate admissions offices.

For more information, contact us:

Johns Hopkins University
Student Disability Services
3400 North Charles Street
385 Garland Hall
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-516-4720