St. John's College (Maryland) - Master's Degree

St. John's College is a private liberal arts college known for its distinctive curriculum centered on reading and discussing the Great Books of Western Civilization.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,119

School Description

The college traces its origins to King William's School, a preparatory school founded in 1696. It received a collegiate charter in 1784, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States.

Master Programs

  • 60 College Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401, United States

    Eastern Classics

    USD 17,588 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

  • 60 College Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401, United States

    Liberal Studies

    USD 17,588 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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    SchoolApply Ranking 249
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 215
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 53

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.90
  • Minimum SAT 1530
  • Minimum ACT 21

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    Established in 1784

    Other

    In 1937, the college adopted a Great Books curriculum known as the New Program, based on discussion of works from the Western canon of philosophical, religious, historical, mathematical, scientific, and literary works; the school is probably best known for this program.

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          • Testimony
            1980-1984, BA, Liberal Arts

            Just Returned From My 30-Year ReunionYYA day hasn't passed in the 30 years since I graduated from St. John's that I don't benefit personally or professionally from my four years studying there. SJC's discursive, multi-disciplinary approach to learning is the perfect preparation for grad school and/or the business world.

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            1973-1977, B.A., Liberal Arts

            If I had to do it over again....YYI would not change even one second of the four year experience I had at St. John's. The good, bad, and ugly shaped who I am today in many ways. It certainly is not for everyone, perhaps not for most people. But for the people for whom it is a fit, it is a life "shaping" experience like no other.

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            1971-1975, B.A., Philosophy, Mathematics

            I would choose St. John's again and again, if I couldYYTwo crucial things that I learned at St. John's have made my life better - how to read without an agenda already in my head, and how to think without ego, and with care. A few years after college I married a man who graduated from an Ivy League college. From the get-go he and I both believed I got a better education. (He attends most of the alumni seminars in LA, which are held in our home, and is considered an honorary Johnie.) YYI did not attend St. John's after the technology rush of the last few decades, but I know technology. Those skills although necessary in today's world, can be learned at many places, or even on one's own. The kind of concerted attention to text I learned at St. John's is rare, and has given me a better life, and a better career.