Randolph W. Bromery received his Ph.D. in geology in 1968. He is an accomplished scientist, gifted administrator and educational statesman. Having served as chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, President of Springfield College, among several other top appointments, Dr. Bromery also served on the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees and is now a trustee emeritus.


The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and its graduate program values Johns Hopkins University’s mission to promote and sustain diversity. In concert with the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the department believes that a diverse student body in its graduate program enriches each student’s experience by providing a variety of views and perspectives that in turn enhance research, teaching, and the development of new knowledge. The Bromery Fellowship, available to graduate students within the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, was endowed to foster the very diversity that the University and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences embrace. Through this fellowship, Dr. Randolph W. Bromery and the department commit to providing equal access to graduate education for graduate students from underrepresented minorities.


Applications will be based on a combination of factors including the candidate’s GPA, letters of recommendation, test scores, statement of purpose and interview. We welcome qualified students with a degree from any university or college but we especially welcome applications from candidates who: Have received their undergraduate degree from a historically black college or university; Have received their undergraduate degree from a tribal college; or Have been a McNair or other TRIO Program Scholar, Project 1000 Scholar, LSAMP or MARC Scholar.

The Earth and Planetary Sciences Department

The Earth and Planetary Sciences Department offers programs leading to the Ph.D. degree in a wide range of disciplines, including Atmospheric, Ocean and Climate Sciences, Hydrology, Ecology, Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics and Planetary Sciences. The department’s goal is to educate scientists who will make fundamental and lasting contributions to their fields. The graduate program is specifically designed to give each and every student the training and the tools needed for independent research and a rewarding scientific career. Graduate students benefit from close working relationships with faculty at the cutting edge of research, and an education and research program tailored to meet the particular goals and needs of individual students. The department and its graduate program seek motivated students from a variety of backgrounds. An undergraduate degree and/or professional experience in the earth or planetary sciences is beneficial, but is not a requirement for admission to the Ph.D. program. Indeed, the department encourages applications from interested students with undergraduate degrees in any of the physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. This program has a goal of increasing the representation of minority students and scientists in the earth and planetary sciences, and as such, consideration of minority status is a favorable factor in evaluation. This program will be reviewed periodically to ensure that its criteria remain an effective and appropriate means for fostering diversity.

Admissions Process

To apply to for the Bromery Fellowship applicants must first submit a letter or email of interest to the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department. Kristen Gaines Academic Program Coordinator Earth and Planetary Sciences Department Johns Hopkins University 301 Olin Hall 3400 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218 Email: kgaines@jhu.edu Phone: (410) 516-7135 Fax: (410) 516-7933 Website: eps.jhu.edu In addition, the applicant must submit all of the required application materials to the Graduate Affairs and Admissions Office: Application (online) Letters of recommendation (2) (online) Statement of Purpose (online) GRE score Transcript(s)