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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible to Attend the Summer Institute?

Individuals who have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent may register for the Summer Institute. Our program provides an opportunity for graduate study to degree candidates as well as individuals taking courses for professional development. Institute participants include health care professionals, those who are considering a career in public health, primary health care practitioners, physicians in training (including preventive medicine residents and medical students) as well as students. Participants are either seeking courses and training for professional development, or degree candidates from Hopkins and other US schools of public health taking courses towards their degree program.

What Materials Do I Need to Submit with my Application?

Enrollment in the Epi/Biostat Summer Institute is a registration process, not a formal applicaiton to a degree program. We do not require school transcripts or standardized test results.

What is the Application Deadline?

Space permitting, applications are accepted until the start of (a) class(es). Classes begin June 10, June 17, and June 24.

Are the Courses Available for Academic Credit?

All Summer Institute courses are offered for academic credit. Institute participants who wish to take courses for academic credit, but are not currently enrolled in a degree program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, may register as a Special Student Limited and receive academic credit.

Students registered as special students limited may accumulate a maximum of 16 credits total. After 16 credits have been earned, application to and acceptance in special student regular or degree status at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is required.

When is Payment Due?

Full payment is requested with the application. Checks should be made payable to the Johns Hopkins University and must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank. Any bank charges incurred for processing will be charged to the registrant. Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express payments are accepted.

What Forms of Payment do you Accept ?

We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash, personal and business checks, purchase orders/contract forms.

Is Tuition Payable on Arrival or Departure?

The balance of fees is requested with the application in order to expedite the registration procedure. All registrants should be prepared to provide full payment to the Graduate Summer Institute for any balance of their tuition in U.S. dollars before the start of classes. Participants financed by such organizations as the federal government, WHO, etc., should arrange with their agencies to provide supporting documents (purchase orders, training nomination forms, etc) along with submission of their applications.

Are there any Extra Costs I Should be Aware of?

Textbooks are not included in the Summer Institute charges. Students of the Data Analysis Workshops are able to purchase Stata software at a discounted student rate from the Stata Corp.

I've Taken a Class(s) for Credit. When/How Can I Find Out My Grades?

Students who register for academic credit will be able to get a transcript of their Summer Institute grades. To have transcripts forwarded to another institution, a written request must be submitted to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Registrar's Office at least ten working days before the transcript is needed. Students who want Summer Institute courses applied to degree programs at other institutions should consult with their home institution regarding transfer of credits and credit conversion.

Is there Parking at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health?

There are a few parking garages around the School of Public Health. We recommend you park in the Washington Street Garage at 701 N. Washington St (the corner of E. Monument and Washington Streets), across the street from the School of Public Health. There is an hourly fee charged to park in the garages.

Do you have Computers Available for General Use?

The School of Public Health has 2 computer labs that are available for general use when they are not occupied by a class.

Will We Have Library Access?

The temporary ID badge which will be issued to you at Final Registration will allow Summer Institute participants to access the libraries on campus. Books may not be borrowed by Summer Institute participants.

Are there Athletic Facilities on Campus?

Yes. Summer Institute participants may use either the Denton Cooley Athletic Center located on the JHMI campus or the Newton H. White Jr. Athletic Center located on the Homewood campus. Participants will be required to pay a small fee.