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Summer Institutes

Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute

Offered by: Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Online | Part-Time |

About the Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute

The Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute offers compressed, intensive courses that explore the social and behavioral sciences in public health.

Through the HBS Summer Institute, students have an opportunity to learn about critical topics surrounding behavioral and societal impacts on public health—and specific strategies to address the challenges they present. 

Program Highlights

Condensed Course Formats

While most of our full-term courses last for several weeks, our Summer Institute courses operate in an intensive, compressed format—ranging from one day to a few weeks in length. Learn more.

Course Variety

Our HBS Summer Institute offers students a chance to discover a breadth of areas related to the social and behavioral sciences in public health—from risk communication to qualitative data analysis to program planning and more. 

Faculty Expertise

HBS Summer Institute faculty are experts in their fields, many celebrated nationally and even internationally for their contributions. Learn more.  

Networking Opportunties

Engage regularly with Bloomberg School faculty experts, and connect with other students from a diverse range of personal, educational, and professional backgrounds. 

Credit and Non-Credit Options

Take our HBS Summer Institute courses for academic credit or on a non-credit basis.

Academic Rigor

Our HBS Summer Institute offers the academic rigor of our full-term courses, but in a condensed, flexible format.

Non-Degree and Current Student Enrollment

Registration for HBS Summer Institute courses is open to non-degree students, as well as current BSPH students enrolled in a degree or certificate program at the Bloomberg School. Learn more


Students can enroll in the HBS Summer Institute to earn credits toward a degree, advance their knowledge, or explore new areas of interest.

Tuition and Funding

Please visit the main Summer Institutes Tuition page for more information about payment options, financial assistance, tuition remission, and other information related to tuition and fees for Summer Institute courses.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help. 

Academic Program Administrator
L. Robin Newcomb