About This Program
The Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses that provide students with an understanding of behavioral and societal impacts on public health—and specific strategies to address the challenges they present. The Institute offers a range of courses with the same academic rigor and world-class faculty instruction as regular-term courses, but in a condensed, flexible format.
Credit and Non-Credit Options
Courses may be taken for academic credit or on a non-credit basis. Students who take a non-credit course will not be required to complete assignments, and completion of the course will not appear on a Bloomberg School transcript. Retroactive conversion from academic credit to non-credit is not permitted.
Condensed Course Formats
While most of our full-term courses last for several weeks, our Summer Institute courses operate in an intensive format. Our 2021 Summer Institute courses range from 1 day to a couple weeks in length.
Bloomberg School Faculty Instruction
Our HBS Summer Institute faculty are experts in their fields, many celebrated nationally and even internationally for their contributions.
Though the HBS Summer Institute, students engage regularly with Bloomberg School faculty experts. They also have a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from other students from a range of professional backgrounds.
Students may enroll in the HBS Summer Institute to earn credits toward a degree, advance their careers, or explore new areas of interest.
For registration requirements, please visit the Summer Institutes Registration page.
HBS Summer Institute Courses
- 410.608.11 Applying Systems Thinking to Obesity Prevention
2 credits, Monday 06/28/2021 - Friday 07/02/2021, 8:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
- 410.609.11 The Wellness Industry and Public Health: Partners Or Adversaries in Health Promotion?
1 credits, Friday 06/25/2021 - Friday 06/25/2021, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- 410.614.11 A New View: Improving Public Health Through innovative Social and Behavioral Tools and Approaches
4 credits, Tuesday 06/01/2021 - Friday 06/04/2021, 9:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
- 410.616.11 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
4 credits, Monday 06/14/2021 - Tuesday 06/29/2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- 410.664.11 Knowledge Management for Effective Global Health Programs
3 credits, Monday 06/07/2021 - Friday 06/11/2021, 8:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
- 410.671.11 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
3 credits, Monday 06/14/2021 - Friday 06/18/2021, 9:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
- 410.673.11 Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis for Public Health
2 credits, Monday 06/21/2021 - Thursday 06/24/2021, 9:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Tuition and Funding
Cost per Credit Unit
Courses Taken for Academic Credit
The tuition rate for courses taken for academic credit for the 2021-2022 Academic Year is $1,233 per credit.
Non-Credit Courses in the Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute
Each Institute manages its own pricing for non-credit courses. For the Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute, the cost is $617 per credit unit. Please note that students who take courses not for credit will not receive a grade for the course and will not receive a JHSPH transcript upon completion of the course.
Registrants financed by agencies such as the World Health Organization or the U.S. federal government must submit purchase orders or contract documents with their application.
Tuition Remission for Johns Hopkins University Employees
Employees of Johns Hopkins University who wish to use tuition remission should visit the Tuition Remission section of the JHU Benefits site for the appropriate application forms. The Johns Hopkins tuition remission does not cover the cost of books/materials.