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Summer Institutes

Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute

Offered by: Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Online | Part-Time |

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 2022 Summer Institute courses range from 1 day to multiple 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. 

Admissions Requirements

For registration requirements, please visit the Summer Institutes Registration page.

Summer 2022

HBS Summer Institute Courses

Tuition and Funding

Cost per Credit Unit

Courses Taken for Academic Credit

Tuition for classes taken for credit for the 2022-2023 Academic Year, which begins on May 24, 2022 is tentatively $1,270* per credit. Please also see the School's Tuition and Fees Page for more information.

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 tentatively $635* 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 BSPH transcript upon completion of the course.

Outside Funding

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.

* The tuition rate is subject to change at the discretion of the School.

Contact Us

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

Academic Program Administrator
L. Robin Newcomb

Program Director
Rajiv Rimal, PhD
Professor and Chair