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.
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.
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.
HBS Summer Institute faculty are experts in their fields, many celebrated nationally and even internationally for their contributions. Learn more.
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.
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.
HBS Summer Institute Courses
- Applying Systems Thinking to Obesity Prevention (410.608.11)
- Applying Systems Thinking to Obesity Prevention (410.608.49)
- The Wellness Industry and Public Health: Partners Or Adversaries in Health Promotion? (410.609.79)
- A New View: Improving Public Health Through Innovative Social and Behavioral Tools and Approaches (410.614.79)
- Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (410.616.79)
- Using Software in Qualitative Research and Analysis (410.618.89)
- Social Justice: Policy, Practice, and Research (410.619.79)
- Knowledge Management for Effective Global Health Programs (410.664.79)
- Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (410.671.79)
- Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis for Public Health (410.673.79)
- Effective Risk Communication (410.684.11)
- Program Planning for Health Behavior Change (410.620.79)
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.