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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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). However, students are strongly encouraged to register by June 10, 2016 in order to ensure receiving course confirmation and to avoid cancellations.

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.

Academic credit requires completion of a separate official School registration form, which will be provided at Orientation to those students who indicate academic credit on their application form

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.

What are the tuition and fees?

Academic Credit: The tuition rate for academic credit is $1055* per course credit unit. The number of credits for each course is listed at the end of the course description.

Non-Credit: Tthe tuition rate for non-credit tuition is $525 per course credit unit for all classes except Data Analysis Workshop I, Data Analysis Workshop II, and Advanced Data Analysis which are billed at $1055 per course credit unit.

Housing Fees: The rate for a single room for the full three week session $1455*; for a one week session the fee is $440. The housing fee includes breakfast and dinner every day. Charges include weekend stay for participants registered for more than a one-week session.

*The tuition and housing rates are subject to change.

When is payment due?

Full payment is requested with the application. Housing payment must be submitted with the application if housing is requested. Total payments must be received before the start of classes. 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 at the Summer Institute (BSPH)?

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

Are tuition/housing fees 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?

There are no additional fees except for planned social events, for those participants interested in attending. 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 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 on 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.

Questions about Housing:

What is the exact address of Charles Commons?

Johns Hopkins University, Charles Commons, 3301 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

What types of rooms are available?

We offer single rooms in a shared dormitory suite.Suites offer a private bedroom, with shared bathroom and living room.

Are meals included in the housing fees?

Breakfast and dinner (only) are included in the housing charges.

What is check-in time? What is check-out time?

Check-in to the dormitories is after 4:00 pm on the Sunday before each session, and check-out is by 10:00 am on Saturday. Charges include weekend stay for participants registered for more than a one-week session.

During what hours is reception open?

The Charles Commons conference desk is open until 11 pm. If you will be arriving later than 11:00 pm you may still check-in. Please contact Ayesha Khan (akhan6@jhu.edu) to make arrangements.

Will the rooms be serviced everyday?

Bed linen is changed once a week for participants who stay for longer than 6 days. Towels and washcloths will be changed every two days.

Do the dorms have laundry facilities?

Charles Coomons has coin operated laundry facilities that are always open.

Do the rooms have central air?

The rooms have individually controlled cooling and heating units.

How far is the shuttle bus stop from Charles Commons? How often does the shuttle run?

The shuttle bus stop is located in front of the Charles Commons, outside of the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on St. Paul Street. During peak hours, the shuttle bus runs approximately every 5 minutes.

Do you have a pick-up service from the Airport? How do I get from the airport to Charles Commons?

The Summer Institute does not provide transportation to and from the airport. We suggest participants make use of the ground transportation services offered by BWI Airport.