Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to attend the Summer Institute?
The Summer Institute 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 as well as students. Participants are either seeking training for professional development or are degree candidates from Hopkins as well as from other US schools of public health taking courses towards their degree program.
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 May 18, 2020 in order to ensure enrollment and to avoid cancellations.*
*Note to international students: The Office of International Services must receive completed J-1 applications for incoming Summer Institute participants no later than April 17, 2020. We will not issue any visa documents for applications received after this date. Students must be registered before we can begin the visa process. Therefore, we strongly encourage international students to register for classes prior to this date order to allow time for visa clearance.
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 assessable when registering through the online system.
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?
Where academic credit leading to a degree is desired, students are required to pay the standard school tuition of $1,197* per credit for Bloomberg School of Public Health degree students. This rate does not apply to students taking courses for non-credit. The non-credit tuition rate is $599* per credit.
*Projected rate for 2020 Summer Institute.
When is payment due?
All applications must be accompanied by payment in full. Payments made by personal check must be received by May 18, 2020. 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.
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.
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.
Is there parking at the Bloomberg School of Public Health?
There are several 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. In addition, parking is available at the McElderry Street Garage, which is in close proximity to the Hampton House.
Do you have computers available for general use?
The School of Public Health (Wolfe St.) has two computer labs that are available for general use when they are not occupied by a class (rooms W3017 and W3025). There are also public computers available in the Hampton House, both inside the 1st floor café and on the 9th floor.
Is on-campus housing available?
Housing on campus is not available; however, there are several area hotels with which we have negotiated reduced rates. Please visit the Housing section for further information.
How may I access reading for my course(s)?
Information about readings will be distributed to participants via email prior to the beginning of class.
Where do I check-in on the first day of class?
All participants should arrive 15 – 30 minutes prior to the beginning of their class and check and pick-up welcome packets in at the Department of Mental Health main office, Hampton House 850.
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.