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5 Reasons to Give Summer Some Credit

Smiling summer institute students in class.

Summer Institutes keep you learning year-round.


The Summer Session of the Johns Hopkins Institutes of Public Health is underway now through July 31, 2015. Registration is still open!

Taking a course in the Summer Institutes allows you to peek inside the world of public health or set your course for an enhanced career. 

We know your schedule is busy. The Summer Institutes’ course delivery format gives you the space you need to enjoy the summer and the flexibility to continue your passion for learning.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Summer Institutes:

5. Flexible format and diverse course offerings.
While you are enjoying the summer, you can take a course online or on campus. There are more than 100 courses to choose from in the 9 institutes. From current health care policy to mental health care delivery to disease eradication and more—there’s a subject matter to fulfill your interests. 

4. Short-term, condensed courses. 
Courses range from 1 day to 3 weeks. As a student, you will receive the same level of quality education you’ve come to know and expect from the Bloomberg School. The only difference is the condensed course format.

3. Academic credit or non-credit options available.
Whether you are seeking continuing education credits or simply pursuing public health knowledge to complement your career, the Summer Institutes provide a diverse group of courses that will fit your aspirations. And, non-credit courses can be taken at a reduced cost.

2. Access to top-notch faculty who teach emerging topics and research methods in public health.
World-renowned faculty who are intimately involved in all aspects of public health practice and research teach courses in the Summer Institutes. In this information-rich and engaging environment, students, alongside faculty, gain practical knowledge to impact real-world public health concerns.

1. Pick up some credits for graduation.
The Summer Institutes are also designed to allow degree-seeking students to earn additional credits for graduation, without consuming the entire summer break. Depending on requirements and course design, students can earn multiple credits for a public health course in the Summer Institutes. And, it’s a great way to complete the onsite instruction requirement (check your degree program requirements).

Learn more about the Summer Institutes.