Non-Degree Training

Continuing Education Programs

The Department of International Health sponsors two types of continuing education programs for both health professionals and students.

Certificate programs

Certificate programs offer focused academic training in specific areas of public health. Certificates typically require less time and coursework than a degree, making them appealing both to current Bloomberg degree students desiring specialization in particular topic areas and to individuals seeking to learn more about specific areas of public health. See our certificate programs.

Winter and Summer Institute

Institute courses are short (one day to three weeks in length), offered in January, over the Summer, and in November and can be taken for academic credit (resulting in an official transcript from JHSPH) or not for credit (at a reduced cost). See list of our institutes. Institute courses have the same academic rigor and same world-class faculty as regular term courses, but the courses are compressed to take place in fewer days. 

Courses vary in length from one day to three weeks, depending on the number of credits and the requirements of the particular course.


Center for American Indian Health  (offered winter and summer))

Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) (offered winter and summer)

Health Systems Summer Institute (only offered in summer)

Tropical Medicine and Public Health (offered winter and summer)

Post-Doctoral Training