Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Get InfoApply NowSpecial programs in Engineering, Writing, Mathematics, and the Arts and Sciences2, 4, or 5 Week ProgramsTuition ranging from $2,300 to $11,185For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 14-18)Photo Gallery
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Academic Options

Choose from one of the curriculum options below. Your choice indicates how you will spend your day academically during the program. Johns Hopkins University offers over 100 different classes in a wide range of subjects for highly motivated students. All academic aspects of the program are run by Johns Hopkins and Summer Discovery provides residential life services. 

View all class offerings and descriptions online. Complete the Johns Hopkins online application.

5 Week Summer University

Take freshmen and sophomore level college credit classes at one of America’s top ranked universities. Summer University at Hopkins offers over 100 classes across a wide variety of departments and disciplines.  Choose 2 classes and earn a total of 6 or 7 JHU college credits.

Course subjects have included:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Earth & Planetary Science
  • Entrepreneurship & Management
  • Film & Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Theater Arts & Studies

View all class offerings and descriptions online. Complete the Johns Hopkins online application


2 Week Summer University Mini-Terms

Want to enroll in Summer University but can't commit to 5 weeks? Try Summer University Mini-Terms. The new mini-terms offer the benefits of the Summer University program condensed into 2 intensive weeks. Take two undergraduate level courses alongside Hopkins students and earn a total of 2 JHU college credits.

Past courses have included:

  • The Philosophy and Politics of Work
  • Who Thinks Abstractly?: Fundamentals of Critical Theory
  • Mind, Brain, and Beauty
  • A Beautiful Medicine
  • Neuroscience Applied: Designing and Communicating Theory and Research
  • Feminist and Queer Theory: Past and Present

View all class offerings and descriptions online. Complete the Johns Hopkins online application


2 Week Discover Hopkins

Discover Hopkins are intensive programs designed to expose you to topics from different perspectives. Observe top researchers, listen to experts at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and survey the latest topics in environmental health.

Instructors lead you through your topic with a morning lecture, while experts in the field captivate your afternoons. Enhance your learning of the topic with a variety of field trips in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia. Earn 1 JHU college credit.

Past programs topics have included:

  • Psychological Profiling
  • The Hospital
  • Introduction to Laboratory Research
  • Application of Abnormal Psychology to Forensic Cases
  • Body of Medicine: An Anthropology of Illness, Wellness, and Fitness
  • The Psychology of Police Deadly Force Encounters 

View all class offerings and descriptions online. Complete the Johns Hopkins online application


4 Week Engineering Innovation 

Participate in the same class that engineering majors take during their freshman year at Hopkins. Learn engineering concepts and put them to the test. Apply your knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects. Attend college level lectures, tackle problems, test theories, and learn to think like an engineer.

Presented by the Whiting School of Engineering, this program is taught by instructors appointed by Johns Hopkins University and features guest talks from engineers working in a variety of fields.

Program curriculum includes:

Hands-on labs

  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

Engineering lectures

  • Engineering economics
  • Chemical processes
  • Material science
  • Circuit design

Projects and exams

  • Prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal
  • Compete with your team to build the strongest bridge using only spaghetti and glue
  • Write a research paper about a topic in engineering
  • Take weekly quizzes and complete a comprehensive take-home final exam

Visit the Engineering Innovation website for more details, call 410.516.6224, or email Complete the Engineering Innovation online application.


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