GWSPH Summer Institute


GWSPH Summer Institute




Register and participate in the 2023 Milken Institute School of Public Health Summer Institute for an exciting opportunity to engage in key and current public health issues and topics! The official dates for this year's GWSPH Summer Institute classes are June 5 - 16, 2023. All classes will be held online.

Several graduate level short courses are offered in a flexible format over five days and are taught by leading public health researchers and practitioners.  These substantive courses will promote good practice of public health scholarship and research through the delivery of new knowledge and relevant skills.

Below are the courses being offered in Summer 2023 online! You can elect to take these for credit or for no credit. When you fill out the application, you will specify your choice(s). You can find course numbers in the OFF CAMPUS section of the GW class schedule.

June 5 - 9

Understanding Commercial Determinants of Health

8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Perinatal Epidemiology

8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Responsible Conduct of Research

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


June 12-16

The Politics of Public Health Policy:
How Leaders Make Decisions

8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Injury and Global Public Health

8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Reproductive Epidemiology

8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Ethics in Public Health Practice and Policy

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Institute Director: Dr. Adnan Hyder

Dr. Adnan Hyder


GW students may register for Summer Institute classes through GW’s BanWeb portal, as they would normally do for other summer classes. Non-GW students can register by filling out the application via the Apply link on this page. Registration is first come, first served. Classes usually fill up quickly, so register early!

To request more information or find answers to your outstanding questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at the GWSPH by email or by phone at (202)-994-2160 for further assistance. Please mark all emails clearly in the subject line GWSPH Summer Institute so that your questions may be directed appropriately in order to expedite our response.

How will I be able to get confirmation of completing a course?

Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion from the course instructor. The University Registrar's office can also provide confirmation of course completion upon request. Individuals who register but do not attend the full course or do not meet all requirements will not receive credit and therefore will be considered ineligible for confirmation of attendance/transcripts. 

Can I receive tuition reimbursement/scholarship funding if I’m a GW faculty member, staff, or student?

GW employees eligible for tuition remission may apply this benefit to these courses. Other student scholarship funding is not available for GWSPH Summer Institute classes.

What is the tuition rate?

Tuition at the GWSPH is $1,835 per credit in 2023. Students opting to take one or more of the GWSPH Summer Institute courses for 1-credit, will be charged at the regular rate of tuition. Individuals may choose to take these courses for no-credit (0 credit option) at 50% of the rate per credit ($917.50 for each course) in 2023.

Are there prerequisite requirements I have to fulfill to be eligible to take these courses?

Most classes offered in the Summer Institute do not have prerequisites and can be taken regardless of other coursework.  Please check the course descriptions in the Courses Tab for more information.

Will these courses be graded?

A letter grade will be submitted for each student in accordance with the grading scale indicated in the syllabus, if enrollment selected was to receive one-credit. Students who select the zero-credit option, will not receive a letter grade, but are expected to complete all requirements for the course to receive confirmation of completion.

Where will classes be held?

All 2023 Summer Institute classes will be held entirely online.

What are expectations of students? 

These courses are offered at the level expected of graduate education.  Students will be expected to fulfill all requirements.  Workload includes: 

  • Participation in all class activities, discussions, assignments
  • Pre-class reading assignments to be prepared for first day of class
  • Reading assignments for each session
  • Independent and/or group work assignments most evenings; may include preparation for quizzes
  • Submission of a final paper one week after class has ended

What is your refund and cancellation policy?

A full refund will be provided only if cancellation is made before the first day of class.

Will my institution accept this course for credit?

Students are responsible for ensuring that their respective institutions for higher education will accept this course for credit. GWSPH is unable to confirm that determination for other institutions. If you are in a GWSPH program or other GW program please confirm with your program director, in advance, that any course you enroll in will be accepted as an elective credit to your program.

If I am interested in a degree program at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, where do I get more information?

The GW School of Public Health has an array of degree programs that may interest you. Please learn about these programs on our website by following this link.