Summer Institute in Bioethics

The Berman Institute now offers week-long courses for credit in the Summer Institute in Bioethics, held each June. Students will explore bioethics in an interactive, intensive course format covering both theory and practical application for the fields of public health, the life sciences, medicine, nursing, and law.

Prior coursework or experience in bioethics is not required. For more information about the Summer Institute in Bioethics, please contact Travis Rieder –

Course Offerings – Summer 2017

  • PH.700.701 Sex, Drugs, and Bioethics (2 credits)
  • PH.700.702 The Ethics of Making Babies (2 credits)

Registration for 2018 will open in February. Institute courses are offered for credit, please contact Travis Rieder – with any questions.

Tuition & Fees

Summer Institute in Bioethics courses will be offered for academic credit for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Looking for courses offered on a not-for-credit basis? Please see our Bioethics Institute Intensive (BI²) offerings listed here.


Registration opens February, 2018.

International Students

As a student earning credit, a visa must be obtained. Visa processes and information are listed here.


Where should you stay during your visit? Available options are listed here.


How to get around Baltimore and other useful information is located here.

Please note: Bioethics Summer Institutes are held at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics in Deering Hall, which is located at 1809 Ashland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205.



Travis N. Rieder, PhD
Assistant Director of Education Initiatives
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics