At Johns Hopkins University, we believe learning never ends. For more than 25 years, Odyssey, our non-credit liberal arts program, has been the region’s lifelong learning partner. Whether it is a passion you want to pursue, an interest you wish to cultivate or a job skill you would like to master, Odyssey has a wide selection of courses, workshops and lecture series delivered by top-notch JHU faculty and community experts.
Odyssey doesn’t have grades or exams – just learning for the sake of learning in a fun, creative environment. These personal enrichment programs are open to anyone with an interest to learn. Take a look at our extensive course listings from science to art, writing to photography. It has never been easier to grow, explore and discover.

Fall 2018 Highlights Include:

  • Perspectives: Multi-Speaker Lecture Series (Click here)
    The Threat of Nuclear Proliferation (Click here)
    John Hessler – Coordinator and Presenter
    ◦ The Fate of the Middle Class (Click here)
    Steven Richmond – Coordinator with Special Guest, Tom Hall
  • Mark Croatti on William Hanchett’s The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies (Click here)
  • Art Criticism in Practice with Kerr Houston and museum visits (Click here)
  • Judge Steven Sfekas recounts The Justice Trial at Nuremberg (Click here)
  • Gun Control: lectures and Saturday Panel Symposium (Click here)
  • Colleen Webster returns for A Living History: Rachel Carson (Click here)
  • The Madwoman in the Attic with Dianne Scheper (Click here)
  • Learn to Read Music with Douglas Blackstone (Click here)
  • Foreign Languages: Italian, French, and Spanish (Click here)
  • Creative Writing: including our 3rd Annual Weekend Writers’ Retreat (Click here)

And much more!

Fall 2018 Catalog

We invite you to peruse our Fall 2018 Catalog, which has many notable new offerings, along with some tried and true favorites.


To order textbooks for our classes, please order through MBS Direct, our on-line bookstore.

Tuition Remission and Discounts

If you are a candidate for tuition remission, please DO NOT register for classes below. To receive JHU Tuition Remission Benefits, JHU Alumni Discounts, or Osher at JHU member discounts for Odyssey courses, please call 410-516-8516.


Online registration for all other Odyssey students.

Register Online


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