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.

Spring 2018 highlights include:

  • Perspectives: Multi-Speaker Lecture Series (Click here)
    ◦  Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement—Fifty Years On (Click here)
    ◦  With a Special Lecture by Taylor Branch (Click here)
  • All-Day Saturday Perspectives series: Mini Law School: Four Controversial Cases (Click here)
  • Women in Art: When, Where, and Why? Lectures & Field trip (Click here)
  • Understanding Sculpture with Joseph Cassar (Click here)
  • Spies, Assassins, & Cyber-Warriors: Modern National Security Law (Click here)
  • The Epic of Enoch Arden: Poem for Speaker and Piano (Click here)
  • Toscanini: Legends and Myths (Click here)
  • Aging and the Brain (Click here)
  • Foreign Languages: Italian, French, and Spanish (Click here)
  • Creative Writing: including a weekend Journaling Retreat (Click here)

And much more!

Spring 2018 Catalog

We invite you to peruse our Spring 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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