At Johns Hopkins University, we believe learning never ends. For more than 20 years, our non-credit liberal arts program, Odyssey has been the region’s lifelong learning partner. Whether it is a passion you want to pursue, a hobby 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 2015 highlights include:

  • Mini Med School: Caring for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias (click here)
  • 1965 and the Transformation of America (click here)
  • Cross-Currents in Contemporary Cuban Culture (click here or here)
  • All-Day Odyssey Sampler (click here or here)
  • Mini-Academy: The Islamic State Threat (click here)
  • Odyssey Afternoon Book Discussion — Sunday Shorts (click here)
  • Picasso’s Sculpture: A Revolution in Three-Dimensional Art (click here)
  • Art and Music in Paris in la Belle Époque (1870-1920) (click here)
  • Odyssey Talk by Taylor Branch: “The Pivotal Year 1965″ (click here)

Fall 2015 Catalog

We invite you to peruse our Fall 2015 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

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 members.

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