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 2019 Highlights

Fall 2019 Highlights Include:
Perspectives: Multi-Speaker Lecture Series Click here
The World Refugee Crisis featuring Ruben Chandrasekar and 4 other speakers Click here
Mini-Med School: Diabetes Head to Toe, Rita R. Kalyani, MD, MHS (Coordinator) Click here
Earnest J. Quarles on Rebirth of a Nation
New! Not in Odyssey Catalog!
Click here
Michael Reisch on Images of Justice Click here
Art and Life of Henri Matisse (1889-1954) with Joseph Paul Cassar, Ph.D. Click here
Douglas Blackstone teaching Learn to Read Music Part 3: Basic Harmony Click here
Terminal Visions – Thinking About the End of the World with Daniel Deudney, Ph.D. Click here
The Golden Age of Japanese Film with Reed Hessler Click here
Courses on Aging and changes to the current Certificate on Aging Click here
Foreign Languages: Italian, French, and Spanish Click here
Creative Writing Click here
Including our 4th Annual “Memory & Imagination” Writers’ Retreat Click here

And much more!

Fall 2019 Catalog

We invite you to peruse our Fall 2019 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 online 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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