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 2019 Highlights

Spring 2019 Highlights Include:
Perspectives: Multi-Speaker Lecture Series Click here
New Orleans: The Place to Go and Why! Click here
Mini Law School with Mark Croatti (Coordinator) Click here
Bay of Life – The Chesapeake with Steven Richmond (Coordinator) Click here
Pete Kakel on Rethinking the American Revolution Click here
Sunday Shorts with Dianne Scheper and Gregg Wilhelm Click here
Douglas Buchanan performs Bach – The Art of Fugue Click here
Leonardo at 500 with Jonathan Pevsner Click here
John Hessler on The Science of Gerrymandering Click here
“Shakespeare’s Henry V and Leadership” with Edward Doyle-Gillespie Click here
Learn to Read Music – Part 2, The Key’s the Thing! with Douglas Blackstone Click here
Foreign Languages: Italian, French, and Spanish Click here
Creative Writing: including a Journaling Retreat with Diane Finlayson Click here

And much more!


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.

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