Application Process

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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our courses for the 2021 program will again be offered strictly via online instruction.  No on-site courses at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, will be available.  

For questions, please email:
Jody Gray:
Maria Gilson:

Application Deadline

Applications must be received by June 14, 2021, to ensure receiving course confirmation and to avoid cancellations. Space permitting, applications are accepted until the start of class. Enrollment is limited in a number of courses. If a course becomes full before the application is received, applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified when space becomes available.

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All registrants should be prepared to provide payment to the University of Michigan for the balance of their tuition in U.S. dollars by June 15, 2021. Checks (payable to the University of Michigan in U.S. Dollars only), Visa and Mastercard will be accepted. Payment of the balance of fees in advance will expedite the registration procedures. Purchase orders are not accepted for tuition. 


Full payment for tuition must be submitted or postmarked on or before June 15, 2021.  Any payments after June 15th will be subject to a $50 fee. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Summer Session reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment, in which event the full enrollment fee for students will be refunded. Notification of withdrawal must be received in the Summer Session administrative office via email to on or before July 4, 2021, and include a reason for the cancellation. The $60 application fee is non-refundable. Refunds will be processed within 30 days following the end of the program (July 31, 2021). No tuition refunds due to cancellation after July 4, 2021, will be processed. 

Graduate Course Credit Information

Courses have been evaluated with respect to their equivalency to the University of Michigan campus-based day classes. The requirements of course content, homework, participation in class, and grading are reviewed and approved by the Advisory Committee on Academic Programs of the School of Public Health. Their credits are valid in various academic programs of the University of Michigan. Acceptance of our courses for credit or substitution for similar courses offered by an institution is dependent upon the policy of that institution.

Grading for Graduate Credit

The Summer Session in Epidemiology adheres to the grading policy of the School of Public Health. Each instructor will provide grading requirements specific to their course (e.g. homework, exercises, exams, presentations, etc.) with clear deadlines and grading schemes. Grading requirements and details can be found on the course syllabus. 

Federal Financial Aid

To receive financial aid at the University of Michigan, students must be accepted for enrollment, be enrolled at least half-time, and working towards a degree or combined degree/certificate. Students enrolled only in a certificate program are not eligible for federal student aid, including federal loan programs. Students may apply for aid before being accepted or enrolled. For more information from the U-M Office of Financial aid, visit the Office of Financial Aid

Continuing Medical Education Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and the U-M School of Public Health. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the creditommensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation

Participants registering for the University of Michigan Summer Session in Epidemiology may register for credit or non-credit. A certificate of participation will be issued to all participants. Non-credit participants are expected to complete all course exercises but are not required to take examinations. (Letter grades are not issued to non-credit participants.) Course credit hours assigned by the University of Michigan are indicated in the course descriptions. (Letter grades will be issued to graduate credit students only.) Official grade reports will not be available until early September. Grades will not be issued for non-credit participants.

Funding Opportunities