FAQs – On-Campus Intensive Format 2017-03-06T09:42:00+00:00

FAQs – On-Campus Intensive Format

How do I apply for admission? 2017-03-06T09:55:33+00:00

See Program Admissions for instructions for completing your application.

How do I register for courses? 2017-03-06T09:40:27+00:00

Once your application for admission has been approved, you will receive detailed information on the registration procedure. If you have further questions, contact Janet Settle, Coordinator of Educational Programs, at 312-996-4666 or jsettle@uic.edu.

Do I need to choose between the Online or On-campus option? 2017-03-06T09:40:35+00:00

Yes, you must choose either Online or On Campus as your preferred participation option. Once you choose, you will be given registration preference in courses of your preferred option. Nonetheless, you may register for courses in either option as long as room is available.

How long is each course? 2017-03-06T09:40:45+00:00

Most courses offered on campus are done in an intensive format. You attend class from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the week(s) of the course. Core courses last two weeks and electives one week in this intensive format. During this time, you are engaged in group research, debates, individual and group presentations, and other active learning activities, with little time given to formal lectures. After the end of the course week(s), you complete a final paper. You are encouraged to use your own institution as a laboratory in which to test theories and develop programs to be reported in your final paper. Some electives are offered in the traditional 15-week semester-long format through the fall of 2000. These courses meet one day per week for 2 to 3 hours for the length of the semester.

When are the On-campus courses held? 2017-03-06T09:41:01+00:00

The program’s core courses are offered on campus each year during the first two weeks of May and the first two weeks of August. A selection of elective courses is offered on campus in the week following the core courses and throughout the summer months (June through August). Some electives are offered on campus in the 15-week semester-long format through the fall of 2000.

How long will it take to complete the program? 2017-03-06T09:41:11+00:00

If you come to both of the summer intensive sessions, taking one core course and one elective each year during May and August, you can complete your coursework in two summers. If you take only one course per session you may require three or more years to complete the coursework. It typically requires an additional six to twelve months to complete your project or thesis.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions about the program? 2017-03-06T09:41:21+00:00

If you have additional questions, contact Janet Settle, Coordinator of Educational Programs, at 312-996-4666 or jsettle@uic.edu.