Frequently Asked Questions
Is financial assistance available for this program?
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for loans, including Alternative or Private loans, from Harris that may be applied towards their cost of attendance at the University of Chicago. See further information on Harris financial support. This program is not eligible for LSE’s Graduate Support Scheme as the program is designed for students to continue working and earning a salary while they study. Further details on funding from LSE.
Will I need a visa to study on this program?
For the modules at the University of Chicago: Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to attend the Chicago-based modules of this program. If this is required, you will need to obtain the appropriate visa through the University of Chicago's Office of International Affairs.
For the modules at LSE: Depending on your nationality you may need a visa to attend the LSE modules. If this is required, you will need to obtain a Short-term Student Visa. Depending on the nationality and circumstances of each student, different visa arrangements may apply for the two overseas modules. We will assist you throughout the admissions process and provide information to those of you who may require visas for the overseas modules. We can supply supporting documents for visa applications.
Please see the relevant pages below for further information.
When and where will classes take place for the 2018-2020 cohort?
The first module will take place at LSE November 26 — December 14, 2018.
Module two will take place at Harris April 29 — May 14, 2019.
A capstone is to be completed during the summer of 2019.
Module three will take place at LSE November 25 — December 13, 2019.
Module four will take place at Harris April 20 — May 5, 2020.
A dissertation is to be completed during the summer of 2020.
When and where will classes take place for the 2019-2021 cohort?
The first module will take place at LSE in November — December 2019.
Module two will take place at Harris in April — May 2020.
A capstone is to be completed during the summer of 2020.
Module three will take place at LSE November — December 2020.
Module four will take place at Harris in April — May 2021.
A dissertation is to be completed during the summer of 2021.
The program requires a capstone and a dissertation. What's involved with each of those?
Armed with the tools and contextual understanding in which her/his own corporation or agency - and her/his career - faces, each student will undertake a personally-crafted health policy project. Led by faculty from Harris, the Harris Policy Project is an intensive learning initiative in which students tackle a health care system deficiency through strategic thinking and applying learning from the program’s first two modules. For many it will provide a foundation for the LSE dissertation paper.