Frequently Asked Questions

 

1

Is financial assistance available for this program?

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for financial support 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.

 

2

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.

General information for prospective students
Information about Short-term Student Visas and visas for Executive Programmes

 

3

When and where will classes take place?

  • The first module will take place at LSE in November/December 2018.

  • Module two will take place at Harris in April/May 2019.

  • A capstone is to be completed during the summer of 2019.

  • Module thee will take place at LSE in November/December 2019.

  • Module four will take place at Harris in April/May 2020.

  • A dissertation is to be completed during the summer of 2020.

 

4

The program requires a capstone and a dissertation. What's involved with each of those?

Led by faculty from Harris, the capstone project is an intensive experiential learning initiative in which teams of students will work under faculty supervision to resolve actual health policy challenges.

The dissertation can be on any topic in the field of health policy and economics. It should attempt to integrate approaches and knowledge learned across courses and present results to address a health policy, economic issue or a problem identified through the use of either primary or secondary data.