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Important Dates

Outlined below are the key program dates for the next two of cohorts that will launch in the near future.

  • The LSF3 DMin Cohort begins September 2017.
  • The LSF4 DMin Cohort begins September 2018.

Application due dates

All cohorts:

  • Early application deadline of February 1st.
  • Final application deadline of June 1st. We will continue to accept applications after the deadline when cohorts are not filled.
  • Apply now for next start
  • Enrollment deposit due July 15 of start year

Semester one

Event

Cohort 3

Cohort 4

Course registration

by Aug. 15, 2017

by Aug. 15, 2018

Coursework begins

 Sept. 4, 2017

Sept. 3, 2018 

Coursework phase

Semester

Cohort 3

Semester

Cohort 4

Fall 2017
  • Begins: Sept. 4, 2017
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Tue. at 8-9am PDT/PST
  • F2F: Oct. 16 - Oct. 23, departing anytime Tue, Oct. 24.
  • Ends: Dec. 15, 2017
Fall 2018
  • Begins: Sept. 3, 2018
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Tue. at 9-10am PDT/PST
  • F2F: Oct 15 - Oct 22, departing anytime Oct 23, 2018
  • Ends: Dec. 14, 2018

Spring 2018

  • Begins: Jan. 8, 2018
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Tue. at 8-9am PDT/PST
  • F2F: Feb 27 - Mar 5 departing anytime Mar 6.
  • Spring Break: Mar. 26-30, 2018
  • Ends: Apr. 27, 2018

Spring 2019

  • Begins: Jan. 14, 2019
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Tue. at 9-10am PDT/PST
  • F2F: Feb 26 - Mar 4, departing anytime Mar 5. 2019.
  • Spring Break: Mar. 25-29, 2019
  • Ends: May 3, 2019
Fall 2018
  • Begins: Sept. 3, 2018
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Tue. at 8-9am PDT/PST
  • F2F: Oct. 24-30, departing Oct. 31, 2018
  • Ends: Dec. 14, 2018
Fall 2019
  • Begins: Sept. 2, 2019
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Tue. at 9-10am PDT/PST
  • F2F: Oct. 23-29, departing anytime Oct. 30, 2019
  • Ends: Dec. 13, 2019

Spring 2019

  • Begins: Jan. 14, 2019
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Tue. at 8-9am PDT/PST
  • F2F: Mar. 6-12, departing anytime Mar. 13, 2019
  • Spring Break: Mar. 25-29, 2019
  • Ends: May 3, 2019

Spring 2020

  • Begins: Jan. 13, 2020
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Tue. at 9-10am PDT/PST
  • F2F: Mar 4-10, departing anytime Mar. 11, 2020
  • Spring Break: Mar. 23-27, 2020
  • Ends: May 1, 2020

The Dissertation

Draft

Cohort 3

Cohort 4

Writing Studio Retreat

Tentatively 5-6 days in mid/late October 2019

Tentatively 5-6 days in mid/late October 2020

Penultimate revision

January, 2020

January, 2021

Oral defense

February, 2020

February, 2021

Final archival copy deadline

April, 2020

April, 2021

Graduation

Event

Cohort 3

Cohort 4

Hooding Ceremony and Commencement

May 1, 2020

Apr. 30, 2021

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