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Important Dates

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

  • The LGP9 DMin cohort begins September 3, 2018.
  • The LGP10 DMin cohort begins September 2, 2019.

Application due dates

  • 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.

Advances

Advance

LGP9 cohort

LGP10 cohort

Orientation Advance

Sept. 25-Oct. 3, departing Oct. 4, 2018

Sept. 24-Oct. 2, departing Oct. 3, 2019

Second Advance

Sept. 26-Oct. 2, departing Oct. 3, 2019

Sept. 24-30, departing Oct. 1, 2020

Final Advance

Sept. 23-30, departing Oct. 1, 2020

Sept. 29-Oct. 6, departing Oct. 7, 2021

First Semester

Event

LGP9 cohort

LGP10 cohort

Course registration

by August 15, 2018

by August 15, 2019

Coursework begins

September 3, 2018

September 2, 2019

Weekly Online Chat Mondays, 4-5pm BST/GMT Mondays, 3-4pm BST/GMT

Coursework phase

Semester

Cohort 9

Semester

Cohort 10

Fall 2018
  • Begins: Sept. 3, 2018
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 4-5pm BST/GMT
  • Hong Kong 2018 Orientation Advance
  • Ends: Dec. 14, 2018
Fall 2019
  • Begins: Sept. 2, 2019
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 3-4pm BST/GMT
  • London 2019 Advance
  • Ends: Dec. 13, 2019
Spring 2019
  • Begins: Jan. 14, 2019
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 4-5pm BST/GMT
  • Spring Break: Mar. 25-29, 2019 (tentative)
  • Holy Week Break: Apr. 15-19, 2019
  • Ends: May 3, 2019
Spring 2020
  • Begins: Jan. 13, 2020
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 3-4pm BST/GMT
  • Spring Break: Mar. 23-27, 2020 (tentative)
  • Holy Week Break: Apr. 6-10, 2020
  • Ends: May 1, 2020
Summer 2019
  • Begins: May 6, 2019
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 4-5pm BST/GMT
  • Ends: June 28, 2019
Summer 2020
  • Begins: May 11, 2020
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 3-4pm BST/GMT
  • Ends: July 3, 2020
Fall 2019
  • Begins: Sept. 2. 2019
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 4-5m BST/GMT
  • London 2019 Advance
  • Ends: Dec. 13, 2019
Fall 2020
  • Begins: Aug. 31, 2020
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 3-4m BST/GMT
  • Cape Town 2020 Advance
  • Ends: Dec. 18, 2020
Spring 2020
  • Begins: Jan. 13, 2020
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 4-5pm BST/GMT
  • Spring Break: Mar. 23-27, 2020 (tentative)
  • Holy Week Break: Apr. 6-10, 2020
  • Ends: May 1, 2020
Spring 2021
  • Begins: Jan. 11, 2021
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 3-4pm BST/GMT
  • Spring Break: Mar. 22-26, 2021 (tentative)
  • Holy Week Break: Mar. 29-Apr. 2, 2021
  • Ends: Apr. 30, 2021
Summer 2020
  • Begins: May 11, 2020
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 4-5pm BST
  • Ends: July 3, 2020
Summer 2021
  • Begins: May 10, 2021
  • Online Chat: Weekly on Mon. at 3-4pm BST
  • Ends: July 2, 2021
Fall 2020
  • Begins: Aug. 31, 2020
  • Online Chat: No chat
  • No taught coursework; students focus exclusively on their dissertations.
  • Cape Town 2020 Advance
  • Ends: Dec. 18, 2020
Fall 2021
  • Begins: Sept. 6, 2021
  • Online Chat: No chat
  • No taught coursework; students focus exclusively on their dissertations.
  • Hong Kong 2021 Advance
  • Ends: Dec. 17, 2021

The Dissertation

Draft LGP9 cohort LGP10 cohort
Evaluation draft January, 2021 January, 2022
Oral defense February, 2021 February, 2022
Final archival copy deadline April, 2021 April, 2022

Graduation

Event LGP9 cohort LGP10 cohort
Hooding ceremony and commencement April 2021 April 2022

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