Program Schedule

The EHLS Program runs from early January through the end of August each year and is divided into four sessions of 7 to 8 weeks each.

Sessions 1-3: Full-time Study at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS)

For the first three sessions (6 months, January through June), instruction is intensive, and you are expected to be on the Georgetown University downtown campus every weekday for full-time study. You are not allowed to work or to study in another academic program during this period. A sample daily schedule is provided below.

8:30–10 a.m. Reading/Writing for Professionals class
10 a.m.–12 p.m. Independent Research
12:15–1:30 p.m. News Analysis class
1:30–2 p.m. Career Skills Development class
2–4 p.m. Tutorials
4–5:30 p.m. Professional Oral Communications class

Session 4: Part-time Online Study

For the fourth session (2 months, July and August), classes are part-time and online; there are no on-campus classes. You are allowed and encouraged to work during this period. You will log into the part-time online program from a remote location. Your weekly responsibilities may look like this:

Online Course 1: Analytical Writing

  • Post on the Discussion Board
  • Complete a weekly assignment such as writing an abstract.
    • Day 1: Task assigned
    • Day 4: Draft due to instructor
    • Day 6: Instructor gives feedback
    • Day 7: Final version due to the instructor

Online Course 2: Career Skills

  • Post on the Discussion Board
  • Complete a weekly assignment such as writing a narrative statement.
    • Day 1: Task assigned
    • Day 4: Draft due to instructor
    • Day 6: Instructor gives feedback
    • Day 7: Final version due to the instructor

2019 Program Calendar

Jan. 7 – March 1 Session 1: Full-time classes at SCS
March 4 – 8 Break: No classes
March 11 – April 26 Session 2: Full-time classes at SCS
April 29 – May 3 Break: No classes
May 6 – June 28 Session 3: Full-time classes at SCS
July 1 – 5 Break: No classes
July 8 – Aug. 23 Session 4: Part-time online classes
Aug. 26 Graduation