New students are admitted in the summer only, and begin with a program orientation and core values seminar, plus one or two three-hour courses. During subsequent years, students take up to three intensive courses in July and one online course each fall and spring. Intensive courses involve readings and pre-session assignments in June, one week of Monday-Friday class (40 hours) for each course in July, and post-session assignments and research in August and September. The intensive sessions are scheduled during the last three weeks of July.
Online courses are offered in the fall and spring, running from mid-August to mid-December and late-January to mid-May, respectively. The final research course is offered in an intensive format in February on campus.