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Academic Calendar

Northwestern operates on the quarter system. The fall, winter and spring quarters are 10 weeks long and the summer quarter is 8 weeks long.  Students usually complete the degree in one year, but have the option to complete the program part-time within five years.  Calendar 2021-2022

Course Schedule

 Fall Quarter 2021 (September 25 – December 4, 2021)
TimeCourseCredit Load
9:00am – 12:00pmU.S. Healthcare System – Dr. Liss 1 credit
1:00pm – 2:00pmProseminar – Kim Cornwell0.25 credits
2:00pm – 5:00pmHow Interaction Works – Dr. Lambert & Dr. O’Keefe1 credit
Scheduled in weekInternational Student Course*0.75 credits*
Winter Quarter 2022 ( January 8 – March 12, 2022)
9:00am – 12:00pmDifficult Conversations – Dr. Scherr
1 credit
1:00pm – 2:00pmProseminar – Kim Cornwell0.25 credits
2:00pm – 5:00pmEngaging Patients in Healthcare – Dr. Clayman1 credit
Scheduled in weekInternational Student Course*0.75 credits*
Spring Quarter 2022 ( April 2 – June 11, 2022)
9:00am – 12:00pmChanging Health Behavior – Dr. Walter1 credit
1:00pm – 2:00pmProseminar – Kim Cornwell0.25 credits
2:00pm – 5:00pmHuman Computer Interaction – TBD1 credit
Scheduled in weekInternational Student Course*0.75 credits*

Summer Quarter 2022 ( June 25 – August 20, 2022)
9:00am – 12:00pmElective Course 1 – TBD1 credit
1:00pm – 2:00pmProseminar – Kim Cornwell0.25 credits
2:00pm – 5:00pmElective Course 2 – TBD1 credit
Scheduled in weekExperiential Learning Course1 credit

*International students are those studying on a student visa. US citizens or permanent residents are not considered international students. International students must maintain a 3 credit, full-time course load in order to maintain visa status.
**Course schedule subject to change.