Students can browse below to find all the resources needed to plan their schedules, register for courses, manage their student accounts and fulfill academic milestones and administrative requirements.
Download a PDF of the HSOR course schedule for the upcoming year. Our program's course schedule is confirmed one year in advance to allow students to arrange professional schedules accordingly. Several courses in our hybrid format fall outside of the traditional quarterly dates in the university's academic calendar, so please review the HSOR course schedule carefully.
Below are the dates for upcoming in-person residency classes:
|April 22-25, 2019||July 8-10, 2019||Sept. 23-26, 2019||Jan. 15-17, 2020||April 27-30, 2020|
Course registration details and deadlines will be announced in advance of each quarter. Students register for courses in CAESAR.
Core HSOR courses are listed on the Courses page, and HSOR course syllabi can be found online here. Students may also choose electives from other graduate programs at Northwestern, such as the Program in Public Health.
For course registration support, including PUB_HLTH course registration, please email Ryan Splitt.
The Graduate Student Tracking System is used by students and the program to review completed courses, enter course planning notes and record progress on the Capstone Research Project.
Course content is accessed through Canvas, the university's course management system. Course sites will appear in Canvas after a student is registered for a course and the instructor has published the course site. HSOR program course sites will be posted one month before each quarter. Courses in other programs are published around the beginning of the quarter.
The HSOR program utilizes the virtual meeting platform Blue Jeans for its synchronous class meetings. The meeting link for each course is posted in that course's Canvas site. You can also join a meeting by entering the nine-digit meeting ID at the Northwestern Blue Jeans portal.
You can view your student account and tuition bills by logging in to CAESAR. Quarterly tuition bills are sent on the 10th of the month after a student enrolls in courses. The balance of the bill is due on the first of the following month.
Students who receive tuition support such as employment benefits, sponsored funding or the master's scholarship should confirm their tuition billing plan with the program. Further details on tuition billing and financial aid, including student loan support, can be found on the Student Financial Services page.
Travel to Campus
Students who live outside the Chicago metropolitan area are reimbursed for up to $750 in travel expenses for each quarterly residency. Hotel information and reimbursement instructions can be found in our HSOR Remote Student Travel Information PDF.
Our campus office location is 633 N. Saint Clair, 20th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611. Most HSOR classes are held in the building's 18th floor classroom.
Steps for New Students
Explore the steps below, or review The Graduate School's steps for new master's and non-degree students.
Activate Your NetID
Once you've accepted, The Graduate School Admissions Office will send an email with your Northwestern NetID activation details. Activate your NetID as soon as you receive it, then set up your university email account. Your Northwestern email address will be used for all academic correspondence from faculty, student account notices and communications from The Graduate School and university.
Remove Your Emergency Contact Hold
Students near our Chicago campus should attend orientation in person if they can. The location is 633 N. Saint Clair, 20th Floor, Magnificent Mile Conference Room. Remote students should join online via Blue Jeans. Please email Ryan Splitt for meeting details or questions.
Submit Your Health Record Information
Students enrolled half-time (2.0 or 2.5 course units a quarter) or full-time (3.0 or more units a quarter) must submit proof of immunization to the University Health Service within one month of accepting admission. If a student enrolls in two courses and does not have an up-to-date health record, a $100 fee is assessed and a registration hold is placed on the student account. The health record form and submission instructions are found on the Health Service website.
Waive or Accept Student Health Insurance
All degree-seeking students (master's students in our program) are required to carry health insurance that meets minimal criteria. Students must either enroll in the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan or waive coverage during the open-enrollment period. Details of your existing coverage plan are required to complete the online waiver. Review the instructions for completing the waiver in CAESAR. If coverage is not waived, students are automatically enrolled and billed for one quarter of student health insurance coverage.
Pick Up Your Wildcard Student ID
Northwestern’s physical student ID card is called a Wildcard. You can upload your ID photo online beforehand, or you will be asked to have your photo taken in the Wildcard office.
New students should pick up their card during the first week or two on campus, and remote students should plan to go to the Wildcard office during their first trip to campus. Obtain your card by bringing your government-issued photo ID to the Wildcard office in Abbott Hall, Room 100, 710 Lake Shore Dr. (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For further information about photo requirements, the Wildcard discount program, card replacement and more, visit the Wildcare site.
Send Your Official Transcripts
The Graduate School requires admitted students to submit official transcripts from all previous academic institutions attended before the end of the first quarter of enrollment. Students should ask their schools to mail transcripts to:
The Graduate School Office of Graduate Admission
633 Clark St.
Evanston, IL 60208-1113
International transcripts must be accompanied by a third-party translation. For any questions about transcript requirements, email email@example.com.