Annapolis Graduate Students

Graduate Institute Academic Information

This page is intended to provide current and admitted graduate students with the information and resources they need to succeed in the Graduate Institute (GI). Information presented here is extracted or summarized from the Academic Policies guide. All students are encouraged to review the guide in its entirety prior to enrolling, and may reference it at any time.

Questions may be directed to GI Associate Director Brandon Wasicsko at brandon.wasicsko(at)

Low-Residency Schedule and Information

Class schedule
fall and spring semesters (online)

  • Tutorial, Monday & Thursday, 6:15–7:30 p.m. ET
  • Seminar, Monday, 8–10 p.m. ET
  • Preceptorial, Wednesday, 8–10 p.m. ET

Annapolis Summer Semester

The summer semester is offered in a modular format in order to accommodate busy schedules. Seminars and tutorials are offered together in a five-week session midsummer. Preceptorials are offered in three-week sessions both before and after the seminar/tutorial. Students may enroll in any combination of offered sessions. Taking the seminar and tutorial segment (6 credits) along with one preceptorial (3 credits) is considered “full time.”

Given the pace of the summer semester, advance reading is encouraged. See the current GI reading lists.

Annapolis Academic Year (Fall and Spring)

The fall and spring semesters of the Graduate Institute operate in conjunction with the standard academic year calendar, running 16 weeks each. Classes meet twice per week, on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Class schedule, fall and spring semesters

Tutorials: Monday and Thursday, 5:15–6:30 p.m.

Seminars: Monday, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Preceptorials: Thursday, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Greek Preceptorial: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Lecture Series (optional): Friday, 8 p.m.

Student Life

St. John’s is a lively community of learning. Conversations begun in the classroom spill over onto the quad and the coffee shop, and our students naturally pursue life outside the classroom with the same passion and intensity that they bring to their studies.

Financial Aid, Tuition & Costs