How many cohorts will there be? The next cohort will begin Fall 2019 and would be expected to graduate at the end of Fall 2020. (The University of Chicago is on the quarter system, and the program takes four quarters to complete. The Evening Master's Program will not offer summer classes.) The following cohort will begin Spring 2020 and would be expected to graduate at the end of Spring 2021. You can request information or apply now for our next sessions, which will begin in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.