If you don't want to pursue a graduate degree or certificate now but still would like to take graduate-level courses for professional development or to apply to degree in the future, you may seek admission as a non-degree student. You must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Those wishing to pursue a degree must formally apply for degree admission and submit all required supporting credentials. There is no guarantee non-degree students will be admitted to degree programs.
Both non-degree and degree-seeking students must meet the Graduate School requirements and those of their chosen academic program. After admittance as a degree candidate, the division head will decide which credits earned as a non-degree student may be used to fulfill degree requirements. All credits must be earned within five years preceding entry into the degree program.
All our graduate programs allow non-degree enrollment and you may have up to nine credits applied to your degree program:
- Business Administration (MBA)
- Data Analytics
- Engineering Management
- Information Science
- Leadership Development
- Software Engineering
- Systems Engineering
Graduate certificates from our management division are offered on a non-degree basis, though a Graduate School online certificate application is required. Students wishing to pursue a graduate degree later may apply up to 15 credits from the certificate(s). Many certificates are conveniently designed to be stacked into a master’s degrees.