Individuals who have a baccalaureate or higher degree and wish to attend graduate school for professional and/or personal enrichment without seeking an additional degree may apply as a non-degree seeking student.
On the application, in the Campus and Program section, select your area of interest then select “Non Degree” as your Enrollment Objective and also “Non Degree” as your Educational goal.
TWELVE CREDIT HOUR RULE
No more than 12 credit hours earned as a non-degree seeking student may be applied to a graduate degree if the student is later admitted as a regular degree-seeking student. If an applicant for the regular degree program is approved during the semester in which the applicant is enrolled for the twelfth credit hour as a non-degree seeking student, all credits completed prior to and during the semester are eligible for inclusion in the plan of study. However, the courses must be appropriate for the degree and be acceptable to the department, the Executive Dean, and the Graduate School. Students who fail to gain admission as degree-seeking students in a timely fashion may lose credits already earned.
Any course in which a student receives lower than a “B” may not be included in a plan of study if earned while in non-degree or post-baccalaureate status.