Graduate Non-degree Option
Non-degree status allows students who have an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution to take graduate level courses within the School of urban affairs. Non-degree students are required to meet all course prerequisites. Students may attempt up to 16 credit hours with non-degree status for College of Urban Affairs graduate programs.
All courses taken with non-degree status require departmental consent. Newly admitted non-degree students must meet with the Graduate Programs Coordinator in order to enroll. Non-degree students are restricted to certain required core courses toward their intended degree program. These specific courses will be communicated to all non-degree students by the Graduate Programs Coordinator.
In order to be considered for degree-seeking admission, non-degree students must earn a minimum “B” grade in each attempted course, as well a minimum 3.00 cumulative graduate GPA. If a student earns less than “B” in any course, the course must be repeated. There will be one permitted repeat attempt of a course. Applicants to a degree-seeking program must submit all required admission application materials required by the intended program of study. Additional regulations regarding non-degree status are listed in the Graduate Catalog.
Taking courses as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to a graduate program.
All non-degree students must complete a quantitative assessment in order to determine placement into either UST 504 or UST 601.