Graduate Non-Degree Studies
Interested in taking a graduate-level class, but not yet ready to commit to a degree program? The graduate non-degree studies option for visiting students might be the perfect fit for you. In the program, you have the opportunity to take comprehensive, graduate-level courses at the Schar School of Policy and Government, without formally pursuing a degree.
To be eligible for non-degree graduate course work, candidates must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree. International students on F-1 or J-1 visas are not eligible to enroll in non-degree coursework. Test scores are not required for consideration; however, non-degree students who later choose to change their status and apply for formal degree consideration will need to check whether their program has test score or other requirements.
If you are currently a Schar School non-degree student and wish to enter a formal degree program, you will need to reapply for admission using the Application for Graduate Study and submit required credentials. If admitted into a degree program, a maximum of four classes taken as a non-degree student may be applied towards your master’s degree program.
Learn more about non-degree studies application requirements and how to apply.