Non-Degree Graduate Studies

For non-degree admission to graduate education programs for those interested in professional development, certification renewal, or an endorsement to an existing certificate, students must be admitted to graduate study as a non-degree student. For non-degree admission to the College of Graduate Studies, the applicant must:

  1. Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Possess or be eligible for certification as prescribed by the specific program.
  3. Present a cumulative 2.5 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.

Note: Initial certification in non-teaching fields such as Counselor Education and Instructional Technology require completion of the master's degree; Educational Leadership and School Psychology require completion of the education specialist's degree. Initial certification in Counselor Education and School Psychology cannot be completed as non-degree study. To pursue certification in Educational Leadership or Instructional Technology as a non-degree student, refer to the program pages in this catalog.