Non-Degree Areas of Study

Please allow for a minimum of 2 weeks for application processing once all materials are received. Additional time may be necessary for application review in some cases. Minimally, all Non-Degree applications require the submission of a Non-Degree application, $20 application fee and an official transcript showing your highest degree conferred. Some programs have additional materials required and will be noted using the key below:

  • (S) - Personal Statement/Statement of Goals
  • (B) - Related Program Background
  • (R) - Resume
  • (W) - Writing Sample

Chart of Areas of Study (PDF document)

Areas of Study in:

College of Arts and Sciences

Africana Studies
Art Studio (portfolio required)
Atmospheric Science
Biology (S), (B)
Chemistry (B)
Economics (B)
English (S), (W) - Application must be complete 30 days prior to the start of the semester
History (S)
Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Liberal Studies
Physics (B)
Psychology (S), (B)
Social Studies
Sociology (S), (B)
Spanish (B)
Urban & Regional Planning
Women's Studies

School of Business

Business Administration (R)

College of Computing and Information

Computer Science (B)
Information Science

School of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (S)

School of Education

Counseling Psychology (B) (S)
Curriculum/Teacher Education (S)
Education – unspecified (S)
Educational Administration (S), (R) - ALL transcripts and Include Concentration with Goals Statement
Educational Psychology
School Psychology (B)
Special Education (S)

College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Nanoscale Science & Engineering (B), (R), (S)

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy

Political Science (R), (S) - Application deadlines: Fall - August 1, Spring - December 1, Summer - May 1
Public Administration (R), (S) - ALL transcripts are required, Application deadlines: Fall - August 1, Spring - December 1, Summer - May 1 

School of Public Health

Biomedical Science (S), (B) - ALL transcripts
Biometry & Statistics (S), (B) - ALL transcripts
Environmental Health & Toxicology (S), (B) - ALL transcripts
Epidemiology (S), (B) - ALL transcripts
Health Policy & Management (S) - ALL transcripts
Public Health (S), (B) - Please include desired list of courses in Goals Statement, ALL transcripts

School of Social Welfare

Social Welfare

Computer Science (B)Information ScienceInformatics