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) - Application deadlines: Fall - August 1, Spring - December 1, Summer - May 1

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