Non-degree study at Rockefeller College allows individuals to take public administration or political science graduate courses without being enrolled in a degree program. Successful applicants can take up to 12 credits (three courses) over a period of two years. Non-degree students may subsequently apply to the master’s, doctoral, or certificate program and, if admitted, have the coursework they successfully completed as a non-degree student applied towards the requirements of the degree.
Applying as a non-degree student may be beneficial for:
Mid-career professionals who are looking for additional professional development opportunities,
Prospective master’s or doctoral students who want to experience the graduate learning environment at Rockefeller College,
Individuals interested in lifelong learning who are looking for classes in public affairs and politics,
University employees using their union tuition waivers, and
Students who missed the program application deadline.
Application requirements and deadlines vary by department and can be found on each department’s respective admissions page: