Learning, on Your Terms
The thirst for knowledge can still be satisfied even after graduation. You may be looking to further your professional ability, advance in the skills you know, or simply learn something new. However, you’re not looking to commit yourself to a graduate degree that you don’t necessarily want. Here at UNMC, we offer flexibility in non-degree graduate courses for precisely those people.
Interested students should go over the following points and look at the deadlines before enrolling.
Registration Conditions and Information
- Students should follow the instructions found on the admissions page.
- Be up-to-date with student immunization policies as well as assigned Compliance Training Requirements.
- Enrollment in courses is subject to approval by the instructor and Dean for Graduate Studies. If there’s limited space in a class, preference will be given to students who are working toward a degree and have full graduate standing.
- Re-admittance for additional semesters is required. This includes the completion of a new application and also depends on the student maintaining the same academic standards as those working toward graduate degrees.
Deadlines for Application
|Admit Term||Application Opens||Application Closes|
|Spring||Nov. 1||Jan. 1|
|Summer||March 1||May 1|
|Fall||July 28||Aug. 15|
If you take a few non-degree courses and decide that you actually do want to pursue a degree, you can change your standing to full graduate. To do this, you’ll need to submit a complete application to Graduate Studies as a degree-seeking student. You’ll also need to be admitted into an appropriate program by the Dean for Graduate Studies.
Applicable credits you earn in non-degree courses can be used to cover graduate degree requirements, but must be approved by the Graduate Committee, the Supervisory Committee, and the Dean for Graduate Studies. Keep in mind, no more than a third of graduate degree coursework can be taken as a non-degree student.
The Graduate Non-Degree program is for those taking 800/900-level courses. If you're interested in a Masters of Science in Nursing or Masters of Public Health degree, you must go through a different application process for their non-degree programs. If you’re looking at courses under an 800-level, please contact the departments that offer them.