Science educators are welcome to enroll in MSSE graduate online and campus science and education elective courses without admissions to the MSSE Program. Students may register for courses as non-degree graduate or continuing education graduate students.
Non-degree Graduate Status
Non-degree graduate students are those who have earned a bachelor’s degree and:
want to take graduate courses but are not yet admitted to a degree program.
have been denied regular or provisional admission;
have non-degree standing through the recommendation of the department or The Graduate School;
whose formal degree application is pending final action;
who applied too late to be admitted for the intended term.
Non-degree seeking applicants must submit the Application for Graduate Admission to The Graduate School. All applications must include a completed application, non-refundable application fee payment of $60, and an official transcript reflecting the completion of the first bachelor's degree.
Continuing Education Status
Continuing education graduate students are those who have earned a bachelor's degree and want to take graduate courses but do not plan to seek admissions to a graduate degree program.
NOTE: If taking graduate courses while in non-degree graduate or continuing education status, the courses are considered non-degree graduate credits. Upon admissions to the MSSE degree program, nine credits taken with non-degree or continuing education status may be transferred into a MSSE program of study with approval of the graduate committee.
NOTE: Enrollment in graduate courses does not imply admissions to non-degree or degree programs.