Admission Process for Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students

Students who wish to take graduate level courses for personal or professional development, and do not wish to pursue a master’s degree, may do so by seeking admission as a non-degree seeking student.

Non-degree seeking students are allowed to take a maximum of 9 graduate credit hours. The only exceptions are students who have been approved to take courses that are required for the DESE Temporary Authorization Certificate (TAC), or add-on certification in Gifted Education or Special Reading. These students may be granted access up to 18 hours of credit.

Completion of a bachelor’s degree is necessary in order to take graduate level classes. For admission consideration as a non-degree seeking student, please complete the below steps:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Pay a non-refundable $25 application fee.
  3. Submit official transcripts of all college work sent by the issuing institutions. Student copies will not be accepted.

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid through Drury University.

Taking graduate level coursework as a non-degree seeking student at Drury University in no way guarantees admission as a degree seeking student.

Non-degree seeking students who desire to pursue a graduate degree must meet all admission requirements as set forth in the graduate catalog.