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Non-Degree Graduate Program


Non-degree graduate study is available at the discretion of each of the graduate programs.  Enrollment is on a part-time, non-matriculated basis. 


Students registered for non-degree study are allowed to take up to 12 graduate credits* (varies by program).  Once this non-degree credit limit is reached, students are encouraged to apply to the regular, degree-seeking program.  Students who successfully complete courses under the non-degree program may receive as many as 12 graduate degree credits.  To exercise this option, student must seek the credits within five years of taking the courses.  In addition, they must apply and gain admission to a graduate degree program appropriate to the courses completed.  Students must maintain a B average or better in their coursework. 

  • A bachelor's degree and undergraduate transcripts are REQUIRED. 

  • Letters of recommendation and GRE scores are NOT REQUIRED.

  • In the Online Schedule of Classes, only courses designated as "AVAILABLE FOR NM STUDENTS" are available to non-degree students. Such students must obtain departmental approval to register for courses designated with "NM STU NEED INST OR PROG DIR APPV". Courses with neither notation are NOT open to non-degree enrollment.

  • Non-degree enrollment (master's level only) is not available in all subject areas. Please see the Online Schedule of Classes.


Non-degree Application and Registration Instructions

  1. Apply online and indicate that you are applying for the Non-degree Program.

  2. Once you have submitted the application and have been admitted, you may register for classes.  However, please first access the Online Schedule of Classes to determine if courses still have space availability (if open or closed).

  3. Register for courses by completing the Non-degree Registration/Approval FormForm must be approved by your Program Director or by the Graduate School-Newark Dean's Office before submitting to Office of Admissions. 

    Term bills may be paid online at   one day following registration.


* Registration for non-degree coursework beyond 12 credits will be at the discretion of the academic department and the Office of the Dean of the Graduate SchoolNewark.  These students are required to submit undergraduate transcripts with their application.  Unofficial copies are acceptable.  (Add transcript requirement to non-degree application).


Graduate Programs

Visit: 185 University Avenue

John Cotton Dana Library. Suite 306

Newark, New Jersey 07102

Phone: (973) 353-5834


Rutgers Graduate SchoolNewark
Office of the Dean

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