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Nondegree Seeking Grad - A 
Program Description

IMPORTANT: This program is part of Arizona Online and may have special fees, enrollment procedures, and/or eligibility restrictions.  Please be sure you are familiar with any unique instructions provided by Arizona Online or by the academic department offering classes you are interested in.

This Online Non-Degree Seeking subplan A is intended for those planning to take classes in any of the following programs:

  • Eller College of Management
    • Accounting MS
    • Business Administration OMBA
    • Cybersecurity MS
    • Management Information Systems MS
    • Master in Healthcare Management MS
  • College of Engineering
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering MS
    • Engineering Management MS
    • Industrial Engineering MS
    • Engineering ME - Innovation, Sustainability & Entrepreneurship
    • Material Science and Engineering MS
    • Mechanical Engineering MS
    • Engineering ME - Mining, Geological & Geophysical Engineering
    • Systems Engineering MS
    • Science
  • Colllege of Nursing
    • Nursing DNP - Nurse Anesthesia
  • College of Optical Sciences
    • Optical Sciences MS
    • Photonic Communications Engineering MS

If you are NOT planning to take classes in any of the above programs, please refer to the Non-Degree Seeking subplan B.

If you are unsure of the correct choice or have questions about enrolling in an online program as a Non-Degree Seeking Student, please contact our Arizona Online Graduate Enrollment Counselor .

Non-Degree students are eligible to enroll in graduate-level courses.  However, before you begin an Online Graduate Non-Degree seeking application, it is advisable that you also contact the department(s) offering your courses of interest to ensure that:

1.  Their courses are available to Non-Degree students.

2.  Their courses are available on the desired Online campus.

3.  You apply to the correct campus. 

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Graduate College -

Please visit our main website for more information about the UA Graduate College.

Graduate College/GIDP  
Campus where offered
UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Elise Bowler
Graduate Program Coordinator
Elise Bowler
Director of Graduate Studies
Elise Bowler
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Elise Bowler
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Non-Degree seeking applicants must have been awarded a U.S. Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university/college to meet minimum admissions requirements.  Applicants whose education was completed outside of the U.S. must hold a final degree awarded from a comparable institute of higher education as evaluated under the University of Arizona Graduate College policies.   See International Graduate Admissions Requirements for more information. 

International students applying for Non-Degree status must be prepared to provide documentation of their visa status and their English language proficiency.  Visas are not provided by the Graduate College for Non-Degree seeking students.

Questions?  Please contact Graduate College Admissions:

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Financial Aid

Please consult the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Admissions Deadlines

The Graduate College requests that all applications and fees for Non-Degree status be submitted no later than one week before classes begin to avoid unexpected delays and late registration penalties assessed by the Bursar's Office.

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Up to 12 units of graduate credit earned in Non-Degree status and/or transferred from other institutions may be used towards an advanced degree once a student obtains regular admission to a degree program. 

Up to 6 units of graduate credit earned in Non-Degree status and/or transferred from other institutions may be used towards a graduate certificate once a student obtains regular admission to a certificate program. 

Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate seeking program in order to be eligible to be awarded a graduate degree or certificate.  Students in Non-Degree status are not eligible to be awarded graduate degrees or certificates.

Minor Requirements

No minor is offered as a non-degree option.

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Last revised 13 Jun 2018