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Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who hold a baccalaureate degree but do not wish to earn a graduate degree at Columbia College may enroll in graduate courses as non-degree seeking students. Non-degree seeking students in the MBA, MSCJ, and MAMS programs may complete a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours of graduate-level coursework. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. Non-degree application requirements vary among programs.

MAT Non-Degree

Those applying as Non-Degree Seeking students must submit a completed and signed application for graduate admission, accompanied by a non-refundable $55 application fee, an official transcript from either the institution granting their bachelor's degree or the institution granting their graduate-level education degree, proof of teacher certification, and a notarized affidavit of moral characterPDF document icon. Individuals who already have a master's degree are not subject to the 12-hour limit.

MSCJ Non-Degree

Non-Degree Seeking students must submit a completed and signed application for graduate admission, accompanied by a non-refundable $55 application fee, and submit a transcript from all degree granting institutions.

MBA Non-Degree

Non-Degree Seeking students must complete steps 1-4 of the application for admission for a First-time Graduate Student, complete all prerequisite coursework and present a minimum 3.0 undergraduate cumulative grade point average.

MAMS Non-Degree

Non-Degree Seeking students must submit a completed and signed application for graduate admission, accompanied by a non-refundable $55 application fee, and submit a transcript from all degree granting institutions.

MEd Non-Degree

Those applying as a Non-Degree Seeking students must submit a completed and signed application for graduate admission, accompanied by a non-refundable $55 application fee, an official transcript from either the institution granting their bachelor's degree or the institution granting their graduate-level education degree, and proof of teacher certification. Individuals who already have a master's degree are not subject to the 12-hour limit. Non-degree seeking applicants do not need to submit a personal goal statement as part of their application, although their resume must demonstrate the required amount of teaching experience.