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UConn non-degree study allows individuals who are not enrolled in a degree program to take graduate-level courses in the Department of Public Policy.

Non-Degree Registration

You can use the courses you take toward a graduate degree program in the future. A maximum of 6 credits, with an earned grade of a B- or better, can be transferred into a degree program. In order for the course to count as transfer credit, it must have been taken within six years.

All non-degree courses in the department cost:

  • Summer 2021: $825 per credit, or $2,475 for a 3-credit course.
  • Beginning Fall 2021: $900 per credit, or $2,700 for a 3-credit course.

If you have a bachelor’s degree or higher and wish to register for a course as a non-degree with the Department of Public Policy, please follow the steps below:

  • Apply for non-degree study.
    • Program Affiliation: Approved to take an online graduate certificate program course (even if it is an in-person course)
    • Program: Nonprofit Management (if taking a nonprofit course); Leadership and Public Management (if taking LPM certificate courses); Survey Research (if taking a survey research course)
    • Campus: Hartford (even if it is an online course)
  • Determine what course you are interested in taking as a non-degree student by reviewing our course schedules page (some restrictions may apply). If you need assistance, please email dpp@uconn.edu.
  • Submit the Permission Number Request Form.

Typically classes start at the following time frames:

  • Fall courses begin the last Monday in August.
  • Spring courses begin the Tuesday after Monday’s Martin Luther King Holiday.
  • Summer sessions begin early May and end late August.

For questions and more information, please email dpp@uconn.edu.