Non-Degree Students

Keeping Up Your Skills

Attending classes as a non-degree student is an option for those who would like to learn more about specialized areas of public health without applying to a formal degree or certificate program.

Non-Degree Program: 

- Students can take courses up to 16 credits total

- Courses (a maximum of 16 credits are allowed for the entire program) successfully completed as a non-degree/certificate student may count toward an SPH degree once admission to a degree-seeking program has been granted, if:

  • A grade of C or higher or Pass has been earned in any course that has been completed within the last 5 years, and
  • The course is approved by the student’s advisory committee (advisor should write memo documenting approval for the student file).

***Admission into the Non-Degree/Certificate program does not guarantee admissions into a degree-seeking program. ***

For ALL applicants:

1        Online Application: SOPHAS EXPRESS

2        Application Fee $50

3        Supporting Documents to be submitted

  • Reference Letter
  • Official Transcript

 Program Deadlines

International Non-Degree Applicants

For students with international transcripts:

  • Foreign transcripts must be evaluated through World Education Services (WES) ONLY. A course-by-course transcript ICAP evaluation is required
  • TOEFL scores (within last two years)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Paper-based: 565
  • Computer-based: 225
  • Internet-based: 86

We recommend that international applicants who hold F-1 visas contact the Office of International Affairs to verify eligibility for enrollment as a non-degree seeking student.

NOTE: UTSPH does not sponsor student visas for international non-degree applicants (Please e-mail to verify visas that are eligible for the Non-Degree program)

For Additional Assistance
For further assistance with the application process and information, please contact