Graduate Groups

The following graduate groups have expressed interest in well-qualified non-traditional graduate students. The degree of interest and flexibility varies from group to group.

  • American Civilization
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Art & Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (certain programs)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Communications (Annenberg School for)
  • Comparative Literature and Literary Theory
  • Conflict Analysis and Peace Research
  • Demography
  • East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • English
  • Folklore and Folklife
  • Geology
  • Genetics
  • Germanic Languages and Literature
  • History
  • History of Art
  • History & Sociology of Science
  • Immunology
  • International Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Regional Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages (including Italian Studies)
  • Slavic Languages
  • Sociology
  • South Asia Regional Studies

Professional Schools

The following professional schools have also expressed interest in well-qualified, non-traditional graduate students:

  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work

The following departments and schools do not generally allow part-time graduate study in their programs through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies:

  • Business (M.B.A. courses)
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Music

Please Note

In all cases, final authority to determine a student’s eligibility for graduate study and/or degree study rests with the graduate group, not with the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. Permission to enroll in graduate courses does not constitute admission into a graduate program nor are the credits earned necessarily transferable towards a graduate degree. No student can acquire a right to a degree merely by attending lectures, passing examinations, and complying formally with prescribed regulations. The student's graduate group has the right to establish additional requirements and to refuse to examine any student who is not qualified according to its standards.



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