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Graduate/Professional Program Overview

IUPUC offers three graduate degree programs: The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Masters of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration. Details about each program are in sub-sections of this bulletin. IUPUC also offers life-long learning and professional development opportunities to graduate students not currently seeking an advanced level beyond their existing bachelor's degree.

Graduate Students Not Seeking Another Degree

Students who already hold  bachelor's degrees frequently want to take courses without being admitted to one of the university's degree programs. These are students who are not currently enrolled in a degree program but are working toward admission or taking classes for personal or professional enrichment with no plans to work toward a degree.

Such students must apply to the Graduate Non-Degree (GND) program. As GND students, they can take both undergraduate and graduate courses. However, many graduate courses will require GND students to obtain preregistration permission from either the instructor or the department. GND students may not accumulate more than 18 credit hours in a single subject area.

Students who are initially admitted as nondegree students, but who later wish to obtain a graduate degree, must make formal application for admission to a departmental degree program. Once admitted, the department may recommend to the dean of the Indiana University Graduate School that credit earned as a nondegree student be applied to degree requirements. Students should be aware that certain divisions specifically prohibit course work taken under nondegree status from counting toward a degree after a student has been admitted to a degree program.

The types of financial aid available to graduate students include loans and federal work study from Federal Title IV programs.