Non-degree Students (coursework only)
[Maximum of four courses on either a credit or audit basis.]
You may register and attend GPS courses even if you do not intend to earn a graduate certificate or a master’s degree. Non-degree students must apply and be admitted before registering for classes. Course credits earned in the non-degree program may be used as a base toward completion of a GPS graduate certificate or master's degree program.
- A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent).
OR Minimum of four years software development experience without a bachelor’s degree or international equivalent. Students without a bachelor’s degree may not continue in the Master of Science or Master of Software Systems degree program.
- An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 meets minimum requirements, but applicants with lower GPAs will be considered based on their professional experience.
Items required to complete your application:
- Application fee of $50 (non-refundable)
- Completed GPS Online Application for Admission
- Admission essay giving your reasons for wanting to enter this program. Essays can be one to two pages (in .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf format).
- Detailed resume which includes all work experience, job description, and any programming languages used (in .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf format).
- A list of any computing-related courses not appearing on transcripts.
- Official transcript(s) from ALL universities/colleges attended bearing an institutional seal and sent directly to the Graduate Programs in Software (GPS) office by the issuing institution (even if the course work appears as transfer work on another school transcript).
Students taking courses on a credit basis must maintain a grade point average of 2.7 or better. Audited courses must be completed with a grade of “satisfactory.” Audited courses cannot be applied toward a certificate or master’s degree unless they are retaken for graduate credit. Non-degree students may take a maximum of four courses on either a credit or audit basis.
Non-degree students may not take the following:
SEIS 776, SEIS 777, SEIS 778, SEIS 790, SEIS 795