Qualified individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in science, who have a demonstrated interest in a career in research, and who wish to take courses at the graduate level without enrolling in an M.S. or Ph.D. degree program may be admitted to the GSBS as non-degree students. Such students will pay regular (per credit) tuition and will receive transcripts indicating the appropriate grades and credit for work completed. They will not be eligible for Graduate School financial aid.
Application to be a non-degree student requires submission of an application form, a statement of intention including a proposed course of study, official transcript(s), and letters of recommendation.
Completed materials must be received at least two (2) months prior to the beginning of each semester.
A non-degree student will be admitted for one year. No commitment to eventual admission to a degree program is implied by admittance as a non-degree student. Re-admission for additional periods of study as a non-degree student will be considered by the Dean and is dependent on the student maintaining a 3.0/4.0 grade point average in GSBS courses. Application for re-admission requires a written statement reviewing past performance and future goals. Non-degree students are allowed to only take GSBS courses, and may not take courses from any other UTHealth school or from any other university.