Taking Individual Classes

Students who wish to take graduate course(s) without pursuing a graduate degree or graduate certificate may do so as a non-degree seeking student, visiting graduate student, or golden identification cardholder (for senior citizens only) by applying to the University of Maryland, Graduate School, under Non-Degree Admissions status. To find out more detailed information and how to apply under Non-Degree Admissions, simply click here

Degree code: GRAD

Once a favorable decision has been made by the Graduate School, please contact the School of Public Policy Office of Student Affairs at policy-studentaffairs@umd.edu to request permission to register for our PLCY classes.  Be sure to include your name, UID, class name and number, and the section number to request permission to register for our PLCY classes. Priority is given to our current students, however, every effort will be made to accommodate your requests.

Should you decide to apply to our degree program at a later date, you may request to include up to nine credits earned as an non-degree seeking student in your plan of study. These courses must be less than five years old at the time of graduation.