Graduate Non-Degree-Seeking Student Status

Students in the Spencer Museum of Art

The Kress Foundation Department of Art History accepts applications for graduate non-degree-seeking student status. This option works best for those who are interested in taking graduate-level History of Art courses without the commitment of having to complete an M.A. or Ph.D.


Non-degree-seeking applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and applicants are welcome to apply for fall or spring entry. Graduate-level courses are rarely offered during the summer term.

Applicants interested in applying for graduate non-degree-seeking status must identify the course(s) in which they wish to enroll prior to completing the online application. Permission to enroll in a graduate-level History of Art course must be granted by the instructor of the course.

  1. A completed online graduate application
  2. Official transcripts, or copies of official transcripts, of all post-secondary education

To be considered for admission, an applicant must hold a bachelor's degree. The Office of Graduate Studies requires applicants, international or domestic, whose native language is not English to demonstrate English proficiency. Please review Graduate Admissions' English proficiency requirements for additional information.

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