We are excited that you are considering taking a course through our Non-Degree Program. A variety of morning, afternoon, evening and special schedule classes are available to help accommodate students’ personal and professional time commitments.
The Non-Degree Program enables you to register for graduate social work courses as a non-matriculated student. The program is ideal for:
- Enrolling in courses to lighten your course load before applying to the MSW program
- Helping to make a career decision about social work
- Identifying career development courses for human service professionals
- Individuals must have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Students may take courses during the Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter Intersession.
- A maximum of 6 credits may be taken each semester, except during winter intersession, not to exceed a total of 15 credits.
- Registration is on a space-available basis.
- 3-credit courses meet weekly for 2.5 hours for the entire 14 week semester or by special schedule.
- Non-Degree status does not constitute, guarantee, or imply admission or readmission into any program at UConn.
Transfer of Non-Degree Credits to MSW Program
- All grades earned of B- or higher will be transferred to the student’s graduate record in their last semester.
- A maximum of 15 credits can be transferred to your graduate record, no exceptions made.
- Credits for courses are only valid for 6 years from the intended date of graduation. Students should plan accordingly taking the 6 year limit into consideration.
Non-Degree Program Academic Policy
Effective Fall 2017, to continue studying at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, a non-degree student must maintain a “B” average in courses taken at the School. If, after attempted 6 credits, or having been enrolled in two consecutive semesters, the student has not maintained a “B” average or better (i.e., a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better) permission to continue as a non-degree student at the UConn School of Social Work will be suspended.
View Course Schedule and Search for Classes
Visit the Calendars and Schedules website to view class schedules. Non-Degree courses are indicated with a "ND" in the ND column of the schedule.
The Student Administration System allows guest users to search for courses at the University of Connecticut. To view MSW courses available to Non-Degree students, you will want to navigate to the homepage, click "Guests," enter desired Semester/Year, Graduate for Academic Level, Hartford for Campus and for Subject, any of the below can be entered. Courses with Non-Degree seats reserved will read in the Capacity Available column that a number is reserved for "STEP Students."
- SW: Basics
- SW: Direct Service Elective
- SW: Human Behavior Elective
- SW: Social Work Elective