MAT Non-Degree Admission Requirements
Before applying for Non-Degree admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, please read the information below to ensure that you are qualified to apply. Please contact the Teacher Education Graduate program office at 303- 556-6228 if you have questions concerning non-degree admission.
Enrollment as a non-degree seeking student is limited to the following categories:
1. Individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited institution and whose cumulative undergraduate GPA, or whose GPA from the last 60 hours completed, is 3.0 or higher will be considered on a space available basis.
2. Individuals who are currently admitted to a graduate program at another regionally accredited institution who wish to take a limited number of classes at Metropolitan State University of Denver will be considered on a space available basis.
Applicants in the above categories must submit the following:
- An Official Application to Metropolitan State University of Denver and a $50 application fee,
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended,
- Current detailed resume,
- For category 2 above, proof of admission to a graduate program.
Important Information for Non-Degree Seeking Students:
- Graduate tuition applies for all graduate courses taken as a non-degree student. Information about tuition rates is available on MSU Denver’s web site.
- Students admitted as non-degree seeking are not eligible for graduate level financial aid.
- Students are held responsible, both academically and financially, for any class in which they enroll. Failure to withdraw from any class, regardless of attendance, results in a grade of “F”. Students remain liable for tuition and fees.
- All grading policies for degree-seeking students also apply to non-degree seeking students.
- Students who were previously enrolled in, or who have previously been denied admission to, the graduate degree program in the MAT at MSU Denver are not eligible for non-degree status.
- Non-degree seeking students are limited to taking a maximum of 9 credit hours in total. Registration holds will be placed on non-degree seeking students’ accounts each term to facilitate monitoring of total credit hours.
- Non-degree seeking students can change their status by fully complying with the degree-seeking admission requirements.
Non-Degree Enrollment Procedures
- The MAT program specialist determines an applicant's eligibility to take graduate courses once all application materials have been received. Incomplete or late applications are not processed.
- Eligible applicants are admitted to a course on a space available basis only as long as any prerequisites have been met or with permission of the program specialist and/or the instructor. Priority is given to degree-seeking students of the MAT program.