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Why enroll as a non-degree seeking student?

At UF, we understand that committing to a graduate program is a significant investment of your finances and time. That’s one of the reasons why we offer the ability to take single courses as a non-degree seeking student. This option enables you to explore a particular subject, or the online distance learning experience with UF, before committing to the full graduate certificate or master’s degree program.

How many credits are available?

You may take up to 6 credits (two courses) as a non-degree seeking student prior to being admitted to either the graduate certificate or master’s degree program. A new non-degree application is required for each new term, but there is no application fee for non-degree seeking students.

Non-degree seeking students can enroll in whatever courses they would like, with the exception of courses that require a prerequisite.

To transfer up to 6 credits to the master’s degree or graduate certificate in entomology and nematology, you must be admitted into either graduate program and earn a grade of “B” or higher in the course(s). Being a non-degree seeking student does NOT guarantee acceptance into the master’s degree or graduate certificate programs.

If after taking a few courses as a non-degree seeking student or earning a graduate certificate, you decide that you would like to apply for a master of science degree (online, non-thesis), please contact the Graduate Coordinator. You will need to apply to the Office of Admissions, following these instructions.

What are the admission requirements?

  • A bachelor’s degree in science from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada


All students enrolled in the University of Florida’s online entomology and nematology graduate program pay the same tuition, regardless of location.

Tuition is $524.67 per credit hour.

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