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 a 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 a master’s degree or graduate certificate in entomology, you must be admitted into either a 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 (or international equivalent)
  • An upper-division undergraduate GPA of 2.0 or higher


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.

Learn More About the Program

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