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Students with a completed Bachelor’s degree who have demonstrated academic competence and wish to take an upcoming graduate-level course in GIST may apply as a non-degree seeking (NDS) student.

Please note undergraduate prerequisite course completion is typically necessary to succeed in graduate-level coursework. If you intend to enroll in coursework via NDS status for non-graduate study pursuits and personal interests, please specify what courses you would like to complete in the department in the personal statement.

Not all courses may be open to NDS students; please contact our graduate academic advisor before applying. KU’s Graduate Studies page on How to Apply is a resource for application-related logistical questions.


Applications are accepted per the following deadlines:

Spring semester- December 20

Summer semester - May 4

Fall Semester - July 20

All applicants must submit:

1. An online application submitted to Graduate Studies along with KU's graduate application fee ($30).

2. Proof of bachelor's degree (official transcript)

3. Proof of English proficiency if non-native English speaker

4. Statement of interest (300-500 words) explaining academic and career objectives

  • Transcripts should be sent electronically to graduateadm@ku.edu or mailed to Graduate Admissions, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Strong Hall 313, Lawrence KS 66045


Jasmine Brown

Graduate Academic Advisor

Bailey Hall 310, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045-7574

Phone: (785) 864-1548 | Email: jsbrown@ku.edu

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