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Only one more course? Fulfill licensure needs? Taste of grad school?

There are many reasons to apply as a non-degree seeking student at the KU School of Education.  Non-degree-seeking applicants usually do not intend to work for an advanced degree at KU.  However, if a non-degree seeking student later applies for graduate admission as a regular degree-seeking student (and is admitted by the department), the total of transfer credit may not exceed 6 credit hours.  The total of transfer credits may not exceed 8 credit hours if the student holds a baccalaureate degree from KU.

For more information on your non-degree seeking student options, please visit the KU Office of Graduate Studies web site.


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10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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