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Graduate Non-matriculated (GNM) and Non-matriculated (NM) Status


Both Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) and Non-matriculated (NM) status allow students to enroll in graduate courses without first being admitted to a degree program.

In the Department of Health Services:
  • Programs grant GNM status and allow GNM/NM course registration on a case-by-case basis. Not all courses are eligible.
  • Acceptance as a GNM/NM student does not guarantee priority for later acceptance into a degree program.
  • CPMM and CHL program students should contact the MHA program office directly for information about registration.

Registering for Courses:
(for GNM/NM students not in CPMM or CHL)


Both forms below must be completed. GNM students must apply for GNM status before registering.

Differences Between GNM and NM:

  • Credits earned as GNM may be transferable if a student is later admitted into a graduate degree program.
  • Credits earned as NM are generally not transferable to a graduate degree program.
  • GNM application requires that official transcripts be submitted for previous degrees.
  • NM requires no formal application. Just follow the process for registering for courses.

GNM Application Deadlines:
  • AUT: 9/1
  • WIN: 12/1
  • SPR: 3/1
  • SUM: 5/1
Frequently Asked Questions
Applying for GNM Status:
(Students not enrolled in an organized program such as CPMM or CHL, should speak with a program coordinator to assess their particular course interests and the likelihood of admission before proceeding.)
Select the most appropriate program for the courses you'd like to take:
  • Health Services - General MPH Programs and GNM:
    (For in-residence courses with the HSERV prefix)
  • Health Services Administration - In Residence (Day) Program (MHA)
    (For in-residence courses with the HSMGMT prefix)
  • Health Services Administration - Executive Program (MHA)
    (For executive courses with the HSMGMT prefix)
  • Health Services - Executive MPH Degree Program
    (For distance/partial-distance courses offered by the eMPH Program)