Non-degree Seeking Student


If you are looking for more formal training in Survey Methodology you can take courses as an Non-degree Seeking Student (formerly known as Advanced Special Students).

Students that want to take particular courses but are not seeking a degree must be accepted as Non-degree Seeking Students in the University of Maryland Graduate School.

Application Process

When applying for a JPSM Graduate Certificate program, be sure to read the following information and to complete the steps in order.

  1. Read the "Unofficial Guide to Hacking the Graduate School Application Process", found here.
  2. Apply to the University of Maryland Graduate School using the process laid out by the previous document.


1 Credit

3 Credits




Online Course Fee/academic  semester 



Application Fee (One time)







Note: These amounts are subject to change as per University of Maryland policies.