Credit Non-Degree Option


Credit Non-Degree (CND) programs offer an opportunity to register for a limited number of public health courses without making a commitment to a full degree program. Applicants must select from one of the five CND options listed on the UIC admissions application. Students are encouraged to select the option which most closely represents their future area of study.  If unclear, students should select the Non-Degree Public Health option.

  • Non-Degree Public Health
  • Non-Degree Clinical and Translational Science
  • Non-Degree Healthcare Administration
  • Non-Degree Health Policy and Administration Online
  • Non-Degree Public Health Informatics

Thirteen credit hours (typically four courses) taken as a credit non-degree student may be transferred toward a degree program upon a student’s admittance as a degree candidate (with the consent of the academic division to which the student has been admitted). However, admission as a credit non-degree student does not guarantee admission to any of the degree granting programs in the School.

Credit non-degree students are accepted every semester. Students must register for at least one course in the term in which they are admitted. Students who do not enroll in at least one course in their term of admission will forfeit their admission and will need to reapply to UIC if they are interested in enrolling in the future.

For more information about admission into a Credit Non-Degree option, please visit the Admissions section of our website