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College of Arts and Sciences

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

School of Business

School of Leadership and Education Sciences

School of Peace Studies


Non-degree seeking students:
Any interested individual holding a bachelor’s degree from an approved and accredited institution may apply through the Open Campus process to take graduate coursework on a non-degree basis. All students applying though Open Campus need approval from the appropriate Graduate Director and Dean’s Office. After the student receives approval, the student will complete the Open Campus application process, which includes submitting official transcripts of all attempted college work. Please note that the School of Business Administration restricts non-degree access to courses to students already enrolled and in good standing in graduate programs at USD or other accredited and approved institutions.

Students may take a maximum of 18 units per semester. However, typically only a maximum of 6 units may be eligible to apply to a USD graduate degree. Some, but not all, departments will consider allowing a student to take courses through Open Campus while completing the program application process. Admission and enrollment as an Open Campus student does not obligate the department to admit an otherwise unqualified applicant. Financial aid is not available to Open Campus non-degree students. 

The Open Campus program is offered through the division of Professional and Continuing Education at USD. Please find their website here.

Readmit Application: Please use this application if you were enrolled in a graduate program but did not complete the degree. Readmit Application (PDF 82 KB)