Other Graduate Opportunities

UNT offers a variety of ways to further your academic and professional success. You can expand your skill set with options like earning a second bachelor’s degree, taking non-degree courses or completing Graduate Academic Certificates.

Make sure to reference the traditional admissions page for more information regarding application priority dates, transcript submission and other topics. You will still be required to send transcripts from all colleges attended to the graduate admissions office.

Second Bachelor's Degree

Second Bachelor’s applicants should submit an application through ApplyTexas.org. Select the Undergraduate Transfer application and respond “yes” to questions asking if you are seeking a Second Bachelor’s Degree. Priority dates and transcript submission requirements for a second bachelor’s degree programs follow those listed on the traditional admissions page. If you have questions about whether a second bachelor's is the right path for you, please connect with our graduate admissions counselor to discuss all program options.

Upon admission to a second bachelor’s degree program, you should contact the undergraduate advising office in the college you wish to enroll for information on course transfer and completion requirements.

Graduate Non-Degree Seeking

Apply online as a non-degree student to take courses for a variety of reasons other than degree completion such as: improving your knowledge, earning prerequisites for admission to a degree program or other purposes.

Graduate non-degree seeking students that meet UNT GPA requirements are eligible to take undergraduate and graduate courses, but may need department approval before enrolling.

A maximum of 12 semester hours earned prior to admission to a degree program may be counted toward degree requirements and may vary by program. Successful completion of graduate courses by non-degree or certification-only students does not obligate the university to grant admission to a degree program at a later date.

Priority dates and transcript submission requirements for non-degree seeking students follow those listed on the traditional admissions page.

As a non-degree seeking student, you may not be eligible for financial aid. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships for more details.

Teacher’s Certification

Check out the College of Education for details about various certification options. Apply online and follow the application steps on the traditional admissions page.

Graduate Academic Certificate

Enhance your existing bachelor’s or graduate degree with a Graduate Academic Certificate and gain a competitive edge in your professional community. Courses can be taken for graduate credit at the post-baccalaureate and post-master's levels. Apply online and follow the application steps in the traditional admissions page.

Graduate Academic Certificates do not substitute for existing master's or doctoral programs or duplicate such existing programs. Completed Graduate Academic Certificates are listed on students' official transcripts.

If you are already enrolled in a degree program and are looking for information on concurrent admission, please read the section below.

For more information on certificates, see our gainful employment certificate disclosures.

Concurrent Admission: Degree and Graduate Academic Certificate Program

Concurrent programs are defined as programs (degrees, Graduate Academic Certificates or teacher certification) that a student is pursuing simultaneously.

Admission to a degree program does not imply admission to a Graduate Academic Certificate program. Students who have not completed an application specifically for the Graduate Academic Certificate must complete the Application for Concurrent Graduate Academic Certificate Programs (in addition to the Certificate Verification form completed by the department) for each certificate sought. The following notes apply:

  • The application can be used by either domestic or international students.
  • The application does not require an admission fee.
  • The application is valid for admission to a Graduate Academic Certificate only and cannot be used to seek admission to a second degree program (i.e. master’s or doctoral programs).
  • The application should be sent to the Graduate School and should not be sent to International Admissions, even for international students.
  • The  Application for Concurrent Graduate Academic Certificate Programs must be submitted before the department completes the Certificate Verification form.

Tips for Students Admitted to a Graduate Academic Certificate

  • Admission to a degree program does not imply admission to a Graduate Academic Certificate.
  • Always contact the director of the individual graduate academic certificate for specific requirements for admission to the program. A few of the Graduate Academic Certificates do require an admission test score.
  • At the beginning of your last semester of coursework for the Graduate Academic Certificate, the student must contact the certificate director so a verification form can be submitted by the department.
  • All coursework used toward a Graduate Academic Certificate must be taken at UNT.
  • The Graduate Academic Certificate can be awarded no later than 4 years from the date of the first course.

If you intend to seek a Master's or Doctoral degree in addition to a Graduate Academic Certificate or teacher certificate, you will need to apply separately for each program you intend to pursue. Contact the departmental office for additional information on admission deadlines and departmental admission materials.

UNT/ UNT Dallas Affiliation Program

Students wishing to take supporting courses outside their home institution at either UNT or UNT Dallas will participate in the affiliate program between the two locations. This program allows eligible degree seeking students enrolled at UNT or UNT Dallas to enroll, as a transient non-degree seeking student, at the partner (affiliate) institution to take supporting courses for their degree program.

Information for UNT Dallas students:

If you're a UNT Dallas student wishing to enroll in a course at UNT in Denton you must fill out this form and return it to the Toulouse Graduate School admissions office. In order to file the form you must be a current UNT Dallas student enrolled in a UNT Dallas master's degree program. You will be applying to UNT in Denton for admission as a Graduate Non-Degree Student. The course(s) taken at UNT in Denton can be used as a transfer course(s) toward your degree program at UNT Dallas, assuming a passing grade was earned. These transferred courses are subject to the use of transfer credit guidelines outlined in your home institution's university catalog. It is recommended that you consult with your academic advisor prior to enrolling in any course you intend to transfer back to your home institution.


Students must be in good academic standing to submit a request for admission under the UNT/UNT Dallas Affiliate Program. Students on academic probation/suspension may not request admission to additional programs.

Information for UNT Students:

If you're a current student at UNT in Denton, please see this page to view admission requirements to UNT Dallas.

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