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This Blog is a collection of messages we have sent in response to inquiries on a number of issues, as well as selections from announcements and other resources. It constitutes a FAQ page for many elements of the Graduate Program in History at Loyola University Chicago. If you have any questions, first carefully consult the web site for the program. Then, look and search these posts (via site search and labels). If you still have questions about details, first contact the Graduate Program Secretary, Lillian Hardison ( If you have particular questions about the Public History program, contact Professor Ted Karamanski ( All best!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Non-Degree Status

You can also apply to our graduate program as a non-degree student.  As a non-degree student, a person can take up to 3 classes.  NO more.  You can  then apply these classes to their degree program, if you do apply and get admitted into the program at a later date.  The non-degree option is something that students may want to do as a way to test the waters and see if they really want to do a MA degree (or Ph.D.).  You would also be able to write a paper that they could use as a writing sample for a degree application.  If you don't have any history credits, they will have to take three more courses somewhere else.  If a student is admitted as a non-degree student, we admit them last and after registration has already started.  That way, you only take classes that are still open and don't take spaces from students who are in the program.

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