Classification of Graduate Students

  1. Degree-seeking Graduate Students. A degree-seeking graduate student may be admitted to a program that awards a master’s or doctoral degree.
  2. Non-degree-seeking Graduate Students. Purdue provides a variety of educational opportunities for students who wish to acquire knowledge and training beyond the baccalaureate degree, but do not wish to enter an advanced degree program. Non-degree-seeking students who have been admitted to graduate study must have the prerequisites or background and experience needed for any course in which they seek to enroll. They may be required to secure consent from each of the departments in which they desire to register for courses. Consultation and/or registration approval by the course instructor may be required.