Students who do not intend to obtain an MEM Degree but are interested in some MEM coursework may take courses as a non-degree student. Non-degree status is distinct from MEM degree student status; therefore, if a student decides to become a part time or full time MEM Degree student, a separate application and application fee are required, and applicants must adhere to our standard admissions deadlines. A maximum of two courses taken as a non-degree student may be applied to the degree program if the student is admitted. Note that tuition for these courses is paid separately from any other programs a student is currently taking.
Note that our non-degree option is open to campus students only; distance courses are not available to non-degree candidates.
Non-degree students may take any course designated EGRMGMT, including the MEM Program's core courses and technical electives.
Non-degree applications should be submitted by November 1 for spring semester courses and June 15 for fall semester courses.
Non-degree Application Requirements
Non-degree applicants are required to submit all standard application requirements with the exception of the GRE:
- a bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required)*
- Statement of Purpose*
- Three recommendations*
- An application fee of $75 US, to be paid via credit card* or via check made out to Duke University
*items that can be submitted online using the online application
Again, note that non-degree students are not required to submit GRE scores.
Non-engineers who are interested in our courses may be able to apply. See our information for non-engineers.