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MPH Courses for Non-degree Students

Nonmatriculated part-time study in the MPH program is available with the course instructor’s permission. Nonmatriculated part-time students are individuals who attend classes and participate fully in a course; complete assignments, papers, or examinations; and receive a transcript attesting to completion of the course, credit hours, and a grade. A nonmatriculated student is limited to no more than three course credits per term and a maximum of four course credits total if taking courses for credit. All course requirements will be completed by the end of the term. Exceptions must be negotiated with the course instructor. Note: Courses in the Executive MPH Program are not open to nonmatriculated part-time study.

Part-time nonmatriculated students pay tuition on a per-course basis. In the event a nonmatriculated student is accepted to and enrolls in a degree program at the Yale School of Public Health, the student is permitted to apply the maximum four courses toward the degree. However, there will be no modification in tuition. Taking YSPH courses as a nonmatriculated student does not guarantee acceptance into any program at the Yale School of Public Health.

Yale affiliates participating in Yale fellowship programs may request an exception to the four course maximum policy for nonmatriculated students on a case-by-case basis if they have a prior MPH. Those who are granted an exception to the policy and then subsequently decide to apply and are admitted to a degree program at YSPH may still only apply for four courses from their nondegree study toward the MPH degree.

To find courses of interest at the School of Public Health, visit Yale Course Search and select the appropriate term as well as “Public Health” from the School dropdown, to view course offerings for that particular term.

Finally, please note that students enrolled in degrees program will take priority over non-degree students should the demand for a course lead to restrictions on enrollment.

Questions? Email with any questions about non-degree study at the Yale School of Public Health.

rev. April 2022