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Visiting Graduate Students

If you’d like to take just one graduate class or if you are considering in enrolling in a graduate program and would like to try it out before enrolling, consider being a Visiting Graduate Student, otherwise known as a non-matriculated student. Several programs allow students to take graduate-level courses or earn credits in certificate programs prior to formally applying.

Application Instructions:

  1. Create your application account
  2. Submit your official transcript (except for the Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions who will accept unofficial transcripts.)
  3. Submit $60 application fee (waived for fall 2019 semester)
  4. Choose a term to begin your class

Visiting graduate students are not eligible for any tuition or financial aid support. Students may complete a maximum of 6-9 credit hours prior to becoming a fully matriculated student.

College of Arts and Sciences

To request permission for non-matriculated status contact the graduate program director for approval.  Click here for contact information.

  • Send your official transcript with degree posted to: Office of Graduate Admission, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or electronically to gradadmis@fairfield.edu.

Dolan School of Business

Contact the Dean's office at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2843 to schedule an appointment with Fr. Gregory Konz, SJ, interim assistant dean of graduate programs, Dolan School of Business or E-mail: gkonz@fairfield.edu. Bring your official transcript with you to the appointment. Non-matriculated status is not available for the MSA program or any graduate accounting or tax classes except for AC 400 and AC 500.

Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions

The following classes in the College of Arts and Sciences can be taken by visiting students:

Counseling
CN 446 Spirituality and Counseling
CN 447 Lifespan Human Development
CN 465 Introduction of Substance Abuse & Addictions
CN 500 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
CN 525 Spirituality and Wellness
CN 553 Counseling and Relationship Skills

 

Education
ED 405 Contexts of Education in the Primary Grades
ED 429 Philosophical Foundations of Education
ED 441 Teaching & Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education
ED 459 Developmental Reading in the Secondary School
ED 512 Contemporary Schooling in Society
ED 522 Learning and the Child’s Experience
ED 523 Global and Socio-cultural Perspectives on Learning and Development
ED 530 Assessment & Differentiated Instruction

 

English
EN 405 Literature for Young Adults
EN 411 Teaching Writing in the 3-12 Classroom
EN 417 Teaching & Learning Grammar

 

Marriage & Family Therapy
FT 433 Multicultural Issues in Counseling
FT 447 Lifespan Human Development
FT 465 Introduction to Substance Abuse & Addictions
FT 525 Divorce, Single-Parenting & Remarriage
FT 550 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

 

Educational Technology
MD 400 Intro to Tech Ed
MD 406 Introduction to Reference
MD 409 The Literate Environment: P-12 Literature and Reading
MD 463 Methods for School Library Media
MD 469 Establishing Worldwide Learning Communities through Technology
MD 546 Integrating Arts and Technology in K12 Teaching & Learning

 

Psychology
PY 420 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PY 430 Issues in Professional Practice/School Psychology
PY 433 Behavioral Statistics
PY 435 Psychology of Personality
PY 436 Psychopathology and Classification I
PY 437 Psychopathology and Classification II
PY 446 Developmental Psychology
PY 534 Theories of Learning
PY 537 Psychoeducational Assessment I: Behavioral Approaches

 

Special Education
SE 400 Augmentative Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology
SE 403 Psychoeducational Issues
SE 411 Introduction to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
SE 417 Introduction to Children and Youth with Emotional Disturbances
SE 486 Developmental and Remedial Reading
SE 432  
SE 410 Autism Spectrum Disorders: THeories and Interventions

 

TESOL & Bilingual Education
SL 421 Linguistics for Teachers
SL 423 Principles of Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
SL 436 Methods & Materials for Second Language Teaching
SL 441 Teaching & Learning in Multicultural Contexts
SL 467 Language Acquisition
SL 477 Language & Culture in Education

 

Contact the Dean's office at (203) 254-4250 to be directed to the appropriate advisor. Students must provide a copy of their transcript with the degree posted uploaded to the application file. Please bring your official or unofficial transcript to the non-matriculated admission interview if requested, or send the transcript to: Office of Graduate Admission, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or electronically to gradadmis@fairfield.edu.  In order to become a fully matriculated student you must provide an official transcript.

School of Engineering

The following classes in the School of Engineering can be taken by visiting students:

For Software Engineering or a related field we recommend:

SW 407 Java for Programmers - introductory fast-paced coding course
SW 400 Software Engineering Methods - introduction to Software Engineering discipline
SW 599 Information Security Measures & Countermeasures - Cybersecurity course

For Mechanical Engineering or a related field we recommend:

ME 403 Theory & Applications of Robot Kinematics
ME 411 Theory & Applications of Robot Kinematics
ME 412 Advanced Dynamics
ME 415 Engineering Applications of Numerical Methods
ME 464 Combustion
ME 470 Applications of Finite Elements Analysis
EG 330 Engineering Graphics II (CATIA)

For Electrical Engineering/BE (with a BS in EE or related field or permission of Department), we recommend:

ECE 415 Engineering Applications of Numerical Methods
ECE 406 Advanced Digital Design

Contact the Dean’s office at 203-254-4147 office to be directed to the appropriate advisor for approval.

  • Send your official transcript with degree posted to: Office of Graduate Admission, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or electronically to gradadmis@fairfield.edu.

Egan School of Nursing

Contact Diana Chevrette, Administrative Assistant for Graduate Programs in the Dean's office at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2701 for more information and to be directed to the appropriate Track Coordinator for approval.

  • Send your official transcript with degree posted to: Office of Graduate Admission, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or electronically to gradadmis@fairfield.edu.

Non-matriculated status is not available for the Nurse Anesthesia Program.

For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admission by e-mail or phone, (203) 254-4184.

 

Enrollment in a course(s) as a visiting graduate student does not necessarily guarantee future formal admission into the graduate program.

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