Non-Degree and Pre-Decision Program Specifics

This page details information for Non-Degree or Pre-Decision students as it relates to individual programs.  If you are applying for Non-Degree status in anticipation of entering a graduate program later, see the information below for important restrictions that may apply.  For general information on eligibility for Non-Degree and Pre-Decision status, click here.

Not Eligible for Non-Degree or Pre-Decision Status

The following programs DO NOT allow Non-Degree or Pre-Decision:

  • All Doctoral Programs
  • Accounting - MS and Certificate
  • Advanced Counseling Certificate
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)-Certificate
  • Clinical Psychology - MA - All concentrations
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech Language Pathology - MA
  • Counseling - MA
  • Director of School Counseling Services - Certification
  • Educational Leadership - MA
  • English - MA
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology - MA
  • P-3 Modified Alternate Route - students who have completed the program are ineligible for Pre-Decision
  • Principal - Certification
  • Psychology - MA
  • School Counseling - Certification
  • School Psychologist - Certification
  • Studio Art - MFA
  • Substance Awareness Coordinator (SAC) - Certification
  • Supervisor - Certification

Course or Registration Restrictions

The following programs have limited class availability for Non-Degree and Pre-Decision students. Please read the restrictions carefully.

MA Applied Linguistics Pre-Decision students permitted only with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Computational Linguistics certificate

Pre-Decision students permitted only with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Post BA Content Area
MAT Content Area

Advising recommended from Susan Hagen (hagens@mail.montclair.edu or 973-655-6908). Pre-Decision students must have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and may take: CURR/EDFD 505 and CURR 518 (co-requisites) AND ELRS 580 OR PSYC 560. Students may take 4-7 credits.
MAT Content + TSD Advising recommended from Susan Hagen (hagens@mail.montclair.edu or 973-655-6908). Pre-Decision students must have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and may take: SPED 579 AND FCST 515 OR ELRS 580 OR PSYC 560. Students may take 3-6 credits.
MAT in Music

MAT (Music) Students are restricted to the MAT courses (Content + TSD) and/or any of the following Instrumental Techniques courses (restricted to a maximum of 2 instrument classes): MUED 105: Strings I; MUED 106: Strings II, MUED 206: Woodwinds I; MUED 208: Woodwinds II; MUED 205: Brass I; MUED 207: Brass II; and MUED 306: Percussion

Music, MA (concentration in Music Education)

Pre-Decision students are not permitted to register for MUED 603 or MUED 605

MAT Early Childhood (P-3) Pre-Decision students permitted only with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0.Pre-Decision/Non-Degree students may take ECEL 501 or READ 500 or ECEL 518 or ECSE 508
MAT Early Childhood  (P-3) + TSD Pre-Decision students permitted only with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Pre-Decision students are permitted only with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0.Pre-Decision/Non-Degree students may take ECEL 501 or READ 500 or ECSE 502 or ECSE 508
MAT Elementary (K-6) Pre-Decision students permitted only with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Pre-Decision/Non-Degree students may take ECEL 501 or READ 500 or ECEL 518 or ECSE 508
MAT Elementary (K-6) + TSD Pre-Decision students permitted only with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Pre-Decision/Non-Degree students may take ECEL 501 or READ 500 or ECSE 502 or ECSE 508
MED Special Education (Content Certification) No Non-Degree students permitted (only pre-decision students with incomplete applications to the MED);  Pre-Decision students with Subject Area certification may take SPED 579 and SPED 588 only if they are also taking SPED 579 (READ 500 and READ 501 not recommended because student may have completed requirement as undergraduate.)
Paralegal Studies Certificate Program Pre-Decision students permitted must have a 2.75 Undergraduate GPA. If this requirement is met, student may take PALG 210 only (3 credits).
Post-Bacc in Early Childhood Pre-Decision/Non-Degree students may take ECEL 501 or READ 500 or ECEL 518
Post-Bacc in Elementary Pre-Decision/Non-Degree students may take ECEL 501 or READ 500 or ECEL 518
TSD Certification (P3) No Non-Degree students permitted (only pre-decision applicants with incomplete applications to the TSD cert); Pre-Decision students with P-3 general education certification may take ECSE 502 or ECSE 505

TSD Certification (K6 Certification)

No Non-Degree students permitted (only pre-decision applicants with incomplete applications to the TSD cert); Pre-Decision students with K-6 general education certification may take – ECSE 502 or ECSE 505
TSD Certification (Content Certification) No Non-Degree students permitted (only pre-decision applicants with incomplete applications to the TSD cert); Pre-Decision students with Subject Area certification - SPED 579 and SPED 588 only if they are also taking SPED 579 (READ 500 and READ 501 not recommended because student may have completed requirement as undergraduate.)
Biology MS (BIOL) Pre-decision students permitted only with an undergraduate degree in a life science with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students may take BIOL 547 and/or BIOL 570.
Biology MS, concentration Ecology/Evolution (BIEE) Pre-decision students permitted only with an undergraduate degree in a life science with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students may take BIOL 570 and/or BIOL 580.
Biology MS, concentration Physiology (BIPH) Pre-decision students permitted only with an undergraduate degree in a life science with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students may take BIOL 533 or BIOL 544 or BIOL 570.
Biology MS, concentration Science Education (BISE) Pre-decision students permitted only with an undergraduate degree in a life science with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students may take BIOL 547 and/or BIOL 570.
Molecular Biology MS (MOBI) Pre-decision students permitted only with an undergraduate degree in a life science with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students may take BIOL 547 and/or BIOL 556.
Master in Public Health

No Non-Degree students permitted (only pre-decision students with incomplete applications to the MPH); Pre-Decision students permitted only with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or higher. Must obtain a registration permit through Ann Schurman, Department Administrator (973-655-7681). The MPH program permits Pre-Decision students to enroll in one course in a given semester, and a maximum of two courses total as a pre-decision student. As a new and growing program, most seats are reserved for students in the program, so only one course will be available to Pre-Decision students.

Nutrition and Food Science, MS Pre-Decision students permitted only with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or higher. Pre-Decision and Non-Degree students may take NUFD 501 and/ or NUFD 595. This program allows students to take 7 credits as a Pre-Decision student.
Reading, MA Pre-Decision/Non-Degree students may take READ 500, READ 501 or READ 503.
Reading Specialist Certification Pre-Decision/Non-Degree students may take READ 500, READ 501 or READ 503.
Teaching of English as a Second Language (additional teaching certification) Pre-Decision students permitted only with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate Pre-Decision students permitted only with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Permission Required Prior to Processing Pre-Decision Applications

These programs require you to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for advisement and permission to register.

PROGRAM

GRADUATE PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Computer Science, MS

Dr. Katherine Herbert: 973-655-5398 (herbertk@mail.montclair.edu)

Geoscience, MS

Pre-Decision students permitted only with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Must contact Dr. Stefanie Brachfeld, M.S. Coordinator (973-655-5129) for advising and registration permits.

Program in Inclusive Education
(No non-degree students permitted)

 
Concentrations:

P-3 / Early Childhood

K-6 / Elementary Education

P-3 / Autism

Pre-decision students permitted only with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
If approved, students with P-3 or K-6 general education certification may take ECSE 502, or ECSE 505

Please contact inclusion@mail.montclair.edu for advising and registration permits:

Dr. Elizabeth Erwin

Dr. Alicia Broderick

Dr. Elizabeth Erwin

Exercise Science and Physical Education, MA

Dr. Michele Fisher: 973-655-7120

Nutrition and Exercise Science, certificate

Dr. Michele Fisher: 973-655-7120

Physical Education, post-bacc cert/MAT

Dr. Melissa Alexander: 973-655-4067

Business Administration, MBA
(No Non-Degree students permitted)

Pre-Decision students permitted only with a 3.0 undergraduate cumulative GPA or higher. Must contact Ms. Jonida Dervishi, MBA Coordinator (973-655-4051) for advising and registration permits.

Environmental Science, MA

Pre-Decision students permitted only with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Must contact Dr. Stephanie Brachfeld, (brachfelds@mail.montclair.edu or 973-655-7549) for advising and registration permits.