Non-degree status is an option if you are still discerning which degree program best fits your call to ministry or if you simply want to take a couple of Master's level classes to transfer to another program of study.  With very few exceptions, almost all Master's courses offered at Wesley are open to non-degree students. Additionally, students admitted to the for-credit Wesley @ Pfeiffer University deacon's education, National Capital Semester for Seminarians, or U.S. Contexts Certificate programs are classified as non-degree students and granted the same privilege to freely take courses from among Wesley's fall and spring semester, or J-Term and summer term offerings. Finally, the non-degree Certificate in Christian Studies provides focused education for personal theological enrichment.

Please note; the Certificate in Christian Studies Program has a rolling admissions/registration process.  Please click the link above to go to the program page.

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To be admitted as a non-degree student, you must be a graduate of a regionally accredited college, and must present to the Admissions Office a completed application form. Additionally, an official transcript (certifying award of the undergraduate degree) must be sent directly from the undergraduate college or university to the Wesley Office of Admissions. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial assistance or campus housing.

Non-degree students may apply for entry to the M.Div., M.A., or M.T.S. degree programs by completing the respective full application process. If recommended by the Admissions Committee for entry, you may apply a maximum of nine hours credit from your non-degree student period toward the degree. Some degree applicants may be admitted into the non-degree student status because of an incomplete application for degree status.

December 1 - Deadline for application and transcripts of students entering in January
August 19 - Deadline for application and transcripts of students entering in August

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