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Non-Degree Seeking Option

Non-degree seeking students have the option to take up to 9 credit hours of coursework (i.e., three courses) on a space available basis. Non-degree seeking students eligible to enroll in MPAcc courses include:

  • Students with a bachelor's degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA (cumulative or last 60 hours);
  • Students with a bachelor's degree and approved professional examination or licensure;
  • Students currently admitted to a graduate business program at another regionally accredited college or university; and/or
  • Students with a bachelor's degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university with an admissions GMAT index score >1,000.


Please note: If you come from a non-business background, you should have experience with computer spreadsheet applications and database management (e.g. Microsoft Excel and Access). You should also have a working knowledge of the basic tools of business calculus.


If a non-degree seeking student would like to become degree-seeking, the student must apply to become degree-seeking and must have earned an average GPA of 3.0 or above in the MPAcc program courses they have completed. Please visit our Traditional MPAcc Program Admissions page for more information on how to apply as a degree-seeking student.


Students currently admitted to another graduate program at MSU Denver may take a limited number of MPAcc courses to fulfill their degree requirements. Applicants in this category must submit a letter from their dean or academic advisor stating that they are in good academic standing and that the requested business courses will be accepted for their graduate degree program.

Non-Degree Seeking Admissions

Required Documentation for All Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

1. Submit and complete your online application (indicating the Combined Degree Program) by, or before, the following deadlines:

  • Spring Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of October
    • International: September 1
  • Fall Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of June
    • International: May 1
  • Summer Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of March
    • International: February 1
  • Please note, a $50 nonrefundable application fee must be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete.


2. Submit Official Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.

  • Applicants should send official, electronic transcripts to from the issuing institution. Scanned copies, PDFs or photos sent by the applicant or any third party are not accepted.
  • MSU Denver official transcripts, or transcripts previously submitted to the university, do not need to be re-requested. The application system will acknowledge MSU Denver records and/or previously submitted transcripts 8-10 business days after the application is submitted.
  • International transcripts must also have an official English translation done by a certified translator and a professional course-by-course evaluation showing equivalency to a U.S. bachelor's degree. 
    • Applicants can view a full list of acceptable evaluation provider at
    • The evaluation company should provide the official evaluation to at the applicant’s request.


3. Submit Proof of Completion of one of the following items:

  • Proof of bachelor's degree (or higher) from a from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA ? 3.0 (cumulative or last 60 hours)
  • Proof of successful completion of the professional examination or licensure
  • Proof of successful admission to a graduate business program at another regionally accredited college or university


4. Submit Your detailed resume

   Non-Degree Seeking Application Deadlines


  • Domestic: Monday before Spring semester starts
  • International: N/A


  • Domestic: Monday before Summer semester starts
  • International: N/A


  • Domestic: Monday before Fall semester starts
  • International: N/A
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