Courses: Enrolling in Graduate and Professional School Courses

Graduate and Professional School courses that are listed as 3.0 credit courses on DukeHub will convert to a 1.0 credit course when an undergraduate enrolls.

The policies for enrollment are below.

 *NOTE* You may count no more than a total of two 700-900 level graduate/professional school courses toward the 34.0 credits required to graduate. 

 

Graduate courses at the 500 and 600 level are open to juniors, seniors and to sophomores who have declared their major

  • Graduate level courses are specifically designated in DukeHub as Graduate, Nicholas School of the Environment, or School of Public Policy. 

Undeclared sophomores require special permission to enroll in 500-600 level graduate courses:

  • Permission is not guaranteed. You should expect to have an advanced background in the subject and a sufficient reason for taking the course.

To apply for permission, follow these four steps (in order):

  1. Obtain documented permission from the course instructor.
  2. Submit the completed form to your Academic Dean, who will make the final decision.
  • Your dean may wish to consult with the instructor.
  • If your dean approves, they will ask the Registrar's office to enroll you in the course.  

SPECIAL NOTE: Graduate courses that are listed as 3.0 credit courses on DukeHub will convert to a 1.0 credit course when an undergraduate enrolls.

  • Some graduate courses may have additional requirements or prerequisites.

To apply for permission, follow these four steps (in order):

  1. Obtain documented permission from the Independent Study instructor.
  2. All sophomores (declared or undeclared) must also have documented permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the discipline or, if the independent study is in a certificate program, from the Director of the certificate program. 
  3. Submit the completed form to your Academic Dean, who will make the final decision.
  • Your dean may wish to consult with the instructor.
  • If your dean approves, they will ask the Registrar's office to enroll you in the course.  
  • Some graduate courses may have additional requirements or prerequisites.

 

  • Graduate courses that are listed as 3.0 credit courses on DukeHub will convert to a 1.0 credit course when an undergraduate enrolls.

Under rare and exceptional circumstances, a junior or senior may request permission to enroll in a 700-900 level graduate course.

  • Graduate level courses are specifically designated in DukeHub as Graduate, Nicholas School of the Environment, or School of Public Policy. 
  • Permission is not guaranteed. You should expect to have an advanced background in the subject and a sufficient reason for taking the course.

To apply for permission, follow these five steps (in order):

  1. Obtain documented permission from the course instructor.
  2. Obtain documented permission from the Director of Graduate Studies in the department or program offering the course.
  3. Submit the completed form to your Academic Dean, who will make the final decision.
    • Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. (E.T) on the last day of drop/add.
    • Your dean may wish to consult with the instructor.
    • If your dean approves, they will ask the Registrar's office to enroll you in the course.  

SPECIAL NOTE: Graduate courses that are listed as 3.0 credit courses on DukeHub will convert to a 1.0 credit course when an undergraduate enrolls.

  • Some graduate courses may have additional requirements or prerequisites.
  • You may count no more than a total of two 700-900 level graduate/professional school courses toward the 34.0 credits required to graduate.

Under rare and exceptional circumstances, a junior or senior may request permission to enroll in Professional school courses in the Divinity School, Fuqua School of Business, School of Nursing, and School of Law. 

  • Permission is not guaranteed. You should expect to have an advanced background in the subject and a sufficient reason for taking the course.

To apply for permission, follow these four steps (in order):

  1. Obtain documented permission from the course instructor.
  2. Obtain documented permission from the Dean of the Professional School.  
  3. Submit the completed form to your Academic Dean, who will make the final decision.
  • Your dean may wish to consult with the instructor.
  • If your dean approves, they will ask the Registrar's office to enroll you in the course.  

SPECIAL NOTE: Graduate courses that are listed as 3.0 credit courses on DukeHub will convert to a 1.0 credit course when an undergraduate enrolls.

  • Some graduate courses may have additional requirements or prerequisites.
  • You may count no more than a total of two 700-900 level graduate/professional school courses toward the 34.0 credits required to graduate.