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Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Admission at KU

The University of Kansas is a great place to pursue a graduate degree, since graduate education is central to KU’s mission of learning, scholarship and creative activity. We invite you to explore our graduate degree information, review our student resources, and learn more on our knowledgeable faculty and the vibrant community of Lawrence, Kansas.

Once you’ve decided to Apply, you will need to select "non-degree seeking" options in the application. Please note that KU does not accept paper applications for admission. The online application is designed to give you the ability to submit all supporting documents in one form.

Application Deadlines for Educational Administration Licensure Endorsement Program

Apply before July 1 to begin in the Fall Semester
Apply before October 1 to begin in the Spring Semester
Apply before March 15 to begin in the Summer Semester

Non-degree seeking applicants must submit the following required documents:

  • Current Resume or C.V.
  • Statement of Purpose indicating relationship of intended licensure-only program of study to career goals.
  • One official copy of academic transcripts – Each transcript will be reviewed for previous courses taken in education with a prescription of courses needed for licensure
  • Three letters of recommendation from qualified education individuals that attest to candidate’s leadership abilities

Apply today.


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Learn more about the Practicing Educator Sponsorship Program offered to PK-12 public (or private) school district educators interested in a graduate program in education at KU.

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