Special non-degree students who wish to change to degree status must submit an online application.
Students in the following cases should submit a memo of approval from their graduate chair to the Office of Graduate Student Services:
- master’s students who wish to change from master’s to doctoral within the same academic discipline (bypassing the master’s degree program) must apply through graduate admissions (online application)*
- doctoral students who wish to change from doctoral to master’s within the same academic discipline
Additionally, East-West Center grantees are required to submit the Center’s “Request for Action” form along with the memo.
* For students who have completed their master’s and who are seeking admission to the doctoral program in the same academic discipline, see Graduate Admissions > Master’s to PhD.