Non-Degree/Act 48

Messiah College graduate coursework is a great option for you if you desire to take graduate level coursework for personal enrichment or professional development but are not interested in pursuing a master's degree or certificate. Our non-degree graduate-level courses provide you with the resources to develop skills and abilities that are essential to your continued success and professional goals. Coursework is offered online and in intensive formats to provide convenience and flexibility.  You may earn up to 15 credits as a non-degree seeking student in all program areas accept for counseling (see Counselors and State Licensure).  After completing 15 non-degree credits, you must apply to a master's degree or pursue a Graduate Certificate.

Non-Degree Admissions Information

Messiah College accepts non-degree students in all programs accept counseling. The Admissions Office reviews and responds to applications on a rolling basis. For more information about non-degree admissions process and requirements follow this link or contact or the respective program director.

Counselors and State Licensure

Graduate level coursework in counseling may be a great option if you already possess a master's degree in counseling yet need additional coursework to satisfy initial state licensure regulations or continuing education requirements. The Messiah College Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS), consists of 12 graduate credits in counseling and can be customized to meet your state's regulations for licensure and your professional goals. 

Certified Pennsylvania Teachers/Act 48

All graduate courses at Messiah College are PDE approved for Act 48 credit. In addition, Messiah College offers multiple courses that meet the PDE SAS and Inclusive Classrooms requirements. Coursework that meets these requirements can be found on each program’s Curriculum List.  If you desire to receive Act 48 credit, you must complete a Request for Act 48 Credit form upon completion of your course. This form must be completed for each course that is to be submitted for Act 48 credit (this includes degree and non-degree courses). Please submit form to