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Special Students (professional development)

Non-degree-seeking enrollees, known as ‘Special Students,’ have the unique opportunity to explore the Vanderbilt MSCI program. This flexible enrollment option allows individuals to take select courses for professional development or determine if the program aligns with their academic needs and career trajectory. Special Students who later decide to pursue the MSCI degree must refer to Prospective Trainees>Application for admissions guidance. The cost of tuition for a non-degree-seeking student is the per credit hour for the academic year. Purchasing textbooks, software, and other research supplies is the responsibility of the enrolled learner.

Auditing MSCI courses is not allowed. This ensures that each learner fully engages with the course material and benefits from the comprehensive learning experience.

Cost: $1929 per credit hour (tuition); other fees may apply
Apply: MSCI Courses 2024-2025
Deadline to Apply: 4 weeks before the class start date

If qualified, eligible employees of VUMC may use their VUMC tuition benefits to help cover a portion of tuition costs. Please confirm your eligibility and tuition benefit rates with VUMC HR.

Fall 2024

Spring 2025

Summer 2025