Non-Degree Program

Provisional Student status

Interested in exploring the history of medicine for your own enjoyment, without committing to a degree program? As a Provisional Student you can take individual courses in the Online History of Medicine Program without being formally enrolled for a degree. You can choose whichever courses appeal to you.

Proivisional Students are permitted to take up to four individual courses. If you later decide to continue with your studies, you can apply for admission to the online Certificate or M.A. Degree. If you are admitted, the credits that you have earned as a Provisional Student will be applied retroactively to fulfill your degree requirements.

Both the Certificate and M.A. Degree have a 5-year limit for completion for all requirements, but this is calculated from the time of your admission to one of the degree programs, not when you take your first individual course.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English, for non-native speakers

Introduction to Online Learning course. This must be successfully completed before you begin your first course.

If you have any questions about our Online Program, please email