Special Students

BDBS students

Students who are not enrolled in one of the Sackler degree programs can take courses by registering as special students.  Individuals wishing to register for these courses must obtain the permission of the instructor prior to registration.  In some cases, course prerequisites and requirements must be met. 

Special students may apply as many as two courses toward future enrollment as a degree candidate.  Thus, students who wish to consider formal application to a Sackler program should consider this policy when they register as special students.   

Course listings are posted for each semester and provide a guide to the many educational opportunities available at the Sackler School.

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Women at Sackler


Sackler is committed to training both men and women for fulfilling careers; about 60% of our students are women.

Get to Know Our Students

Sackler students playing tug of war

Learn why our students chose Sackler and how they spend their spare time.
Faces of Sackler Students  weblink

Apply for 2017 Admission


The priority application deadline for PhD programs is December 1, 2016.