Graduate Non-Degree

Taking a Graduate-level class has never been easier

Marymount University encourages those in our community to grow professionally and learn something new by opening our graduate classes to all. Whether you’re interested in strengthening your skills in your current field, or trying something new, Marymount has the tools you need to take the next step.

Explore the fields below to see what classes are being offered in Summer 2022!



MBA516 Business Law and Ethics

This course examines the role of law, legal procedure, and ethical reasoning in the management of business enterprises. It concentrates on the U.S. Constitution as the basis for all law, business organization and corporate functions, judicial system and administrative processes, contract law, tort law, employment law, consumer protection, securities and legal-ethical concerns. In addition, it considers the dominant theories in the realm of ethics, and the way in which ethical concepts and principles may reinforce, inform, or require more than the law. The course provides a broad understanding of the reciprocal influence between business, legislation, and ethical practice.

Session III: Thursdays 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
50% – 70% Online, Some In-Person

MBA517 Leading in Business

Provides graduate students with an integrated understanding of leadership theory and practice across multiple levels of analysis and fields of practice including ethical and sustainable implications for leading. Readings and assignments focus students on leading and leadership development for service and for profit organizations as well as their own self development within the context of application and engagement with any group or organization.

Session III: Thursdays 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM
50% – 70% Online, Some In-Person

MBA519 Operations Management

Examines the management of business operations, the tools and techniques used by operations managers in manufacturing and service industries, the interaction of production functions, and the synthesis of concepts and techniques relating to and enhancing the management of production systems and the provision of services. The course focuses on applying the operational methodologies covered in class to real world cases to solve business situations and address business issues that are challenging to managers in this global environment.

Session III: Mondays 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM
50% – 70% Online, Some In-Person

MBA521 Marketing Concepts/Practice

A comprehensive study of the concepts and practices of marketing with an in-depth investigation of the interacting marketing systems and activities that deliver goods and services and that create value for existing and new customers. This inquiry involves the application of several disciplines of business management to a decision-oriented marketing process involving considerations of product, price, place, and promotion in a global environment.

Session III
Online & Asynchronous 

MBA585 Global Business Experience

A study of the context and content of international business ventures with a real-world country specific application of the global strategies that create business success beyond domestic markets. Includes a required one-week structured study abroad with the Center for Global Education during the spring semester. (As a Center for Global Education co-sponsored course, the course cost during the spring semester includes tuition as well as fees specific to the study abroad component

Session III: Wednesdays 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM
50% – 70% Online, Some In-Person

Information Technology & Cybersecurity


IT504 Cybersecurity Tech for Manager

Examines cybersecurity technology for managers. It explains core components of technologies and network architectures, as well as new and emerging technologies. It covers risk management and budgeting for cybersecurity projects. Learners will be exposed to sound procedures for making decisions about cybersecurity in their organizations. Students must achieve a minimum grade of B-.

Session III: Mondays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

IT540 Enterprise Data Management and Analysis

Recognizing the increasing dependence on data to manage today’s enterprises, this course covers the design, development, management, and use of today’s transaction-based databases and data warehouses. The course covers the entire life cycle from planning; physical and logical design; extract, transfer, and load (ETL) applications; and data querying and reporting. The course provides practical experience with a relational database and with the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and the XML Stylesheet Language (XSL) for data transfer. Students must achieve a minimum grade of B-.

Session III
Online & Asynchronous 

IT546 Principles of Data Science

This course examines the principles of data science, and data mining in particular. It focuses on finding information in large data repositories and covers concepts, algorithms, and applications in data warehousing and online analytical processing; mining frequent patterns and association rules; classification and prediction; and cluster analysis implementations. It applies these techniques to the various types of data collected today including sequential and structured data, data streams from sensors, text data, Web data, social media data, image data, biomedical data and other forms of complex data. Students must achieve a minimum grade of B-.

Session III
Online & Asynchronous 

IT590 Topics in IT: Digital Forensics Cloud & Cyber

Explores a contemporary topic relating to some aspect of information technology. This course can be repeated for credit with a new topic. Students must achieve a minimum grade of B-

Session III: Thursdays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Teacher Education


ED509 Special Education: Foundations and Characteristics of Exceptional Learners

This course is designed for students to become knowledgeable in the foundations of special education in relation to students with federally recognized disabilities labels. This includes historical perspectives, legal aspects, regulatory requirements, models, theories, philosophies, ethical issues, and trends that provide the basis for educational implications in school and home settings. The course also covers developmental characteristics of individuals with high-incidence disabilities, including but not limited to cognitive, linguistic, physical, psychomotor, social, medical, and emotional development. 

Field experience: 10 hours.
Prerequisite: a lifespan and development course that encompasses kindergarten-age students through adolescents.

Session III
Online & Asynchronous

ED541 Global Perspectives for the Special Educational Needs of All Students

This course will engage pre-service and in- service education students with research and practical applications in regard to international education and students who require special education support. This course will review research-based global initiatives regarding students with exceptionalities in inclusive environments. Student outcomes will include global perspectives and culturally responsive educational practices. Students will be expected to communicate with understanding about international needs of exceptional populations in global communities.

Session III
Online & Asynchronous

ED551 Instruction and Assessment

This course is designed to support students in selecting and developing curriculum and instruction that will promote effective teaching and learning in today’s diverse classrooms. Students will understand the importance of data informed decision- making and develop and use a variety of valid and reliable classroom assessments, which supports student-learning outcomes. Students will learn to collect, analyze, and make instructional decisions based upon the results of a variety of assessment data in order to set goals for student achievement.

Prerequisite: ED 500; minimum grade C; – Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course. 

Session I: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

ED554 Educational Technology

An introductory hands-on course designed to prepare preservice teachers with the integration of technology into an educational curriculum, including multimedia, evaluation of educational software, and an introduction to telecommunication resources and programming.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: ED 500;  minimum grade C; – Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course. 

Session III
Online & Asynchronous

English & Humanities


EN590 Major Authors – Virginia Woolf

The purpose of this course is to trace Virginia Woolf’s process of developing her own literary voice in her short stories, essays and novels, at the same time as she is also experimenting with the complex art of making fictional characters live on the page.  These combined purposes make Woolf one of the foremost of modernist writers as she attempts to transform the shape of the novel.  In addition to voice and character development, we will also consider the impact of class, empire, sexuality, and illness on her work as well as the degree to which Woolf’s attitude toward advocacy changes over time.

Session I: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 6:00PM-9:00PM

Health Professions


IPE501 Intro to Palliative Care

This course provides an overview of the principles and practices of palliative care with an emphasis on end-of-life care. Students will learn about the social history of death, medical advancements in extending life, and the development of the modern hospice movement and palliative care. They will explore the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of chronic and advanced illness as well as economic, legal, and ethical issues in the delivery of palliative care. Students will be introduced to the roles of the palliative care team and the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork for improving quality of life for patients and their families. Minimum passing grade is B-.

Session III
Fully Online and Some Synchronous 

IPE502 Grief and Loss in Advanced Illness

Designed to provide a foundational knowledge in the area of grief and loss. The various theories and models associated with grief and loss and the applications of those models will be reviewed as they relate to advanced illness and palliative care in an interdisciplinary environment. Major and minor types of losses related to grief and loss will be explored as well as differing reactions across developmental stages. Self-exploration of personal experiences, responses, and reactions to grief and loss will be examined. Minimum passing grade is B-.

Session III
Fully Online and Some Synchronous

Summer Session Schedule

Course times and formats vary by course and department. Classes are available during the day, in the evening, and occasionally on the weekends. Most classes are in-person, however online and hybrid options are also available.

Start Date End Date
Session I May 16 June 18
Session II June 27 July 30
Session III May 16 July 30

Tuition & Fees

Learn more about tuition and fees here.

Ready to apply?

The application process to take classes as a non-degree student is quick and easy. To make things even easier, use the following code to waive the application fee: NDSUMMER2022

Application requirements

  • Completed non-degree application
  • Updated resume
  • Transcripts* of all postsecondary education including evidence of bachelor’s degree
    • *We can accept either unofficial or official copies of your transcripts for the admissions process. However we will require official transcript be sent from all institutions by matriculation and any outstanding materials will be noted on your admissions offer letter.
    • Official transcript can be sent directly to Marymount University’s Office of Graduate Enrollment Services, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207, or via an online delivery system from your institution to
      • Online delivery of official transcripts is strongly preferred due to delays in postal mail processing.

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International Students

International students seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa are typically ineligible for non-degree study. Exceptions exist for students enrolled in our Intensive English Language Program (IELP), the English for Academic Purposes (EAP), or those pursuant to the terms of an exchange agreement or memorandum of understanding with Marymount University.

For international students currently enrolled at a U.S. institution in F-1 status, non-degree study may be permitted if the following apply:

  • Participating in an Optional Practical Training (OPT) program approved by USCIS with the intent of professional development.
  • Visiting student seeking a course not offered at your current institution. Both Marymount University and your F1 program institution must be in approval.
  • If you are an international student interested in non-degree coursework and meet the above criteria, please email for consultation.


We also offer graduate certificate and full degree programs that start in the Summer! If you’d like to learn more, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to speak with a member of our team.

Office of Graduate Admissions