Graduate Courses

Please note: With a few exceptions, Master of Science courses are not offered on an open enrollment basis. You must be accepted into one of the Woods College Master's programs prior to registration.

As a nondegree student, you are not eligible for need-based or merit-based financial aid from Boston College or for most federally and state funded assistance plans. (See specific assistance programs for exceptions.) However, your nondegree work may qualify for reimbursement under employer-sponsored tuition remission development programs. We’re happy to work with you and your employer to see if our nondegree offerings qualify for assistance.

See below for more information about selected courses that are offered for nondegree students. If you have further questions, please contact Claudia Pouravelis for more information.

The exceptions, courses that may be taken by non-degree students, are as follows:

Leadership and Administration Program

ADGR 770301  Research Methods and Data Analysis
This course introduces students to basic social science research methods. The primary objective is for students to learn to read and evaluate research as well as create contributions to their chosen profession or field of research. By the end of the course, students will be more knowledgeable of basic research design and statistical methods. Addition-ally, students will better understand how to use research findings to improve and enhance their professional roles.  
NOTE: This course is required for all students who entered the MS Administrative Studies program AFTER June 1st, 2014. Please see an academic advisor to ensure appropriate placement in course.
May 15–June 19, M W, 6:00–9:30 p.m.
Susan Bradley

ADGR 770801  Project Management
2019 Syllabus ADGR770801
This course introduces students to the basic tenets and components involved in project management. The primary objective is to provide frameworks that make it possible to track and measure project performance, overcome challenges, and adapt to changes in a variety of professional environments. Specific topics covered in the course include project scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and stakeholder management and a variety of other operational issues that emerge during project planning, initiation, monitoring, and execution.
June 10–June 14, M T W TH F, 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Aza Chirkova

Applied Economics Program

ADEC 7310 01  Data Analysis
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and data-based tools of statistical analysis commonly employed in Applied Economics. In addition to learning the basics of statistical and data analysis, students will learn to use the statistical software package Stata to conduct various empirical analyses. Our focus will be on learning to do statistical analysis, not just on learning statistics. The ultimate goal of this course is to prepare students well for ADEC 7320.01, Econometrics. 
Online ASYNCHRONOUS Course, May 20–July 1, w/ weekly Synchronous Monday meetings 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Lawrence Fulton

ADEC 7320 01  Econometrics
2019 Syllabus ADEC732001
This course develops the foundations of predictive data analytics by introducing the key concepts of applied econometrics, the application of statistical tools used to estimate economic relationships. The main topics covered in this course include: simple and multiple linear regression, binary and multinomial logistic regression, variable selection and shrinkage methods, count regression, generalized linear models, weighted least squares, generalized least squares, robust regression, and panel regression. The course is heavily weighted towards practical application using the R statistical programming language and data sets containing missing values and outliers. The course also addresses issues of exploratory data analysis, data preparation, model development, model validation, and model deployment.
Online ASYNCHRONOUS Course, July 2–Aug 16
Nathaniel Bastian

Sports Administration Program

Introduction to Sport Management 
(tentative - please contact Program Director, Dr. Elisabeth Hiles, if interested in learning more about summer non-degree offerings)

This introduction to the professional area of sport management discusses basic philosophy and principles of sport at all levels. Students will explore issues facing sport managers through in-depth discussions and analyses of case studies from different sport industries and apply Jesuit principles to problem solving strategies. The development of effective communication skills and career development skills will be stressed through class presentations, projects and assignments.

Cybersecurity Program

(No non-degree summer courses currently offered)


Healthcare Administration

(No non-degree students)