How to Apply
- Note that the course sequences for our graduate programs are set up to start in the Fall semester. We therefore give priority to admitting and funding students for the Fall semester, though exceptions can be made for the Spring semester.
- Applications for admission are due by July 15 for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring semester
- International applicants are strongly advised to apply by June 1 for the Fall semester and September 1 for the Spring semester.
- All applicants interested in assistantship funding should apply by January 15 for the Fall semester and September 1 for the Spring semester to be assured full consideration.
A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.
Official transcripts covering all of your previous academic work (both undergraduate and graduate).
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for your entire undergraduate career or, if the most recent degree is an undergraduate degree or the student has not yet completed their undergraduate degree:
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher for the entire two most recent years of full-time undergraduate coursework, or
- A GPA of 3.5 or higher for the entire most recent year of full-time undergraduate coursework, or
- If a student has taken at least one semester of full-time study following the completion of the most recent undergraduate or graduate degree, a GPA of 3.0 or higher for all of their post-degree coursework.
The full admissions and international applicant requirements of the University of Connecticut’s graduate school can be found at Admission Requirements
If English is not your primary language, you may be required to submit evidence of your proficiency in the English language. English Proficiency for Admission
If you are non-native speaker of English and will hold a teaching assistantship, your oral English proficiency will be assessed when you arrive on campus. See UConn’s English Proficiency Policy for TAs and Testing Procedures for details.
In addition to the Graduate School requirements, the Department requires:
- Three letters of recommendation
- A personal statement of purpose
- Additional writing samples, if any, to support your application.
Note that applicants who seek Departmental assistantship funding or Fellowship consideration are also required to submit scores from the GRE General Test.