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Admission Requirements

Listed below are the minimum qualifications for admission to the Graduate School. Each incoming class is highly competitive, and seats are almost always limited. Simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee you admission to a program. During the admission process, our faculty will evaluate your credentials in your specific field. Depending on the number of applicants, you may need qualification substantially greater than the published minimums.

Undergraduate Degree

You must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.

We do not consider 3 year bachelor’s degrees from India, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka and certain other countries to be equivalent to a 4 year US bachelor’s degree.  While we do accept outside credential evaluations from NACES members, if the degree is a 3 year bachelor's degree from India, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka or other certain other countries, we will not consider the degree to be equivalent with a 4 year US bachelor's degree.

Official Transcripts

You must submit all applicable, official transcripts (undergraduate & graduate).
Your transcript(s) must meet the following criteria:

  • A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 for your entire undergraduate career or
  • A grade-point average of at least 3.0 for your last two undergraduate years or
  • Exceptional work in your entire final undergraduate year (3.5 or better)
  • Graduate work with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or better even if the undergraduate grade-point average meets the above criteria.
  • Please note:  Official transcripts become University property and are destroyed after one (1) calendar year.  This excludes international transcripts, which have the following cover sheet sent with them. (This cover sheet can ONLY be used for international transcripts.)

English Proficiency

If you are not a native speaker of English, you may be required to submit evidence of your proficiency in the English language. TOEFL and IELTS scores are only valid for two years (from original test date to submission of UConn application). You may use the results from one of the following standardized tests to satisfy this requirement:

1.)    Receiving minimum scores of 79 (Internet-based test - iBT), 550 ( Old Paper-based test - PBT) or 22/30 on each of the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections (“New” Paper-based test- PBT) or higher on the TOEFL test.

2.)    Receiving a minimum score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS test.

3.)    Receiving a minimum score of 53 or higher on the PTE test, or

4.)    Qualifying for a Score Waiver (please click on link to review policy).

Please note we do not accept TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP) results, unless they are from UConn.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and you plan to obtain a teaching assistantship, you must satisfy UConn's English Proficiency Policy before being allowed to instruct a class.  For more information, please contact International Teaching Assistant Services.

Graduate Test Scores

The department you are applying to may require the GRE, specific GRE Subject Tests, or the GMAT.  Please contact your intended program to confirm which test scores are required, if any, by viewing the degrees and certificate programs page.

  • You should request that your standardized test scores be submitted to UConn if your program requires them. GRE scores are only valid for five years (from original test date to submission of UConn application).
  • Please note GRE and TOEFL scores will only be accepted when sent electronically through ETS. Use the codes listed below:
    • The GRE code for UConn Storrs is 3915.
    • The GRE code for the UConn Health Center is 3931.
  • IELTS and PTE test scores will be accepted either by post or a scanned copy may be emailed to

Dual Degree Programs

Ordinarily, a student is granted admission to pursue a graduate degree in one field at a time. A student may be permitted to enroll concurrently in two different degree programs with approval of their advisors in both programs. There are several approved dual degree programs providing the opportunity for the student to pursue work toward two degrees simultaneously. These programs often involve the sharing of a limited and specified number of course credits between the two degrees. In all cases, separate applications must be filed for each of the two degree programs.