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Admissions

For admission, applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record, background and/or experience relevant to public health, well-articulated career goals relevant to public health, and a commitment to the health of the community.  A complete application includes official transcripts, a personal letter of application, and three letters of recommendation (preferably at least one academic letter).  Submission of GRE (or MCAT, LSAT, DMAT, or GMAT) scores is highly encouraged.

Application deadlines: January 1 (international students) or January 15 (domestic students) for matriculation in the following fall semester. Unless you are a dual degree or have a very good reason to start in the spring, which will have to be reviewed by the committee, we do not have a rolling admission.

There are two steps in applying:

1. You will need to complete an application.

The application method is to apply online. The online application fee of $75 must be paid with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

Required supporting materials will be uploaded with the application:

2. You will need to send your official transcripts (see explanation below) to:

Graduate Admissions Office
438 Whitney Rd. Ext., Unit 1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152

Any questions about transcripts or the online application please email: gradadmissions@uconn.edu

To request more information about the admissions process or MPH program requirements contact:

Barbara Case
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 6325
Farmington, CT 06030-6325
Phone: 860-679-1503
Email: bcase@uchc.edu

Definitions and Explanations

Official Transcripts: Request official transcripts from each college or university that you have attended. Official transcripts are issued by the college/university attended and bear the impressed or colored seal of that institution. Compile all your transcripts into your packet and send to the Graduate Admissions Office in Storrs, CT. (address above). Do not open the sealed transcripts you send to the Graduate School. If you are a U.S. Citizen and attended a U.S. college or university, we ask that you wait to submit your official transcripts until you receive notification of admission. International students should request your official transcripts at the time you are applying and send them to the Graduate Admissions Office at Storrs (address above)

Unofficial transcripts are only acceptable with the online application.

IMPORTANT: The most common reason for delayed consideration of graduate school applications is missing unofficial transcripts with the online application or missing official transcripts for international applicants.

Letters of Recommendation: Your letters of recommendation will be uploaded to your application by your recommenders (see application for instructions). Three letters of recommendation are required. There is no specific form used for letters of recommendation.

Personal Letter of Application: This document should explain your reasons for undertaking graduate work, your ultimate plans, and how you happened to select the field in which you hope to concentrate. Details about your preparation, your strengths and weaknesses as a student, any academic honors, scholarships, or fellowships you have received, will all be helpful. The committee wants to know those things about you that cannot be expressed quantitatively.  This will be uploaded onto your application.

Residence Affidavit: All applicants must complete a residence affidavit for in-state tuition status. Without this document you cannot qualify for in-state tuition rates. You can find the residence affidavit in the online application.

TOEFL Scores (International Applicants ONLY): Students whose native language is not English must submit English proficiency scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper) or 250 (computer) is required for admissions. The TOEFL should be taken well in advance of the admission deadlines to assure consideration for the requested admit term. Copies of score reports sent to students are acceptable. The IELTS test is also acceptable. To send your TOEFL scores along with your application, please use institution code 3915; a department code is not necessary.

Official GRE Scores: The Master of Public Health program strongly encourages, but doesn't require, taking the General GRE exam (verbal, quantitative and analytical) or an equivalent (ACT, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT). To send official GRE scores to our program, please use institution code 3915; a department code is not necessary.