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How to Apply

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receiving the following items:

  
  • Online Graduate School Application 

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  • Application Fee

    The online application is currently FREE / $75 Application Fee (Paper Application)
 
  • Official transcripts

    Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools you have attended must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office. Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. Electronic transcripts will be accepted directly from institutions that no longer mail transcripts. Please Note: Students currently enrolled in undergraduate study who have not completed their bachelor's degree can submit all transcripts to date.
 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

    Recommendations can now be provided online during the application process. Please complete the recommender information section prior to submitting your application. Once the recommender information is provided, your recommenders will receive an e-mail message with directions on how to provide the recommendation. You can submit your completed online application before online recommendations have been received.

    If you prefer to submit a paper recommendation, please download the Graduate Recommendation Form.
 
 
  • Resume (Recommended, but required for some programs)

    A resume is strongly recommended for all programs, but is required for others. Please consult the specific requirements tab below for more information. If you will be submitting a resume, please consider uploading it as part of your online application at the bottom of the employment section.
 
  • Additional documentation

    Some programs require additional documentation. Please consult the specific requirements tab below for more information.
All materials not submitted online should be mailed to the following address:

                    Graduate Admissions
                    University of New Haven
                    300 Boston Post Road
                    West Haven, CT 06516

For most programs, students can apply to any academic term. Classes are offered in three trimesters in the Fall, Spring, and Summer, with an abbreviated summer session. Please refer to the academic listing below for specific program admission requirements.

Please note that degree programs not listed below fall within the general admission guidelines for the Graduate School.
   

  1. Deadlines

    M.S. Education

    Completed applications for the fall term are due by June 1st. Applications for the spring (January) term are due by November 1st.

    M.S. Forensic Science

    Applications are only accepted for the fall term and completed applications are due by March 15th each year.

    All Other Programs

    Applications for all other graduate programs are accepted on a rolling basis.

  2. Specific Requirements

    Some degree programs in the Graduate School have individual requirements for admission. The following programs have special criteria in addition to the general criteria for the Graduate School. Please consult individual program webpages for further information.

    MBA, Business Administration
    Applicants are required to submit scores from the GMAT or GRE to be considered for admission. A resume is also required.

    MS, Education
    Elementary and Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs
    Applications to the Education program will only be accepted for the Fall or Spring terms. Students interested in consideration for the fall trimester must submit all required materials by June 15th; for the Spring term, November 27th. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or complete a GPA Waiver application (Deadline: April 1) in order to be considered for admission. Students must submit a resume, Praxis I scores or a Praxis I waiver and attend a mandatory interview.  Applicants for the Secondary Program must also submit Praxis II scores.  An Education Department form must also be submitted with the application.  Learn more about the Teacher Preparation Program admission requirements.

    Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
    Candidates to the EMBA program should be middle- and upper-level professionals who have meaningful managerial responsibility. A resume is required in addition to other application materials. Please visit www.newhaven.edu/EMBA for more details.

    MS, Forensic Science - Criminalistics 
    Admission to the Forensic Science program is only available for the Fall trimester. The deadline for applications is March 15th for the fall term. Students interested in the Criminalistics concentration are required to submit GRE scores. In order to be eligible for the program, students must have a degree in a hard science field (biology, chemistry, or related field). Applications will be strengthened by an overall undergraduate average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and grades of "B" or better in science and mathematics courses.

    MS, Forensic Science - Advanced Investigation and MS, Forensic Science - Fire Science
    Admission to the Forensic Science program is only available for the Fall trimester. Students interested in the Advanced Investigation or Fire Science concentrations are not required to submit GRE scores. Applications to these programs will be strengthened by coursework in the natural sciences and an overall undergraduate average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

    MS, Human Nutrition
    The Human Nutrition program is most appropriate for registered dietitians and certain other licensed health professionals or for high school science teachers and/or others with undergraduate majors in chemistry or the biological sciences. Students must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or equivalent, with an above average undergraduate record including successfully completed prerequisite coursework in introductory biochemistry or organic chemistry plus human anatomy and physiology.

    Industrial Engineering Dual Degree Program (MBA/MSIE) 
    Applicants to the MBA/MSIE program are expected to have engineering or technical degrees from programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or demonstrated equivalent. Applicants are required to meet the admissions requirements for each of the relevant degree programs.

    MS, Management of Sports Industries 
    Admissions decisions are based on an applicant's undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional experience, and letters of recommendation.Applicants are required to submit scores from the GMAT or GRE to be considered for admission. A resume is also required.

    Public Administration Dual Degree program (MBA/MPA) 
    Applicants to the MBA/MPA dual degree program must have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and must submit scores from the GMAT or GRE to be considered for admission. A resume is also required.

    MS, Taxation
    Admission to the Taxation program is available to accountants, CPAs, attorneys, business people, and those holding an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Admissions decisions are based on an applicant's undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional experience, and letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to submit scores from the GMAT or GRE to be considered for admission. A resume is also required.

    Ph.D., Criminal Justice
    Applicants to the Ph.D. program must have both an earned baccalaureate degree and an earned master's degree from accredited institutions. Admission to the Ph.D. program is only available for the Fall trimester. Applicants must submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended, three letters of recommendation, and GRE scores. A writing sample, personal statement, and resume are also required.

  3. Questions

    Have questions? Please contact your Graduate Admissions Counselor:

    Linda Kessler
    Programs: M.S. Education, M.S. Professional Education, Instructional Technologies & Digital Media Literacy (Sixth-Year Certificate)
    Phone: 203-932-7448
    Email: lkessler@newhaven.edu

    Jessica Linicus
    Programs:
    College of Business: MBA, Executive MBA, Health Care Administration, Labor Relations, Public Administration
    Tagliatela College of Engineering: Engineering & Operations Management
    Phone: 860-701-5462
    Email: jlinicus@newhaven.edu

    Edyta Rostkowska
    Programs:
    Arts& Sciences: Cellular & Molecular Biology, Community Psychology, Environmental Science, Human Nutrition, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    Engineering: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, MBA/MSIE dual degree, Mechanical Engineering, Network Systems
    Phone: 203-479-4255
    Email: erostkowska@newhaven.edu

    Mike Wnek
    Programs:
    College of Business: Management of Sports Industries, Taxation
    Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences: Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Fire Science, Forensic Science, and National Security & Public Safety
    Phone: 203-931-2938
    Email: mwnek@newhaven.edu