Graduate Requirements for CETA

Engineering Requirements (MEng or MS)

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Students applying to the Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Engineering programs are required to submit the following items. Please refer to the University’s graduate admission page for more information. Requirements include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Create or continue your Online Application
  • Application fee
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official transcripts (a minimum 3.0 GPA as an undergraduate)
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Engineering candidates must have an appropriate baccalaureate degree in engineering from an engineering degree program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • English Proficiency (international students)
  • Guarantors Statement (international students)

Applicants who hold baccalaureate degrees in engineering fields not usually considered typical (electrical, mechanical, civil, aerospace, chemical, computer, or control engineering are typical engineering degrees), or who hold baccalaureate or master's degrees in non-engineering fields or in engineering technology, or those whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 but who have appropriate architecture or engineering experience will be considered on an individual basis. The same applies to applicants holding bachelor's degrees from institutions not accredited by EAC/ABET. Applicants in these categories may be required to complete specified undergraduate engineering courses before being admitted to the Master of Engineering program.

Students should obtain at least a B grade in all such preparatory courses. Applicants may enroll for up to 6 credits on a non-matriculated basis before submitting a formal application for admission. Grades of courses taken on this basis will be considered in the review of the application

Architecture Requirements (MArch)

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Students applying to the Master of Architecture program are required to submit the following items. Please check with the university’s graduate admission page for more information:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Create or continue your Online Application
  • Application fee
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official transcripts (a minimum 3.0 GPA as an undergraduate)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio of applicable creative work is required for all applicants. Please see the paragraph below for the specific requirements for each M.Arch Track
  • English Proficiency (international students)
  • Guarantors Statement (international students)

Applicants to the M.Arch Track 1 program must be currently enrolled in the University of Hartford Architectural Design + Technology degree program, have completed their junior year, have at least a 3.4 GPA, and must complete four prerequisite graduate-level courses during their senior year. Track 1 applicants only need to complete a quick application, provide a letter of intent, and submit a portfolio; please contact the graduate program director Seth Holmes at sholmes@hartford.edu for information about the quick application process. Track 1 applicant portfolios must demonstrate the applicant’s ability in architectural design and graphic communication. External applicants with undergraduate degrees from other schools are not eligible for the M.Arch Track 1 and should apply to Track 2 or Track 3.

Applicants to the M.Arch Track 2 programs must hold an undergraduate pre-professional degree in architecture (i.e. BS or BA in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, or Architectural Engineering Technology, Building Technology, or equivalent) from a regionally accredited collegiate institution. Candidates must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants to the Track 2 program should submit portfolios that demonstrate the applicant’s ability in architectural design and graphic communication.

Applicants to the M.Arch Track 3 program must hold an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in any field (including non-preprofessional architecture degrees such as BA in Architectural Studies) and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants to the M.Arch Track 3 must submit a portfolio exhibiting creative and academic works (painting, sculpture, photography, woodworking, construction, etc). This portfolio will be used to evaluate advanced placement for the applicant.  Advanced placement is determined by the architecture graduate admissions committee on a case-by-case basis through a portfolio and transcript review.

International Students’ Requirements

International applicants are preferred to be proficient in English — or have TOEFL, PTE or IELTS if you are not a native speaker of the English Language. Average TOEFL scores for students range from a minimum of 80 (Internet Based Total), and 550 (Paper Based Total). The minimum score for the PTE is a 58. IELTS minimum score for graduate studies is 6.5.

Guarantor's Statement of Financial Support
International students must provide a Guarantor’s Statement of Financial Support with their application for admission.

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