Graduate Admission

Graduate education with a professional focus.

Graduate Admission Office

Contact Us!
gradstudy@hartford.edu
860.768.4371 or 1.800.945.0712 (toll free)

Hours
Monday — Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST; Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mailing address
Graduate Admission, CC 231
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117 USA

UHart offers more than 60 graduate degree programs across a wide range of disciplines, taught by faculty whose real-world experience prepares students for career success.

Graduate education at UHart’s extends beyond the campus: The University’s collaborations with the region’s business, nonprofit, public sector, and arts communities provide valuable networking opportunities. External partners include:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Goodspeed Opera House
  • Hartford Public Schools
  • Hartford Stage
  • Pratt and Whitney
  • St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Stanley Black and Decker
  • United Technologies

And UHart alumni — a diverse community of 85,000 strong across the country and around the world — provide a lifelong community of professional connection and support.

The Basics

UHart’s Schools and Colleges

With seven distinct schools and colleges, UHart offers graduate students a rich environment for multidisciplinary research and collaboration.

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Graduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate tuition and fees vary depending on the school and the program of study.

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Financial Assistance

UHart offers financial assistance for graduate and professional students, including loans, scholarships, corporate partnership discounts, assistantships, and veterans benefits.

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Application Dates and Deadlines

Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 applications are available beginning August 1, 2019.

Most of our graduate programs admit students on a rolling basis. Some programs have specific priority and/or application deadlines noted below. Refer to the individual program websites for more information.

Spring 2020 Application Deadlines Program(s)
Oct 1, 2019 - Priority Deadline Transitional Prosthetics & Orthotics, tMSPO (online)
Nov 15, 2019 - Priority Deadline Early Childhood Education, MEd
Elementary Education, MEd
Nursing, MSN
Summer and Fall 2020 Application Deadlines Program(s)
Dec 1, 2019 - Application Deadline Clinical Psychology, PYSD
Physical Therapy, DPT
Dec 1, 2019 - Priority Deadline Prosthetic & Orthotics, MSPO
Jan 14, 2020 - Priority Deadline Illustration, MFA
Jan 15, 2020 - Priority Deadline Interdisciplinary Art, MFA
Photography, MFA
Feb 1, 2020 - Priority Deadline Architecture, MArch
School Psychology, MS
Feb 1, 2020 - Scholarship Consideration Deadline Artist Diploma
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
Doctor of Musical Arts
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education
Graduate Professional Diploma
Master of Music
Master of Music Education
Feb 15, 2020 - Priority Deadline Organizational Psychology, MS
April 15, 2020 - Priority Deadline Early Childhood Education, MEd
Elementary Education, MEd
Nursing, MSN
June 1, 2020 - Priority Deadline Neuroscience, MS
Transitional Prosthetics & Orthotics, tMSPO (online)

Frequently Asked Questions

I forgot my password for my application, what do I do?

If you are locked out of your account due to multiple attempts or you forgot your password, click the "Forgot Your Password?" link on the application login page to reset your password.

I am currently a University of Hartford student. Do I need to request a UHart transcript and pay the transcript request fee?

No. We will order your transcript and waive the fee for you; this typically takes one business week to be added to your file.

How do I apply to more than one program?

In order to apply to more than one program you will need to submit an application for each program in which you are interested. Since you have shown such great interest in the University of Hartford you will only have to pay the application fee for one application. When submitting the second application choose to pay by check/money order. Next, email gradstudy@hartford.edu to let us know that you have made two applications so that we know it was not done in error.

Additionally, since requirements for each program are different please note that when applying to multiple programs you will need to meet all the requirements listed for each program to which you are applying. Any documents that are transferable from application to application will be transferred; but letters of recommendations and letters of intent need to be directed to the program to which you are applying.

Where do I send my official transcript?

If your transcript is being sent by mail, it can be mailed to:

Graduate Admission, 2nd Floor, Suite 231
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117, USA

We also accept official electronic transcripts. If your prior college institution offers an electronic transcript service, you can often save time as opposed to mail. If you request an electronic transcript, please use the school code 3436.

Please note that University of Hartford does not accept unofficial transcripts. The transcript must be sent directly from your prior college institution to University of Hartford in a sealed envelope or through an official electronic source, such as National ClearingHouse, E-Script, or Parchment.

Does University of Hartford accept graduate transfer credits?

In some cases, graduate transfer credit can be awarded to accepted or conditionally accepted graduate students. Complete the Graduate Transfer Credit Form to petition the transfer of graduate level credits from another college/university to the University of Hartford. Any forms must be completed by the end of your first matriculated semester; forms submitted after the deadline may result in denied transfer credit. Failure to obtain approval may result in not receiving transfer credit.

Do I need to submit GRE/GMAT scores?

You are only required to submit GRE/GMAT scores if it is required by the program. Not all of our graduate degree programs require GRE/GMAT scores. Visit the program of study you are interested in for more details.

My document is too large to be uploaded to my application, what do I do?

If your document is too large to upload you may email it to us directly at gradstudy@hartford.edu. In your email, be sure to identify your name, application reference number, and what application requirement for which you are submitting your document. If the file is too big to be emailed, we recommend that you provide us access to your file through a secure file link (i.e. google drive or dropbox).

How can I make a change in my application?

You cannot make changes to your application once your application has been submitted, however you can add supplemental documents via the application portal at go.hartford.edu/status. Login using the email and password you used when you created the application.

Email gradstudy@hartford.edu to request to make changes to your application. Please include your name and application reference number in your email.

How do I pay my application fee?

You will be prompted to pay your application fee by credit card in the application portal after you submit your application. To pay by check or money order, please complete our Graduate Application Fee Form and mail the form and payment to our office using the following address:
 
Graduate Admission, 2nd Floor, Suite 231
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117, USA

How can I check the status of my application?

You can check your status online by logging into the application portal at go.hartford.edu/status. Use the email address and password you used when you made you application. Alternatively, you can send an email to gradstudy@hartford.edu with a request for an application update. Please include your name and application reference number in the subject of your email.

When can I expect a decision regarding my application?

Most programs will issue a decision within ten business days, however some programs will accept applications until a set deadline, and make decisions after that date. You can contact gradstudy@hartford.edu or the program director for information about the program to which you are applying.

I have been accepted into a graduate program. What do I do next?

Please visit New Graduate Student Orientation section of our website to determine your next steps. Here you will also find our easy-to-follow domestic and international graduate students checklists to help you get started.

What is a tuition deposit, and do I need to pay it?

All accepted student must pay a $300 non-refundable tuition deposit. When you pay the tuition deposit you reserve your spot in the program. You can pay your tuition deposit here.

What housing options does the University of Hartford offer for graduate students?

Most of the 1,700 graduate students enrolled at the University of Hartford secure housing off campus in the surrounding communities. A small number of graduate students choose to live in University-owned apartment communities. The Asylum Avenue Campus (AAC) community for graduate students comprises 13 townhouses. They are located in a quiet residential area in the west end of Hartford on Asylum Avenue and are each shared by two graduate students. For more information about how to apply for AAC, please click here.

How do I register for classes?

You should contact a representative from your program.  Most first time registrations are completed with a paper form that your advisor will complete and submit to the Student Academic Service Center (SASC).  Online registration is available with prior approval and a personal identification number (PIN) provided by your advisor. If you have your PIN, you can proceed to the Student Self-Service Center to register.

How much does it cost to attend the University of Hartford?

Cost of attendance relies upon many different variables. The cost of attendance does not depend on state of residency. Please visit our Tuition and Fees section for detailed cost information.

International Students: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum English requirement for international graduate students?

You must receive one of the following:
 
  • A score of 80 (Internet-based test – iBT) or 550 (Paper-based test – PBT) or higher on the TOEFL test
  • A score of 6.5 overall on the IELTS test
  • A score of 58 or higher on the PTE test
Or you may apply for a waiver of language proficiency. (see below)

How can I waive the English Proficiency requirement?

You can qualify for the English Proficiency Waiver if you fit one of the following two categories: 
  • You are an International applicant whose native language is English.
  • You are an International applicant holding a bachelor’s degree from a country where the native language is English. You will not qualify for a waiver if you earned a master's degree from a country where the native language is English.
If you believe that you meet one of these criteria, please email gradstudy@hartford.edu.

What is the application deadline?

International students who require a U.S. Student Visa (F-1) sponsored by the University of Hartford are required to have all materials submitted to the Graduate Admissions office prior to our official deadlines to ensure proper I-20 processing time.

Does the University of Hartford offer scholarships for international students?

We offer tuition scholarship only for a limited number of programs. Email us at gradstudy@hartford.edu to find out if we offer scholarships for the program in which you are interested.

Financial aid for international graduate students is currently available as Graduate Assistantships. These assistantships are administered by the individual departments throughout the University and vary in size and availability.

Can I send my foreign university transcript in English to the University of Hartford?

All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member. If the transcript is written in English an evaluation is still required, as grading systems vary from country to country.

What is a Guarantor Statement?

A Guarantor Statement is a document that indicates and verifies financial capability and responsibility. This form should be sent to the Graduate Admissions office via email at gradstudy@hartford.edu or mailed to us at the following address:

Graduate Admission, 2nd Floor, Suite 231
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117, USA

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