Application Review Process
We encourage you to apply to our Program in Applied Public Health Sciences. Each applicant is individually and holistically reviewed by our admissions committee so that multiple factors, rather than one single factor, can be considered. As well as your academic record, we place a high value on your experiences working or serving the interests of communities you participate in, together with those unique qualities that could be indispensable to your work as a public health practitioner. We genuinely believe both tangible and intangible factors are essential to success in our public health profession.
Our application process seeks to create globally-minded public health practitioners who are prepared to deal with public health challenges of the twenty-first century. The Program in Applied Public Health Sciences is committed to diversity and the excellence it facilitates. Roughly one-quarter of our students are first-generation, and one-third identify as Black/African American and/or Hispanic.
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 NOT required for full review of applications.
For preferred consideration, apply by April 1 for matriculation in the following fall semester (applications submitted after the 2nd week of July cannot be considered for fall admission). . We do not have a rolling admission. If you are a dual degree or have a very good reason to start in the spring, requests will be reviewed by the committee.
There are two steps in applying:
1. You will need to complete an online application.
The application fee of $75 must be paid with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).
Required supporting materials will be uploaded with the online application:
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). It is suggested that foreign applicants have their transcript grades evaluated by a credential evaluation service. 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.
2. You will need to send your official transcripts to:
Graduate Admissions Office
438 Whitney Rd. Ext., Unit 1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152
Any questions about transcripts or the online application can be emailed to: email@example.com
To request more information about the admissions process or MPH program requirements contact:
UConn Program in Applied Public Health Sciences
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 6325
Farmington, CT 06030-6325