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Admission to the University of New Haven Graduate School requires that applicants hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from a foreign institution that is recognized by its jurisdictional Ministry of Education from granting baccalaureate degrees. Individual programs may have additional requirements for admission, details of which are included in the program listings. For most programs, admission decisions are based primarily on an applicant's undergraduate record.

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

  • Online Graduate School Application

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  • Official transcripts

    Official, final transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools you have attended must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office prior to enrollment. 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.

    To submit unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools you have attended for a admission decision, applicants can do one of the following:
    1. Email unofficial transcripts from each institution they attended to gradinfo@newhaven.edu
    2. Upload unofficial transcripts from each institution they attended into our online application system during the application process
    3. Mail unofficial transcripts to:
    Graduate Enrollment Office
    University of New Haven
    Echlin Hall, 2nd Floor
    300 Boston Post Road
    West Haven, CT 06516:

    Official paper transcripts are not required at the time of application but are required prior to the start of classes.

    *Please Note: Students currently enrolled in undergraduate study who have not completed their bachelor's degree can submit all transcripts to date and will resubmit a final transcript indicating a conferred degree prior to the start of classes.

  • 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. As soon as the recommender information is entered, your recommenders 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.

  • Standardized test scores (Required by some programs)

    (GMAT, GRE) if required by intended degree program (see specific program requirements below)

    As in the case of transcripts, unofficial scores can be submitted during the application process for review of the application, however all official scores (directly from the test organization) must be received prior to enrollment.

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  • Resume (Required by 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.

  • Personal Statement (Required by some programs)

    A personal statement, or letter of intent, is strongly recommended for all programs, but is required for others.

  • 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 Enrollment Office
                        University of New Haven
                        Echlin Hall, 2nd Floor
                        300 Boston Post Road
                        West Haven, CT 06516

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

Have Questions?

Please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment at (203) 932-7440 or gradinfo@newhaven.edu.

Deadlines 

M.S. Forensic Science

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

M.S. Forensic Technology

Applications are only accepted for the fall term.

M.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology

Applications are only accepted for the fall term.

M.S. Community Psychology

Applications are only accepted for the fall term.

Criminal Justice Ph.D. 

Applications are only accepted for the fall term and completed applications are due by January 15 (for scholarship consideration) or July 15. 

All Other Programs 

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

Specific Requirements

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

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.

MS, Accounting

An undergraduate degree in business is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Candidates without work experience, such as recent graduates, will be considered based on academic qualifications. Admission decisions for all programs are based on a "portfolio" approach that includes review of the combination of a student's undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional and/or business experience, standardized test scores and two letters of recommendation. All applicants are required to submit GMAT or GRE scores as part of their application.* Applicants may submit an optional personal statement to provide additional information to the admissions committee or to explain any unusual circumstances.

*Qualified candidates may be eligible for a waiver of the test score requirement for the Accounting program. Please submit a M.S. Accounting waiver request form with your application if you believe you are eligible.

MBA, Business Administration

An undergraduate degree in business is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Candidates without work experience, such as recent graduates, will be considered based on academic qualifications. Admission decisions for all programs are based on a "portfolio" approach that includes review of the combination of a student's undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional and/or business experience, standardized test scores and two letters of recommendation. All applicants are required to submit GMAT or GRE scores as part of their application.

*Applicants may submit an optional personal statement to provide additional information to the admissions committee or to explain any unusual circumstances.

*Qualified candidates may be eligible for a waiver of the test score requirement for the MBA program.
Please submit the Master of Business Administration waiver request form if you believe you are eligible.

MS, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Applicants must possess a minimum of a cumulative 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited institution to be considered for admission. Fall-time student admission to the program is only available for the fall term.

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, Finance

An undergraduate degree in business is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Candidates without work experience, such as recent graduates, will be considered based on academic qualifications. Admission decisions for all programs are based on a "portfolio" approach that includes review of the combination of a student's undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional and/or business experience, standardized test scores and two letters of recommendation. All applicants are required to submit GMAT or GRE scores as part of their application.

*Applicants may submit an optional personal statement to provide additional information to the admissions committee or to explain any unusual circumstances.

*Qualified candidates may be eligible for a waiver of the test score requirement for the Finance program. Please submit a M.S. Finance waiver request form with your application if you believe you are eligible.

MS, Forensic Science

Admission to the Forensic Science program is only available for the fall semester. The deadline for applications is March 15th for the fall term. Students 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, 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 bachelor's 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.

Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Dual Degree Program

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

MS, Sport Management

An undergraduate degree in business is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Candidates without work experience, such as recent graduates, will be considered based on academic qualifications. Admission decisions for all programs are based on a "portfolio" approach that includes review of the combination of a student's undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional and/or business experience, standardized test scores and two letters of recommendation. All applicants are required to submit GMAT or GRE scores as part of their application.* Applicants may submit an optional personal statement to provide additional information to the admissions committee or to explain any unusual circumstances. A resume is also required.

*Qualified candidates may be eligible for a waiver of the test score requirement for the Sport Management program. Please submit a M.S. Sport Management waiver request form with your application if you believe you are eligible.

Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration Dual Degree Program

Applicants to the MBA/MPA dual degree program must have an earned bachelor's 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.

*Qualified candidates may be eligible for a waiver of the test score requirement for the Taxation program. Please submit a M.S. Taxation waiver request form if you believe you are eligible.

Ph.D., Criminal Justice

Applicants to the Ph.D. program must have both an earned bachelor's degree and an earned master's degree form accredited institutions. Admission to the Ph.D. program is only available for the fall term. 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.