How to Apply to the Health Care Genetics Program

All applications for graduate study at UConn must be submitted using a self-managed online application system. The link to the system is at the bottom of this page.

Reminders before beginning

Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university with

  • A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 for your entire undergraduate career or
  • A grade-point average of at least 3.0 for your last two undergraduate years or
  • Exceptional work in your entire final undergraduate year (3.5 or better)
  • Graduate work with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or better even if the undergraduate grade-point average meets the above criteria.

Application deadline for fall admission is March 15 and for spring admission is Sept 30, however applications can be accepted on a rolling basis dependent on space availability after these deadlines.  Please contact to inquire about space availability or at any time during your application process if you have programmatic questions.

Attendance at a virtual or in-person open house (as available) or having a phone/virtual conversation with the program director or key faculty member before or during the application process is highly encouraged, and expected for domestic applicants. 

Note to applicants: funding support is not available 

Application Materials Needed - Read before beginning the process

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Reference Letters (3) (employer or faculty)
    • The reference writers will be sent an email link to upload the letter into the online application portal
  • If you are not a native speaker of English, evidence of proficiency in the English language must be submitted.
  • Personal Statement of Purpose
    • This one-two page document should tell your program’s admissions committee everything you would like to reveal in a personal interview.
    • You should include your reasons for why you've selected the UConn Health Care Genetics Program, what made you decide to undertake graduate work, and a bit about your ultimate plans/goals, if you've decided. Let the admissions committee read specifics about you, tell us details about your academic, experiential and logistical preparation for our program in particular.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee.  Regular admission students enrolled in >6-credits can ask to have their application fee refunded after the 10th day of the semester. Make sure to check out the UConn Graduate School Fee Waiver Policy

The GRE is not required 

If you have any questions on how to use the online application system, please contact The Graduate School at 860-486-3617.
University of Connecticut
The Graduate School
Whetten Graduate Center
438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152

    University Regulations:  The last day for applicants to accept admission for Fall is July 26th. The last day for applicants to accept admission for Spring is December 20th.  If you are applying to the program within two-months of these deadlines, you may wish to send official transcripts with initial application. This is no guarantee of admission.

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