How to Apply

Prospective students may apply for admission:

Ph.D. Programs

Ph.D. in Biomedical Science

The deadline for submission of the application, the application fee, and the receipt of all supporting materials for the Ph.D. in Biomedical Science program is December 1. The program does not have rolling admissions and matriculates students for the Fall semester only following the December 1 application deadline.

To apply to the Biomedical Science Ph.D. program you must submit an online application

The application fee must be paid with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) by the December 1 deadline. We will not consider applications for admission that have not paid the application fee by December 1.

You will need to submit the  following supporting materials:

    • upload unofficial transcripts
    • upload personal statement
    • upload CV/resume
    • three letters of recommendation uploaded by the recommender directly using the online application link provided to them
    • International applicants only: official English language proficiency verification

Detailed Information on Supporting Materials

Please note: The GRE General Exam is no longer required for admission to the Biomedical Science PhD program as of  Fall 2022 admissions.

The deadline for applications and supporting materials for Fall 2023 is December 1, 2022.

We value diversity and actively encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Graduate School Office
Ph.D. in Biomedical Science Program
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3906
Farmington, CT 06030-3906

Phone: 860-679-4509

Ph.D. in Public Health

For information on admissions, visit the  Ph.D. in Public Health Admissions page.

Masters Programs

Master of Public Health

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 highly encouraged.

For preferred consideration, apply by April 1 for matriculation in the following Fall semester. 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.

Applications for the M.P.H. program are handled through the Storrs campus. For detailed information on the application process, please visit the M.P.H. Admission page.

To request more information regarding the M.P.H. program itself, contact Ms. Holly Samociuk in the M.P.H. office at

Master of Dental Science

The Master of Dental Science Program is an interdepartmental program leading to the degree of Master of Dental Science.  This program is only available to students enrolled in a graduate dental education program in the UConn School of Dental Medicine. Admission to the Master of Dental Science (MDentSc) program is generally limited to the summer sessions. Students pursue their Clinical Dental Residency Certificate while working on their Master’s degree.

There are two steps in applying:

1. You will need to submit the following supporting materials:

  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Residence Affidavit
  • TOEFL Scores (International Applicants ONLY)

More Information on Supporting Materials

2. Complete an online application by visiting .

The application fee must be paid with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

Further information on admission to the MDentSc/Certificate program may be obtained from Lisa Costa in the School of Dental Medicine Office of Admissions, Room AG030, UConn Health, Farmington, CT 06030-3905.

Master of Clinical and Translational Research

To apply to the MCTR, you must first submit a letter of intent, a copy of your curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation to Ms. Lisa Godin via email (, which will be reviewed by the MCTR Advisory Committee. If they recommend acceptance, the student will be instructed to submit an application. This is done by completing the Graduate School’s on-line application (note: the online application program is changing in September.  The new link will be provided once the application is active).

The documents needed are as follows:

1. Application for Admission
2. Processing fee
3. Residence Affidavit
4. Official transcript from each college or university attended
5. Official TOEFL or IELTS score if applicable
6. Letters of Recommendation (2 letters of recommendation)
7. Personal Letter of Application
8. Test scores if applicable

Go to Master of Clinical and Translational Research Program

Combined Degree Programs


For instructions on admission to the M.D./Ph.D. program, visit our M.D./Ph.D. Admissions page. For questions regarding the program, please contact program director, Dr. Kimberly Dodge-Kafka .


Candidates must meet the admission requirements of both the UConn Medical School and the Graduate Program in Public Health. The M.P.H. program seeks students with a strong academic record, commitment to the health of the community, relevant background and/or experience, and career goals relevant to public health. Those with experience and knowledge of the U.S. public health system are preferred. Application to the M.P.H. program is streamlined for M.D./M.P.H. students. To initiate an application, submit a personal letter of application that addresses the admissions criteria above and include a copy of your letter of acceptance to the School of Medicine. Applications are reviewed for admission to the fall semester. The deadline for application is February 1 (international applications are due by January 1), and on a rolling basis after those dates if there are available slots. Under certain conditions, medical students can also be considered for spring admission. To request more information on this and other specialty programs visit the Dual Degree program page.


Admissions Process
Our process requires that the applicant be accepted sequentially by the School of Dental Medicine Admissions Committee for entry into the pre-doctoral D.M.D. program, the Graduate School and, then, the Dental Scientist Training Program Advisory Committee. Each member of the Advisory Committee has the opportunity to screen the completed applications and the committee collectively determines who shall be interviewed. Those invited are interviewed by members of the Advisory Committee generally at the time they are interviewed by the School of Dental Medicine Admissions Committee. The Committee then meets to discuss the evaluations and by majority vote of a quorum (2/3 of membership present) determines who shall be accepted and appointed to the Dental Scientist Training Program, if there are multiple candidates for the Dental Scientist Training Program positions. For more information, contact Dr. Mina Mina.


rev. 6/22