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

Go to Biomedical Science Ph.D. Detailed Information on Supporting Materials

Please note: The GRE General Exam is no longer required NOR considered for admission to the Biomedical Science PhD program.

The deadline for applications and supporting materials for Fall 2024 is December 1, 2023.

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

Please note: Application to the Masters in Biomedical Science program is by invitation only for students currently enrolled in the YIIP program. Applications are not currently being accepted for the Masters.

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 unofficial 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. We do not have a rolling admission.

Applications for the M.P.H. program are handled through The Graduate School. 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  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 dental residency program in the UConn School of Dental Medicine. Students pursue their Clinical Dental Residency Certificate while working on their Master’s degree.

Application to this program is not available until after admission to the residency program. Please visit the Advanced Education/Residency Programs page for more information on UConn School of Dental Medicine residency programs.

Go to Advanced Education/Residency Programs

    Master and Certificate of Clinical and Translational Research

    To apply to the MCTR Program (or Certificate Program in Clinical and Translational Research), 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 at These materials will be reviewed by the MCTR Executive/Advisory Committee. If the Committee views you as a suitable candidate for the program, you will be invited for an interview. If the Committee recommends acceptance after the interview, you will be instructed to submit an online application through The Graduate School.  Applicants applying for the MCTR Program are strongly encouraged to also include a letter of commitment from a senior scientist stating his or her intention to mentor and supervise the student as a major advisor during the program.

    The documents needed are as follows:

    1. Application for Admission
    2. 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
    9.Letter of support from prospective major advisor (for MCTR only)

    Go to the Clinical and Translational Research Programs

    Master of Biomedical Science

    Application to the Masters in Biomedical Science program is by invitation only for students currently enrolled in the YIIP program. Applications are not currently being accepted for the Masters.

    Combined Degree Programs


    Find detailed instructions on admission to the M.D./Ph.D. program on our

    Go to the 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. Candidates are expected to complete the dual degree during a 5-year interval consisting of 4 years of full-time study in their clinical discipline along with 1 year of full-time study in the Program in Applied Public Health Sciences. 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 preferred deadline for application submission is April 1 (February 1 for international applicants). 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.


    Applicants interested in the D.M.D./Ph.D. program must apply for the D.M.D. program at UConn Health and therefore should follow the requirements listed for Admissions to the School of Dental Medicine. Applicants should indicate their interest in the combined program in their personal statement. In addition, they should submit a separate letter of interest in the combined training addressed to program director Dr. Mina Mina as early as possible. All trainees must be U.S. Citizens or permanent U.S. residents. 

    Qualified applicants will be interviewed by the D.M.D./Ph.D. admission committee during their visit for the interview for dental school. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Mina before making travel arrangement for their visit to UConn Health.

    Applicants can also apply to the D.M.D./Ph.D. program during the first two years of the D.M.D. program. Interested students should contact Dr. Mina.

    Go to the Advanced Training- D.M.D./Ph.D. Program

    rev. 10/22