Prospective Students

Information and Links for Prospective Students

Degree Programs

Prospective students can find more information about UConn Health campus degree programs here:
Biomedical Science PhD Program

Combined MD/PhD Program

Combined DMD/PhD Program

Public Health PhD Program
Public Health Masters Program
Public Health Dual Degree Programs
Public Health Graduate Certificates 

Clinical and Translational Research Masters and Certificate Programs

Dental Science Masters Program (available only to students enrolled in a graduate dental education program in the UConn School of Dental Medicine

Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (for undergraduate students who have an interest in obtaining a Ph.D. in the biological and biomedical sciences)


While UConn Health does not have on-campus housing available on our campus, the University’s Off-Campus Housing Office has a section to search for housing in the UConn Health campus area of Farmington and beyond. Visit for more information

Additionally, new students to the program can use the Roommate Finder section, which is a password protected site where students can log in using their NetID to search for roommates. Roommate Finder Info.pdf

Recent Updates and Info for Current Students

2024 Commencement Speaker: Nuratu Quarshie

Public Health student Nuratu Quarshie is the 2024 UConn Health Graduate School Commencement speaker.  Learn more about Nuratu and her journey in the MPH program here.


Off Campus Housing Resource

UConn Health does not have on-campus housing available on our campus.  However, the University’s Off-Campus Housing Office has a new section to search for housing in the UConn Health campus area of Farmington and beyond. Visit for more information!

The Roommate Finder section is also active, and is a password protected site where students can log in using their NetID to search for roommates. Roommate Finder Info

UCH International Office Walk-In Advising in Main Building on Thursdays

The International Office at UConn Health will resume their weekly walk-in advising for international students and scholars in the main building on Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Please note that the location has temporarily changed to Rooms C4/C6 as of March 14 due to construction in Walker*.

Walk-in advising is meant for quick questions (5-10 minutes). Examples of walk-in services include: travel advice, I-20/DS-2019 signatures, document drop-off, etc. If you have an issue requiring a more in-depth discussion, please contact the HR – International Office to make an appointment (Kaitlin Dornenburg, email:; phone: 860-679-4472) .

* once construction is over, session will move back to  Walker Conference Room (room AG070, just down the hall from The Graduate School Office suite on the Ground floor of the main building).

Student Resources and Helpful Links Regarding COVID

UConn Health's Masking Protocol has been updated as of 10/20/23; masking is now optional in most areas of the campus, with some exceptions. See revised guidelines for masking.

Travel Guidelines - Updated 11/20/23: Travel guidelines for both business and personal travel outside of Connecticut. This information applies to Graduate Assistants as well as staff.

Important: If you are not feeling well and are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have COVID-19 related questions, call our UConn Health COVID-19 Call Center: 860-679-3199 to report your symptoms and get further instruction. Do not come into school or the lab if you are not feeling well. Additional guidance can be found here.

For All Graduate Students


Academic Calendar
Graduate School dates and deadlines

Student Administration System (PeopleSoft)
Student Admin is where students can register for classes, check grades, review unofficial transcript and milestones, register for graduation, etc. You can find helpful reference information for the system here.

HuskyCT is the University of Connecticut version of Blackboard, our learning management system (LMS); it enables faculty, students, administrators, staff, residents, fellows, and affiliated community health professionals to access a wide range of educational electronic resources.

UConn Health Sciences Library
The library is located in the main building off the Academic Lobby and offers a variety of services, including Ask a Librarian, interlibrary loan, electronic journals, computer access, print/scan/Copy services and more.

Graduate School Catalog

Graduate School Forms

Graduate School Forms
Includes forms for enrolled masters and doctoral graduate students, such as Plan of Study, Report on General Exam, Report on Final Exam, Doctoral Dissertation Proposal, Biographical Information Update Request, etc.

Graduate Student Schedule Revision Request form
For UConn Health campus students

Laboratory Rotation Registration Form.pdf (for combined degree, YIIP and certificate students)


Milestones/Completing Your Degree


Dissertation Proposal Guidelines.pdf
Steps to a Successful Graduation: Doctoral

NEW PhD degree completion workshop 01-22-2024.pptx

Exit Interview Form for Graduating Biomedical Science PhD Students

Thesis Submission



 Steps to a Successful Graduation: Masters


2024 Commencement is Monday, May 6th at 1 PM at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on the Storrs campus.  The deadline to apply to participate in commencement is March 1.  See link above for details.

University Policies and Procedures

Student Support

Student Behavioral Health Service
Free and confidential mental health services, counseling, and resources

Wellness Center
The UConn Health Wellness Center is a 3,600-square-foot, 24/7, badge-access facility offering 13 cardio machines, 13 cycling bikes, 9 resistance machines, free weights, showers, a "healthy" vending machine, and two rooms for fitness classes

Virtual Group Exercise Classes - Virtual classes created by Wellness Center Yoga and Pilates instructors  including Vinyasa Yoga, Morning Stretches, Pilates, Breathing Exercises, and Meditation.

Student Accommodations- MyAccess
The Center for Students with Disabilities engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis.

Student Wellness
Links and resources to support student health and wellness

Ombuds Office
Confidential, informal, independent, and impartial assistance to individuals through dispute resolution and problem-solving methods

NIH Office of Intramural Education and Training - The OITE has provided recordings of their recent sessions and pre-recorded panel discussions and interviews that trainees can access online covering a wide variety of topics.

UConn Health Bursar's Office

Office of the Registrar

Request Official Trancripts

Student Affairs and Activities

International Students

Off Campus Housing
While we do not have on-campus housing available on our campus, the University’s Off-Campus Housing Office has a new section to search for housing in the UConn Health campus area of Farmington and beyond, as well as a password protected section to search for roommates.

Campus Resources

Notary Publics
There are several Notaries available throughout the campus if you need a document notarized. Please call ahead to ensure the Notary Public is available to assist with UConn Health matters. Any personal matters that need notarization during business hours are at the discretion of the Notary Public.

Schafer Study Rooms
The Schafer Study Rooms (located adjacent to our campus library, on the basement level of the Academic Entrance) are available to all UConn Health graduate level students, including Biomedical Science PhD and MPH students. These study rooms are available 24/7; students must use their UConn Health badge to gain entry to the rooms. Your badge should be active for use of these rooms. If you find that your badge does not grant access to the rooms, please contact Ms. Teri Shiel, Head of User Services at the UConn Health campus library (email:; ext. 4108) for assistance.

For Biomedical Science Ph.D. Students

Please complete BOTH parts of this form, as well as the Student-Mentor Agreement:

>>Email Part ONE to and CC
Change of Major Advisor Form-Part 1

>>Email Part TWO to ONLY
Change of Major Advisor Form-Part 2_rev 2022

Student-Mentor Agreement
To be signed by the student and the thesis advisor and submitted to

Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

Graduate Thesis Defenses

Friday, June 21st
10:00 AM, hybrid, Leo Holt Conference Room, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
via Zoom:
Passcode: 801114

Advancing Long-read Sequencing for Epigenetics in Cancer

Ziwei Pan
Biomedical Science PhD Student
Genetics and Developmental Biology Area of Concentration
PI: Dr. Sheng Li

Friday, June 21st
1:30 PM, hybrid, Grossman Auditorium, Cell and Genome Science Building
via WebEx:

Investigating the multifaceted role of chromosome 15q11-q13 in Prader-Willi syndrome

Rachel Gilmore
Biomedical Science PhD Student
Genetics and Developmental Biology Area of Concentration
PI: Dr. Justin Cotney


Upcoming Career Forums

Career and Family Growth
Dr. Leia Shuhaibar
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
2:00 PM ET- Hybrid

Dr. Shuhaibar obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut, where she investigated how luteinizing hormone regulates oocyte maturation in preparation for fertilization. She then conducted two years of postdoctoral fellowship training with Dr. Laurinda Jaffe translating her discoveries in ovarian follicles to bone physiology.

In 2018, she was promoted to research assistant professor at UConn Health to develop an imaging system to better understand hormonal regulation of bone growth. Simultaneously, she accepted a visiting scientist position at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services in Farmington to work as a clinical embryologist and help infertility patients grow their families. She has been invited to present her research at National and International Conferences.

Currently, she is a medical science liaison at Ferring Pharmaceuticals as a specialist in reproductive medicine and holds an adjunct assistant professor position at UConn Health. She lives in Houston, Texas, and enjoys spending time with her husband and her 7- and 4-year-old sons.

In celebration of Mothers in Science, join Dr. Shuhaibar to hear about her story of a scientific career and family growth. This seminar will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 2 p.m. and will be in hybrid format. Current UConn Health students, faculty, and staff are invited to join Dr. Shuhaibar in person in E5036 (Cell Biology Conference Room). All other attendees are welcome to join virtually on Zoom.

To attend the event, you must register using the link below:

For recordings of previous career seminars & workshops, career blog posts, and more from this student-led group, check out their website:

For more information, contact: Rachel Gilmore at