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University of Connecticut College of Engineering Graduate Programs

University of Connecticut College of Engineering Graduate Programs

University of Connecticut College of Engineering Graduate Programs

Introduction

UConn College of Engineering is a powerhouse for research and engineering education in the State of Connecticut and beyond. We are the #1 public engineering school in New England, and we provide 51 percent of the State’s engineering graduates. UConn is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an “R1” research university. This is the highest classification given for research and a distinction held by only 3% of all U.S. institutions of higher education.

Our graduate programs emphasize experiential engineering to equip students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to one day find innovative and socially just solutions to today’s most complex challenges. We work with local and national industries to address pressing technological challenges and strengthen our manufacturing base.

We value entrepreneurship and innovation and our students and faculty actively develop startups and innovative technologies in support of economic development. UConn strived to address the major challenges facing our society through research initiatives in human rights, brownfields, cybersecurity, and other current issues.

General Overview

UConn College of Engineering is a powerhouse for research and engineering education in the State of Connecticut and beyond. We are the #1 public engineering school in New England, and we provide 51 percent of the State’s engineering graduates. We work with local and national industries to address pressing technological challenges and strengthen our manufacturing base. We value entrepreneurship and innovation and our students and faculty actively develop startups and innovative technologies in support of economic development. UConn strived to address the major challenges facing our society through research initiatives in human rights, brownfields, cybersecurity, and other current issues.

UConn is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an “R1” research university. This is the highest classification given for research and a distinction held by only 3% of all U.S. institutions of higher education. Our graduate programs emphasize experiential engineering to equip students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to one day find innovative and socially just solutions to today’s most complex challenges.

Campus Features

It’s Simple Enough - UCONN Is a Premier University

Being surrounded by the brightest students and faculty at a top research institution will push you, challenge you, and make your best better every day.

The presence of Connecticut's flagship university is felt throughout the entire state. The University of Connecticut provides an outstanding education at our main campus in Storrs and our four regional campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury. With access to distinguished faculty, unparalleled research opportunities, and exclusive internships at some of the nation's most prestigious companies, our students pursue their passions, learn what they love, and blaze a trail to succeed.

Huskies past and present will tell you there's nothing quite like the UConn community. You'll carry your UConn experience with you through friends who become family, Husky Pride that becomes part of your identity, and dreams that become your reality.

Without question, choosing UConn will make you better - no matter where your journey begins. Get it done here.

  • Storrs - Main Campus
  • Avery Point
  • Hartford
  • Stamford
  • Waterbury

    Admissions

    Education Requirements

    GPA Requirements for The Graduate School

    Except in exceptional circumstances, to be considered for admission to a graduate degree or certificate program, a student’s prior coursework must meet one of the following criteria:

    • A cumulative GPA for their most recent degree of 3.0 or higher for the entire degree, or
    • If the most recent degree is an undergraduate degree or the student has not yet completed their undergraduate degree:
      • A GPA of 3.0 or higher for the entire two most recent years of full-time undergraduate coursework, or
      • A GPA of 3.5 or higher for the entire most recent year of full-time undergraduate coursework, or
    • If a student has taken at least one semester of full-time study following the completion of the most recent undergraduate or graduate degree, a GPA of 3.0 or higher for all of their post-degree coursework.

    To complete your application you must:

    • Upload transcripts from the school where you received your bachelor’s degree and any courses taken beyond regardless of whether a degree was received.
    • Upload transcripts and degrees from international institutions in both English and the primary language of the university. Your application will not be reviewed without these copies.

    Failure to upload transcripts from all educational institutions, regardless of whether or not a degree was received, may be grounds for cancellation of admission.

    Additional application requirements for international students

    The Graduate School does not require a third-party credential evaluation, however, we welcome evaluations from the following services:

    • NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or
    • AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluators)

    If your degree is a 3-year bachelor’s degree from India, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka or certain other countries, we will not consider the degree to be equivalent with a 4 year US bachelor’s degree. This is our policy, even if the degree has been evaluated as a 4-year degree by an outside credential evaluator that is a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluators).

    • Upload individual/yearly mark sheets or transcripts (courses and grades, not hours) for students who complete their education in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka.
    • If you completed a degree and it is not indicated on your transcript, then we require a copy of your degree to be uploaded to your application. The most common reason for delayed consideration of applications is failure to upload all required transcripts (and degrees from international institutions).
    • To try and minimize international mail delays after submitting your application, The Graduate School recommends sending official transcripts and degrees from each college/university you have attended. (Please note official transcripts and degrees are not required to be sent to The Graduate School until after an offer of admission has been made.)

    English Proficiency

    If English is not your primary language**, you may be required to submit evidence of your proficiency in the English language.

    **A primary language is defined as a language used to communicate since childhood.

    Visa Requirements

    U.S. Student Visa Sponsorship

    If you are an international student who requires U.S. student visa sponsorship by the University of Connecticut, please be prepared to submit an immigration document request to the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Office after you have been admitted to The Graduate School. (An I-20/DS-2019 document will not be released by the ISSS office until your admission has been finalized/matriculated.)

    Submit your I-20/DS-2019 request to ISSS at least one month before the semester that you will begin your program.

    Should you have any questions about the required materials, please contact the IS office: [email protected]

    You will require a NetID to apply for an I-20 or DS-2019. This will be emailed to you within 2-5 business days of receiving your admission notification. For any assistance with your NetID or reissue of the information already emailed, please contact the ITS Office at (860) 486-4357 or email: [email protected]

    Scholarships and Funding

    Graduate students may receive financial support for their studies from many different sources, and we encourage both prospective and current graduate students to explore all the different options to identify those that best suit their needs. We also recommend that all graduate students consult with their advisors and with faculty and staff in their graduate programs because they are the most likely to know about degree- or discipline-specific sources of support. In addition, graduate students should take advantage of the resources offered through the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships both to identify possible sources of funding and to get advice on preparing successful applications. Here you will find information on both internal (within UConn) and external (outside of UConn) opportunities for students to seek aid, scholarships, or other financial assistance.

    Additionally, here are a few helpful financial aid guides for doctoral students:

    • Financial Aid for Doctoral Students
    • The Doctoral Student's Guide to Fellowships

    In addition to the following opportunities, here are a few helpful fellowship and financial aid guides for doctoral students:

    • Financial Aid for Doctoral Students
    • The Doctoral Student's Guide to Fellowships
    • National Fellowships Incentive Program

    The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) is pleased to announce the continuation of UConn’s ambitious incentive program to build a stronger student and faculty culture around applying for prestigious, nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.

    Under this program, all UConn faculty on all campuses (including UCHC) are eligible for up to $1,000 in professional development funds to recognize their work mentoring students through the process of developing proposals and submitting applications for eligible awards. Additionally, full-time graduate students who apply for NFIP-eligible fellowships may apply for a $250 scholarship through this program. In the program’s first five years, more than $450,000 in professional development funds and graduate student scholarships have been awarded.

    Deadline: April 28, 2023, 11:59 PM (EDT)

    • Future Climate Venture Studio Fellowship

    The Future Climate Venture Fellowship Program is designed to provide tangible experiences for students interested in learning about start-ups, marketing, commercialization, venture development, and research around climate change. Fellows will be assigned to a mentor or startup company and will have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of subject matters directed at addressing climate change. Fellows will develop communication and marketing skills as well as have the opportunity to play a role in bringing technologies around climate change to market through supporting start-ups and early-stage companies. Fellows may also have the chance to help develop pitch decks with their respective companies and will have the opportunity to attend internal and external educational and career development-focused seminars. Fellows will be required to give an oral presentation at the conclusion of the program.

    Application Deadline: January 15th, 2023

    • Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    Search paid summer research programs for graduate students, travel grants, and fellowships – many deadlines are fast approaching!

    Student Testimonials

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