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How to Apply

To apply for admission to the Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health Online Graduate Certificate program, complete the application process which begins at the link below. Applicants must have completed a Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2019 semester. The application deadline is Friday, November 9, 11:59 p.m. EST. Apply now to avoid last minute processing delays.

The Certificate is open to students who are:

  • Currently enrolled in a University of Connecticut Graduate program.
  • Individuals who are not currently enrolled at the University of Connecticut.

Application requirements differ based on your enrollment status. Please see application requirements for each group in the Application Requirements section below.

Begin your Application

Application Requirements

Online application: Select Disability Studies in Public Health as the program name.

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• Current students can obtain an application fee waiver by emailing gradschool@uconn.edu to request a fee waiver number.

• Brief personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) regarding interest in the certificate (uploaded)

• Current resume or CV (uploaded)

• Unofficial transcripts(s) for all undergraduate and graduate coursework (uploaded)

• Letter of support from major advisor (uploaded)

• $75 non-refundable application fee

• Brief personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) regarding interest in certificate (uploaded)

• Current resume or CV (uploaded)

• Unofficial transcript(s) for all undergraduate and graduate coursework (uploaded)

• One letter of support from an individual who can address the candidate’s potential for success in the Certificate.

• The GRE and Resident Affidavit are not required

Official transcripts of all collegiate work should be mailed in one envelope to :

The Graduate School
University of Connecticut
Whetten Graduate Center
438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152

Note: Official transcripts from previous educational experience at UConn are not required.

If you have any questions on how to use the online application system, please contact The Graduate School at 860-486-3617.

International Students: This program is a part-time and online program. Pursuant to U.S. immigration regulations, the University of Connecticut may not sponsor F-1 and J-1 visas for the purpose of coming to the U.S. for enrollment in this program. International students may enroll in this program if they are currently in the U.S. in another visa status that permits foreign nationals to engage in school enrollment while meeting their primary visa objective, or if they complete the program from their home country.