How to Apply

Graduate Certificate Programs

Survey Research, Nonprofit Management, Leadership & Public Management, Public Financial Management


We welcome your application!

In keeping with our commitment to build a diverse and inclusive environment, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, cultural background, religion or beliefs.

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*If you miss a deadline, you have the option to take a course as a non-degree student. The Graduate School will allow up to 6-credits of non-degree coursework to be transferred (B or higher) into a program later. Please complete the Permission Number Request Form.

Below are instructions to aid you in your application process:

  1. Complete the Graduate School Online Application
  2. Official transcripts for all college-level studies, regardless of whether a degree was awarded. You may upload an unofficial transcript to the online application. Please send all official transcripts to:
    University of Connecticut
    Graduate Admissions Office
    438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1006
    Storrs, CT 06269-1006
  3. International Students
    International applicants who are not native English speakers are also required to complete a test of English proficiency, such as the TOEFL, PTE or IELTS exams. View more details about our accepted tests and minimum scores.
  4. Your current résumé
  5. Letters of recommendation
    Two (2) letters are required. You may submit more. Your letter writers should send their letters electronically per the application instructions. If you are unable to submit your letters of recommendation electronically through the ApplyYourself system, you may submit them to the Administrative Program Director using the following methods:
    1. Email attachment (PDF) to Valerie Rogers, Administrative Program Director
    2. Fax: (860) 570-9114
    3. Mail:
    University of Connecticut
    Department of Public Policy
    1800 Asylum Avenue, 4th Floor
    West Hartford, CT 06117
  6. A personal letter addressing your goals and objectives for pursuing your certificate.
    The letter should discuss why you are interested in the specific certificate program, what has influenced you to pursue this program, and how the certificate with us will help you reach your career goals.
  7. Exam Scores
    The GREs, LSAT or GMATs are not required. Applicants may choose to submit them as part of their application, but they are not required.
  8. A one-time application fee of $75.00.
    You will need to provide a credit card number or PayPal information to submit your application. Application fee waivers are available for veterans, active service members and AmeriCorps/Vista members and alumni. Please contact the Administrative Program Director at: 860-570-9047 or