Graduate Catalog 2010-12
Connecticut State University welcomes advanced-level applicants with a
broad range of abilities, interests, and backgrounds. Students are
admitted to either full-time (nine hours –
15 credits) or part-time (eight
or fewer credits) study. Applications are accepted for both the fall and spring semesters. (Some programs have summer matriculation.)
To be considered for full-time or part-time admission, applicants
should submit the completed Application for Graduate Admission to the
University, accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $50.
Students may apply online at www.ccsu.edu/grad
. The Application for Admission
Graduate Application Form is also available upon request
in the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office
or may be obtained downloading the PDF form of the application from the graduate studies website. in a number of campus offices.
As part of the application and admission process, an applicant must
request that official undergraduate and graduate transcripts be
submitted directly to the Graduate Recruitment and Admission Office,
located in Barnard Hall, Room 102, from every institution at which
courses were taken, except Central Connecticut State University.
Failure to identify on the application form all institutions attended
or failure to have transcripts sent from each of them may be considered
sufficient reason for non-admission or for subsequent dismissal from
the graduate program.
Applicants who hold a Master’s degree
from a regionally accredited university with a 3.00 or higher GPA on a
four-point scale (where A = 4.00) are required to request that official
transcripts be submitted: one from where they obtained their
undergraduate degree and one from where they obtained their Master’s
degree as well as from any other institution where graduate courses
were taken. (Please note that applicants to the MAT program and to Post
Baccalaureate programs are required to submit all undergraduate
well). The Graduate Recruitment and Admissions office will maintain
the right to request other official transcripts to review courses that
are essential to the applicant’s program of study. Applicants who have
attended Central Connecticut State University must list all dates of
attendance so their official records can be appropriately evaluated.
All academic credentials submitted by an applicant become part of the
student's permanent file at the University and cannot be returned.
Many graduate programs have established additional admission
requirements beyond the minimum requirements of the School of Graduate
Studies. Prospective applicants should consult the program description
section of this catalog, or the graduate website at www.ccsu.edu/grad
, to determine the requirements of the program to which he/she is
applying. Such program-specific admission standards may include a
higher minimum cumulative average; an undergraduate major or its
equivalent in the program for which admission is sought; scores from
the Advanced Test of Graduate School Examination (GRE); evidence of
language proficiency; and additional evidence of admissibility, such as
letters of reference, statements of goals and objectives, and personal
interviews. If so required by the program of application, applicants
must provide the additional evidence of admissibility directly to the
Further, some programs can accept only a limited number of qualified
applicants and may review admission files only at certain times of the
Applicants to all programs are urged to consult the appropriate
program description, the School of Graduate Studies, the graduate
website, or the department chair to assure that all special admission
requirements are met.
Inquires also may be addressed to:
Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office (Prospective/Incoming Students)
Barnard Hall, Room 102
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street, P. O. Box 4010, New Britain, CT 06050-9958
Office Phone: 860-832-2350; TDD: 860-832-1954; FAX: 860-832-2362
Toll free (outside local calling area): 1-888-SEE-CCSU
Admissions requirements are subject to change without notice.
For more information, please see the pages linked below.