Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Graduate Admission

Central 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 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 transcripts as 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, 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 department.

Further, some programs can accept only a limited number of qualified applicants and may review admission files only at certain times of the year.

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.

Admission Appeals

Admission Criteria


Conditional Admission

Application Deadlines


Re-Entry Admissions

International Students












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