Master’s and Doctoral Programs
How to Apply
For admission to the M.A. or Ph.D. program in Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment, it is recommended that you apply by December 1st.
- Assemble the following materials in electronic format (MS Word or PDF are recommended):
- Personal statement explaining your interest in the MEA program– please be as specific as possible about your reasons for seeking a Ph.D. in measurement, evaluation, and assessment, your research interests, and your prior experiences, as they relate to your decision to pursue the Ph.D.
- A current resume or CV
- CT Residence Affidavit (for CT residents- necessary for in-state tuition)
- GRE General exam scores, completed within the last 5 years (GRE scores are required if applying to the doctoral program, recommended for others)
- TOEFL or other documentation of language proficiency (international students)
- Transcripts of all collegiate work completed to date
- Contact information for three references/recommenders who will submit letters of recommendation on your behalf1
- Complete the Online Application to the Graduate School.
The Admissions Committee recommends completing the application process by December 1st for fullest consideration.
1During the application process, an applicant may be asked to provide contact information for three recommenders. The people submitting reference letters on your behalf may send their letters to our admissions office electronically through our application system. For those people who wish to submit their letter of reference on paper, please download and print a copy of our reference form and follow the directions for paper references. You must input the names and contact information for each provider, whether they will be submitting electronically or on paper. For those providers that wish to submit their letter electronically, be sure to mark “Yes” for the online submission question on the Provider Input Form.
A note about English Proficiency:
If you are not a native speaker of English, you are required to submit evidence of your proficiency in the English language. If you have received a degree in an English speaking University from English speaking country, you may qualify for a waiver. Otherwise, you may use the results (no more than two years old) from one of the following standardized tests to satisfy this requirement:
1.) Receiving a score of 79 (electronic test) or 550 (paper based) or higher on the TOEFL test.
2.) Receiving a score of 6.5 on the IELTS test.
3.) Receiving a score of 53 or higher on the PTE test, or
Please see the graduate school website for more information about this requirement.
Earn your Ph.D. with 4 years of FULL FUNDING as a Dean’s Doctoral Scholar at the Neag School of Education.
Our Dean’s Doctoral Scholars Program offers outstanding doctoral candidates full tuition-remission, a generous stipend, and an opportunity to work alongside leaders in the field on critical education issues. Now in its second year, this exclusive program is seeking exceptional candidates from across the nation. For more information, visit s.uconn.edu/neagdds. If you are interested in being considered for the Dean’s Doctoral Scholar program, please apply for admission by Dec. 1, 2015 and mention your interest in the program in your personal statement.