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Admission Requirements

Neuroscience Requirements

Thesis Option

Ideal preparation would include a bachelors degree in science, such as biology or chemistry, with additional optional undergraduate preparation in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. An otherwise well-qualified student whose background does not contain all the requisite courses may be considered. All applicants must take either the GRE or, in lieu of this, submit results from the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) or Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

Non-Thesis Option

Ideal preparation would include baccalaureate work in some area of the life or health sciences, such as biology, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or nursing, with additional optional undergraduate preparation in chemistry and biology. An otherwise well-qualified student whose background does not contain all the courses may be considered. For health professionals, results of licensing and/or certification examinations may be submitted in lieu of GRE scores.

Application Requirements

The admissions review committee will consider only complete applications. All application materials should be sent to the Graduate Office at the following address:

Center for Adult and Graduate Academic Services, CC231
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117 USA

Applicants for the M.S. in Neuroscience may apply online or submit a completed paper application. All applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Completed application and supplemental application (see links at right)
  • $50.00 application fee, payable to The University of Hartford
  • Official transcripts for all collegiate level coursework forwarded to the University of Hartford
  • A letter of intent as specified in the application form
  • Three letters of Recommendation (see links at right)
  • Official result on the General Aptitude section of the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) forwarded to the University of Hartford using school code 3436.

Applicants to the Master Program in Neuroscience (Thesis Track) must take either the Graduate Record Examination or, in lieu of this, submit results from the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or Dental Admissions Test (DAT). Applicants to the Master Program in Neuroscience (Non-thesis Track) must take either the Graduate Record Examination or submit results of certification/ licensing examinations.

International Applicants

  • TOEFL - official score to be submitted. The University of Hartford test code number is 3436. Visit TOE FL at: www.ets.org. Minimum score: 550 paper-based; 79-80 iBT. IELTS is also accepted. Minimum score 6.5. Visit: www.ielts.org
  • Transcript evaluation - transcript must be evaluated by the World Evaluation Services/WES. Visit: www.wes.org. The evaluation at a minimum should indicate that the student has completed the equivalent of four-year bachelor's degree at a U.S. regionally accredited institution. The $50.00 application fee will be waived to defray the cost of the evaluation.
  • Guarantors Statement - a certified Guarantors Statement of financial support is required. You may download the Guarantors Statement at: www.hartford.edu/graduate/int

Deadlines and Dates

Admission into the Neuroscience Program can occur for either the fall or spring semester. Applications for admission are accepted year round but applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible and certainly by mid-July for admission in the fall. Applications should be completed no later than 30 days before the start of either semester. Those applying for graduate assistantships must have completed an application no later than 4 months before the start of the semester. The admissions committee will review complete applications in the order in which they are received. Students who wish to explore the program prior to formal admission may enroll in up to 6 credits of graduate coursework.

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