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students studying special education

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (regional or national accreditation) in any field; related field preferred.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA required 3.0 (exceptions may be considered if close to GPA minimum)

Please direct any questions to 860.384.7494 or email Admission counselor Sushma Amin can be reached at or at 860.384.7494.

Take the Next Step

Now that you are ready to earn your Master of Education in Special Education, there are a few simple steps to get started.

  • Complete our online application
  • Request official transcripts from your bachelor's degree-granting school and from any graduate institution you attended. Have transcripts sent to:

Graduate Admissions, CC231
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117 USA


  • Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources
  • Completed online University of Hartford application for graduate study
  • Application fee of $50
  • A letter of intent specifying the reasons for seeking admission
  • A résumé outlining related education and professional experience

Deadlines and Dates

Admission into the online master’s program in special education can occur for the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Our program offers a rolling admissions process; however, you are encouraged to apply at least one month prior to intended start date.

International Student Admission

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