Admissions Requirements

Admissions Overview

Master of Education in Special Education

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 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)
  • Applicants to the Cross Endorsement program must hold a valid Connecticut teaching certificate in another area (e.g., elementary education, secondary education etc.) to be eligible for admission.

Master of Science in Organizational Psychology

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree (regional or national accreditation) in any field, related field preferred
  • No required minimum undergraduate GPA required but it is a factor in the admission decision, 2.5 GPA or higher preferred

Master of Education with Montessori Concentration

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. A bachelor’s degree
  2. Minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (conditional admission may be offered on a case-by-case basis if GPA below 3.0)
  3. Be accepted into the University of Hartford and the Montessori Training Center Northeast to matriculate in the program. Qualified applicants will fit into one of three classifications:
  • Apply and be accepted to both institutions
  • Be accepted to the University of Hartford and be currently enrolled in AMI training.
  • Be accepted to the University of Hartford and have completed your AMI diploma (See specifics below).

Master of Science in Management

To be eligible for full admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.3
  • Have a combined GRE score of 295 or higher, GMAT score of 480 or higher, successful completion of a GMAT waiver interview, or meet a GMAT/GRE waiver condition.

Our goal is to provide an opportunity for students to earn a graduate degree and advance their careers. Conditional admission may be offered on a case-by-case basis if the GPA is below 3.3. Contact your admissions counselor today to learn more about conditional admissions options as well as GMAT/GRE waiver options. We are happy to help you navigate the admissions process and take the next step toward your goals.


International StudentsAll international transcripts must be evaluated by WES on a course-by-course basis. International applicants, who incur the expense of having their non-U.S. academic degrees evaluated by WES, have their $50 application fee waived. Additionally, applicants who are not native speakers of the English Language must demonstrate proficiency via the TOEFL or IELTS.

The program is fully online, thus international students do not need to enter the US for the program and are not required to provide a guarantor statement or complete a visa application.


To apply to the Master of Science in Management program, students must:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Request official transcripts from all prior institutions where undergraduate coursework was completed and from any graduate institution you attended. Have transcripts sent to:

University of Hartford
Gradudate Admission Office-Online Programs
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117 USA

  • Submit:
    • A nonrefundable application fee of $50
    • A letter of intent (as explained in the application)
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Your resumé

Master of Science in Nursing

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Current RN licensure or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the state of Connecticut. (RNs who hold licensure in states other than Connecticut do not need to apply for CT licensure to be admitted.)
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited institution*
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA or completion of 6 credits at the graduate level with a minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Minimum one year of clinical experience

*Nurses who hold a BA or BS degree in fields other than nursing are welcomed to apply.

In all cases requiring a minimum GPA, non-U.S. bachelor degree GPAs must be verified by WES.

To apply to the Master of Science in Nursing, students must:

  • Complete our online application
  • Request official transcripts from the school that granted your bachelor’s degree and from any graduate institution you attended. Have transcripts sent to:

University of Hartford

Graduate Admission Office-Online Programs

200 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06117 USA

  • Submit:
    • A nonrefundable application fee of $50
    • A letter of intent (as explained in the application)
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Your résumé

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Program Requirements and Course Details

Master of Education in Special Education - Advanced Program

Master of Education in Special Education – Advanced Program

30 total credits (does NOT include pre-requisite, if required)
Pre-requisite
EDH 510 Theoretical Foundations of Children and Adults with Special Needs. This is a pre-requisite for the entire program. Students who have not taken an introductory class in special education will need to take this along with the first class in the program.
Core Curriculum
EDH 501 Current Issues in Special Education: Theoretical Practice and Procedures
EDH 502 Classroom Environment and Management
EDH 503 Collaboration and Consultation Procedures
EDH 504 Life Skills and Transition Strategies
EDH 601 The Assessment Process
EDH 602 Academic and Curricular Strategies: Reading and Writing
EDH 603 Academic and Curricular Strategies: STEM Education
EDH 604 Designing and Implementing Research to Practice I
EDH 605 Integrating Technology for Learning Achievement
EDH 606 Designing and Implementing Research to Practice II
Master Of Education In Special Education – Cross Endorsement and Initial Certificate Programs

Master Of Education In Special Education – Cross Endorsement and Initial Certificate Programs

36 credits (does not include pre-requisite, if required)

Pre-requisite
EDH 510 Theoretical Foundations of Children and Adults with Special Needs. This is a pre-requisite for the entire program. Students who have not taken an introductory class in special education will need to take this along with the first class in the program.
Core Curriculum
EDH 501 Current Issues in Special Education: Theoretical Practice and Procedures
EDH 502 Classroom Environment and Management
EDH 503 Collaboration and Consultation Procedures
EDH 504 Life Skills and Transition Strategies
EDH 601 The Assessment Process
EDH 602 Academic and Curricular Strategies: Reading and Writing
EDH 603 Academic and Curricular Strategies: STEM Education
EDH 604 Designing and Implementing Research to Practice I
EDH 605 Integrating Technology for Learning Achievement
EDH 611 Program Planning and the Law

Students are required to complete two student-teaching experiences (6 credits). Students on a Durational Shortage Permit (DSAP) are advised on an individual basis regarding student teaching requirements.

Master of Science in Organizational Psychology

Master of Science in Organizational Psychology

36 total credits (can transfer in a maximum of 6 credits, with graduate director’s approval)
15 core credits
21 elective credits
Foundation Courses
PSY 535 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSY 555 Personnel Psychology
Quantitative Courses
PSY 510 Experimental Design
PSY 581 Advanced Research Methods
Research/Internship
PSY 625 Capstone Project for online
PSY 680 Internship in Organizational Psychology (approved on a case by case basis)
Electives: Seven elective courses
Master of Education with Montessori Concentration

Master of Education in Early Childhood with Montessori Concentration

33 total credits
18 Required Core
15 Montessori Core

Candidates complete 18 credit hours at the University of Hartford, typically during one summer session and two semesters. Additionally, candidates complete 15 credits of coursework undertaken during the Montessori diploma preparation. To graduate, candidates complete a total of 33 credits, which include professional preparation as a Montessori-trained teacher and complementary, developmentally appropriate early childhood education coursework.

Required Core
EDY 620 Planning and Administering Early Childhood Education Programs
EDY 630 Model Programs in Early Childhood Education
EDY 640 Theory and Research in Early Childhood Education
EDY 644 Birth-Kindergarten Integrated Curriculum
EDY 646 Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood (for the Montessori Guide)
EDY 647 Working with Families: Child, Home, Community
Montessori Core
EDYM 500 Fundamentals of Montessori Methods
EDYM 510 Montessori Developmental and Social Skills
EDYM 520 Perceptual Motor Development
EDYM 530 Montessori Language Arts Reading Curriculum
EDYM 540 Montessori Practicum
Culminating comprehensive exam
Your AMI training is translated into specific University course credits towards the following courses (billed at the reduced partnership rate of $100 per credit): EDYM 500, EDYM 510, EDYM 520, EDYM 530, and EDYM 540.
Master of Education in Elementary Education with Montessori Concentration

Master of Education in Elementary Education with Montessori Concentration

37 total credits
21 Required Core
16 Montessori Core

Candidates complete 21 credit hours at the University of Hartford, typically during one summer session and two semesters. Additionally, candidates complete 16 credits of coursework undertaken during the Montessori diploma preparation. To graduate, candidates complete a total of 37 credits, which include professional preparation as a Montessori-trained teacher and complementary, developmentally appropriate early childhood education coursework.

Required Core
EDR 550 Fundamentals of Reading Instruction
EDR 544 Reading and Language Arts Instruction
EDH 510 Theoretical Foundations: Children and Adults with Special Needs
EDE 664 Elementary Math Methods
EDP 540 Applied Developmental and Learning Theories
EDE 662 Planning and Assessing: Elementary
EDT 610 Computers as Instructional Tools
Montessori Core
EDEM 500 Child Development and Montessori Philosophy
EDEM 510 Montessori Approach to Mathematics and Geometry
EDEM 520 Montessori Approach to Humanities
EDEM 530 Montessori Approach to Sciences
EDEM 540 Montessori Classroom Methods and Practicum
EDEM 540 Montessori Classroom Methods and Practicum
Culminating Comprehensive Exam
Your AMI training is translated into specific University course credits towards the following courses (billed at the reduced partnership rate of $100 per credit): EDEM 500, EDEM 510, EDEM 520, EDEM 530, and EDEM 540.
Master of Science in Management

Master of Science in Management

30 total credits

Required
MSM 600 Leadership in Organizations (must be taken prior to any other course)
MSM 610 Analytics for Success (must be taken prior to any other course)
MSM 620 Effective Business Communications
MSM 630 Accounting Information for Management Decision Making
MSM 640 Economics and Financial Markets
MSM 650 Marketing in a Noisy World
MSM 660 Managing Innovation and Projects
MSM 670 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
MSM 680 International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility
MSM 700 Strategy Development and Implementation (capstone course)
Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

15 CORE CREDITS

9 COGNATE/ELECTIVE CREDITS

9-10 SPECIALIZATION CREDITS

34 TOTAL CREDITS

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING CORE
NUR 609 Perspective Transformation I: Socialization into a Community of Scholarly Caring – 3 credits
NUR 610 Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing – 3 credit
NUR 619 Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing – 3 credits
NUR 621 Advanced Nursing Practice – 3 credits
NUR 633 Perspective Transformation II – 3 credits
NURSING EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION
NUR 615 Theories of Learning and Teaching for the Health Professions – 3 credits
NUR 627 Theoretical Basis of Nursing Education – 3 credits
NUR 631 Practicum and Seminar in Nursing Education – 3–4 credits
NURSING MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION
NUR 600 Theories of Economics and Finance for Nurse Administrators – 3 credits
NUR 625 Theoretical Basis of Nursing Management – 3 credits
NUR 630 Practicum and Seminar in Nursing Management – 3–4 credits
PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIZATION
NUR 651 Epidemiology – 3 credits
NUR 629 Theoretical Basis of Public Health Nursing – 3 credits
NUR 661 Practicum and Seminar in Public Health Nursing – 3–4 credits

* Cognates/ elective courses are selected from nursing and other disciplines to support a student’s specialization.

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