Admissions by Program

Application Process by Program

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.

To apply to the Master of Education in Special Education, students must:

  • 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

  • Submit
    • Application fee of $50
    • A letter of intent specifying the reasons for seeking admission. Your letter of intent should be approximately a page in length and describe why you are applying for the MEd in Special Education program. Specifically include how you believe the graduate program will help support your current and future career goals. If applicable, please include any professional experience working with individuals with exceptionalities. Additionally, please pay careful attention to grammar and presenting a cohesive, meaningful personal statement. Lastly, please be sure to include your name and contact information in the document.
    • Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources
    • A résumé outlining related education and professional experience
    • A copy of your current Connecticut teaching certificate (only if you are applying for the Cross Endorsement program)
    • Copies of official test scores (SAT/ACT, GRE, or Praxis) (Minimum scores are not required for admission; however, submission of scores is required to meet state guidelines regarding the program. SAT scores must be from 2005 or after; there is no age limit on the other exam types)

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

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

  • 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

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

Master of Education with Montessori Concentration

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

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 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)
  • 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:
    1. Apply and be accepted to both institutions
    2. Be accepted to the University of Hartford and be currently enrolled in AMI training.
    3. Be accepted to the University of Hartford and have completed your AMI diploma (See specifics below).
  • To apply to the Master of Education with Montessori Concentration, students must:
    • Complete the online application.
    • Submit an application fee of $50.
    • Submit an AMI Coursework Translation Form (crec.org/mtcne/transfer.php) to the Montessori Training Center Northeast in order to verify your AMI diploma or enrollment in an AMI-recognized training program. Documentation should verify:
      • Acceptance into Montessori Training Center Northeast and/or confirmation of enrollment in training.
      • AMI teacher training completion within last 5 years.
      • AMI teacher training completion within the last 10 years but with a minimum 1 year of practice/application.
    • Request official transcript from bachelor’s degree-granting institution and for any graduate coursework completed, particularly if GPA is below 3.0
    • Official transcripts for your bachelor’s degree and any graduate coursework must be sent directly from the institutions to:

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

    • Submit an essay describing your reasons for seeking admission to this program.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources (may use recent MTCNE recommendations).
  • International applicants have additional admission and application requirements; see http://www.hartford.edu/graduate/int.aspx for listing.

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

Complete FAFSA form for financial aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you would like to get started with the financial aid process, please fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov using the University of Hartford school code: 001422.

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Questions or Concerns

If you are unsure if you qualify for admission or would like to discuss your education history with an admissions counselor, please contact:

Phone: 860.788.4626
Email: online@hartford.edu

Final admission decisions are made by the admissions committee.

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Financial Considerations

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Keep in mind that tuition will be based on when you enroll in the program.
Complete your FAFSA form online to be considered for financial aid. The University of Hartford’s code for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is 001422.

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If you have financial aid questions, please contact us.

E-mail: finaid@hartford.edu
Phone: 800.947.4303

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