Application Instructions – Degree Seeking Students

Degree Seeking Students Application Instructions

Applying for Graduate Admission

The Graduate Council encourages interested students to complete the admission process. The following reflects the minimum requirements necessary for admission to the Graduate Division:

  • Applicants applying for admission to a graduate program leading to a Masters of Science degree must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Applicants must demonstrate appropriate academic background for the program in which graduate study will be done. The minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average necessary for admission into a master’s degree program is based on a 4.0 scale. Master of Science programs that require a 3.0 cumulative grade point average are: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Reading and Language Arts (with or without teacher certification). The Master of Science in Accounting, Educational Technology, and Organizational Management requires a 2.7 cumulative grade point average.
  • Specific graduate programs may have higher admission standards or stipulate that additional requirements be met. In addition, applicants may be admitted conditionally, upon approval of the Dean. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Division for detailed information.

To apply for admission to a graduate program at Eastern Connecticut State University, please submit the following:

  1. A completed application for admission. Apply Online
  2. $50 non-refundable application fee
  3. Official college transcript(s) from all previously-attended colleges/universities.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
  5. Personal statement – up to 500 words explaining your educational philosophy and professional goals. Personal statements can be submitted via email to

In addition to the above, students interested in applying for graduate admission to the following programs should submit:

  1. GMAT score for Accounting (to be submitted at admission or prior to the completion of 6 credit hours)
  2. Copy of valid State Teacher’s Certificate (Education), if applicable.
  3. Praxis I score (Education), if applicable
  4. Praxis II score for Secondary Education

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available on a limited basis. Applicants must submit a GRE or GMAT score.  To apply, please download an application: Graduate Assistantship, Graduate Research Assistantship.   Graduate housing is also available. For more information, contact the Graduate Division.

For a list of all programs please see the graduate catalog.

Submit admission requirements to:
Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Attention: Graduate Admissions
Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Please contact us at (860) 465-5292 or via email at Admissions’ fax number is (860) 465-4538.
Eastern Connecticut State University admits students of any age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or non disqualifying handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activity generally accorded or made available to students at the University.

Priority Deadlines:

We strongly encourage completed applications to be submitted before the priority deadline for graduate admissions. The Graduate Division will do its best to process applications received after the priority deadline in time for registration.

Fall Semester – July 6th
Spring Semester – November 3rd
Summer Semester – April 5th

Plan of Study and other forms can be found at “Other Forms”

“Eastern Connecticut State University is committed to following the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you are a student with a disability (or think you may have a disability), and require adaptations or accommodations, or assistance evacuating a building in the case of an emergency, please contact the Office of AccessAbility Services (OAS) at 860-465-0189 to discuss your request further. Any student registered with the OAS should contact the instructor as soon as possible for assistance with classroom accommodations. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive, and must be communicated through a Letter of Accommodation which is drafted by the OAS.”

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