Applying to the UConn Geography Graduate Program

Admissions Requirements

The admission requirements for the University of Connecticut, including GRE requirements, are given at the following site:

Because our Geography Department faculty emphasize quantitative research, the quantitative portion of the GRE is an important metric in the application review process.

International students note: The university requires the TOEFL of all students for whom English is not the primary language. The TOEFL requirements are listed in the admission requirements link given above.


Application Deadlines

The deadline for applications is February 1, however we encourage prospective students  to submit their applications as early as possible between December 15  and February 1.  Note that applications received by January 3 are eligible to be considered for several fellowship opportunities at the university.

Fellowship opportunities include  The Multicultural Scholars Program, The NextGenCT Scholars program, and The Outstanding Scholars Program.

Applications received at other times during the year are held for the next annual review. Students seeking admission without need of departmental funding can request the application be reviewed for admission outside the normal cycle.

Link to the graduate school application page:


Admission & Funding Decisions

The Geography Department reviews applications in February for fall admissions and applicants are notified in early March.   Admission decisions are independent of funding decisions.

Funding decisions are made in April, and based on availability of funding through the University and other sources. Please note we provide funding (via teaching assistantships) primarily to students applying to the PhD program.


Graduate Program Description

The MA and PhD program descriptions are in the Graduate Catalog for which there are University level requirements and Departmental requirements


GIS Graduate Certificate

Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree are welcome to complete the graduate coursework for the GIS Certificate. Coursework from the MA and  PhD programs can be used for the GIS Certificate, where applicable.