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How to Apply

Prospective students may apply for admission:

Admission information for other Graduate School programs, including the Combined Degree programs (M.D./Ph.D., D.M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., Dental Clinical Specialty/Ph.D., and Ph.D. in Public Health), is also provided below.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Science Program


IMPORTANT NOTE: **The deadline for the receipt of all application materials for the Ph.D. in Biomedical Science program is DECEMBER 1. **

Please note that this program does not have rolling admissions, and matriculates students for the Fall semester only following the application deadline (for example, a candidate applying by December 1, 2014 is applying for admission to the Fall 2015 semester).

There are two steps in applying:

1. To apply to the Biomedical Science Ph.D. program you must apply on-line. The application fee must be paid with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

2. You will need to submit the  following supporting materials:

Click on links below for additional information on the required supporting materials:

*We value diversity and actively encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.*

Inquiries should be directed to:

Graduate Admissions Office
Ph.D. in Biomedical Science Program
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3906
Farmington, CT 06030-3906

Phone: 860-679-4509
Email: BiomedSciAdmissions@uchc.edu

Masters Programs


Master of Public Health

Admission to the Master of Public Health program is competitive. Persons holding evidence of strong academic performance in a relevant discipline and those with backgrounds and knowledge regarding the U.S. public health system are preferred. Applications are reviewed annually for admission to fall semesters. The application deadline is January 1 (international students) and January 15 (domestic students) for matriculation in the following fall semester.

Applications for the M.P.H. program are handled through the Storrs campus. For detailed information on the application process, please visit the M.P.H. Admission page.

To request more information regarding the M.P.H. program itself, contact Ms. Barbara Case in the M.P.H. office at bcase@uchc.edu.

Master of Dental Science

Admission to the Master of Dental Science program is generally limited to the summer sessions. Students pursue their Clinical Dental Certificate while working on their Master's degree. The deadline for the M.D.S. program is October 1.

There are two steps in applying:

1. You will need to submit the following supporting materials. Click on links below for additional information on the required supporting materials:


2. Complete an application: the preferred application method is to apply on-line. The application fee must be paid with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

Further information on admission to the M.Dent.Sci./Certificate program may be obtained from Cindy Phoenix in the School of Dental Medicine Office of Admissions, Room AG030, UConn Health, Farmington, CT 06030-3905.

Master of Clinical and Translational Research

To apply to the MCTR, you must first submit a letter of intent, a copy of your curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation to Ms. Lisa Godin via e-mail (godin@uchc.edu), which will be reviewed by the MCTR Advisory Committee. If they recommend acceptance, the student will be instructed to submit an application. This is done by completing the Graduate School's online application.

The documents needed are as follows:

1. Application for Admission
2. Processing fee
3. Residence Affidavit
4. Official transcript from each college or university attended
5. Official TOEFL or IELTS score if applicable
6. Letters of Recommendation (2 letters of recommendation)
7. Personal Letter of Application
8. Test scores if applicable

For more information on the Master of Clinical and Translational Research program please visit http://grad.uchc.edu/prospective/programs/mctr/index.html.

Combined Degree Programs


M.D./Ph.D. Admissions Process

For instructions on admission to the M.D./Ph.D. program, visit our M.D./Ph.D. Admissions page. For questions regarding the program, please contact program director Dr. Carol Pilbeam.


Candidates must meet the admission requirements of both the UConn Medical School and the Graduate Program in Public Health. The M.P.H. program seeks students with a strong academic record, commitment to the health of the community, relevant background and/or experience, and career goals relevant to public health. Those with experience and knowledge of the U.S. public health system are preferred. Application to the M.P.H. program is streamlined for M.D./M.P.H. students. To initiate an application, submit a personal letter of application that addresses the admissions criteria above and include a copy of your letter of acceptance to the School of Medicine. Applications are reviewed for admission to the fall semester. The deadline for application is February 1 (international applications are due by January 1), and on a rolling basis after those dates if there are available slots. Under certain conditions, medical students can also be considered for spring admission. To request more information on this and other specialty programs visit http://www.commed.uchc.edu/education/mph/prospective/dualdegree.html.


Admissions Process

Our process requires that the applicant be accepted sequentially by the School of Dental Medicine Admissions Committee for entry into the pre-doctoral D.M.D. program, the Graduate School and, then, the Dental Scientist Training Program Advisory Committee. Each member of the Advisory Committee has the opportunity to screen the completed applications and the committee collectively determines who shall be interviewed. Those invited are interviewed by members of the Advisory Committee generally at the time they are interviewed by the School of Dental Medicine Admissions Committee. The Committee then meets to discuss the evaluations and by majority vote of a quorum (2/3 of membership present) determines who shall be accepted and appointed to the Dental Scientist Training Program, if there are multiple candidates for the Dental Scientist Training Program positions. For more information, contact Dr. Mina Mina.

Dental Clinical Specialty/Ph.D.

Applicants to the combined clinical specialty/training program should contact the director of the desired clinical program as early as possible while in dental school. Acceptances are made by November of the year prior to appointment. For further details on eligibility, mechanisms of award, application procedures, and review criteria, interested individuals may contact Dr. Mina Mina.  

Ph.D. in Public Health

Application for the Ph.D. program in Public Health is handled through the Storrs campus. For information on admissions, visit the  Ph.D. in Public Health Admissions page.

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Biomedical Science Contact Information

Please note that you are applying to the Biomedical Science Ph.D. program, not to an individual area of concentration. Inquiries regarding admission to the program should be directed to BiomedSciAdmissions@uchc.edu.

The following individuals may also be of help in answering general questions related to their specific areas of concentration within the Biomedical Science Ph.D. program.

Cell Analysis and Modeling
John Carson
Phone: 860-679-2130
Email: jcarson@uchc.edu

Michael Blinov
Phone: 860-679-6081
Email: blinov@uchc.edu

Ji Yu
Phone: 860-679-7680
Email: jyu@uchc.edu

Cell Biology
Guo-Hua Fong
Phone: 860-679-2373
Email: fong@uchc.edu

Lisa Mehlmann
Phone: 860-679-2703
Email: lmehlman@neuron.uchc.edu

Genetics and Developmental Biology
Blanka Rogina
Phone: 860-679-1092
Email: rogina@neuron.uchc.edu

Stormy Chamberlain
Phone: 860-679-8351
Email: chamberlain@uchc.edu

H. Leonardo Aguila
Phone: 860-679-7658
Email: aguila@uchc.edu

Linda Cauley
Phone: 860-679-3866
Email: lcauley@uchc.edu

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Kimberly Dodge-Kafka
Email: dodge@uchc.edu
Phone: 860-679-2452

Bing Hao
Phone: 860-679-8364
Email: bhao@uchc.edu

Royce Mohan
Phone: 860-679-2020
Email: mohan@uchc.edu 

Stephen Crocker
Phone: 860-679-8750
Email: crocker@uchc.edu 

Skeletal Biology and Regeneration
Anne Delany
Phone: 860-679-8730
Email: adelany@uchc.edu

Peter Maye
Phone: 860-679-7347
Email: pmaye@uchc.edu

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