How to Apply to the Certificate Program

Students interested in pursuing any of the concentrations in the Advanced Engineering certificate program at UConn must apply to the UCONN Graduate School. If you have any questions, please contact and we’ll be more than happy to help guide you through the process.


A typical applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate (B.S.) degree from an accredited institution in an approved engineering or STEM discipline
    • Note:  If your baccalaureate degree is not within engineering, please contact the Professional Education office at for further assessment
    • For the Contaminated Site Remediation Certificate, backgrounds in geology, chemistry, environmental science, natural resources and others can be evaluated.
    • For the Power Engineering Certificate, an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering is strongly recommended.
    • For the Power Grid Modernization Certificate, an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering is strongly recommended.
    • A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better for your entire undergraduate record or
    • A grade-point average of at least 3.0 for your last two undergraduate years
    • Four semesters of Advanced Mathematics to include Calculus I and Calculus II along with two semesters of other advanced math topics such as:
      • Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Multivariable Calculus or comparable
        • Check the certificate concentration of interest 'Plan of Study' as these math requirements can vary by department
        • Contaminated Site Remediation Certificate: Two semesters are required (not four)

    The Advanced Engineering Certificate program does NOT require GRE for admission.


    Application Requirements  

    Application – Apply to the UConn Graduate School 

    • Select Certificate as the “Level of Study”
    • Select Engineering as the “Academic Area”
    • Select the appropriate “Program” you are applying to:

    Transcripts – Upload within your application

    • You are required to upload all copies of academic credentials for each college/university that you list

    International applicants only

    Official documents are only required to be sent if you are admitted to the program and accept the offer of admission. However, due to mailing/processing time, we recommend mailing official documents when you submit your application.

    Please mail transcripts to:
    University of Connecticut

    Graduate School
    438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1152
    Storrs, CT 06269

    Resume – Upload within your application

    Personal Statement – Upload within your application

    • Provide a paragraph or two about your background, interest, and your career goals and how the graduate degree will help you achieve your goals

    One Letter of Recommendation (Supervisor) – Online submission procedure within application process 

    Note:  Use your recommender’s institutional or corporate e-mail address

    Proof of English Proficiency (international applicants only)

    re: COVID-19 - To assist students who aren’t able to go to a testing center, The Graduate School has begun to accept the Duolingo English Test as evidence of English proficiency. Any applicant with access to a computer and a webcam can take the test.

    Pay application fee of $75

    • Must be paid online with a credit card 

    In addition to the above, applicants must also satisfy all Graduate School Admission Requirements

    Checking the Status of Your Application
    To check the status of your application at any point, please refer to the Status Checking page.

    If your application is declined, applicants may still apply to the program as a non-degree student.  You may take up to two courses, receive a grade of a B- or better in each class, and subsequently request review from the Professional Education office for the opportunity to reapply to the program.

    Ready to Apply?

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