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Professional Program Application and Supporting Documentation

Admission Criteria

Admission to a professional program is open to current university, transfer, readmission, and International students provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. Be in good academic standing (not on probation or eligible for dismissal).
  2. Have a minimum of 2.2 cumulative GPA
  3. Successful completion of pre-admission course work for the program they seek admission to.

Note: Transfer, Readmission or International applicants must first be admissible to the University before an offer of admission to a professional program can be made. Transfer, Readmission and International applicants must submit both the respective university application and the professional program application.

Guaranteed Admission Criteria

In order to qualify for Guaranteed Admission to the Professional majors a student must:

  • Have entered the University as a freshman;
  • Apply to the major within two years of their freshman admission;
  • Complete 3 successive semesters of full time study of required course work at the University of Connecticut;
  • Must earn an Overall Grade Point Average of a minimum of a 3.2 for Diagnostic Genetic Sciences or must earn an Overall Grade Point Average of a minimum of a 3.0 for Dietetics, or Medical Laboratory Sciences;
  • Meet all admission requirements and file a Department of Allied Health Sciences Application by the deadline.

University of Connecticut students who do not meet the Guaranteed Admission Offer will be reviewed competitively on a space available basis. Transfer applicants to the professional majors will be reviewed on a space available basis once matriculated University of Connecticut students have been reviewed and offers of admission have been confirmed.

Submission Deadline

  • Applications are accepted once per year (deadline February 1) for a fall admission.
  • Transfer or Readmission applicants must submit their respective university applications to meet the Professional program deadline even though university deadlines fall after the professional program application deadline.
  • Admission is competitive with limited enrollment.

Required Documentation

The Application, Personal Statement information, and Recommendation Forms are in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download a free version of the software at Adobe Acrobat reader.

Application Process for Undergraduate Students
  1. Application for MLS and DGS  , Application for Dietetics and Instructions for both applications 
  2. Personal Statement
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendation: (Form) It is not required but suggested that recommendations accompany the students application package.
  4. Unofficial Transcript (UConn applicants – access through Student Administration Account)
  5. Official Transcripts - University Admitting Offices and the Department of Allied Health Sciences do not share transcripts. Applicants with coursework from other institutions are required to send separate transcripts to each office.


Submission Address

Mail application and supporting documentation to:

University of Connecticut
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Allied Health Sciences
Attn: Professional Program Admissions
358 Mansfield Road Unit 1101
Storrs, CT 06269-1101

Department of Allied Health Sciences Professional Program application and supporting documentation become the confidential property of the department and cannot be returned. The Department of Allied Health Sciences WILL NOT provide copies of the application, references, or transcripts. Please retain copies for your own files.


Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375