Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Graduate school applicants apply via an online application.

What is the application deadline?

Most Graduate programs at USJ operate on a rolling admissions basis meaning you can apply at any time to start at the beginning of any semester. There are exceptions including Applied Behavior Analysis, Counseling, Social Work and Nursing which currently limit their start dates to Fall and Spring semesters only. Review the Catalog for details.

Can I meet with an adviser prior to applying?

The Office of Admissions is your first point of contact and can answer the majority of your questions. Information Sessions are designed for candidates to meet with faculty. Typically, there are 4-5 all program information sessions per year. Bring your transcript(s) and join us at an upcoming event.

what happens after i apply?

When your application is processed an email will be sent that provides you with information concerning your next steps in the process as well as your student ID and login credentials to monitor your document submission via the self-serve portal, MyUSJ.


Standard admission documentation includes:

  • $50 one-time application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (three for MSW and DNP) 
  • Program essay or letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Refer to the Course Catalog for program-specific admission requirements

how do I submit the required admission documents? 

All documents should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions by email ensuring that your name appears on all documents, or:

Mail to:
The Office of Graduate Admissions
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

What happens after I’ve submitted all the required ADMISSION documents? 

Your application plus all document submissions will be submitted to the appropriate program director for an evaluation and admission decision. Once a decision has been made, the Office of Admissions will be notified and process that decision generating an email and/or standard mailing for your records along with any related instructions.

When am I eligible to register for classes?

The Academic Calendar will be your reference guide. Please be sure to follow instructions for the appropriate student designation; degree-seeking or non-degree seeking information.

How do i register for courses?

Accepted students will receive permanent login credentials to access the self-serve portal with instructions concerning initial sign-in and online course registration. Non-degree seeking students will be supplied with a registration form to complete and return for processing to the Office of the Registrar.

What are the deadlines for registration?

The add/drop period remains open until the week after classes being or until a course reaches capacity when you will be added to a wait-list and advised via email to choose an alternate course.

How much do classes cost?

View our Tuition and Fees page.

am i eligible for financial aid?

Degree-seeking graduate students may apply for Federal financial aid using the FAFSA application. Your award will be communicated to you by the Office of Student Financial Services.

does usj have any scholarships or grants for graduate students?

Graduate Assistantships provide employment for admitted degree-seeking students which consist of full or part-time positions as teaching assistants, researchers or positions with administrative duties. These positions can be paid or used for tuition waiver.

How do I pay my bill?

E-Bills are available on the billing tab of MyUSJ. Additional information is available on the Payment Options page.