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.
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.
When your application is processed, you will receive an email instructing you on how to log onto to your Student Status Page to monitor your received and outstanding application materials. You also have the option to upload any applicable outstanding application documents, like a letter of intent or plan of study.
Standard admission documentation includes:
All documents should be submitted to the Office of Admissions either by uploading on your Student Status Page, by email to [email protected] or by mail at the below address. Please ensure that your full name appears on all documents.
The Office of Graduate Admissions
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Your application plus all documents 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 to check your Student Status Page for the digital decision letter and a physical letter will be mailed to you for your records along with any related instructions. If you intend to enroll at the University of Saint Joseph, please accept your offer of admission on the Reply Form found on your Student Status Page (MSW candidates are also required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit).
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.
Admitted students will receive login credentials via email shortly before registration opens for their entry term to access the MYUSJ portal including instructions concerning initial sign-in and online course registration. Non-degree seeking students must complete a paper registration form and return for processing to the Office of the Registrar. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at [email protected] or 860.231.5225 with any questions on registration.
The add/drop period typically remains open until the week after classes or until a course reaches capacity.
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.
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.
E-Bills are available on the billing tab of MyUSJ. Additional information is available on the Payment Options page.
The University of Saint Joseph, including the Gengras Center School and the School for Young Children, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education. The University of Saint Joseph prohibits discrimination against any persons on account of their race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability, or physical disability), genetic information, homelessness, prior conviction of a crime, or any other characteristic protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and employment practices (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment).
Inquiries concerning the University’s non-discrimination policies may be referred to Deborah Spencer, Human Resources director /Title IX coordinator, telephone 860.231.5390 or email [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston Mass 02109, telephone 617.289.0111, TDD 800.877.8339, fax 617.289.0150, or email [email protected]. More information.