How to Apply – Master’s Program

Thank you for your interest in our Master of Arts in Adult Learning program. For details about how to apply to this program please review the Master of Arts in Adult Learning Application Process Check List and Guidelines.

We offer two application opportunities each year. For Fall admission we will accept applications by February 1. The application deadline for Spring admission is November 1 of each year. In the appropriate place on the Graduate School application please note for which semester you would like to be considered for admission.

Please note that the Admissions Committee cannot make a decision about your application until the application is complete with all required information and materials.


To apply:

  1. Assemble your application materials for the Graduate School:
    • Personal Statement of Purpose1
    • Current resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Residence Affidavit
    • TOEFL Scores (if a foreign student)
    • Unofficial transcripts of all collegiate work (including UConn)
    • Contact information for three references/recommenders2
  2. Complete the Application to the Graduate School (online preferred)
  3. Interview and Writing Sample
    At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, the Committee may ask Master’s applicant finalists for an interview and/or to submit a professional writing sample. A professional writing sample may include academic paper, published article, technical manual, book chapter, etc. You may email an e-copy of your writing sample to or mail a paper copy to:

Neag School of Education
Dept. of Educational Leadership
ATTN: EDLR Adult Learning Admissions
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3093
Storrs, CT 06269-3093


1 In your Personal Statement of Purpose address: (a) your experience working with adults and/or facilitating adult learning, (b) your reasons for pursuing the Master of Arts in Adult Learning at the University of Connecticut, and (c) your professional goals and how the Master of Arts in Adult Learning degree from our program relates to those goals.

2 During the application process, an applicant is asked to provide contact information for three recommenders. Individuals submitting recommendation letters on your behalf may send their letters to our admissions office electronically through our application system. For individuals who wish to submit a letter of refecommendation on paper, please download and print a copy of our reference form and follow the directions for paper references. You must input the names and contact information for each provider, and whether they will be submitting electronically or on paper. For recommenders who wish to submit their letter electronically, be sure to mark “Yes” for the online submission question on the Provider Input Form.