Admissions into the Master of Surgical Neurophysiology Program

To apply for admission to the Master of Science in Surgical Neurophysiology, please see the requirements below.  Applications for Summer 2023 will be open on 9/12/22 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis with considerations beginning December 1, 2022. The deadline for applications for the Summer of 2023 cycle is March 13, 2023.

Application Requirements:

*Be sure to select Master of Science in Surgical Neurophysiology as the program name and Summer 2023 as the term within the Application. We only accept students once a year, for matriculation in the Summer term.

    • A non-refundable $75 application fee.
    • Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Physiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Audiology, Biomedical Engineering, or related majors in the Health and Life Sciences with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
    • Unofficial transcripts from all schools attended regardless of whether a degree was received.
    • Demonstrated English Proficiency (does not apply to native English speakers) as measured by the TOEFL (minimum overall score of 550 for the paper-based test or 79 for the internet-based test) or IELTS (minimum average overall score of at least 6.5). For TOEFL waiver eligibility please click here.
    • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can address the candidate’s potential for success.  For those that have been in the workforce for an extended period of time, these letters may be from professionals, although it is preferable to include at least one academic reference.
    • Current resume or CV.
    • A personal statement that describes your interest in pursuing a Masters in Surgical Neurophysiology, your ultimate plans, and any formal or informal experiences you have had with neuromonitoring.
    • The GRE is not required.
    • A Residence Affidavit and Immunization Records are required.
    • Once admitted into the program students will be required to complete a background check and drug screen.  This costs approximately $110.  
    • After you submit your application, please send The Graduate School your Official Transcript(s):
       University of Connecticut
      The Graduate School
      Whetten Graduate Center
      438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1152
      Storrs, CT 06269-1152

 

If you have any questions on how to use the online application system, please contact The Graduate School at 860-486-3617 or gradadmissions@uconn.edu.

***Due to clinical rotation locations and specific start times of surgical procedures, candidates need dependable transportation throughout the program. Hospitals vary across the state and a few are out of state and students should be willing to travel for clinical rotation.

International Students – International applicants are welcome to apply but must be able to work in the U.S.  Admitted applicants will be directed to UConn International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to request a Form I-20, which is needed to apply for the F-1 student visaafter gaining admission to the program. For this reason, please apply in a timely manner as it can take several months to request and receive approval for this visa. When requesting Form I-20, international applicants are required to submit evidence of financial ability to cover all educational and living expenses for the duration of the program. Additionally, international students must be enrolled in courses full time each semester. Contact ISSS with all questions related to immigration and the student visa process preferably before applying at 860.486.3855.