Discover Your Path at Trinity College

At Trinity, we believe in the power of a connected community, the drive of determined doers, and the enriching experience offered by our dynamic location in Hartford. Join us as we guide you through the graduate admission process, from exploring our academic programs to understanding the application requirements. Your future at Trinity College starts here – explore, engage, and embark on a transformative journey.  

Application Deadlines 

Be sure to check our application deadlines to ensure you don’t miss the opportunity to join our community. Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis, but they are reviewed three times a year, according to the following schedule: 

Degree Start Date​ Fall​​ Spring​ Summer​
Application Deadline​ ​August 1 ​December 15 ​April 15

Applicants receive a response within 10 days of submission and are expected to register for courses in the upcoming term.

Application Requirements 

Applicants seeking admission to any graduate program at Trinity College must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Successful applicants will demonstrate evidence of academic purpose and promise, showcasing a readiness for graduate-level courses. 

Additional Graduate Studies Requirements

For master’s degree applicants, the following materials are required:  

  • Completed application 
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended 
  • Statement of academic purpose, describing goals in pursuing this degree (750-word maximum) 

Additional considerations: 

  • Transferring credit: Indicate if you wish to transfer credit for up to two graduate courses taken elsewhere 
  • M.A. in English: Include a 5–10-page writing sample, and upload to the online application 
  • Proficiency in English: Non-native English speakers should submit relevant test scores (e.g., Duolingo, TOEFL, or IELTS) 

For certificate program applicants, the following materials are required:  

  • Completed online application 
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

Note: Certificate courses taken may count toward the M.A. degree upon application for full admission.  

If you wish to enroll as a nondegree applicant: 

  • Complete the online application 
  • Provide transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended 

Note: Nondegree applicants are permitted to enroll in four courses. Courses taken may count toward the M.A. degree upon application for full admission.  

Please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars for specific requirements.  

Current Trinity graduate students interested in a certificate should submit a Graduate Degree Application for the certificate upon completion of the requirements. 


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Applying to a graduate program is a significant moment, and we’re here to guide you through every step. Connect with us to receive personalized assistance to help you make an informed decision about your future.


Graduate Studies Office 103 Vernon St.
Hartford, CT 06106
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.