Maureen Sims works in the lab at the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory on July 21, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Graduate Education

CAHNR offers Ph.D., Doctor of Physical Therapy, and master's degrees as well as certificate programs through its academic departments and interdisciplinary programs.


Departments offer graduate programs


Graduate students in Ph.D., Doctor of Physical Therapy, master's, and certificate programs


Graduate students received financial support

Please contact a department directly if you are interested in applying for graduate study in UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

Agricultural & Resource Economics


  • M.S. Applied & Resource Economics
  • Ph.D. Agricultural & Resource Economics

Department website

Animal Science


  • M.S. Animal Science
  • Ph.D. Animal Science

Fields of Study

  • Animal Genetics & Regenerative Biology
  • Food Microbiology & Safety
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Physiology (Growth, Lactation, Environmental)

Department website

Natural Resources & the Environment


  • M.S. Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Ph.D. Natural Resources and the Environment

Department website

Pathobiology & Veterinary Science


  • M.S. Pathobiology & Veterinary Science
  • M.S. Residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology
  • Ph.D. Pathobiology & Veterinary Science

Department website

Allied Health Sciences


  • M.S. Health Promotion Sciences
  • M.S. Health Care Genetics
  • Dietetics Coordinated Program & M.S. Health Promotion Sciences
  • M.S. Genetic Counseling
  • Ph.D. Health Promotion Sciences

Department website



  • M.S. Athletic Training
  • M.S. Exercise Science
  • Ph.D. Exercise Science
  • D.P.T. Physical Therapy
  • Online Certificate: Exercise Prescription

Department website

Nutritional Sciences


  • M.S. Nutritional Sciences
  • Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences

Department website

Plant Science & Landscape Architecture


  • M.S. Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
  • Ph.D. Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Department website

UConn Policies and Procedures

University policies and procedures govern the activities of the University community

UConn Travel

UConn's Travel Services provides administrative support for travel related to the business of the university.

CAHNR Communications

Support in presenting and promoting graduate student work

Funding Opportunities

External grants, fellowships, teaching assistantships, scholarships, and departmental awards are some of the ways graduate students may find financial support for their research.  Possible funding sources include:

  • UConn Graduate School: Graduate Financial Assistance:Find graduate financial aid in three categories: merit-based fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships; need-based grants, loans, and employment; and non-need-based loans. 




  • EPA Grants and Fellowships: Find information on the Environmental Protection Agency grants and fellowship for graduate students such as the EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program



Office of the Vice President for Research provide information and support for:

  • Sponsored program services
  • Research integrity and compliance
  • Cross campus collaboration

Office of the Vice President for Research website

Support for Grant Proposals

CAHNR's Grants Development Office (GDO) is the central processing area for all sponsored research grant and contract proposals within the college. The GDO serves as a liaison between CAHNR graduate students who are submitting sponsored proposals and fellowships that require the Office for Sponsored Programs approval. The GDO provides advice and assistance with budget preparation, interpretation of sponsor guidelines and government regulations, and electronic proposal submission.

NIH Grant Writing Tips

Academic IT

UConn tools for teaching, learning and research:

  • Classroom technology
  • Survey tools and assessments
  • Recording technologies
  • Software and mobile apps
  • Collaboration/Virtual Meetings

Academic IT website

Job Opportunities

National Job Bank Expands Services

The National Job Bank (a national online service for posting and finding positions within Extension, outreach, research, and higher education) is available to job seekers who have at least a bachelor’s degree and offers a look at position openings at universities and governmental agencies across the country. Among the new features is an alert system for job seekers. An individual can create a profile indicating the type of position and geographic region they are interested and receive an email message with positions matching their criteria at no cost. The site also links directly to the employers and the job descriptions. Both job seekers and employers need to register on the site to make full use of its capabilities. The site provides instructions and contact information.

The National Job Bank was started in 1994 by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service and moved to the Journal of Extension in 2003. National Job Bank is operated by Extension Journal, Inc., the nonprofit that publishes the Journal of Extension.

Careers with the USDA

View a list of recruitment resources including a Quick Reference Guide and specific information for veterans and employees with disabilities. You can also do a job search for all USDA vacancies currently promoted on Careers with the United States Department of Agriculture

USDA Pathway Program for recent graduates

Through the USDA Pathway Program, USDA offers opportunities to “recent graduates” who have completed, within the past two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree—due to military service obligation—have six years after degree completion to apply.

The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory is experiencing tremendous growth! We employ the brightest and best people to support our mission. We are recruiting and hiring for each of our sites, Connecticut, Maine, California and remote positions. Full details available at:

Facilties Operations

Facilities Operations offers a wide array of services:

  • Submitting a facilities work order request
  • Equipment form
  • Transportation Services
  • Locksmith
  • Landscaping
  • Housekeeping

Facilities Operations website