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University of Connecticut Avery Point

Graduate Programs

Marine Sciences
Avery Point is home to the only Marine Sciences graduate program in the State of Connecticut through the internationally renowned Department of Marine Science.

This program includes the Department of Marine Sciences and the Marine Sciences and Technology Center. Within this program, faculty, staff, and students carry out cutting-edge research in coastal oceanography using cross-disciplinary approaches.

The Master of Engineering (MENG) degree is a composite generalist degree merging technical engineering courses with professional development classes. It is targeted to professional engineers at participating companies and allows the line engineer to earn an engineering master's degree without workday interruptions. Faculty from the School of Engineering at UConn teach courses on the premises or remotely, affording the utmost in educational quality at the greatest convenience.

For more information about the program, course offerings and events, please visit the Continuing and Distance Engineering Education website at or send an e-mail inquiry to

STEM Teacher Certification
This graduate program is designed to prepare people with a math or science degree to become certified to teach grades 7-12. Applications are accepted online from September 1st to December 1st with interviews in January and admissions decisions made by mid-February. Courses run all day, four days a week from June 1 to August 23. This is immediately followed by a full-time, twelve week student teaching experience in an area high school or middle school. Spring semester is the research internship phase. Program completers earn a Master's degree in Education and a Connecticut Secondary Science (or Math) Teaching Certificate.

More information is available here: or by calling (860) 405-9302.