Admissions - Graduate Programs

Apply here for master's and doctoral programs (see all programs here). Before beginning an application, please review the admissions requirements of the program(s) to which you are applying. Learn more about qualifying for an application fee waiver. Questions? Contact us.

General Admissions Information

The graduate admissions process is unique to each program. You apply directly to the program you are considering and the program will guide and assist you with completing the application requirements and notify you of your admission status.

Though application requirements vary according to the program of study you have selected, all applicants must submit:

  • An online application for admission
  • The application fee ($50 domestic, $75 international)
  • One official transcript from each college or university you have attended, regardless of whether you earned a degree
  • Programs may have additional admission requirements such as letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, a statement of purpose, essays, vita or resume, and/or a creative portfolio.

Be sure to check individual program‌ application requirements and deadlines‌.

Other Application Options

International Student Admissions

The University of Colorado Denver is a fully accredited institution that offers academic excellence and unparalleled career outcomes in one of America's greatest cities. International students from 130 countries benefit from opportunities for scholarships, on-campus employment, and 57 STEM-OPT eligible programs. Whether you’re interested in 3-D graphics and animation, urban design, business, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, or a degree you’ve customized from one of the university’s multiple graduate degrees, your educational experience will be supported through outstanding student services.

Admissions Requirements for International Applicants