Admissions and Application

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. Read more here about qualifying for an application fee waiver. Questions? Contact us.

Other application options

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

Electronic Transcripts should be sent to:

If sending a physical transcript, please mail to:

Graduate School
Mail Stop C296
Fitzsimons Building, W5107
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO 80045

  • Be sure to check individual program‌ application requirements and deadlines‌. 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.

Are you applying to a CU Denver program? Visit the CU Denver Graduate Admissions page for more information about requirements.

International Admissions Information

The University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 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 STEM-OPT eligible programs.

Learn more about admissions requirements for international applicants.

Graduate School

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place


Aurora, CO 80045


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