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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UC Denver

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


The doctoral admissions process is selective and personal--you apply directly to the department you are considering.  The department will guide and assist you with with understanding and completing the application requirements, and also notify you of your admission status.

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

  1. a paper or web graduate application for admission (parts I and II) 
  2. a $50.00 application fee
  3. two official transcripts from each college or university you have attended (including foreign institutions)
  4. at least three letters of recommendation
  5. Standardized test scores, a statement of purpose, vita or resume and/or other supplemental information as requested by the department


Before applying for admission, be sure to check out your individual program application requirements and deadlines.