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CU Denver Online Graduate Degrees

Get Ahead With These Online Masters and PhD Programs


Move ahead in your career/life/goals without stepping a foot on campus with these full CU Denver graduate programs.

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Business School

The University of Colorado Denver Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), which accredits less than 5% of business programs worldwide.


Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree

Get your online MBA from the largest accredited graduate school in the Rocky Mountain region. An MBA from the CU Denver Business School balances foundational business education with real-world application. You will learn from outstanding faculty members, case studies, and practical business projects. We offer flexible schedules for and specializations tailored to your career needs.


Master of Science in Global Energy Management (Hybrid Program)

The Global Energy Management (GEM) Program is a hybrid-online degree program designed to develop future leaders in the energy industry. Typically, students who want an “energy MBA” enroll in GEM because it offers graduate business courses (accounting, finance, strategic management, marketing, economics, etc.) that are focused entirely on the energy industry.


Online Master of Science in Information Systems degree

The Information Systems discipline offers many options in all education levels, undergraduate, graduate and PhD. You’ll learn skills relevant to business now. In an industry where skills need to keep pace with technology, this program is regularly updated to meet the changing needs of business.Watch an MSIS program video

Online Master of Science in Management and Organization degree

More than ever before, major companies and entrepreneurial ventures are seeking competitive advantage and success by embracing sustainability — social and environmental responsibility — as a core business strategy. Watch the MS in Management program video.

This program will prepare you for what businesses are facing in a world where resources are scarce, social safety nets are declining, and customers and commentators are concerned about companies behaving in ethical and responsible ways.


College of Engineering and Applied Science

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Denver provides a diverse community with an accessible, quality education and produces a professionally oriented graduate who is interested in solving real-world problems.

Online Master of Engineering, Geographic Information Systems

This online GIS degree program is directed to engineers and other environmental and urban infrastructure professionals who are seeking a multi-disciplinary master’s degree. Disciplines of students involved in the degree may include civil engineering, geography and environmental sciences, urban and regional planning, information systems, applied mathematics, and engineering management.

Colorado School of Public Health

The Colorado School of Public Health attracts top tier faculty and students from across the country and provides a vital contribution toward ensuring the region’s health and well-being. CSPH enrolls over 500 graduate students in 15 public health academic and professional programs


Online Master of Public Health, Leadership and Public Health Practice degree


With this Master of Public Health online option, you will have the option to pursue all core MPH and concentration elective courses online, requiring only three short visits to campus during your training to complete your Leadership and Management in Public Health course.


College of Nursing

The College of Nursing has earned its respecte​d reputation with over 110 years of contributions to nursing education, practice and research.

Online Master of Science in Nursing, Informatics degree

This program is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles. Graduates are prepared to formulate clinical, administrative or policy decisions to promote health with clients experiencing wellness, acute or chronic illness, and to develop, manage, and evaluate the care within communities and health care systems.


Online Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Systems (iLEAD) degree

The master’s in nursing leadership and administration program, referred to as i-LEAD (innovation in leadership and administration in nursing and health care systems) will prepare advanced practice nurses with the expertise to provide leadership for high quality health care in rural and medically underserved urban areas.


Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree

This program will prepare you to be clinical leaders, who will design models of health care delivery, evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage health care needs of populations, and use technology and information to transform health care systems.


Online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing degree

This PhD program is designed to prepare nurse scholars to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline. PhD preparation in nursing promotes knowledge development for reflective, theory-based, and research-guided nursing practice.

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

With more than 900 doctor of pharmacy and graduate students, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is preparing the world’s future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists through innovative learning and teaching.

Celebrating 100 years of education, patient care and scientific discovery, the School of Pharmacy is one of the top-ranked pharmacy schools in the country.

iPharmD® - Doctor of Pharmacy Program

iPharmD® is designed to offer working pharmacists with a bachelor’s in pharmacy the opportunity to complete a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in a flexible format. Choose from one of our two programs to complete your PharmD:

  • The North American-Trained PharmD (NTPD) Program – For licensed pharmacists, who completed their bachelor’s of pharmacy degree in the United States or Canada.
  • The International-Trained PharmD (ITPD) Program – For licensed pharamcists, who completed their bachelor’s of pharmacy degree outside the United States or Canada.

Both the NTPD and ITPD Programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Click here to learn more and request an information packet about one of these programs.


School of Education and Human Development

As the largest graduate School of Education in Colorado, the School of Ed is committed to developing forward-thinking educators and counselors who have a deep sense of critical inquiry, and the cultural competence needed to serve urban, diverse populations.


Online Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction: Integrated Studies


This customizable program (available totally online) is designed for educators in the U.S. and around the globe who want to become well-rounded professionals and increase student learning, including P-12 teachers, adult educators, instructional designers, special educators and teacher leaders who want to develop more effective strategies for differentiating learning environments to meet the diverse cultural and language needs of children.

Online Master of Arts in Information and Learning Technologies, eLearning Design and Implementation degree

This degree program will give you the skills you need to design and facilitate online learning opportunities for learners in higher education, K12, and corporate settings. You'll experience interactive learning, hands-on projects and collaborative team work.


Online Master of Arts in Information and Learning Technologies, School Library degree

This program will prepare you with the knowledge-management skills and information access points you need to help students achieve and succeed. In your courses, you will learn about integrating information and learning strategies, school library management, collection development, collaborative planning, instructional design, and instructional leadership.


Online Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree

This degree path is designed to prepare you with knowledge, skills and substantive support to meet the needs of young children and their families within our rapidly changing and diverse society.


HYBRID Doctor of Education, Leadership for Educational Equity (EdD)

As a student in the program, you will take courses on campus and online. You will be exposed to real-world problem-solving in schools, districts, colleges or community based educational contexts; context-specific best practices; interdisciplinary connections; public policy work; and innovative, applied inquiry. You will move through the program with a cohort of twenty students and an outstanding group of faculty, cultivating an environment of intellectual dialogue and of academic and professional growth.


College of Arts and Media

College of Arts and Media (CAM) aspires to become a nationally recognized leader whose teaching, learning, and research explores, influences, and reflects the arts and its intersection with technology and commerce.


MS in Recording Arts - Media Forensics degree

Media forensics is scientific study into the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of audio, video, and image evidence obtained during the course of investigations and litigious proceedings.

School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs prepares the next generation of leaders in public service and criminal justice professions to solve society’s most pressing problems.


Online Master of Criminal Justice degree

The Master of Criminal Justice program explores all aspects of crime and criminal behavior by relying on interdisciplinary study within the fields of sociology, psychology, economics, political science, statistics, anthropology, law and policy. Students develop focal areas in emergency management, homeland security, victimology, crime analysis, gender-based violence, corrections, courts, and enforcement through course work, applied research and field experiences.


Online Master of Public Administration degree

Public administration encompasses administration, policy, public finance and management in government and nonprofit spheres. MPA students have diverse career objectives in federal, state and local government administration, public policy, international and domestic development, and the public service sector in general.

The program allows students to customize their experience through courses and applied research to meet their professional needs.


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