NCMF Master’s of Science in Recording Arts Degree emphasis in Media Forensics
Application Components – International Students
(Note: International applicants are encouraged to visit the Office of International Admissions website.)
International Student Application Deadline: April 1
Program accepts students in Fall only.
International Student Graduate Application for Admission
- International Students are required to complete an online application at international.ucdenver.edu/admissions.
- Program of Study – On the online application, Career field should be selected as Graduate, Campus is Downtown Campus, Program as College of Arts & Media GRAD, and Field of Study as Recording Arts or Media Forensics.
of these designations must be accurately included; otherwise application
materials will not be received by the MSRA-MF Admissions Committee.
- Contact the
administrativemanager via e-mail at email@example.com with notification of
intent to apply.
is recommended so that application materials can be more closely tracked by the
- International applicant non-refundable application fee of $75.00.
- Fee must be paid in U.S. dollars, via the online International
Student Graduate Application for Admission.
Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores
- Applicants to the MSRA-MF degree
program must submit scores from the GRE test dated within the past five years.
The “General Test” offered by Educational Testing Service assists in evaluating
applicants to the degree program. It evaluates the analytical writing, verbal,
and quantitative reasoning skills of candidates. This examination is offered
internationally by Educational Testing Service on a continuous schedule. There
is no minimum score required for admission, as each student’s score will be
evaluated as a portion of the complete application. This examination is not
intended to exclude any applicant from the degree program.
must be received by the application deadline;
therefore students should plan accordingly when scheduling their testing date.
Late GRE scores are not accepted, and these applications will not be reviewed.
- The institution code for the University of Colorado Denver where scores should be sent is: 4875. There is no department code for the program.
- Information on the GRE can be obtained at
English Language Requirement
- International Applicants to the MSRA-MF
degree program whose first language is not English are required to provide
evidence of English language competency. The language requirement can be
satisfied as follows:
- Submitting TOEFL scores (minimum score of 75 IBT or 537 PBT.)
- Submitting IELTS scores (minimum 6.5.)
- Graduation from CU Denver-approved English language programs with a recommendation letter from the Center director.
- Students with a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited institution in the United States.
- Following the Graduate School Policy, the English language requirement is waived for international students who have graduated from a foreign institution where the language of instruction for their Bachelor’s degree was English. These students are required to provide a letter from their home institution verifying this information.
- International students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree in the United States or completed one year of study in a Master’s program at an accredited institution in the United States may demonstrate English language competency via their transcripts from the U.S. Institution.
- Applicants must have two (2) official academic transcripts from each college or university attended.
- Foreign language transcripts must be translated word by word into English by a certified translator. The translator should not attempt to convert grades into the American system.
- Transcripts should be uploaded in the online application.
- Please contact the Office of International Admissions for more information.
- Applicants must submit a cover letter detailing the following:
- Professional/educational background
- Reason for wanting to participate in the program
- Research interests
- The cover letter should be uploaded in the online application.
- Students are required to submit a typed resume as it relates to the field of forensic science. The resume must including educational background, work experience, and relevant skills. Students are also welcome to include any published works, scholarly/creative work, exhibitions, awards, or other relevant achievements.
- The resume should be chronological, beginning with educational background, and progressing to employment history. Please refrain from “functional” resumes, or those that simply summarize qualities or competencies.
- The resume should be uploaded in the online application.
Letters (3) of Recommendation
- Letters of recommendation are required from three (3) responsible persons that can attest to the applicant’s academic and professional accomplishment.
- The names
and e-mail addresses of all three reference providers must be included in the
online Graduate Application for Admission. Once the full application package is
submitted, an e-mail message will automatically be sent to the three reference
providers with a secure link to the online recommendation form and letter
upload tool. Applicants are advised to submit the online application early
enough to allow each reference provider time to submit the online form and
letter prior to the deadline.
- All three (3) reference providers must complete their letters of recommendation by doing both of the following:
- Online Recommendation Form.
is an online multiple-choice form where the reference provider will be asked to
evaluate certain indicators of success for the applicant.
- Personal Letter. This should be a formal, narrative letter uploaded by your reference providers via the online recommendation form.
- Letters of
recommendation must be submitted online directly by each of the reference
providers; they cannot be submitted from the applicant.
- Incomplete letters of recommendation will not be considered, and the application will not be reviewed.
Two (2) Technical Writing Samples
- Two (2) samples of written material
authored by the applicant displaying scientific/non-fictional writing skills
are required. These could be undergraduate research papers, published or
unpublished articles, grant proposals, prepared reports or affidavits, etc.
- Each writing sample must be 1,000 words or more.
- The technical writing samples should be uploaded in the online application.
Applications which do not include all of the requirements listed above, or that include partial components are considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed.
International Students must submit all application components in English, where applicable.
Transcripts, cover letters, recommendation letters, and evidence of English language proficiency should be scanned and uploaded in your online application. If these documents are being mailed to the University, please send to:
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box A005/141
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Students are encouraged to contact us for advising on any questions they may have about the MSRA-MF program. Below are the main contacts, and the types of questions they typically address:
Jeff M. Smith
- Philosophy of program
- Course content
- Employment Opportunities
- Industry Opportunities
- Applications and application process
- Application deadlines
- Admissions requirements
- Administrative questions