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: February 15
Program accepts students in Fall only.
International Student Graduate Application for Admission
- International Students are required to complete an online application form. Please visit international.ucdenver.edu/admissions and click on the ‘Apply Now’ tab on the top right hand corner.
- Program of Study – On the online application, the Program is College of Arts & Media, the Plan is Recording Arts, and the Sub-Plan is Media Forensics. Make sure you have included all three of these designations; otherwise your application will not be received by the MSRA-MF Admissions Committee.
- It is recommended to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with notification of intent to apply. This way, application materials can be more closely tracked by the program.
- International applicant non-refundable application fee of $75.00.
- Fee must be paid in U.S. dollars, via the online 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 tests dated within the past five years. The “General Test” offered by Educational Testing Service will assist in evaluating applicants to the degree program. It evaluates the analytical writing, and verbal and quantitative reasoning skills of the 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, but rather to assist in academic advising.
- Scores must be received by the application deadline, therefore students should plan accordingly when scheduling their testing dates. 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 here.
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 71 IBT or 525 PBT.)
- Submitting IELTS scores (minimum 6.0.)
- Graduation from UC Denver approved English language programs with a recommendation letter from the Center director.
- Students with a Bachelor’s degree 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.
- Evidence of English language competency should be scanned and uploaded in your online application.
- Please contact the Office of International Admissions for more information.
- 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 scanned and uploaded in your online application.
- Applicants must submit a cover letter detailing the following:
- Professional/educational background
- Reason for wanting to participate in program
- Research interests
- The cover letter must be typed and double-spaced.
- The cover letter should be scanned and uploaded in your 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 chronologic, 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 scanned and uploaded in your online application.
Letters of Recommendation – in Two Ways – from Three (3) Individuals
- Letters of recommendation from three (3) responsible persons that can attest to the applicant’s academic and professional accomplishment are required.
- All three (3) recommenders must complete their letters of recommendation in both ways listed below:
- Online Recommendation Form. The applicant must submit the names and e-mail addresses of all three persons from whom letters have been requested in the online Graduate Application for Admission. Once submitted, an e-mail will automatically be generated to the three recommenders with a secure link to the online recommendation form.
- Personal Letters. These can be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com or via mail to:
MSRA-MF Graduate Admissions Committee
National Center for Media Forensics
Campus Box 154
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
- Personal letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the recommender: they cannot be sent from the applicant.
- Incomplete letters of recommendation (including recommenders who only submit via one of the ways listed above) will not be considered, and the application will not be reviewed.
- Applicants are invited to provide additional letters of recommendation, should the applicant desire.
Two (2) Technical Writing Samples
- Applicant is to provide two (2) samples of material authored by applicant displaying scientific/non-fictional writing skills. These could be undergraduate research papers, published or unpublished articles, grant proposals, prepared reports or affidavits from mock-trial proceedings.
- Each writing sample must be 1,000 words or more, and provided in English.
- The technical writing samples should be scanned and uploaded in your 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