Admission to the MSS and MH Programs is on a competitive basis. The admissions application must include:
- Online Graduate Admission Application
- $50 non-reimbursable fee
- Letters of Recommendation. All applicants need 3 letters of recommendation, of which at least two are academic -- that is, from former professors of yours. To ensure the complete objectivity of evaluation, students should not have had access to these letters. Letters should be sent by your recommender directly to the MSS/MH Program Office.
- Statement of Purpose or Letter of Intent
- Writing sample
- Two (2) official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every institution of higher learning attended including those foreign
Applications should arrive by the deadlines listed below and be presented in typed form. In some cases, the committee may consider late applications. It is the student's responsibility to follow up with the program office to ensure all the components of your application have been received. Please note, if the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications must be received by the following Monday.
- Fall - May 15
- Spring - October 15
- Summer - March 15
ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SHOULD BE SENT TO:
Graduate School University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 163
1380 Lawrence St; Suite 1250
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
For any questions regarding your application, contact:
Marissa Tornatore, Applications Specialist
UCD Graduate School
Taking Courses as a Non-Degree Student
All applicants who for some reason have problems getting letters of recommendation from former professors or do not have an adequate writing sample should consider the option of registering for one or two courses as a non-degree student at UC Denver; these courses will later count towards your degree if you are accepted into the program. By consent of the director, you may use up to 12 credits taken as a non-degree student towards your degree. All courses must be graduate level. We recommend that you sign up either for Elements of Social Thought or Philosophical Problems in Social Sciences (two of the three mandatory courses for students in the MSS Program, or Methods and Texts in the Humanities (one of three required course in the MH Program). These courses are recommended regardless of the Program to which you are applying.
For information on how to apply to the MHMSS program if you are an international student, you can find information here: Admission Requirements for International Students.
Application Details - Preparing Your Application
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