Download the complete zipped application package or download the documents you need from the links below.
Please submit the following complete materials for application to the doctoral program in CSIS:
- Non-Refundable Application Fee — $50.00 for domestic (inside the United States) or $75.00 for international students.
- Cover checklist
- Completed application for admission
- Essays—submit answers to all questions.
- Resume—outline of your education and work experience.
Grade Point Average
Applicants are expected to have a grade point average of at least 3.0.
Test Scores: GRE
Official GRE scores are required for all
applicants, except those with an earned bachelor's degree from an ABET
accredited program with a GPA of at least 3.0, or an earned master's degree
from an ABET accredited program with a GPA of at least 3.5. (effective for fall 2015 admission)
Strong candidates will have verbal plus quantitative scores exceeding 310, a minimum GRE score of 290 Verbal + Math, and 3.0 Written is required (New GRE Scores.) Under the old GRE scores, strong candidates would have verbal plus quantitative scores exceeding 1200, a minimum GRE score of 1000 Verbal + Math, and 3.0 Written.
For international students, proof of English proficiency is required.
If your native language is not English, you must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. You must score above 537 (paper), 197 (computer) or 75 (Internet-based) on the TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS.
You are not required to take the TOEFL if you have completed a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree program at an English-speaking college or university.
Transcripts -Transcript request form
Arrange to have two copies of official transcripts mailed directly to the address of the department from each college or university attended. We must receive transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, even if transfer credit was applied elsewhere with grades posted on another transcript. Applications missing transcripts will not be processed. Unofficial transcripts, photocopies or transcripts stamped “Issued To Student” are not acceptable. Please take into consideration that transcripts may take two to three weeks to reach our office, (transcripts from international institutions may take longer), so order these as early as possible. Any missing transcripts will delay application processing.
Three Letters of Recommendation -Letter of recommendation form
Three letters of recommendation are required. Send these letters independently of the application.
Send all application materials to the Graduate School at the following address:
Campus Box 163
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
COURIER ADDRESS (UPS, FEDEX, etc.):
1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 1251
Denver, CO 80204
Contact Email: CEASGApplications@ucdenver.edu