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Master's Degree Admissions Information


Master's Degrees in Engineering

Students who wish to earn a master’s degree in engineering can choose from two different tracks: the master of science degree or the master of engineering degree.

Each department administers their own master’s degree programs, so you will need to choose the program you are interested in and apply for admission through that department. 

Master of Science Degree

Master of Engineering Degree

All applications must be submitted online​. Send all supporting application materials to the Graduate School at the following address:


Graduate School
Campus Box 163
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364


Graduate School
1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 1251
Denver, CO 80204

For admissions questions, contact​ or 303-315-2179.

For program-specific questions, please contact the appropriate department.




Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering,​
Electrical Engin​eering, Mechanical Engineering

Domestic - October 1
International - September 15

Domestic - May 1
International - April 15

​Domestic - February 15​
International - February 1

Bioengineering (fall semesters only)

Priority - February 1
Final - March 15

Official Transcripts: one official copy from each academic institution that you have previously attended submitted to the Graduate School Admissions Office. E-transcripts should be sent to the Graduate School at​.  
Letters of Recommendation: include the email addresses of three recommenders in your online application to email them a request. Their response will load directly into the CU Denver online application. If you received your undergraduate degree from CU Denver, recommendations are not required.

GRE Scores: applicants must submit evidence of adequate preparation for graduate study by either (a) submitting official GRE scores, or (b) documenting an earned bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher from an institution accredited by a U.S. accreditation body, or an earned master’s degree with a GPA of 3.50 or higher from an institution accredited by a U.S. accreditation body.

August 1, 2011 or later, the preferred minimum scores are: 150 Verbal / 153 Quantitative / 3.5 Analytical Writing​

Prior to August 1, 2011, the preferred minimum scores are: 450 Verbal / 680 Quantitative / 3.5 Analytical Writing

TOEFL/IELTS: any applicants whose undergraduate language of instruction was not English should have a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of:

  • 600 for the paper-based test
  • 250 for the computer-based test
  • TOEFL iBT: 75
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Successful graduation from CU Denver¹s Language Academy​​​

Is conditional admission available?
YES. We can offer admission to a future term (within one year) conditional upon meeting the language requirement.

Is it possible to defer admission?
YES. An application is only valid for one year. To defer to a later semester requires the applicant to reapply for admission. The application fee will be waived when reapplying for a later semester.​​​