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Graduate School at University of Colorado Denver

The Graduate School at UC Denver


Admissions Requirements

The Graduate School is committed in philosophy and practice to promoting diversity among students, faculty, and staff. Applications from students representing a variety of backgrounds and experiences are encouraged.

Successful applicants reflect personal and academic backgrounds acceptable to the University. The University reserves the right to deny admission to applicants whose credentials indicate an inability to assume those obligations of performance and behavior deemed essential by the University as reflected in its honor code and lawful processes and functions as an educational institution.

Admission to the Graduate School is not admission to candidacy for an advanced degree. A student who wishes to become a candidate for a degree must make special application at the time and in the manner prescribed by the requirements for the degree sought.


The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or its equivalent, is required for all applicants. The University of Colorado Denver-HSC Campus code is 4875. Applicants should check with individual programs regarding the GRE and any recommended subject tests. Computer-based testing is offered year-round in many locations. GRE booklets (including application materials) are available at the Graduate School office, or by contacting the ETS/GRE program directly at (609) 771-7670. You can e-mail ETS staff at or click here to visit the ETS Website

Individual Program Information

The information provided in this section addresses the minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. It is important to note that the individual programs may have higher or additional requirements. For individual program information and requirements, please see “Academic Programs

Application Procedures  

Application Procedures

Information on documentation that must be submitted as part of the application process. These materials include the application fee, transcripts, recommendation letters, GRE/TOEFL/IELTS scores, Colorado Residency Form and the Graduate School application.

Continuing and Previous  Students 

Continuing and Previous Students

Continuing students wanting to apply to a new graduate program must go through the same application process as new applicants.

Prospective Students Seeking Non-Degree Status 

International Student Information

Detailed descriptions outlining admission requirements for international applicants. Information is provided regarding the process for obtaining a student F-1 visa, transcript evaluations and a link to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office.

International Students Requirements

English Proficiency Testing (TOEFL)

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