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University of Colorado Denver

School of Public Affairs


  • Three letters of recommendation are required for the School of Public Affairs.
  • References are accepted from professional or academic sources. Prospective students may also include a reference from someone who can speak to civic/volunteer involvement.
  • If you are filling out your application online, there is an option to automatically have recommenders upload their letters of recommendation.  If you prefer, you may download the form​ and have recommenders mail in the letters.

If mailing in your form and letters:

  • Our preference is to have both the recommendation form and a personal letter from each recommender.
  • Please have recommenders send the form and letter directly to the address on the bottom of the letter of recommendation form.
  • Letters that are returned to the student should be sealed with recommender’s signature over the seal. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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