For the 2015-16 school year, an in-state student enrolled in three
classes (9 credits) will pay $4,536 in tuition each semester, and an
in-state student who has completed the comprehensive examination and is
enrolled in three credits of dissertation study will pay $1,512.
An out-of-state student taking three classes will pay $10,863 in
tuition each semester, and $3,621 for three credits of dissertation
study. For up-to-date information on applicable tuition and fees,
visit the University of Colorado Denver website.
Tuition and Fees
For up-to-date information on applicable tuition and fees, visit the University of Colorado Denver Tuition and Costs website.
WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)
The PhD program qualifies for the WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Students who live in Alaska,
Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North
Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming are eligible for in-state tuition if they complete the PhD program at the Denver campus of the University of Colorado Denver.
Visit the WICHE website for more information.
School of Public Affairs Funding & Grants
School of Public Affairs Funding
Each year the School of Public Affairs will choose certain students to receive a full tuition waiver and a research assistantship stipend of approximately $15,000 for the academic year. Funding may also be available during the summer for up to $5000 for research assistants. This award may be renewed for three years based on funding
availability, but out of state funding is only available for one year
(resident tuition is available to graduate students after one year if
they meet University criteria).
The awards are based on merit and awarded by the PhD committee as part
of the application process. No additional application materials are
needed to be considered for this award.
Some PhD students receive funding through faculty research grants or through SPA's research centers. Examples of students who have recently been funded by grants include:
Assessing Policy Designs and Improving Outcomes in Organic Farming.
PIRE: Developing Low-Carbon Cities in the USA, China & India through Inter-Disciplinary Integration Across Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences & Public Health
Understanding the Politics of Shale Gas Development