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PhD Admissions

PhD Computer Science and Information Systems


Admissions for the Computer Science and Information Systems PhD program are competitive with a few slots available for spring and fall entrance.

Application Checklist

 Application fee
 Online application
 Three letters of recommendation
 GMAT or GRE score
 Official transcripts from each college
           or university attended
 TOEFL or IELTS score
          international applicants only

Application Deadlines

  • Priority: March 1
  • Final: June 1

Application Process

The entire application process is outlined in the domestic PhD application packet and the international PhD application packet.


Every full-time student admitted to the PhD program receives full financial support in the form of scholarships and teaching assistantships. Students also receive need-based travel support by request.


Updated tuition rates and financial aid information can be found through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.


It was my privilege to be a doctoral student in the CU Denver CSIS PhD program, filled with dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff. It is amazing how much my education and practical training in this program have been serving me in my endeavor as a researcher and an educator at one of the most prestigious medical programs in the United States.” – Toan Ong (’14), Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine


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