The School of Dental Medicine is one of the most selective in the United States, with more than 1,400 applicants annually for only 80 positions in the DDS program, and nearly 500 applicants for 40 positions in the international student program. Postdoctoral residencies are available in general practice residency, orthodontics and periodontics.
Programs may be on either the Anschutz Medical Campus or the Denver Campus. On the Anschutz Medical Campus, students learn to expand the frontiers of human health and disease in more than a dozen basic science, analytical, clinical and nursing disciplines. On the Denver Campus graduate programs are offered in seven schools and colleges, serving more than 1,000 working students.
The School of Medicine trains medical doctors, physician assistants and physical therapists, offering programs that are nationally and internationally known for their excellence in education, research, patient care and community service. Several specialties within the school are ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
Founded in 1898, the College of Nursing established the first nurse practitioner and school nurse programs in the United States. Its PhD program is one of the oldest research doctoral programs in the West. The college also offers a doctor of nursing practice program and flexible and traditional undergraduate programs.
Known for its high-quality education and research, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is ranked consistently among the top 5 U.S. pharmacy schools in federal research funding. Through experiential training and critical skills development, students are enrolled in one of three programs – entry-level PharmD, iPharmD, or PhD – and trained for a variety of pharmaceutical careers.
Collaboratively formed by the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado, the Colorado School of Public Health is the only collaborative school of public health west of the Mississippi River. The school offers 15 public health academic and professional programs in areas such as biostatistics, epidemiology, community and behavioral health, global health and environmental and occupational health.