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Master of Science in Clinical Science (MSCS)


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Qualified clinicians who have already earned either a professional doctoral degree (e.g., MD, DO, DDS, PharmD) or a clinically-related bachelor's or master's degree (e.g., nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy) are eligible to apply to this program.

Application Deadlines

  • February 1st to be considered for admission in following summer or fall semesters
  • May 1st for following fall semester
  • October 1st for following spring semester

The Bursar's Office can provide information regarding tuition costs (Graduate School).

Minimum Criteria for Admission

  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • An acceptable and verifiable GRE, MCAT or PCAT score or earned MS/MA or PhD from an accredited US School
  • Clinically related bachelor's, master's or professional doctoral degree. Individuals without a clinically related degree but with an exceptional background and relevant experience in the health care field are encouraged to contact one of the Executive Leadership team members to discuss their interest further.

International Applicant Additional Admission Criteria

In addition to the general admission requirements listed above, international applicants must meet additional requirements dictated by the University. For additional information about these requirements, please review the International Student Requirements for Graduate School admissions.

Please note that the Clinical Science Program does not provide stipends to assist with tuition and/or room and board expenses. In addition we currently do not have any research or teaching assistantships to support the educational costs of international students.


The application package for the MSCS program is available electronically 1 month prior to the admission cycle deadline.

The application package MUST include the following:

  • Education and training, awards, publications, presentations, grants and research experience and other scholarly activity, this information should be provided in Upload A of the electronic application. (Please upload your CV)
  • Non-academic and professional experiences are to be detailed in Upload B of the electronic application
  • Identify the topic of your proposed research project, and if known, research mentor. In addition, include a description of how this program will enhance your career. (Provided in Upload C of the electronic application)
  • 3 recommendation letters (Once you submit your application on-line, your references will receive an e-mail explaining how to upload their letters to the on-line application system)
  • Transcripts from all higher education institutions. Students are not permitted to personally issue, send or deliver transcripts to program staff: All transcripts must be officially issued/sealed by and sent from the originating college/university institution. Therefore, when requesting an official transcript from your school, please instruct the school to send your transcript directly from their office to:
    • Clinical Science Program
      ATTN: Amanda Whiting
      University of Colorado Denver
      12401 East 17th Avenue, Campus Box B141
      Leprino Bldg, Rm 351
      Aurora, CO 80045
    • Official electronic transcripts are encouraged and should be e-mailed to

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