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All completed application materials for the PhD Program must be submitted by February 1st of each year to be considered for admission. There is only one application submission and review process per year. CLSC accepted applicants may start in the summer or fall term. Specific course offerings can be previewed at our Course Books and Schedules page.
The Bursar's Office can provide information regarding tuition costs (Graduate School - CLSC/PhD tuition costs and School of Public Health - HSR tuition costs).
Clinical Science PhD Program (HSR track)
Clinical Science PhD Program (CI & HIT tracks)
Qualified clinicians who have already earned either a professional doctoral degree (e.g., MD, DO, DPT, DDS, PharmD) or a health-related master's degree (nursing, public health, epidemiology, psychology, biostatistics, etc.) are eligible to apply to the CLSC PhD Program.
Minimum Criteria for Admission
Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee 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
- Health related master's or professional doctoral degree. Individuals without a health related degree but with an exceptional background and relevant experience in the health care research field are encouraged to contact one of the Executive Leadership team members to discuss their interest further.
- Your submitted CV should document your previous research experience.
- In your personal statement portion of the application, you should identify the focus for your dissertation and your research mentor. Your identified research mentor should be one of your letters of support.
You are encouraged to speak with CLSC staff and/or faculty before applying to the program.
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.
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 PhD program is available electronically.
For CI & HIT tracks - Please create an account and access the application and instructions (application will be available Jan 1).
The application package MUST include the following:
- For Upload A please provide your CV listing Education and training, awards, publications, presentations, grants and research experience and other scholarly activity.
- Additional Non-academic and professional experiences can be detailed in Upload B of the electronic application.
- Identify your selected track of study, a proposed research project for your thesis, and your 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 Amanda.G.Whiting@ucdenver.edu