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Forge your future by pursuing a graduate degree from the University of Denver.
As a graduate student, you play a key role in shaping the culture of DU. Joining over 7,000 graduate students from 80 countries, you have the opportunity to advance your research and expand your knowledge.
Whatever your academic and professional goals may be, DU’s graduate programs help you become a scholar and a leader to craft innovative solutions and drive positive change in the world.
What Do You Need to Know Before Applying to DU?
For admission into a DU graduate program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Submit a University of Denver online application.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the recognized equivalent from an international institution).
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 for the baccalaureate degree or 3.0 for all completed graduate coursework.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 for the baccalaureate degree. (An earned master's degree or a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all graduate coursework supersedes the undergraduate GPA requirement.)
To begin your preparation, review DU’s complete graduate admission policies and procedures.
Applying as an International Student
While applying to DU, international applicants may need to submit additional documentation, such as diplomas or English translations of transcripts, along with other additional admissions requirements. To learn more, review admissions requirements for international students.
Once admitted to a graduate program, log in to MyDU for important University of Denver policy information and other requirements and resources to prepare you to begin your graduate program! We’ll send important dates and events to you by email. If you have questions, contact the Office of Graduate Education.
Over 90% of graduate students (and over 95% of doctoral students) have their post-degree plans set within six months of graduation. We’re proud to support that success by offering help with the job search process and connections with our network of 160,000 alumni.
Funding Your DU Graduate Education
In 2022, the University of Denver awarded our graduate students over $60 million in grants and scholarships. Our students also receive over $14 million in funding annually through graduate research and teaching assistantships.
Our Office of Financial Aid helps graduate students apply for federal grants and loans. We also support graduate students with applying for research and professional development grants.
Connect Across Disciplines & Cultures at DU
Our graduate students have interests as different as combating climate change and building professional skill sets. From the liberal arts to engineering, our students cross graduate programs and cultures to engage with real-world issues ranging from researching Parkinson’s disease to discussing today’s top foreign policy programs and combating restraining orders against activist groups.
Discover What Our Graduate Students are Working On
Innovating HIV Prevention
DU PhD candidate Darren Whitfield explores how internalized racism and homophobia affect risky sexual behaviors among GBQSGL black men in order to innovate new HIV prevention tactics.
Love Lives of Crickets
Robin Tinghitella, a professor in DU’s Department of Biological Sciences, studies cricket courtship rituals. She uses mating habits as a hook for introducing students to the complexities of evolutionary biology.
Mapping the Past
Ryan Keeney, a graduate student in the Department of Geography and the Environment, created an interactive digital map that tracks Denver’s historic streetcar system from its inception in 1872 to its end in 1950. He also examined the ways in which Denver’s streetcar system helped frame the city’s current shape, exploring how streetcar lines contributed to neighborhood walkability and commercial development.
Keeney found the quiet, pedestrian-friendly commercial areas throughout Denver developed in tandem with the streetcar system. They've remained essential to their neighborhoods despite the end of streetcars as a public transit option. Keeney's map allows interested parties to zoom in on those areas, which he hopes will be of use to urban planners looking to improve walkability.
“Ryan’s project is completely original and provides urban planners and urban enthusiasts with an interactive resource that reveals early 20th-century transportation and neighborhood history and its impact on today’s city,” says Professor Eric Boschmann, Keeney's advisor.
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