Master of Arts/Science Admissions


AdmissionsThe graduate admissions process is selective and personal. You apply online through the graduate school using the approriate application portal. The graduate school will guide and assist you with understanding and completing the application requiremetns, and also notify you of your admission status. We know the admissions process can sometimes seem complicated, so if you have questions about the admissions process that are difficult to answer, we encourage you to contact the graduate school anytime at or 303-315-0049.

Official Application Deadlines

  • The application deadline for fall admission July 1.
  • The application deadline for spring admission is December 1.
  • The econ department does rolling admissions, which means that you can apply anytime and should expect to receive an admissions decision within two to three weeks after your application is complete. Applications will be considered after the deadlines.  However, for international students, being admitted the MA/MS program in economics does not guarantee that you will receive a student visa in time for the start of the semester.  It is therefore recommended that international student apply early. International students who are admitted the MA/MS program, but fail to obtain a visa in time, may defer admission for up to one year. All questions about student visa should be directed to the Office of International Admissions.