Master of Arts Application Process & Requirements


Application Requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. The University of Colorado Denver has a minimum requirement of 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) for applicants to the Graduate School. The number of applicants admitted to the MA in Applied Geography & Geospatial Science in any  year depends, in part, on space availability. The program is competitive, and we generally discourage applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0. Notification of acceptance or refusal for admission into the program is mailed to the applicant approximately six weeks after the deadline for submission of applications.

Application Process

We accept applications once per year, before or on February 1st, for admission in fall of the same year.

As part of the admission review process, applicants are required to submit:
  • a graduate application
  • statement of purpose that articulates the goals of pursuing a graduate degree in this program
  • a minimum of two letters of recommendation (letters from both professional and academic sources are accepted, though academic letters are preferred).
  • official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • the GRE is not​ required. However, applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA are welcome to submit GRE scores as further evidence of their qualifications
All materials not serviced by online application portal are to be sent to the Graduate School, not the GES department. 
University of Colorado Denver Graduate School
Campus Box 163, P.O.Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364