Requirements for Admission

Admission into the MIS program is competitively based. Minimum requirements for an application to be considered are:

  • The graduate application form for the University of Colorado Denver, including all application fees.
  • A statement of purpose specifying why the applicant wishes to be admitted to the program, the applicant’s primary area of interest, and his or her career goals.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic qualifications, of which at least two (2) should be from academic sources.
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended by the applicant.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; however, applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may be considered if they have taken Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and if the scores are forwarded to the program office.
  • 40 semester hours of undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental sciences, geology, mathematics, and/or physics.

Possessing the minimum requirements will guarantee that the application is considered. It does not, however, guarantee admission. The admissions committee will select students competitively to create a high-quality and balanced cohort of participants entering the program each year.

Application Deadline

Students are admitted for the fall and spring semesters. The program offers rolling admissions decisions with priority deadlines for each semester. Prospective students who submit their applications by these deadlines will be guaranteed to be reviewed in time for admission to the specified semester. The priority date for fall admission is April 15; for spring admission, it is October 15. All supporting documents or questions related to your application should be directed to the following:

University of Colorado Denver-Graduate Admissions
Campus Box 167
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Are you from out of state? You may still qualify for in-state tuition through the Western Regional Graduate Program.

The MIS Program is now part of WRGP, which offers graduate students the opportunity to pay Colorado's in-state tuition rate for those who live in one of the following states:  

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Northern Mariana Islands 
  • Orgegon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.  If you are looking for more information regarding WRGP, please visit the WICHE website.