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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)

Areas of Study

Prospective Graduate Students

We are delighted that you are exploring graduate education in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Denver. With our 26 graduate degree programs, we offer a robust and rich environment for graduate study. From music degrees to psychology, AHSS students are learning and creating change both on campus and within communities around the world.

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The Office of Graduate Studies manages applications from prospective AHSS graduate students.

Admitted Graduate Student Information Day: Friday, April 4, 2014

Have you been offered admission to an AHSS Graduate Program for Fall 2014? If so, congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you on campus. If you are planning to visit the University of Denver soon, you are invited to attend the Admitted Graduate Student Information Day on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 11:30-4:30. This will be an engaging day to meet current graduate students and fellow admitted graduate students, visit departments, meet faculty and receive important information regarding our campus and resources. Please stay tuned for more information, coming soon!

Explore Our Programs

Are you just beginning your graduate degree research? View our wide range of degrees offered. Our degree program grid allows you to easily identify programs of potential interest. Click on the degree itself to be directed to the main departmental page.

Are you interested in deeper interdisciplinary study? Consider a dual degree within AHSS or between AHSS and a complementary discipline offered at DU. We offer both formal dual degrees and flexible dual degrees, allowing you the opportunity to customize your master's level education.

For general graduate degree information at the University of Denver, visit the Office of Graduate Studies.

As you discover programs of interest, we encourage you to contact us and our individual departments. We're happy to answer questions, connect you with departments and guide you through the application process.

Campus Visits

Nothing beats a visit to campus when exploring graduate options. We would love to meet with you and acquaint you with our programs and our community. Come experience the University of Denver and schedule a departmental visit. When possible, we are happy to connect you with available faculty and current students who can speak to you about a particular degree, student experiences, and life in Denver. 

If you would like to explore the campus on your own, we have developed a graduate student-specific printable map of campus.

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Financial Considerations

We understand that graduate education is an investment in your future. At the University of Denver, we assist with information and opportunities at the federal, university and departmental levels.

  • The Office of Financial Aid manages financial aid and scholarships for AHSS graduate students.
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offers competitive AHSS grant awards to support student research, travel and internship opportunities.
  • Departmental funding is often available in the form of scholarships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships. Please check with your individual program of interest for specific departmental funding opportunities.