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Criteria Application

***NOTE: The Application Deadline for the 2014-15 Academic Year is January 15, 2014! Please be aware that this replaces all other dates that may appear on other information. Thank you. 


Students with Bachelor's degrees in well-rounded liberal arts programs from accredited colleges and universities, sound academic records, and clearly defined objectives for graduate study who have undergraduate preparation in sociology, politics, law, administration, psychology, communications, management, or international relations will be better prepared. Similarly, prior work experience in business  management or human resource development is useful.


2013-2014 rates:
Traditional program: $1,104/credit hour up to 12 credits
12-18 credits $13,248
University College: $506/credit hour (on campus classes)
$558/credit hour (online classes)
Tuition details

Enrollment limits

Admission is limited between 15 and 20 students per year.

Entrance Examinations

All applicants must take the GRE or GMAT and request that the results are forwarded to the University of Denver Office of Graduate Studies. The institution code for the University of Denver is R4842. Conflict Resolution Department Code is 5101.

*Official LSAT scores can only be sent to Law Schools, therefore the LSAT cannot be accepted for admission to this program. THE ONLY EXCEPTION is for applicants who are already enrolled in the DU Law School.

Further information on the GRE:
phone 609-771-7670 or Graduate Record Examinations website
Further information on the GMAT:
Graduate Management Admission Council website

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Applications will not be processed until the required TOEFL or IELTS score is received. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date.

TOEFL: The minimum TOEFL score accepted by the University is 80 (iBT) or 550 (paper-based). The institution code for the University of Denver is 4842.
IELTS: The minimum IELTS score accepted by the University is 6.0.
English Language Proficiency Assessment
Students whose native language is not English and who are required to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores will be assessed by the DU English Language Center (ELC).

• Students whose DU assessment demonstrates they are proficient enough in English to be academically successful, regardless of TOEFL/IELTS scores, may enroll in graduate academic classes full-time.

• Students whose DU assessment demonstrates minor deficiencies and indicates their opportunity for academic success would be enhanced by ELC support may enroll in academic classes full-time and will be placed in an ELC bridge course.

• Students whose DU assessment indicates significant levels of deficiency will be placed in an ELC bridge course but may elect to take an appropriate level of English language instruction at the ELC and may be required to reduce their academic course load accordingly.
Students who do not attend the English Language Assessment must contact the ELC to arrange for an assessment in order to be cleared for registration and will incur a $200.00 assessment charge.
English Language Exemption
Applicants may be exempted from English proficiency test requirements if by the time of matriculation they have earned a post-secondary degree from a formally-recognized/accredited university where the language of instruction and examination is English. Such applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement but not from other standardized graduate entrance examinations.

Note: Individual graduate programs reserve the right to set higher TOEFL or IELTS test score requirements. Graduate Teaching Assistants have higher test score requirements. 

Financial aid

Learn about graduate financial aid.

Application requirements

Go to the University of Denver's application.

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