Admission Steps

Information & Comm Technology - Software Design & Programming - MS

Admission Requirements

Terms and Deadlines

For the 2020-2021 academic year

Fall 2020 quarter (beginning in September)

  • Final submission deadline: July 24, 2020

  • International submission deadline: June 19, 2020

Winter 2021 quarter (beginning in January)

  • Final submission deadline: October 23, 2020

  • International submission deadline: October 2, 2020

Spring 2021 quarter (beginning in March)

  • Final submission deadline: February 5, 2021

  • International submission deadline: January 8, 2021

Summer 2021 quarter (beginning in June)

  • Final submission deadline: April 23, 2021

  • International submission deadline: March 26, 2021

Priority deadline: Applications will be considered after the Priority deadline provided space is available.

Final submission deadline: Applicants cannot submit applications after the final submission deadline.

Degree and GPA Requirements

Degrees and GPA Requirements

Bachelors degree: All graduate applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university or the recognized equivalent from an international institution.

Grade point average: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree. An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution supersedes the minimum standards for the baccalaureate. For applicants with graduate coursework but who have not earned a master’s degree or higher, the GPA from the graduate work may be used to meet the requirement. The minimum GPA is a cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate coursework undertaken.

Program GPA requirement: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 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. Your TOEFL/IELTS/CAE scores are valid for two years from the test date.

The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for this degree program are:

  • Minimum TOEFL Score (Internet-based test): 80 with minimum of 20 on each subscore

  • Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-based test): 550

  • Minimum IELTS Score: 6.5 with minimum of 6.0 on each band score

  • Minimum CAE Score: 176

English Conditional Acceptance Offered: Master's degree applicants who do not meet the required level of English proficiency may be considered for conditional acceptance if all other admission criteria are met. Prior to enrolling in any graduate-level coursework, English Conditional Acceptance (ECA) requires an evaluation by the University of Denver's English Language Center (ELC) and successful completion of intensive ELC English courses including the Graduate Preparation Program. Academic classes may not be taken while students are enrolled at the English Language Center. As an alternative to the English Language Center, an applicant may become fully admitted by submitting sufficient TOEFL/Academic IELTS scores.

Additional Standards for International Applicants

Additional Standards for International Applicants

Per Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulation, international applicants must meet all standards for admission before an I-20 or DS-2019 is issued, [per U.S. Federal Register: 8 CFR § 214.3(k)] or is academically eligible for admission and is admitted [per 22 C.F.R. §62]. Read the Additional Standards For International Applicants policy for more details.

Application Materials

Transcripts

Transcripts

We require a scanned copy of your transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Scanned copies must be clearly legible and sized to print on standard 8½-by-11-inch paper. Transcripts that do not show degrees awarded must also be accompanied by a scanned copy of the diploma or degree certificate. If your academic transcripts were issued in a language other than English, both the original documents and certified English translations are required.

Upon admission to the University of Denver, official transcripts will be required from each institution attended.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

Recommendations are optional and not required as part of admission materials. The admission committee reserves the right to request recommendations when reviewing an admission application.

Required Essays and Statements

Essays and Statements

Personal Statement Instructions

On the University College website, read the description of the master's program and concentration for which you are applying. Then, in a statement of 450-500 words (approximately two pages in 12 pt., double-spaced type), please explain how your chosen course of study aligns with your personal goals and motivations. In addition, please address how your education and professional experiences have shaped your desire to pursue your degree.

Résumé

Résumé Instructions

The résumé (or C.V.) should include work experience, research, and/or volunteer work.

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Online Application

Start Your Application

Your submitted materials will be reviewed once all materials and application fees have been received.

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Our program can only consider your application for admission if our Office of Graduate Education has received all your online materials and supplemental materials by our application deadline.

Application Fee: $75.00 Application Fee

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Information

Applicants should complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.