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Whether you're looking for a certificate, master's or doctorate, our 12 schools and colleges offer graduate degree programs that integrate independent study, research and professional development.

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Master's
A master’s degree is the first level of graduate study, typically requiring one to two years of full-time study. To pursue a master’s, you’ll need an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree. Many degrees are specialized to prepare you to enter the job market as a highly qualified applicant or work as an educator in your field.
Doctoral
A doctoral degree is the highest achievable graduate degree, preparing students to work in the upper echelons of their field as either practitioners or educators. Many doctoral candidates complete a dissertation, thesis or project based off original research, defending their work in front of a committee of experts. Others take rigorous coursework that prepares them for professional practice and licensure.
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A graduate certificate is approximately equivalent to a bachelor’s or master’s degree, but with a more limited scope. Most can be achieved in a year or less, and many confer professional benefits such as licensure. Learn more about federal-aid designated certificates.
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Master of Library and Information Science
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Master of Professional Psychology
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Master of Legal Studies
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Professional Science Masters
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Master of Science in Legal Administration
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Master of Taxation
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Daniels College of Business

Accountancy

MAcc

About this Program

The Master of Accountancy program in the Daniels College of Business allows students to pursue careers as auditors, accountants, CPAs, controllers and even CFOs or CEOs. Students learn accounting, fundamentals of business valuation, assurance, taxation and data analytics, while gaining considerable insight into strategy, business operations and how to make recommendations to top company leaders.

Whether your background is in business or the liberal arts, customized degree plans ensure you have the knowledge, experience and accounting skills sought by top employers. Nearly 100 percent of our domestic MAcc graduates accept positions within three months of graduation, with many working at top accounting firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Grant Thornton.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Affective / Social / Cognitive Psychology

PhD

About this Program

Our program in affective, social and cognitive psychology prepares you for a career conducting research into how people feel, think, and behave in response to others. We champion a collaborative, integrative and cross-disciplinary approach centered around innovative research. During your time at DU, you can expect to work closely with faculty and peers in labs.

Our approach to psychological science fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation, invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment and serves the public good. Our recent graduates hold positions as active researchers and clinicians in colleges, universities, nonprofit research organizations and the private sector.

Sturm College of Law

American Law Practice

LLM

About this Program

The LLM in American Law Practice at the Sturm College of Law helps foreign-trained attorneys gain a strong understanding of the skills necessary to practice law in the U.S., or to engage with U.S.-trained lawyers. The program features the law school's Carnegie Integrated Courses, which support simulated or practice-oriented learning.

Students in the program can choose a concentration from a variety of tracks, including Corporate and Commercial Law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, International Law or Litigation. They can also design a program of study to fit their interests and career needs. The program fully integrates students into Denver Law's JD courses, offering complete immersion into a U.S. law school environment.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Anthropology

MA

About this Program

Our MA focuses on public anthropology by applying the discipline's concepts, methods and insights to issues of contemporary relevance and concern. You'll gain valuable experience in archaeological field schools and community-engaged research projects or work in collections and in the Museum of Anthropology gallery. To hone your expertise, we offer three distinct degree tracks in Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology and Museum and Heritage Studies.

Real-world experiences help you develop professional skills that will prepare you for work in:

  • Research and teaching
  • Cultural resource management, museums and heritage sites
  • Public health and community development
  • Environmental conservation
  • Human rights and social welfare

We have long-established relationships with museums, Native American community partners, local nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. These relationships provide opportunities for collaborative research, internships and networking.

Whether you pursue a career as a professional anthropologist, field technician, museum professional, national park staff member or heritage site educator, you'll be informed by a cross-cultural and historical perspective on the human condition.

Daniels College of Business

Applied Quantitative Finance

MS

About this Program

In the Master of Science in applied quantitative finance program at the Reiman School of Finance, you'll learn in-depth finance theories, develop financial models and become an industry professional who can think on the fly, anticipate changes and adapt. You'll discover how to approach these areas with honesty-our program is recognized by the CFA Institute for its emphasis on professional conduct and ethical standards.
On campus, you'll get hands-on investment experience managing the Marsico Fund. We're also the only University participating in Deutsche Bank's Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium, providing a truly unique opportunity among institutions of higher learning.

Our students enjoy a strong faculty/student ratio, with professors who are connected to professionals in their fields. Outside of class, you can also connect with Daniels alumni at one of our three annual receptions in New York.
You can also gain understanding of foreign markets by taking an international trip to Germany, Brazil, Belgium or England. To understand domestic markets further, students can go to New York for the Walk on Wall Street or to the Chicago Exchange.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Art History

MA

About this Program

A master’s in art history is perfect for students who wish to cultivate a deep understanding of the ways in which art and aesthetics develop and affect individuals and societies. Students have the option of pursuing a museum studies concentration within the program. You'll work closely with professors and internationally recognized visiting artists, curators and scholars. You'll also take part in scholarly research on your topic of choice. A wealth of class options will allow you the flexibility necessary to find what moves you, whether that means delving into the connections between art and technology or focusing on a specific cultural sphere or movement.

While we offer courses in most areas of world art, the program has a special emphasis on the arts of Europe, the Americas and Islamic art. Through official partnerships with the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum and the Western Center for Fine Art Conservation, you'll gain hands-on experience as an art historian. Our graduate community also works with emerging and established artists through the University of Denver's Vicki Myhren Gallery and the Madden Museum of Fine Art.

Many MA students go on to complete PhDs at universities such as Cornell University, University of California-Berkeley and University of Delaware.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Artist Diploma, Conducting

Certificate

About this Program

The artist diploma in conducting is a highly selective program for students determined to pursue a professional career in conducting.

Working closely with a faculty mentor, you'll supplement your existing qualifications with a selection of graduate-level music courses and performance experience with Lamont ensembles.

Conductors in the Artist Diploma program get hands-on experience leading the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble or choral ensembles.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Artist Diploma, Performance

Certificate

About this Program

The artist diploma program is a highly selective, intensive and focused program of professional studies designed to provide advanced training in the art of musical performance and interpretation. With a minimum of academic requirements, the AD is ideal for highly accomplished instrumentalists and vocalists determined to pursue a solo career. Because studios are kept small, all AD students study individually with faculty and enjoy a wealth of performance time.

The artist diploma is the most selective program at Lamont. Competitive applicants will have extensive performance experience. For successful applicants, Lamont makes every effort to award scholarships to cover the cost of tuition.

University College

Arts and Culture Marketing

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Cultivate audiences for arts and culture programming through the use of strategic marketing. In this program, you’ll learn to plan, sustain, and develop marketing initiatives on behalf of arts and culture organizations, helping to build awareness and loyalty to both nonprofits and for-profits in the sector. From digital communication to traditional promotional efforts, learn to launch and assess successful marketing campaigns. 

Enhance your knowledge of identifying key audiences and leveraging strategic marketing to reach them in this program designed for marketers in the arts and culture sector. Whether you're pursuing digital communication or more traditional promotional initiatives, you'll find ways to reach and retain your target market.

University College

Arts and Culture Outreach and Advocacy

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Develop skills needed to cultivate connections and advocate for arts and culture in communities of all kinds. In this program, you’ll learn to design engaging events and targeted programs, apply entrepreneurial thinking and develop effective approaches to secure grant support. Be an advocate for the arts, prepared with the knowledge needed to thrive.

Gain the practical knowledge needed to cultivate arts and cultural initiatives across all kinds of communities. From planning engaging events to applying entrepreneurial thinking, developing marketing plans to securing grant funding, you’ll gain the skills needed to help nonprofit and for-profit organizations create a productive community presence. 

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Bioengineering

MS

About this Program

The Master of Science in bioengineering program couples engineering with biomedical science to help prepare students for work in bioscience research and development. Students explore a variety of medical treatments and devices, including biomechanical smart devices and wearable technologies. Our curriculum also includes advanced engineering mathematics, reliability and optimization courses. A cross-disciplinary degree between the Ritchie School and the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, we welcome students from engineering, chemistry, biological sciences and physics backgrounds.

Bioengineering students and faculty work together to address the grand challenge of aging. Coupling in-class learning with clinical practice, students may find opportunities to work in either the Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics or the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging. Program graduates can pursue opportunities with bioscience companies in the private sector or work to apply their knowledge and expertise toward further graduate studies, as well as nonprofit and academic research.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biological Sciences

MS

About this Program

The University of Denver's Master of Science in biological sciences provides students with graduate training centered on primary research, featuring concentrations in cell and molecular biology and ecology, biodiversity and evolution. Students begin their research with a faculty advisor upon entrance to the program, developing an independent research project that will culminate in a written thesis, public seminar and oral defense. The majority of our MS students have their work published in a scientific journal.

Because of the program's emphasis on primary research, graduates finish the degree strongly positioned to pursue a range of postgraduate opportunities, including careers in biotech and academic labs, government labs or agencies, or continued studies in professional or doctoral programs.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biological Sciences

PhD

About this Program

The University of Denver's PhD in biological sciences offers students the opportunity for graduate training in either cell and molecular biology or ecology, biodiversity and evolution. Areas of focus within cell and molecular biology include biophysics, intracellular trafficking and signaling, molecular forensics, RNA biology, virus-host cell interaction, developmental biology, neuroscience and endocrinology. Within ecology, biodiversity and evolution, areas of focus consist of plant-insect interaction, ecology of invasive species, forest ecology and evolutionary biology, including evolutionary ecology, evolution of animal behavior and evolutionary-developmental biology.

Requiring five years of research and coursework, including a public seminar, written thesis and oral thesis defense, the program couples coursework with original research and teaching opportunities. When conducting their original research, students can leverage state-of-the-art facilities and techniques. Our PhD students also have the chance to teach in undergraduate lab environments.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biomedical Sciences

PSM

About this Program

The University of Denver's Professional Science Master's in biomedical sciences gives students the opportunity to develop technical skills and theoretical knowledge that can prepare them for careers in the biomedical and health sciences fields. The program utilizes rigorous coursework to provide students with a depth of scientific knowledge and a strong foundation in ethics, communication and global awareness. Graduates often pursue careers in academic and industrial biomedical research, and the program can prepare them for work in fields such as healthcare, clinical research, government and regulatory affairs, especially when paired with further studies in professional schools.

The PSM program emphasizes active communications with biomedical professionals outside the University to ensure that the curriculum and capstone experiences are relevant and beneficial to both students and industry partners. An advisory board comprised of leaders in biomedical research, biotechnology, clinical healthcare, health institutions and hospital administration guides the curriculum by providing input regarding the academic skill set and professional tools most sought by employers in biomedical fields.

Daniels College of Business

Business (Denver)

MBA

About this Program

The Denver MBA at the Daniels College of Business offers students a challenge-driven experience, where they encounter real-world situations each quarter. What you learn in the classroom, you'll apply almost immediately in the four core challenges:

  • The Enterprise Challenge has you launch a business.
  • For the Social Good Challenge, you'll partner with a local organization to help solve a real issue for the organization.
  • In the Corporate Challenge, you'll tackle a situation given to you by a company.
  • Finally, for the Global Challenge, you'll work with international clients-and travel across the world.

 

In addition to the challenges, the Personal Growth Agenda helps you grow as a leader, with help from career services, academic advising and executive coaching. Leadership and career coaching will be specific to the career trajectory you choose.
With the Denver MBA, you can pick from five concentrations or customize your own. Concentrations consist of accounting, business analytics, finance, marketing, and real estate and the built environment.

Daniels College of Business

Business (Executive)

MBA

About this Program

The Executive MBA at the Daniels College of Business is the perfect place for a seasoned business leader seeking change-a new opportunity, career advancement or the skills to launch their own venture. Designed for professionals with significant experience, the program allows students to earn an MBA while maintaining their careers and family lives. Over 18 months, you'll come to understand how the nine building blocks of business are interrelated, develop a sustainable business model and create a market-ready pitch suitable for investors, a board of directors or senior-level executives.

The program begins with your entire cohort experiencing a team sail weekend in San Diego Bay. The unforgettable experience will help you gain insights and sharpen your leadership skills.
Daniels faculty and staff also put together a customized global trip for students. Students help select the country or countries they want to visit. This process is highly unusual and differentiates the EMBA from other executive programs.
Your professors will be a combination of research faculty and practitioners with experience in the business world and a passion for teaching.

Daniels College of Business

Business (Professional)

MBA

About this Program

The Daniels School of Business Professional MBA (PMBA) is an excellent degree for the early- to mid-career professional. If you choose this program, you'll have the opportunity to pursue an MBA of the same quality and rigor as our full-time MBA while continuing forward in your current career. Students in the program are fully employed, and can use it to develop a network of peers with similar levels of work experience. You'll learn hands-on technical skills ranging from finance to marketing and strengthen your communication and team-building abilities through collaborative projects with real-world clients.

The program starts with Leading at the Edge, where you and your cohort will be challenged through activities in the outdoors. You'll work directly with a real-world client on your capstone project, partnering with a global business or nonprofit to meet a challenge the owners are facing. You'll achieve clarity on your current career path, open up new opportunities and perspectives, and inject new life into your professional network.

Daniels College of Business

Business Analytics

MS

About this Program

Students who choose to pursue a Master's of Science in business analytics at the Daniels College of Business will learn three key areas of business analytics: information management, statistical and analytic modeling, and business decision-making. Now more than ever, companies are looking for employees who can help them make evidence-driven decisions, and with experience in the top analytical technologies and strategies, you'll be positioned for success immediately after you graduate.

You can complete the 58-credit program in 12 months, or you can choose a flexible, part-time schedule. Through our partnerships with key data vendors like Microsoft, IBM/SPSS and Tableau, students can access advanced analytics tools and gain a thorough understanding of the forces driving data and how those influences shift the modern marketplace.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

MA

About this Program

The University of Denver's Master of Arts in chemistry aims to instill students with the ability to learn independently and to define and help solve new problems. Chemists in our graduate programs work to contribute to the fundamental understanding of their discipline and help others understand their contributions and those of their contemporaries. Intended for students already working full time in industry or secondary education, the MA is an advanced degree with an emphasis on coursework as opposed to research, and a research thesis is not required.

The goal of this programs is to realize the full development of each student's talents and ensure they can develop skills that will serve them through their lives and careers. The relatively modest population of our graduate program allows us to maintain small class sizes with high levels of interaction between students and faculty, as well as frequent collaboration with other students. That tight-knit nature also helps ensure students are able to get all the support they need, and can tailor their educations to meet their specific needs and wants.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

MS

About this Program

The University of Denver's Master of Science in chemistry is designed for students who wish to work towards an advanced degree primarily for the purpose of conducting research. Students in the program will complete, present and defend a research thesis of publishable quality, and will focus their research in an area of their choice. Current faculty research includes efforts in biophysical, organic, analytical and environmental chemistry, as well as biochemistry. Students also may pursue research topics of their own devising.

As a relatively small graduate program, at least in terms of population, we're able to offer a personalized experience with close collaboration between students and faculty. Each student in the program will have an advisory committee that will monitor their academic progress and help provide guidance. Students who complete the program can go on to further graduate education or pursue careers in research or industry.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

PhD

About this Program

The University of Denver's PhD in chemistry is designed for students whose ultimate aim is to find a career in scientific research. The goal of the program is to train scientists capable of independently pursuing high-level research projects. In addition to rigorous coursework, students complete a dissertation of publishable quality. This degree can prepare students for careers in academic and industrial research environments. Additionally, if the PhD is pursued in conjunction with other professional training, students can go on to work in fields that combine science with public policy, business and law.

Each student in the chemistry PhD program has an advisory committee that monitors their progress and advises them on their research. The relatively small size of our chemistry graduate program ensures we maintain an environment conducive to close interactions between students and faculty, as well as collaboration between students. We also make sure our students can tailor their programs of study to meet their specific interests and career needs.

Morgridge College of Education

Child, Family and School Psychology

EdS

About this Program

The Morgridge College of Education's EdS program gives you the opportunity to take part in the practical experience, research opportunities and coursework you'll need to work with children of all developmental abilities, as well as their families, in school or community settings. Practicum, internships and research opportunities are available at a wide variety of community placements, including our Counseling and Educational Services Clinic, the Ricks Center for Gifted Education and the Fisher Early Learning Center. Practical experience and rigorous coursework will help prepare you to solve problems and make decisions to support diverse students, families, schools and communities.

You have the option to take an additional 12 hours of integrated core and practical coursework, beyond that required for the EdS degree, to earn a concentration in early childhood school psychology. After you complete your program and pass the Praxis II/National Association of School Psychologists licensing exam, you are eligible for almost all state department of education school psychologist licenses, including those for Colorado and for the National Association of School Psychologists' national certification. Once completed, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to help students of all backgrounds and developmental abilities grow and thrive.

Morgridge College of Education

Child, Family and School Psychology

MA

About this Program

The Morgridge College of Education's MA in child, family and school psychology allows you to build the skills and understanding needed to help students of all backgrounds and developmental abilities flourish. The primary goal of the program is to provide knowledge on the various environmental, neurobiological and cultural factors that impact child development. This hands-on program allows you to pursue internships and research opportunities through such DU institutions as the Counseling and Educational Services Clinic, the Ricks Center for Gifted Education and the Fisher Early Learning Center, as well as various community partners.

Upon completion of this program, you can pursue licensure as a school psychologist in the state of Colorado. As a full-time student, you can complete the MA program in one year (four quarters). Many students who achieve the MA use it as a springboard into our PhD program. Either way, you'll be able to leave DU prepared to help solve problems and collaborate with diverse students, families, schools and communities. Child, family and school psychology is a rapidly expanding field, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts this profession will grow 20 percent between 2014 and 2024.

Morgridge College of Education

Child, Family and School Psychology

PhD

About this Program

The Morgridge College of Education's child, family and school psychology (CFSP) PhD program offers two paths: one for currently licensed school psychologists and one for students who want to become licensed school psychologists. Within each track, students study assessment, clinical practice, supervision and research methods, developing the skill set necessary to excel. If you choose this program, you'll be able to gain the knowledge and skills required to understand and collaborate with a diverse array of families, students, educators and professionals. We strive to produce thoughtful practitioners, capable of supporting diverse populations through critical thinking and problem solving.

This CFSP program will help you build expertise in the various aspects of doctoral-level school psychology services and learn how to work for and with individuals, families, schools and communities. You'll integrate professional knowledge and research with real-world practice experience, supplementing your work with an array of advanced courses in child and family studies, family and systems service delivery, organizational management, research and program evaluation, and policy development. The flexibility of the degree and diversity of the classes offered ensure you can pursue a degree that will reflect your interests and prepare you for the next step in your career.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

PsyD

About this Program

The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program in clinical psychology has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1979, and has a strong foundation in the practitioner-scholar model of training. We value the dynamic, active interplay between clinical work and scholarship. Since its inception, the program has provided four key training experiences: academic coursework, in-house clinical work, community-based clinical work and departmental mentorship. We aim to train future psychologists who have interpersonal and scientific skills, a mastery of assessment and intervention and the ability to apply these skills in a wide range of settings with a variety of populations. We work to produce graduates capable of contributing to the sustainable common good, in alignment with the University's mission and goals.

Starting in the first quarter, students begin clinical practice in our community-based mental health center. Students are also required to be in a community field placement: supervised professional experiences in places like mental health centers, schools, college counseling centers, the justice system, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practices and residential treatment homes throughout the Denver metropolitan area. Each student is expected to choose a specialty area in which to increase their depth of knowledge and skills, including forensic psychology, Latino psychology, military psychology and health psychology. The program has its own consortium as a choice for pre-doctoral internship.

Graduates can be found working independently and collaboratively in VA hospitals, community health centers, federal prisons, university-based counseling centers and hospitals, the U.S. armed forces and in private practice. Some graduates have also returned to the program to work as clinical supervisors, adjunct professors and core faculty.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Clinical Psychology (Child Emphasis)

PhD

About this Program

Our clinical psychology PhD program with an emphasis in child psychology is one of the few programs in the country that subscribes to a clinical science model. We value an approach that fosters curiosity, innovation, collaboration and inclusiveness, with research that serves the public good.

Our program is accredited by the APA. Students receive in-house training through the Center for Child and Family Psychology, the Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic and through apprenticeships. In addition, we offer clinical externships at local medical centers and community mental health centers. 

Our faculty conduct research on a variety of topics relevant to developmental psychopathology including the multifaceted impacts of trauma, health, and stress; complex risk and vulnerability factors; comorbidity; and innovative interventions. Graduates have pursued careers as professors and clinical science researchers.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication Studies

PhD

About this Program

This program is not currently accepting applications for fall 2020.

Our PhD program in communication studies gives students the tools and experience to become engaged teachers, scholars and community participants. Whether they're exploring the dimensions of human difference, examining the nature of interpersonal relationships or promoting social justice, students can dive deep into research questions that match their interests. Through rigorous study and active engagement with communities on and off campus, students can use communication to better understand people and systems, creating positive change.

This highly selective program centers on the art of teaching. Through exposure to creative teaching methods, focused teaching tutorials and hands-on experience as classroom instructors, students have the opportunity to develop a personal teaching philosophy and hone their skills as educators. Many graduates of our program become passionate, skilled educators or esteemed faculty at higher education institutions.

Visit the Communication Studies website for information for current students.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication Studies

MA

About this Program

The program is not currently accepting applications for fall 2020.

Our MA allows you to explore how communication influences humanity's understanding of cultures, relationships and communities. Whether examining the intersections of culture and communication, exploring how identity is communicated or analyzing how humans use language to persuade, you'll be exposed to diverse perspectives, ideologies and power structures. You'll also have the opportunity to customize your degree by choosing an area of focus and a degree completion method that matches your career goals.

Many students from our communication studies master's program find careers as passionate educators and faculty members, while others may establish careers in government, journalism, marketing, public relations, social justice advocacy or social work. You'll learn inclusive communication techniques as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can support any role.

Visit the Communication Studies website for information for current students.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Engineering

MS

About this Program

From smartphones to cars to medical devices, computers are changing our lives. The master of science in computer engineering challenges students who want to improve the world around them through continuous technological advancement. Graduate students expand on their computer architecture foundation by advancing their math and science skills and improving their ability to articulate why their work matters. Courses cover program design, troubleshooting, hardware design systems testing and more.

Students have the opportunity to work within Colorado's computer and electrical engineering fields while taking specialized, flexible courses that don't conflict with regular business hours. Program graduates work as computer software engineers, computer hardware engineers and systems engineers spanning several industries, corporations and countries.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Science

PhD

About this Program

Our PhD program in computer science prepares students to lead within computer science and related fields at the highest technical and academic levels. Students take part in advanced, original research, sharpen their skills at modern software engineering, study cutting-edge technology and tools, and focus their efforts on a specialization of their choice. We support specializations in artificial intelligence, computational geometry, humane games, graphics, networks, parallel and distributed algorithms, security and privacy, and software systems engineering.

With small classes and faculty who themselves pursue nationally recognized research efforts, you will find the support you need to excel. In addition to specialization, courses on web technology, multimedia, networks, databases, data science, cybersecurity and computer game development ensure your education has ample breadth as well. You'll leave DU well equipped to professionally pursue your field of specialization, assume leadership roles in corporations or organizations, or contribute at the highest levels of academia.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Science

MS

About this Program

Our Master of Science in computer science program gives students the chance to develop essential skills for both academic and industrial applications. Participants will gain a wide breadth of advanced knowledge in the design, programming and application of modern computer technology. They also will establish a deeper understanding of the discipline's fundamentals and explore their own particular areas of interest in the field.

Graduates of the program often pursue careers based on their chosen specialization, but the strong and varied knowledge base they develop throughout can make them attractive to a wide range of employers. The master's also serves as an excellent foundation for students who wish to continue into a PhD program.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Conducting

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate is designed for conductors who have already achieved a master's degree but are not yet ready to pursue an artist diploma program. Students receive training in the art of conducting for Western art music while developing crucial skills for all areas of conducting and music direction, including hosting auditions, recruiting and managing personnel.

The certificate in conducting is available in three areas of study: orchestral, wind and choral, each of which will pair a student with one of Lamont's world-class music faculty. With the certificate in hand, graduates will be equipped to continue their studies with an artist diploma or doctoral degree, or to begin their pursuit of a professional music career.

A completed degree in music or its equivalent from a recognized school of music is required for admission.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Conducting

MM

About this Program

The master of music in conducting program offers individual and seminar training in Western choral, orchestral and wind traditions. You'll have the opportunity to conduct in the spectacular Gates Concert Hall and gain valuable hands-on experience. As a leader of award-winning ensembles, you will become a member of our highly regarded community of premier musicians.

The program covers all aspects of conducting and music direction, including managing personnel, working with music libraries, running auditions and recruiting. A combination of intensive experiential learning and advanced musical knowledge will ensure you're prepared to advance your career upon graduation.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Conflict Resolution

MA

About this Program

This program is not currently accepting applications for graduate programs.

The MA in conflict resolution is an interdisciplinary program that combines in- and out-of-class approaches toward understanding how to move conflict from escalation to solution. Students will have access to a variety of classes on theory and the opportunity to apply what they've learned in simulated, but practical, conflict environments. Many classes highlight how to improve social patterns and policy choices between individuals, within organizations and across cultures.

The skills you gain in this program can make you particularly desirable in a variety of fields, because the ability to defuse conflicts is a valuable skill for any employer with a large workforce. Graduates of the Josef Korbel School's MA in conflict resolution program have pursued careers within a variety of fields. You'll find our alumni working at the Peace Institute, Mercy Corps, the Better Business Bureau, Kosovo's Ministry of Affairs and the Department of Transportation, among others.

Sturm College of Law

Corporate and Commercial Law for Practicing Attorneys

Certificate

About this Program

The Corporate and Commercial Law Program at Sturm College of Law prepares attorneys with the knowledge and skills to practice corporate law, commercial law and bankruptcy and business litigation effectively. Those who earn the certificate receive practice-ready insight for their legal careers.

Denver Law's Corporate and Commercial Law Certificate combines both traditional coursework and experiential learning opportunities, providing students with important skills sought by business clients. Students may choose one of the following three paths to focus on: corporate law, commercial transactions or business litigation.

We offer hands-on experience through the Legal Externship Program, with placements in firms and counsel's offices, and the Community Economic Development Clinic, an innovative clinic where students learn by putting the fundamentals of transactional business law into practice.

Morgridge College of Education

Counseling Psychology

MA

About this Program

The Morgridge College of Education's MA in counseling psychology is an ideal degree for anyone who wants to learn to assist children and/or families dealing with change or trauma, aid individuals struggling with addictions or work as a researcher or leader to affect change at a societal level. In addition to developing the technical skills associated with counseling, you'll have the chance to deepen your understanding of the functioning of relationships and how factors like race, class and gender affect the counseling process. 

Rigorous coursework is complemented by the opportunity to put your new skills into practice by working directly with patients through our onsite clinic or a variety of community partnerships. The MA program offers three areas of concentration: research, general counseling and clinical mental health counseling. Coursework and practicum options make child counseling a viable path as well.

The clinical mental health counseling track offers five additional specialty areas:

  • Addictions counseling
  • Adolescent counseling
  • Couple and family counseling
  • Diversity population counseling
  • A blended option

 

Morgridge College of Education

Counseling Psychology

PhD

About this Program

Our PhD in counseling psychology provides students the opportunity to develop skills as culturally oriented psychologists. The program integrates science and practice with social justice and diversity. It prepares students to practice in the field, perform socially and globally relevant research, and teach in diverse settings.

Our training model encourages critical thinking, theoretical development, multicultural orientation and ethical awareness. Research labs cover multicultural competencies, HIV/AIDS, race/ethnicity, social class, health and vocational issues, health disparities, group dynamics, psychotherapy and romantic relationships. They also offer an opportunity to contribute to the field and make a difference locally, nationally and internationally.

The PhD in counseling psychology is accredited by the APA and is intended for those who wish to become licensed as a psychologist, work in healthcare settings (e.g., VA, community mental health, private practice) or work in academia.

  • Over the past five years, all students have received graduate assistantships in their first two years.
  • Students engage in more than 30 different practicum settings throughout the Denver metro area.
  • 100 percent pre-doctoral internship match rate over the past three years.

 

Morgridge College of Education

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Certificate

About this Program

The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) Certificate program is for students with an undergraduate degree who want to develop research-based curricula and instructional practices focused on culturally responsive pedagogy and the cultural, language, cognitive, and academic needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in communities and classroom practices. Upon completion of the certificate, you'll be eligible to apply for a CLDE endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education, but you must have an initial teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education. This certificate can be combined with the Curriculum and Instruction Master, EdD, and PhD programs or may be a stand-alone certificate.
 
 

University College

Culture and Diversity

Certificate

About this Program

Gain the multicultural skills needed to navigate increasingly diverse work environments and learn to work more effectively across cultural, national, and linguistic borders. The world history and culture certificate prepares you with the crucial skills needed in a globalizing world, such as cultural competency, multiculturalism, and the impact of diversity on organizations. Use world history and contemporary issues as your framework as you work toward attaining this certificate. Whether you're a business leader, teacher, government official, or in a helping profession, this certificate helps you understand your own role as a global citizen.

Finish your certificate in less than a year entirely online through University College. You may also be interested in the Organizational Leadership, Communication Management, or Global Community Engagement master's degree programs.

Morgridge College of Education

Curriculum and Instruction

EdD

About this Program

The Morgridge College of Education's EdD program is perfect for anyone interested in problems of practice in educational settings. Our program gives you the opportunity to approach these issues by collaborating with community partners in a variety of settings. You'll explore issues around development, implementation, and assessment in curriculum and instruction. Working closely with our renowned faculty, you'll have the opportunity to develop the expertise and applied research skills needed to be a leader in education. EdD areas of specialization include curriculum studies, mathematics education and gifted education.

Our EdD program follows a cohort model and is affiliated with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). This means we follow the best practices of the CPED and provide coursework and opportunities to help you dive into the issues, theory and matters of practice surrounding equity and social responsibility in education. You'll take most of your classes with the same group of people over the course of three years, allowing you to function as a community as you explore problems of practice and develop solutions while also supporting your individual interests and perspectives.

Morgridge College of Education

Curriculum and Instruction

MA

About this Program

Learn to challenge and inspire students by constructing and implementing innovative, inclusive and effective curricula through the Morgridge College of Education's MA in curriculum and instruction. Balance theory with hands-on practice to develop the skills needed to reach all sorts of learners in both formal and informal settings and at levels ranging from kindergarten to higher education. Flexible degree programs and faculty will help you customize your coursework to meet your goals, whether you're looking to create ESL classes for international students, design curriculum for NGOs or any of a huge range of other aims and intentions.

In addition to your coursework, you'll take part in independent projects and work with faculty on research. The ability to take courses across the Morgridge College of Education means you can find your own specific area of interest and construct classes around it. Areas of study include:

  • Curriculum studies
  • Mathematics education
  • Gifted education
  • Innovative teaching, curriculum and learning
  • Foundations of education
  • Social justice and equity
  • Early childhood special education

Whether you're a professor, K-12 teacher, student services administrator or consultant, this degree can help you develop skills to engage students and improve outcomes.

 

Morgridge College of Education

Curriculum and Instruction

PhD

About this Program

Become a better leader, develop superior research skills and learn how to challenge and inspire your students through the Morgridge College of Education's PhD program in curriculum and instruction. You'll have the opportunity to learn to reach all types of learners in formal and informal settings ranging in level from kindergarten to higher education. The innovative curriculum offers a balance of theory and hands-on practice, with 100 percent of our students working with faculty on research projects. You'll have the chance to deepen your knowledge in a variety of areas, including curriculum, instruction, diversity, policy and research.

Our flexible degree program encourages you to work closely with our expert faculty to develop a customized, diverse coursework plan. We encourage students to take classes across the Morgridge College of Education and the University as a whole in order to meet their specific interests. Whether you're a college professor, a K-12 teacher, an educational consultant or a student services administrator, you'll be able to develop and structure an inspired curricula that will advance your interests and improve your skills. This degree can prepare you for positions in academia, research institutes or think tanks.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Cybersecurity

MS

About this Program

While increased access to technology enhances our lives, it also presents significant threats to personal information and confidential data. That's why our Master of Science in cybersecurity prepares students for a career in one of the most important emerging industries in the world. Students with an analytical bent learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity in our accelerated one-year program. Regardless of their undergraduate field of study, students acquire skills in network security, data privacy, software engineering, security research, policy analysis and computer forensics. They graduate ready to take on one of the many exciting opportunities in this rapidly expanding, in-demand field.

Industry experts predict there will be 1.5 million job openings in cybersecurity by 2019. Our graduates fill those openings in positions across a variety of industries such as finance and defense. Positions include chief information security officer, counter-threat analyst and information security engineer.

University College

Cybersecurity Management

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Through the cybersecurity management program, you’ll gain leadership skills to better equip you to manage cybersecurity professionals and teams. Learn to strengthen, lead, and grow cybersecurity efforts by leveraging management tools and principles. Through this program, you’ll deepen and enhance your insight into compliance, regulation, governance, and business operations all within the framework of cybersecurity.
Earn your MS or graduate certificate in information and communications technology with a concentration in cybersecurity management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Looking for more technical knowledge about cybersecurity? Consider the concentration in information systems security. 

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Data Science

MS

About this Program

In a world of fast-evolving technology, science and business, data science is an essential tool for organizations looking to stay ahead of the curve. If you are fascinated by analysis and you have a mind for numbers, the data science program may be perfect for you. Our MS in data science provides students with a broad course of study in programming, algorithms, statistics and data management, as well as a depth of understanding in specific fields such as data mining, machine learning and parallel systems.

Graduates of the data science program go on to work in a wide variety of careers, including business, government, education and the natural sciences. Whether you're interested in research or want to bring your data expertise to the entrepreneurial realm, you will be prepared to reach across disciplines, making sense of the past and present to improve the future.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Data Science Online

MS

About this Program

The online MS in Data Science program prepares students to build the tools that collect data and use evaluation strategies to make critical business, research, and policy decisions. The program is designed for students of all academic backgrounds and offers three bridge courses to provide them with the programming and analytical skills they need to succeed in the master's program.

Upon graduation, students will be able to build tools to collect, evaluate, and interpret data to solve complex challenges across a variety of industries. The curriculum can be completed in 18 to 24 months depending on academic background and student schedules.

University College

Database Design and Administration

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Improve business processes and contribute to deeper business intelligence through the development of reliable databases. You'll learn how to design, administer and maintain databases that may contribute to organizational success. The database design and administration program prepares you to strategically develop appropriate architecture and design while performing data modeling, data warehousing and fine-tuning using the latest technologies.

In addition to technical database application skills, you'll also develop the business acumen needed to be a valuable partner in any organization. You can earn your MS in information and communications technology with a concentration in database design and administration entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to database design, you also can choose electives from other IT areas, including security, project management and programming.

Daniels College of Business

Denver MBA (Full-Time)

MBA

About this Program

The Denver MBA at the Daniels College of Business offers students a challenge-driven experience, where they encounter real-world situations each quarter. What you learn in the classroom, you'll apply almost immediately in the four core challenges:

  • The Enterprise Challenge has you launch a business.
  • For the Social Good Challenge, you'll partner with a local organization to help solve a real issue for the organization.
  • In the Corporate Challenge, you'll tackle a situation given to you by a company.
  • Finally, for the Global Challenge, you'll work with international clients-and travel across the world.

 

In addition to the challenges, the Personal Growth Agenda helps you grow as a leader, with help from career services, academic advising and executive coaching. Leadership and career coaching will be specific to the career trajectory you choose.
With the Denver MBA, you can pick from five concentrations or customize your own. Concentrations consist of accounting, business analytics, finance, marketing, and real estate and the built environment.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Denver Publishing Institute

Certificate

About this Program

DU's one-of-a-kind Publishing Institute offers four-week, graduate level programming each summer to help book lovers launch their publishing careers.

Top industry leaders run workshops, lectures and special sessions, including off-site field trips. Professionals guide you through the fast-paced world of editing, marketing and production in both independent publishing houses and global media companies.

As a student of the institute, you'll gain a strong educational foundation and real-world experience like mock interviews, marketing strategies and one-on-one discussions with seasoned publishers. You'll graduate as part of a network of alumni, connecting you to a community of writers and publishers across the country.

As a student of the institute, you'll gain a strong educational foundation and real-world experience like mock interviews, marketing strategies and one-on-one discussions with seasoned publishers. You'll graduate as part of a network of alumni, connecting you to a community of writers and publishers across the country.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Developmental Psychology

PhD

About this Program

The doctoral program in developmental psychology focuses on human developmental processes—including biological, cultural, social and psychophysiological factors. Our program values a collaborative, integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation, invests in people in a supportive, inclusive environment, and serves the public good.

One of our primary goals is to prepare you for independent research, scholarship and teaching careers. We collaborate with Denver area organizations like the Denver Health Hospital Authority so that you receive unique, hands-on opportunities to develop practical knowledge and skills. You can also participate in faculty grant efforts and pursue independent research grants.

University College

Dispute Resolution

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Striving to become a mediator or looking to integrate more mediation skills into your current role? Develop communication and reframing strategies, engage in creative problem solving, and learn to deal with power issues through the alternative dispute resolution program-designed for early and mid-career professionals. You'll have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to determine the root causes of conflict and how to resolve disputes in organizational and interpersonal settings through use of mediation. From restorative communication to conflict management, negotiation to mediation, you'll receive hands-on practice in the resolution of disputes.

The communication skills taught throughout this program will serve you in any field where individuals have to work closely with each other. These skills can help you create peace and balance in any sort of workspace. You can earn your MA in communication management with a concentration in alternative dispute resolution entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond coursework dedicated to alternative dispute resolution, you can also choose electives from other communication areas, including marketing, organizational communication and public relations.

Morgridge College of Education

Early Childhood Special Education

Certificate

About this Program

Are you an early childhood educator hoping to promote inclusiveness and improve your own abilities in the classroom? The Morgridge College of Education's early childhood special education certificate program is designed for individuals who already possess a master's in early childhood education or a related field. You'll learn to work within public schools, private programs and community agencies to help serve and assist families with children with developmental delays and disabilities. The skills you develop will help you improve the social-emotional, cognitive, physical, communication and academic outcomes for special needs children 8 and younger.

In addition to developing a holistic approach to evidence-based practices, you'll also learn to incorporate inclusiveness into your everyday work, develop a family-centered approach to intervention, and use data and the latest in research and technology to improve your performance. Upon completion of the program, you can apply for an Early Childhood Special Education Specialist Endorsement through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

Morgridge College of Education

Early Childhood Special Education

MA

About this Program

Work to promote inclusiveness and help young children with developmental delays, disabilities and special needs, and their families, flourish through the Morgridge College of Education's MA in early childhood special education. Through this program, you can deepen your understanding of early childhood development, social-emotional early learning and family support. Rigorous coursework and hands-on experiences help prepare you to create and support learning environments and services that meet the diverse needs of families.

Put your learning into practice immediately by working with children and their families at DU's Fisher Early Learning Center, designed for infants and children up to five years of age. You also can work with a variety of community partners. Upon completion of the MA, you'll be eligible for an Early Childhood Special Education Specialist Initial Teaching License or Endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education. In addition to preparing you for preschool teaching, the program can train you for careers as an early interventionist or a Child Find evaluation specialist or coordinator.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Economics

MA

About this Program

While many economics programs focus strictly on teaching mainstream theories and quantitative skills, our MA in economics program challenges students to explore both mainstream and alternative theories. We place emphasis on gaining conceptual understandings in addition to the acquisition of quantitative skills. Instead of simply learning how to conduct economic analyses, students are encouraged to critically examine why those analyses have been formulated in specific manners, and to compare and contrast alternative approaches. With applied elective courses in many fields, students can analyze the specific economic and social policy issues that interest them.

Student research culminates with a thesis project that requires candidates to connect what they've learned, make analytical applications to economic problems, and articulate their arguments and conclusions using their own voice. The critical analytical skills, ability to think outside the box and preparation to conduct insightful research can enable graduates to enjoy long-term success in the public or private sector. Students may launch careers in governmental agencies, policy research organizations, the business sector or within Denver's thriving startup and renewable energy sectors.

Morgridge College of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Certificate

About this Program

Are you looking to become a school principal or district leader? The Morgridge College of Education's principal licensure certificate program combines leadership, systems and design thinking, policy and research in order to give you the strongest possible background as an educator and leader. You'll learn to think like an entrepreneur and utilize all the resources at your disposal to improve outcomes and challenge the status quo.

DU's ELPS program is one of the most renowned in the country and was identified as a top 20 program of its type by U.S. News and World Report in 2016. Your course content can be customized to your needs, and your experience will include a school-based internship. You'll learn to identify problems, develop solutions and maintain long-term change while expanding your professional network. The program lasts four quarters, typically beginning and ending in June. After finishing, you'll be licensed to act as a school principal in the state of Colorado.

Morgridge College of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

EdD

About this Program

Lead for tomorrow. The University of Denver Morgridge College of Education's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program gives you the resources to excel at all levels within an educational system, whether you're an aspiring policy maker, district leader or principal. Build necessary skills through comprehensive field-based experiences and academic courses in a project-based educational setting. Our method stimulates growth and integrates leadership, systems and design thinking, policy and research. Learn how to think like an entrepreneur through our curriculum, faculty and clinical experiences, and lead for continuous improvement and demonstrable results.

As an impassioned leader, you'll learn to identify the specific needs of struggling schools, create solutions and achieve lasting, positive change. All cohort models offer a curriculum that is individualized to your needs and that includes a school-based internship integrated into your coursework. To help aspiring leaders drive change, turnaround leadership education is infused into the program. The cohorts develop strong learning communities and professional networks and are supported by a field mentor. As an ELPS student, you'll learn how to unleash and leverage self, communities and resources to change the status quo.

Morgridge College of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

MA

About this Program

The MA in educational leadership and policy studies from Morgridge College of Education is designed to produce principals and academic leaders capable of changing the trajectory of schools and school districts facing serious problems. Upon entering the program, you'll develop skills and knowledge related to policy, cultural leadership, applied research, entrepreneurship and innovation. With a specific focus on turnaround leadership, you'll learn how to utilize the resources at your disposal to improve outcomes, challenge the status quo, and identify and reverse negative patterns. Students are eligible for Colorado Principal Licensure after the first year of the program.

You'll begin your journey through the program with our 30 credit hour principal licensure curriculum. After completion, you'll work through an additional 15 credit hours, as well as an action research capstone project.

DU's ELPS program is one of the most renowned in the country and was identified as a top 20 program of its type by U.S. News and World Report in 2016. Your course content can be customized to your needs, and your experience will include a school-based internship.

Morgridge College of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

PhD

About this Program

Whether you're pursuing a career in executive leadership, higher education or with a research organization or policy center, the coursework and hands-on learning experiences in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies PhD will help you develop the skills to excel as a leader. Our approach integrates systems and design, leadership, policy and research while teaching participants to think like entrepreneurs. Identified as a top 20 program of its type by U.S. News and World Report in 2016, our program has a particular focus on turnaround leadership and encourages students to challenge the status quo.

In your first two years in the PhD program, you'll take one research methods course and one leadership content course per quarter, and you will begin customizing your coursework toward a specific focus in your third year. The program culminates with a dissertation. The completion of an optional administrator internship can grant you eligibility to apply for Initial Administrator (Superintendent) or Initial Administrator (Director of Special Education) licenses through the Colorado Department of Education.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

PhD

About this Program

Students in this program are advised and supported to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of science, engineering and technology through independent research. Research requires an in-depth study of engineering problems with a broad knowledge base in science and engineering. Opportunities to develop individualized plans of study based on students' previous experience and desired research areas are also provided. Graduates may pursue academic, research, entrepreneurial and/or industrial careers.

Working closely with a faculty advisor, students will perform in-depth research in cutting-edge technological development areas related to electrical and computer engineering. Graduates utilize their degree to find careers in energy, transportation, aerospace, manufacturing, IT, finance and logistics, to name a few.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

MS

About this Program

The Master of Science in electrical engineering offers students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of specialized electrical systems such as search and rescue robotics, sustainable energy and power systems, unmanned vehicle systems and social emotive robots. Students can work alongside professionals in Colorado's electrical engineering industry to enhance their skills in analysis and design of engineering systems.

Program graduates have gone on to spearhead technological advancements across the public and private sectors in aerospace, utilities, transportation, military and manufacturing, to name just a few. Others have utilized their degrees to find jobs in management, IT, finance, logistics or technical publishing.

University College

Emergency Planning and Response

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Be prepared to prevent, mitigate and assess emergencies through the emergency planning and response program, designed for current or aspiring emergency response professionals. You'll develop essential communication skills, build upon your leadership expertise and gain strategies to analyze and effectively react to emergencies. From preparedness through to response and recovery, learn each step of the process and be better positioned to take on leadership roles in security and emergency situations.

The skills in leadership, organization and communication you can develop in this program are widely applicable, and you'll also have the opportunity to understand the financial aspects of emergency planning and preparedness. You can earn your MS in security management with a concentration in emergency planning and response entirely online through the University of Denver's University College, and supplement your degree with elective courses in other security fields, including organizational security and information security.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Emergent Digital Practices

MA

About this Program

Our MA in emergent digital practices is a two-year degree that examines the intersection of art and technology through a critical lens, addressing the broad cultural phenomenon of emerging technologies. We attract creative students who think critically and  work in spaces beyond the defined and familiar. To complete the degree program, you'll design a digital creation and evaluate the evolution of your project and its implementation through writing.

You may choose to explore interdisciplinary ideas and practices, including digital design, game design, data visualization, 3-D animation, sonic environments and modeling. The technical and creative problem-solving skills you can develop will leave you poised for success in the artistic or entrepreneurial worlds, where forward-thinking analysis fuses with tangible applications. Graduates have established careers as game designers, open hardware and software creators, art directors or technology critics — roles where their unique combinations of skills and perspectives are valued.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Emergent Digital Practices

MFA

About this Program

Our MFA in emergent digital practices is a three-year, technically advanced degree in which you'll use new technologies to produce creative works. Through access to state-of-art spaces and hands-on opportunities to master diverse digital tools, you can push the boundaries of artistic and critical expression. As an MFA student, you'll complete your degree by creating and publicly showcasing a body of original artwork.

MFA students explore art forms ranging from interactive to visual to sonic. The technical and creative problem-solving skills emergent digital practices students develop leave them poised for success in the arts. Graduates have established fulfilling careers as open software or hardware designers, installation artists, curators, technology critics, gallery owners and academics. 

University College

Energy and Sustainability

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Be prepared to take on contemporary environmental challenges and develop practical solutions related to sustainability. From technology to policy, learn how energy sources are developed, used, regulated and financed in the energy and sustainability master's program. At a time when defending the environment and preparing for its impact on the way we live is more important than ever, you can become an advocate for the use of sustainable practices by assessing trends in energy and developing sound policies.

As the energy landscape shifts and sustainability concerns become paramount, individuals with knowledge in both fields will be indispensable to many companies. You can earn your MS in environmental policy and management with a concentration in energy and sustainability entirely online or evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to sustainability, you can also choose electives from other environmental areas, including policy, analytics and management.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering

MS

About this Program

The Master of Science in engineering provides individualized advancement for students with an established foundation in engineering and a passion for innovation. Our interdisciplinary approach invites bachelor's degree holders in computer science, mathematics, natural science and engineering to specify their area of focus based on personal interests. Students will enhance their core skills while expanding the breadth of their subject matter knowledge with flexible elective requirements and an optional concentration in management.

Program graduates have gone on to become leaders in various engineering fields with top-rated companies in both the public and private sector. Career opportunities span a variety of fields, including software development, construction project management and product engineering.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering

PhD

About this Program

Our PhD in Engineering helps students develop the ability to contribute to modern scientific discourse through independent research. Participants take part in rigorous coursework, utilize cutting-edge technology and collaborate with peers and instructors in small, participatory classes. We encourage students to work toward their own career goals with a multi-disciplinary approach to engineering, developing plans of study from courses on mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, nanoscale science and engineering, materials science and bioengineering. 

The flexible, personalized focus of the program ensures students can develop the skills needed for a variety of careers in engineering. In addition, the city of Denver provides a first-rate environment for engineering expertise, with the Colorado Front Range consistently rated as one of the top high-tech areas in the country and the Denver Tech Center located just minutes from DU. We’re committed to maintaining active connections with industry leaders, allowing our students to graduate with useful experience and a well-developed professional network.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

English and Literary Arts - Creative Writing

PhD

About this Program

As one of the top creative writing doctoral programs in the country, we offer motivated poetry and fiction writers the chance to refine their creative work while building a portfolio of literary criticism and scholarly writing. Our workshops integrate contemporary literature with creative exploration. In addition to poetry and fiction, we offer workshops and literature courses in areas such as nonfiction, travel writing, oral literature and narratology.

Our PhD is a theoretical doctorate: an experience that builds creative thinking alongside critical reading and research. Writers go on to publish novels, poetry collections and critical literary works. They hold tenure track positions at notable universities, edit long-standing journals and are represented by major presses. 

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

English and Literary Arts - Literary Studies

MA

About this Program

Our flexible MA in English and literary arts immerses you in the critical study of literature while allowing you to tailor the degree to your talents and interests. Through close reading of texts across centuries and cultures, you'll analyze narratives and understand perspectives from a diverse spectrum of experiences. Choose from a wide range of courses, including interdisciplinary subjects such as cultural and gender studies. You can also enroll in small group tutorials that allow you to study topics that interest you. 

Many master's graduates choose to use their degree to apply to PhD programs. However, the critical thinking and writing skills utilized to obtain your degree can prepare you for a variety of careers where clear communication and creative problem-solving are valued. You may also find success in writing-focused careers, such as copywriting, publishing, journalism, business communication or technical writing.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

English and Literary Arts - Literary Studies

PhD

About this Program

Our PhD in English and literary arts with a concentration in literary studies exposes you to a wide range of literature and literary theory as you prepare to teach and research at the university level. Our students draw connections across genres, relate theory to practice and work creatively on research projects.  

In this program, you'll teach various courses in literature and writing and develop your skills as an educator. You'll also be able to customize your professional development by organizing your own reading series, attending conferences and collaborating with faculty to publish original research. The curiosity, work ethic and analytical skills you'll cultivate throughout your studies can help you establish successful a career in both academic roles and professional settings that value communication and creative problem solving.

University College

Environmental Analytics and Reporting

Certificate, MS

About this Program

With the explosion of big data in the era of sustainability, it's more important than ever to be equipped with the practical skills needed to tackle the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn to leverage data in the environmental analytics and reporting program, which prepares you to analyze the value, function and use of data and analytics for business purposes. You'll learn how to form and frame relevant questions, collect data, and run analytical models to enhance organizational performance and environmental compliance.

With an increasing need for companies to ensure they're following environmental regulations without compromising performance, the confluence between sustainability and analytics is crucial to forward-thinking. You can earn your MS in environmental policy and management with a concentration in environmental analytics and reporting entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to analytics, you also can choose electives from other environmental areas, including policy, sustainability and management.

Sturm College of Law

Environmental and Natural Resource Law and Policy

LLM

About this Program

There's a vital need in the natural resources and environmental fields for professionals who have knowledge of issues, policies and laws on both the domestic and global fronts. The LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy (ENRLP) allows law students to develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in this complex legal field.

The Sturm College of Law's LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy is open to students who hold a JD degree or foreign equivalent. The degree provides students the opportunity to hone their legal knowledge through the core ENRLP courses, including natural resources law, environmental law, energy law and many more. They can also participate in the Environmental Law Clinic, the University of Denver Water Law Review, and internships for a well-rounded education and real-world legal experience.

Sturm College of Law

Environmental and Natural Resource Law and Policy

MLS

About this Program

The expanding array of interrelated environmental, natural resource and energy issues offers degree holders a wide range of career opportunities. The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy (ENRLP) allows students to broaden their understanding of the policies and laws affecting their area of expertise. This comprehensive program provides well-rounded preparation for environmental and natural resources professionals to possess thorough knowledge of the legal issues on a national and global scale.

The Master of Legal Studies program at Sturm College of Law is open to those who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree, irrespective of subject matter area. Students have the chance to take innovative coursework, including the ENRLP core curriculum, as well as innovative courses in renewable energy and sustainable development. Students can also gain hands-on experience through participation in the University of Denver Water Law Review.

University College

Environmental Health and Safety

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Go beyond compliance and enhance your knowledge of environmental health and safety, risk management and leadership. The environmental, health and safety program prepares you to advance in your environmental career as you learn to manage complex issues related to the health and safety of workers. Assess hazards, communicate risks, and understand safety statutes and regulations as you gain hands-on experience in crafting health and safety management systems.

If you have a passion for ensuring workers are kept safe and healthy, this program may be ideal for you. You can earn your MS in environmental policy and management with a concentration in environmental, health and safety entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to health and safety, you also can choose electives from other environmental areas, including policy, analytics and management.

University College

Environmental Management

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Advance your career in the environmental field by building upon your leadership skills and technical knowledge. In the environmental management program, you'll learn to navigate the business side of environmental management, including finance strategy and communication best practices. In addition to managerial training, you also will dig deep into environmental risks, regulations and reporting. Be prepared to take on a leadership role within the environmental field as you learn to navigate organizational structures, environmental issues and technical challenges.

You can earn your MS in environmental policy and management with a concentration in environmental management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to management, you can choose electives from other environmental areas, including policy, analytics and sustainability.

University College

Environmental Policy

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Be a leader in the evolving environmental field and learn to leverage policy to prevent threats to climate, energy sources and ecosystems. The environmental policy program focuses on building your fundamental policy knowledge, management skills and ethical outlook. From the initial creation of policies through to the evaluation of their effectiveness, you'll learn how to analyze public policy and craft your own strategies to address major environmental challenges.

As the world becomes increasingly conscious of environmental concerns, the demand for individuals familiar with policy and regulation will only increase. You can earn your MS in environmental policy and management with a concentration in environmental policy entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to policy, you can also choose electives from other environmental areas, including sustainability, analytics and management.

University College

Executive Leadership and Governance

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Enhance your leadership skills and learn to navigate change in the executive leadership and governance program at the University of Denver. As a nonprofit leader, it’s essential to build a positive work culture while developing and delivering sound strategic plans. You’ll create a personalized leadership development plan for yourself while also learning how to foster high-performing teams. Make a community impact and sustain the vision of nonprofit organizations through this graduate program designed for current and aspiring executive leaders of nonprofit organizations.

You can earn your MS in nonprofit leadership with a concentration in executive leadership and governance or your graduate certificate entirely online or in the evenings on campus through University College. Beyond the courses in your concentration, you can choose from a range of electives, including social entrepreneurship, grant writing and marketing strategy.

Daniels College of Business

Executive MBA

MBA

About this Program

The Executive MBA at the Daniels College of Business is the perfect place for a seasoned business leader seeking change-a new opportunity, career advancement or the skills to launch their own venture. Designed for professionals with significant experience, the program allows students to earn an MBA while maintaining their careers and family lives. Over 18 months, you'll come to understand how the nine building blocks of business are interrelated, develop a sustainable business model and create a market-ready pitch suitable for investors, a board of directors or senior-level executives.

The program begins with your entire cohort experiencing a team sail weekend in San Diego Bay. The unforgettable experience will help you gain insights and sharpen your leadership skills.
Daniels faculty and staff also put together a customized global trip for students. Students help select the country or countries they want to visit. This process is highly unusual and differentiates the EMBA from other executive programs.
Your professors will be a combination of research faculty and practitioners with experience in the business world and a passion for teaching.

Daniels College of Business

Executive PhD

PhD

About this Program

The AACSB-accredited Executive PhD cohort-based program at the Daniels College of Business provides a new opportunity to develop rigorous applied research skills necessary to address the complex problems facing business today. The program will integrate your career experience with a thorough education in quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis and mixed methods, teaching you to ­find powerful, data-driven business insights. You will also become an expert in disseminating high quality applied research in the series of research seminars completed during the first and second year.

This program will enable you to perform research in the specialty your choice and work closely with faculty who are top researchers in their fi­elds of expertise. Coursework in the first two years will be delivered through nine Friday and Saturday on-campus immersions and with live weekly discussions lead by professors. During your third year, you will complete an independent dissertation under the supervision of a dissertation committee. Students are required to travel to Denver to meet with their dissertation committee at least once per quarter.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Forensic Psychology

MA

About this Program

Our innovative forensic psychology program is housed in the GSPP, but our work reaches into the lives of people across the U.S. and around the world. Whether you are interested in the intersection of mental health and the courtroom or clinical work with those whose lives have been touched by violence-from therapeutic interventions and assessment to advocacy to competency restoration-this is a chance to challenge yourself in a rigorous, student-focused, specialized training environment at one of the top programs of its kind.

Courses and practica are demanding and empowering. Under the guidance of faculty and supervisors who are experts, practitioners, and educators, you will forge a competent, culturally aware, and scientifically-minded professional identity-with skills coveted by employers and doctoral programs alike.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geographic Information Science

MS

About this Program

The University of Denver's Master of Science in geographic information science (GISc), offered through the Department of Geography and the Environment, is designed for students interested in careers in geotechnology. The program provides in-depth study of geotechnological skills, including cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems and global positioning systems. Digital solutions and data analysis are increasingly essential in the way we understand geography, cartography and how they relate to human activity. These systems can be used to gain insight into the patterns and trends that define our relationship to our environment.

Because the insight students can acquire through geographic information has important ramifications for policy and decision making, there may be a healthy job market for students upon graduation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts demand for graduates with geotechnological skills will grow by 30 percent by 2024. Some of our recent graduates have found work in both private industry and government.

University College

Geographic Information Systems

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Be prepared to join the growing field of geographic information systems and develop the skills needed to collect and analyze geographic data. From foundational spatial data processing to the latest trends in the industry such as using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), you'll explore GIS technology, tools and strategy. Take the opportunity to learn to solve real-world issues with the use of GIS, whether you're analyzing crime patterns, assessing environmental damage or scouting commercial building opportunities.

You'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills you gain by planning and executing a GIS project, receiving hands-on guidance each step of the way. You can earn your MS in information and communications technology with a concentration in geographic information systems entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to GIS, you also can choose electives from other IT areas, including security, project management and programming.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geography

MA

About this Program

The University of Denver's Master of Arts in geography offers areas of emphasis in physical geography, human geography and human-environment interaction. Alumni with human geography emphases can go on to careers with state and local planning agencies, developers, consulting firms and private industry in Colorado and elsewhere. Those with interests in physical geography have found employment in federal and state agencies, environmental consulting firms and private enterprises. Human-environment interaction students have opportunities to pursue careers on both sides, and are particularly suited to work to advance sustainability and responsible resource usage.

As you move through the program, you'll take part in rigorous coursework and research, culminating in a thesis project. Small classes and personal attention from your professors will give you the opportunity to take advantage of expert support from our faculty and staff, and you'll also collaborate and work closely with your fellow students. Opportunities for field training abound, both in the U.S. and abroad, and we'll help support you with career goals so you're best able to utilize your skills.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geography

PhD

About this Program

The University of Denver's PhD in geography includes areas of emphasis in biogeography, climatology, cultural geography, economic geography, environmental change, geographic information science, geomorphology, human environment interaction, Latin America, population, Quaternary studies, transportation geography, water resources and urban geography. The PhD is the highest achievable degree in the field, and students in the program will be expected to produce a high-quality dissertation of substantial scope. Students who achieve the PhD can pursue careers in higher education, with federal and state agencies, and in a range of other fields requiring specialized geographic knowledge.

The department's modestly sized graduate population leads to many advantages: small classes, personal attention, and the chance to develop rewarding relationships with faculty, staff and other students. The department also features excellent facilities and resources, with updated offices, labs and classroom spaces. It also offers numerous opportunities for field training through a range of trips and field courses, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Morgridge College of Education

Gifted Education Generalist

Certificate

About this Program

The Gifted Education Generalist Certificate program is for students with an undergraduate degree who want to learn to develop research-based curricula and instructional practices. The program encourages reflection and creativity, challenging you to think about what, how and why subjects should be taught.

This certificate program fuses gifted education training with curriculum and instruction leadership in a hybrid, online and face-to-face model. The program will develop your research skills, particularly in identification, intervention, methodology and analysis. Upon completion of the program, you'll be eligible to apply for endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education.

University College

Global Community Engagement

MA

About this Program

In a globalized world increasingly marked by political polarization, fractured communities and threats to social justice, the ability to navigate globally-connected and culturally-diverse environments is crucial for professional success. Develop skills in the global community engagement program that can give you a professional edge no matter your background or industry. Explore the impact of global issues on local communities and how interactions at the local level affect issues and trends worldwide. The program offers you the flexibility to choose courses focused on diversity, culture, globalization and beyond. 

This program can prepare you to work across cultures at home and abroad and, along the way, provide insight into global topics that may increase your effectiveness in healthcare, education, policy and other areas of professional interest. You can learn to engage with communities to make a positive impact while also developing a better understanding of your own role as a responsible global citizen. You can earn your MA in global community engagement entirely online or in the evenings on campus at University College.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration

MA

About this Program

This program prepares our students to make sense of today's most pressing and complex economic issues—economic inequality, sustainability and the global economy. The degree is interdisciplinary, placing equal emphasis on theory, policy and qualitative as well as quantitative skills.

You'll collaborate with faculty to explore topics like...

  • Changes underway in the global economy 
  • Drivers and consequences of economic development 
  • The effect of globalization on state capacity, policy autonomy and national economic conditions 
  • The relationship between economic, political and social outcomes, corporate governance, and competition 
  • The interaction of interest groups, states and multilateral agreements and organizations

In the final year of the program, you'll prepare a significant capstone research memorandum which analyzes a policy problem and evaluates potential solutions. For this project you'll apply your skills to a real-world problem of your choosing. 

University College

Global Health Program Management

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Gain insight into the strategies and tactics needed to provide healthcare services in the international market through the MS in global health program management. From working with remote teams to navigating regulatory compliance, you will develop a diverse portfolio of skills related to global health management. The program is designed specifically for those working in domestic and international NGOs related to healthcare, in addition to those working with medical devices, pharmaceuticals and support services. You'll be prepared to implement systems, processes and procedures that translate across countries and cultures.

You can earn your MS in healthcare management with a concentration in global health program management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to global health, you also can choose electives from other healthcare areas, including policy, analytics and information technology. Some of the courses in the program can help you qualify for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which will further prepare you to lead projects around the world.

University College

Global Issues

Certificate

About this Program

Find ways to analyze contemporary global issues and learn about their impact at the local level through this global issues certificate geared for working professionals. Cultivate a nuanced approach to the impact of global change and multiculturalism and apply this knowledge to varying organizational contexts. You'll be better prepared to lead a diverse workplace and have the cultural competency skills to recognize connections between the local and the global world.

Finish your certificate in less than a year entirely online through University College. You may also be interested in the Organizational Leadership, Communication Management, or Global Community Engagement master's degree programs.

University College

Health Data Informatics and Analytics

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Learn how to transform data into knowledge and tap into the unique perspectives of patients, providers, payers and populations through the health data informatics and analytics program. You'll explore the process of turning data into insights using informatics tools, as well as learn new ways to understand data. In each course, you'll develop a deliverable that can be built into your portfolio as you get hands-on with the technology and analysis. Appraise informatics tools, design informatics- and analytics-based projects, and develop actionable implementation and assessment plans that can be used at work or added to your portfolio for future employers.

In addition to the technical skills you'll acquire, you'll have the opportunity to develop management expertise that prepares you to take on leadership roles in information technology, compliance, informatics, or day-to-day operations in medical organizations. You can earn your MS in healthcare management with a concentration in health data informatics and analytics entirely online or evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to analytics, you also can choose electives from other healthcare areas, including policy, leadership and information technology.

University College

Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Be prepared to help solve the healthcare challenges we face today by gaining the skills needed to shape, interpret, implement and evaluate healthcare policies and regulations. Learn the inner workings of our healthcare systems and legislative procedures as you strive to improve quality for communities and organizations. The healthcare policy and regulatory leadership program provides insight into managing change and innovation, while analyzing policies, reform and processes.

You can earn your MS in healthcare management with a concentration in healthcare policy and regulatory leadership entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. The curriculum also aligns with the body of knowledge required to prepare successfully for the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) accreditation examination. Beyond the coursework dedicated to policy, you also can choose electives from other healthcare areas, including analytics and information technology.

Morgridge College of Education

Higher Education

EdD

About this Program

The Morgridge College of Education's EdD prepares students to become agents of change and innovation in higher education. Students can learn research skills and strategies that will help address issues of social justice in higher education settings. We're a hands-on program, with praxis projects integrated into coursework to promote practical knowledge and communication and assessment skills. Our program is affiliated with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), meaning we follow the CPED's best practices and provide coursework and learning opportunities to help you delve into the issues, theory and matters of practice surrounding equity and social responsibility.

One of our service-learning components in the doctoral core gives you the opportunity to serve as a consultant for Denver-area colleges and universities, where you will address a real-life issue or concern of executive leadership and create an actionable report for the "client." You will work alongside our prominent, award-winning faculty on groundbreaking research as you build your higher education expertise and network of connections with higher education professionals. In addition to our faculty, you will learn from your peers. Our program brings together students with diverse backgrounds to create an environment ripe for education.

Morgridge College of Education

Higher Education

MA

About this Program

Learn to support students, improve accessibility, and innovate and implement change through the Morgridge College of Education's MA in higher education. By joining the program, you can gain valuable insight into the manner in which policy is developed and how it impacts higher education, as well as skills that can allow you personally to affect and improve those policies. With a strong focus on social justice and the public good, the higher education MA allows committed individuals to develop the abilities necessary to advance their careers and improve educational outcomes through administration, policy and research.

You'll have the opportunity to learn from a renowned teaching staff with a wide range of research interests, and you'll also be a part of a collaborative and diverse community of students with whom you'll share knowledge and experiences while expanding your professional network. The MA offers three optional emphasis areas: public policy; organizational change and college student affairs; diversity and higher learning. In addition to your coursework, you'll complete multiple real-life projects and have the opportunity to pursue a variety of service-learning partnerships with local educational institutions and organizations.

Morgridge College of Education

Higher Education

PhD

About this Program

The University of Denver's PhD program in higher education allows students to engage in learning experiences that will teach them to support their own students, expand access to education and bring about innovative change. Learn how policy effects higher education as you take the next step in your professional career. At DU's Morgridge College of Education, you'll be involved in research from the outset. On day one you'll begin working directly with a faculty member and continue throughout the entirety of your education. This includes engaging in faculty members' research programs, publishing with faculty members and presenting at national conferences.

In addition to building a lasting relationship with our faculty, you will learn from your peers. Our program hosts students with diverse professional, educational, social and cultural backgrounds and experience. You will be part of an energetic community that shares knowledge and experiences through our quarterly Lunch and Learn series, community events and professional development programming. Through knowledge sharing and experience, you'll build applied research skills and strategies to address concerns of equity, social justice and public good within the context of higher education. You will leave our program with deep expertise and a wide network of higher education professionals.

University College

HR Employment Relations

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Learn how to maintain and enhance productive and respectful employee relations on behalf of an organization through the HR employment relations master's program. You'll gain strategies to improve employee retention through total benefits, compensation and performance goal setting. From initial recruitment through to retirement, come to understand the entire employee lifecycle and analyze each phase of the employee experience. The program also will give you the opportunity to better evaluate employee compensation considerations, as well as the foundation necessary to identify and interpret laws and regulations pertaining to your organization.

Earn your MS in strategic human resources with a concentration in HR employment relations entirely online or evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to employment relations, you also can choose electives from other HR areas, including operations, management, and learning and development.

University College

HR Management and Development

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Our master's in human resource management and development will give you the opportunity to enhance your HR knowledge and leadership skills as you strategize ways to implement ideas that can move your organization forward. Determine what it takes to keep a strategy on track when undergoing change, and manage employee expectations and experiences as they navigate through that change. Through hands-on learning, you'll create an organizational change plan that involves such HR tasks as building teams, managing crises, communicating within an organization and consulting employees.

As you move through the program, you'll compare and contrast stages of change, both within individual companies and across different ones. This degree can give you the skills necessary to influence achievement and improve your company. You can earn your MS in strategic human resources with a concentration in HR management and development entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond coursework dedicated to HR management, you also can choose electives from other HR areas, including employment relations, operations, and learning and development.

University College

HR Operations

Certificate, MS

About this Program

No matter the size, scope or sector of an organization, one similarity remains: Employees are at the core of any operation. Learn how to recruit, develop, leverage and retain talented employees through the master's in HR operations. Designed for human resources professionals who need to bolster their knowledge of hiring, organizational functions and operations, the program will give you the opportunity to develop skills to maintain and enhance employee-employer relationships. From predictive analysis to compensation structures, you will use a variety of models and strategies to inform human capital investments and enhance your organization.

This program gives you the opportunity to develop skills that will be applicable at nearly any company or organization. You'll also get the chance to collaborate with your peers and expand your personal and professional networks. Earn your MS in strategic human resources with a concentration in HR operations entirely online or evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to operations, you also can choose electives from other HR areas, including employment relations, management, and learning and development.

University College

Human Capital in Organizations (Organizational Leadership)

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Do you want to learn how best to motivate and manage people to achieve organizational success? Our human capital in organizations program will give you the opportunity to develop the skills required to integrate personal and organizational achievement. The program is designed to help you effect change within your organization through improved performance of employees, teams and departments. Learn how to create and maintain partnerships both vertically and horizontally, plus create human capital and performance plans. You'll explore how to improve the effectiveness of leadership roles and consider the best ways to approach organizational learning.

In addition to the skills you'll develop throughout the program, you'll have the chance to collaborate with your peers and expand your professional network. You can earn your MS in organizational leadership with a concentration in human capital in organizations entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to human capital, you also can choose electives from other leadership areas, including philanthropy, strategic innovation and project management.

University College

Information Security

Certificate, MS

About this Program

As information security continues to become a greater priority among organizations, the demand for individuals who possess the skills needed to fill that critical niche will become even higher, and that's where the information security program comes in. Designed for those looking to advance or enhance their security careers, this program prepares you to determine return on security investment (ROSI), develop sound policies and procedures related to security and protect organizations from threats. Through hands-on instruction, you'll be prepared to lead the strategy, planning, and management of safeguarding information and to ensure business continuity.

The information security program will help you develop the expertise necessary to secure servers and handle information security incidents. Beyond that, you'll also have the chance to collaborate with your peers and expand your professional network. You can earn your MS in security management with a concentration in information security entirely online through the University of Denver's University College, and supplement your degree with elective courses in other security fields, including organizational security and emergency planning and response.

University College

Information Systems Security

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Now is the time to enter the growing field of cybersecurity-a high-demand industry facing a major talent shortage as our society becomes more interconnected. Learn to navigate cybersecurity challenges as you develop technical skills in the information systems security program. By taking part in activities including setting up secure networks, conducting computer forensics analysis, solving security breaches and determining encryption solutions, you'll receive hands-on experience in your coursework. Learn to analyze security needs, provide effective solutions to internal and external threats, and develop an understanding of information security in an organizational context.

Earn your MS in information and communications technology with a concentration in information systems security entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Coursework has been mapped to the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) standards and the program curriculum aligns with the Common Body of Knowledge for CISSP certification developed by the International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC)². Study at a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education, as designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Administration

MA

About this Program

This program is not currently accepting applications for graduate programs.

Our MA in International Administration provides students with a foundation in the leadership and management skills necessary for a career in international NGOs or public sector organizations. Students examine public finance, the policy-making process and international affairs and are provided with the opportunity to focus their studies on one policy area such as development, global health or human rights.

Students can apply the broad base of knowledge and skills learned through the MA in International Administration in nearly any field or organization. Graduates of this program pursue careers within the policy and academic fields. Our Alumni are currently employed by:

  • The U.S. Department of State
  • Accion
  • American Red Cross
  • ECDC and African Community Center

 

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

International and Intercultural Communications

MA

About this Program

In today's increasingly globalized society, the world needs individuals who can navigate the complexities of communication across cultural and geographic borders. By combining courses from the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies and the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies, you gain the cultural knowledge and communications skills you need to be successful in this environment.

Our students complete internships at leading companies and nonprofit organizations. We will help you find an internship that matches your interests and goals and allows you to start building your professional network before graduation. Recent placements have included CNN, the American Red Cross, the U.S. State Department, Habitat for Humanity and the United Nations. 

Because of the cross-cultural understanding, flexible problem-solving and excellent writing ability required by this degree, you'll have the opportunity to become a valuable contributor in a variety of industries. Graduates find careers in fields such as global health communication, public diplomacy, international education and administration, international PR and marketing communications. 

Students in the International and Intercultural Communications program are also eligible to pursue the Public Diplomacy Certificate.

Sturm College of Law

International Business Transactions

LLM

About this Program

Students in the International Business Transactions (IBT) LLM program at the Sturm College of Law graduate with the skills necessary to competitively position themselves in regional, national and global legal marketplaces. The program provides a deep understanding of international business and transactional law through courses in trade, commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, international intellectual property, banking, investment and finance.

A flexible structure allows students to design their own curriculum or pursue a concentration in International Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Trade and Investment Law, or Intellectual Property Law. Experiential learning opportunities are highly encouraged through the Legal Externship Program, International Law Society and International Commercial Arbitration and Investment Arbitration competitions, among others. Practice-ready graduates of Denver Law's LLM in International Business Transactions also graduate with the highly sought-after skills of negotiation and drafting.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Development

MA

About this Program

Our cross-disciplinary master's program in international development is designed to prepare you for a career in improving economic, social and political conditions on a global level. The program emphasizes the need for broad-based, environmentally and socially sustainable economic growth that generates meaningful employment opportunities. You'll build a holistic understanding of how economic, social, political, environmental and human biological factors influence sustainable development efforts and outcomes.

We equip you with key practical skills in communication, financial analysis, project management, field research, cultural awareness, technological competency and networking. The overwhelming majority of our graduates find work in government, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Alumni consistently report achieving high-level decision-making positions within five years.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

International Disaster Psychology

MA

About this Program

The MA in international disaster psychology builds upon core training in master’s level clinical psychology with coursework and practice experiences to develop expertise to work with individuals and communities affected by trauma and disaster in the US and globally. Preparation in this emerging field allows graduates to provide mental health services to those affected by traumatic events, acute and chronic civil conflict, natural disasters, social disparities and health-related pandemics. All coursework integrates trauma, diversity and cross-cultural perspectives, and includes specific classes in crisis intervention, disaster mental health, gender-based violence, applied program evaluation, global and public mental health and trauma interventions.

A community clinic for the Denver area, our program’s Trauma and Disaster Recovery Clinic, is a local resource for trauma services, refugee mental health, professional vicarious trauma and burnout, program evaluation and community consultation. Providing opportunities to integrate knowledge and practice, students train in our Clinic, Denver-based field-placements and complete an 8-week international internship. Current international partner sites include Bosnia, Nepal, Liberia, Cambodia, Philippines, India, Peru, Malawi, Serbia and South Africa. Graduates work in a variety of professional settings providing direct services, training and consultation to promote psychosocial wellness, developing emergency preparedness plans, and monitoring and evaluation.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Human Rights

MA

About this Program

Explore issues of human dignity while critically examining the historical processes, social movements, strategies and institutions designed to promote and protect human rights in our globalized world. By linking human rights to law, security, gender studies, migration issues, economic development, health, safety, human trafficking, humanitarian assistance, geographic areas and more, you'll gain a holistic view of human rights—at levels ranging from the interpersonal to the international.

Gain hands-on field knowledge through educational trips and internships. You'll participate in a wide range of human rights research and advocacy projects via access to research centers, guest lectures, conferences and film series. Graduates have obtained positions in international nonprofits, international human rights advocacy organizations, international aid agencies, governmental and intergovernmental organizations, the business sector, human rights legal professions, and academia.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Security

MA

About this Program

As technology, social issues and climate change accelerate, so do threats to our social systems and way of life. Our international security program has evolved to prepare students to enter this environment. Living in a globalized world requires innovative approaches to solve issues related to economics, environmental wellness and social justice in order to improve individual lives and strengthen international security. Topics covered include strategy, foreign policy, intelligence, homeland security, emerging security threats, regional security and conflict resolution.

Our program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to examining the causes and consequences of various threats, as well as the means of preventing and mitigating them. We provide an educational framework that addresses linkages between international, societal and individual threats. Our program emphasizes not only critical academic knowledge but the communications skills and forthright to develop and articulate real-world solutions. Graduates have gone on to work for the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and a range of think tanks and defense institutions. 

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Studies

MA

About this Program

Our MA program combines an in-depth study of traditional international studies with issue-oriented specialization and opportunities for internships or advanced research. A flexible and mostly self-directed degree, our MA has specialties in quantitative methods, environmental protection, policy-making, global health or specific geographic areas.

This degree is favored by students pursuing careers in the government, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as those considering a PhD. Graduates from the program currently work for the Department of State, Department of Energy, United States Agency for International Development, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, Red Cross and Human Rights Watch.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Studies

PhD

About this Program

The Korbel doctoral program provides an interdisciplinary curriculum to prepare for research and educator training on global interactions. Students explore issues of sustainable development, peace and security, global economic trends, and international human rights, and work toward solutions to some of the world's most pressing questions. While we offer extensive training in conventional fields of politics, economics and society, much of your work in this PhD program is conducted outside of the classroom, with faculty mentorship.

Close mentorship from faculty ensures your time at Korbel is enriching and career-specific, regardless of whether your career development is aimed at teaching at the collegiate level or in research, government or nonprofit organizations. In recent years, our doctoral graduates have gone on to teach and research at leading universities in the U.S. and abroad and pursue non-academic careers at the Ford Foundation, Carter Center, American Red Cross, RAND, and the U.S. government.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Jazz Studies

Certificate

About this Program

Jazz studies certificate students will explore the principles of jazz and build a deep knowledge that extends to performance and creation. This is a one-year program designed for extended work in an applied jazz performance area.

Students in the jazz studies certificate program focus on a curriculum of applied lessons, ensemble participation and jazz electives. Because studios are kept small, all students at Lamont study individually with faculty and enjoy a wealth of performance experience. As they progress through the program, students develop the skills needed to launch their professional careers.

DU/Iliff Joint Program in Religion

Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion

PhD

About this Program

The University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology's joint doctoral program in the study of religion prepares students for independent research and teaching in religious and theological studies. It's structured to provide a rigorous, individualized program of study and research for students planning careers in higher education or as public intellectuals. The program offers six areas of specialization, enabling students to work at the intersection of different disciplines:

  • Bible, ancient Judaism, early Christianity
  • Religion, art and media
  • Religion, race and ethnicity
  • Religion and its publics (U.S. and international)
  • Theories of religion
  • Religion and human experience

Another distinctive aspect of the program is that it draws on the strengths of faculty members throughout the University, as well as faculty at the Iliff School of Theology. This inter-institutional collaboration enables features such as interdisciplinary, team-taught research seminars, as well as special lectures and events. Students can pursue complementary certificate programs in pedagogy, religion and international studies, and Latinx studies. With the opportunity to develop skills and abilities across disciplines, many graduates find positions as faculty members or administrators in higher education, while others choose careers within religious organizations, institutes, counseling centers and government agencies.

Sturm College of Law

Law

Juris Doctor

About this Program

The JD program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law provides an innovative, hands-on and student-centered education to train skilled lawyers who will graduate with marketable legal experience. With both day and evening classes available, students benefit from a flexible schedule designed to promote school-life balance and encourage cross-disciplinary opportunities.

The wide variety of academic specialties in our nationally ranked JD program allows students to tailor their education to a specific practice area that matches their job goals. Specialties are available in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Constitutional Rights and Remedies, Corporate and Commercial Law and Workplace Law. Students can also build practice-ready skills through the law school's clinical programs, as well as the externship program (one of the largest in the country), the Semester in Practice and more.

University College

Leadership Communication

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Are you ready to take your career to the next level and enhance your leadership and communication skills? In this program, you can learn ways to cultivate the power of teams, manage change and persuade stakeholders in this program dedicated to deepening your knowledge of interpersonal and managerial communication. Learn to improve and manage communication processes and navigate the complexities of communicating within teams and organizations by developing more strategic communication practices.

The communication skills you can develop in this program, particularly the insight into improving your own persuasiveness, are applicable in practically any workplace. You can earn your MA in communication management with a concentration in leadership communication entirely online or in the evenings on campus at University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to leadership communication, you can also choose electives from other communication areas, including marketing, learning and development and public relations.

University College

Learning and Development (Communication Management)

Certificate, MA

About this Program

How do adults learn? Discover the strategies used to communicate and facilitate adult learning to meet organizational needs through the learning and development program. Whether you're a consultant, corporate trainer or educator, this program will prepare you to leverage instructional technologies and evaluate the impact of learning. From design and delivery through to implementation and evaluation, you'll determine how to execute projects from start to finish using adult learning theories.

In addition to the insight you'll gain into adult learning processes, the program will help you develop general communication and project-implementation skills. You can earn your MA in communication management with a concentration in learning and development entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to learning and development, you can also choose electives from other communication areas including marketing, organizational communication, alternative dispute resolution and more. You can also choose to pursue this master's concentration through the MS in strategic human resources program.

University College

Learning and Development (Strategic Human Resources)

MS

About this Program

Gain insight into how adults process information and develop the skills needed to address adult learning needs through the learning and development program. You'll learn key adult learning theories and ideas, as well as find ways to apply them to your own work. You'll also develop the skills necessary to identify and implement the most effective techniques and strategies for achieving learning objectives. Integrating traditional training strategies with more modern technologies, you'll work through the entire process of effective assessment, from design to delivery and from implementation to evaluation.

Beyond developing the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and facilitate adult learning, you'll also have the opportunity to improve your communication skills and learn how to effectively execute complex projects. You can earn your MS in strategic human resources with a concentration in learning and development entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond coursework dedicated to learning and development, you also can choose electives from HR areas, including employment relations, management and operations. You also can pursue this master's concentration through the MA in communication management program.

Sturm College of Law

Legal Administration

Certificate

About this Program

Sturm College of Law's Legal Administration Certificate opens doors to careers in the management and operation of law firms, courts and other legal organizations. This 18 semester-hour program is open to those with a bachelor's degree who are not candidates for the Master of Science in Legal Administration (MSLA) degree through the Graduate Legal Studies program.

The certificate is designed to help students build skills and knowledge in one of three unique concentrations: court administration, law firm administration or international court administration. This program also allows participants the flexibility to design their own curriculum to fit their needs, as well as to take courses in-class, online or a combination of both.

Sturm College of Law

Legal Administration

MSLA

About this Program

Students in the Master of Science in Legal Administration (MSLA) program will blend business, law and technology, providing students with the career-ready knowledge and skills to run a law firm, court or legal organization, both nationally and internationally.

MSLA courses are available online, with a few elective offerings taught on campus, to accommodate both traditional students and working professionals. The curriculum ranges from human resources, communication, accounting and project management, as well as more specialized topics like court case flow and legal technology. Our program allows students to concentrate in one of three areas: Law Firm Administration, Court Administration or International Court Administration. Through numerous externship opportunities, students put legal theory into practice while mastering the inner workings of legal administration.

Sturm College of Law

Legal Studies

MLS

About this Program

Understanding the legal aspects of various highly regulated areas such as financial services, human resources, health care and corporate compliance is increasingly important. Sturm College of Law's Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of legal issues without pursuing a three-year law degree. The MLS degree allows them to enrich their education and employment with knowledge of specialized legal subjects, the legal system and legal reasoning.

The program teaches students how to effectively interact with lawyers, think critically about organizations and their governing legal structures and to understand the legal, legislative and regulatory landscapes in which they operate. A formal dual degree with Master of Social Work is also available to interested participants.

Morgridge College of Education

Library and Information Science

MLIS

About this Program

If you are looking for a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program based in both theory and practice, this program is for you. The Morgridge College of Education's MLIS program focuses on 21st century informational science and data management, as well as on developing the skills needed to evaluate, manage and adapt to technological change. The program was the first in the country to offer a concentration in early childhood librarianship and is accredited by the American Library Association. Students learn in a close-knit environment characterized by small class sizes and stressing experiential learning.

You will work with a faculty advisor to design a coursework plan. The curriculum includes 30 credits of electives, giving you opportunity to focus on a specialization area, such as archives, digitization, academic librarianship or information technology. You'll also have access to hands-on learning opportunities. In the past, students have worked on oral history digitization projects at the Jefferson County Public Library and creation of a digital library on sensory learning and archiving at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The MLIS program will give you the tools you need to use information to better our world.

Daniels College of Business

Management

MS

About this Program

The Master of Science in management from the Daniels College of Business is designed for people who didn't pursue an undergraduate degree in business. No matter your career field, effective management is critical as you work to make a business or organization successful. Earn an MS in Management to learn organizational behavior, talent recruiting, strategic decision-making, financial know-how and organizational accountability.

With a multi-disciplinary approach, you'll be able to run projects smoothly, with seamless management strategies and teams of people who are fulfilled and productive on the job. From managerial finance and persuasive communication to organizational behavior and human resource management, you'll take 45 credits in a diverse set of courses on the way to completing your degree, with hands-on experience through:

  • Job shadowing managers at partner companies
  • Participating in various competitions
  • Topical sessions where you'll learn about micro-communication, digital interaction and political maneuvering

 

University College

Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Explore the complex intersection of law and health in this program designed for legal professionals, practice managers, health providers or administrators. Touching on fields including professional liability, patient privacy, payment systems and new product development, the managing legal issues in healthcare program focuses on common legal issues faced by health leaders. Learn to critique legal and regulatory systems that impact healthcare, plus gain the skills needed to assess and influence legal issues affecting healthcare policy.

This program will give you the opportunity to learn how to handle research and intellectual property regulations, an invaluable skill in innovative health fields. Earn your MS in healthcare management with a concentration in managing legal issues in healthcare entirely online or evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Some courses align with the body of knowledge needed for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examinations. Beyond the coursework dedicated to legal issues you can also choose electives from other healthcare areas, including policy, analytics and information technology.

Daniels College of Business

Marketing

MS

About this Program

Our Master of Science in marketing program allows students to learn marketing strategy, hard analytical skills and tackle projects for real-world clients.
The Marketing Department is home to the Consumer Insights and Business Innovation Center. Here, students get hands-on experience researching the needs, feelings and behaviors of consumers. This is invaluable data for companies, and the work allows students to connect data to the decisions marketers make in the real world.

From marketing metrics and digital strategies to consumer behavior and brand management, you'll take a wide variety of coursework to master the field of marketing. Students have several opportunities to intern and work with real-world clients to get hands-on experience in the industry.
Students who complete the 45-47 credit hour program land jobs in a variety of marketing fields. In 2016, 75 percent of graduates had accepted job offers three months after graduation.

University College

Marketing Communication

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Create integrated digital-marketing campaigns that are driven by strategic objectives, reach clearly defined audiences and deliver desired results by pursuing a degree through the marketing communication program. You'll discover the power of brands and determine how to craft, deploy and measure digital marketing campaigns from start to finish. Receive hands-on experience as you evaluate tactics and dig deep into marketing trends: social, mobile, email, search and more. Both traditional and digital marketing communication efforts are explored in this program, which offers career changers or marketing professionals an opportunity to build their portfolio and predict future marketing trends.

Additionally, you'll have the chance to get experience working on complex teams and expand your professional network. You can earn your MA in communication management with a concentration in marketing communication entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to marketing, you can also choose electives from other communication areas, including public relations and organizational communication.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Materials Science

MS

About this Program

In a world that consistently depends on scientific innovation to drive new technologies and services, it is impossible to ignore the necessity of new materials and fabrication techniques. Our Master of Science in materials science delivers an interdisciplinary background in the behavior and construction of materials rooted in engineering, chemistry and physics. Students develop a deep understanding of specializations within the field, with coursework branching into such topics as composites and nanomaterials.

To complement the coursework portion of the degree, students may undertake research to explore various topics within the major, working closely with faculty to examine new techniques and develop a deep understanding of the challenges inherent in materials fabrication. With your master's in hand, you'll be prepared to tackle research and development in a variety of engineering fields. You'll also be well-positioned to begin a PhD-level course of study if a career in academia is your goal.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Materials Science

PhD

About this Program

Our PhD in materials science provides an enhanced foundation in the theory of materials construction and a depth of understanding in the research strategies necessary to develop new materials. Through a diverse academic approach integrating physics, mathematics, chemistry, and electrical and computer engineering, students will explore advanced concepts in the materials field complemented by extensive research experience.

Upon completion of the doctoral program, candidates will be prepared to enter the materials science field in various roles, from research and development to instruction at the university level. Outside of faculty roles, graduates will be equipped to explore career opportunities in the development of new advanced materials, among others.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mathematics

MA

About this Program

The University of Denver's MA in mathematics offers a broader mathematics experience than our MS option, geared toward students interested in careers in finance or secondary school education. Helping to improve a student's analytical and logical problem-solving skills, the program covers subjects ranging from algebraic logic to combinatorial algorithms. Students can leave this program prepared to pursue advanced careers in industry and government.

Along with 45 credit hours of coursework, including up to 15 credit hours in a cognate area, MA mathematics students must give an oral presentation in mathematics. The presentation usually occurs after a student has completed at least 24 credit hours of mathematics coursework.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mathematics

MS

About this Program

The University of Denver's MS in mathematics is a more intensive mathematics experience than our MA, making it an ideal fit for students interested in science and engineering. The program's curriculum provides students the opportunity to improve their logical and analytical problem-solving skills through courses such as differential geometry and functional analysis. Students from this program can leave well prepared for further graduate study in mathematics or cognate disciplines. They also can leave prepared to pursue advanced careers in industry, the financial sector or government.

MS mathematics students must deliver an oral presentation. In addition to 45 credit hours of coursework in both mathematics and a cognate area, students must demonstrate competency in one of the following mathematics tools:

  • Using a modern computing typesetting system
  • Outside courses approved by the department
  • Experience in a laboratory setting
  • Reading French, Russian or German

 

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mathematics

PhD

About this Program

The University of Denver's Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics offers graduate students a thorough education in graduate-level mathematics leading to original mathematical research. The program prepares students to advance the frontiers of knowledge within a specific area of mathematics. Students finish the degree by writing a dissertation that is designed to make a significant contribution to research literature in the mathematical fields.

Emphasized areas of research include algebraic logic, dynamical systems, functional analysis, nonassociative mathematics, ordered structures, probabilistic combinatorics and set theory. Students graduating with a PhD are ready for careers in academia and education, and also have highly sought skills for positions in industry, finance and government.

Daniels College of Business

MBA

About this Program

[email protected], an online MBA program from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, helps purpose-driven professionals develop the skills to start or lead ethical, sustainable businesses. Students can earn their MBA online in as few as 21 months while pursuing their personal and professional goals. Along the way, students can take full advantage of our academic community, and the accommodating online format helps students balance their education with work, recreation and other priorities.  

Throughout the program, students collaborate to solve business challenges in online classes that use technology to facilitate face-to-face interactions. Students gain expertise in areas like economics, finance, management, entrepreneurship and data analytics. They’ll also hone interpersonal skills that influence job effectiveness—including communication, teamwork and problem-solving. Rigorous multimedia coursework utilizes the full capabilities of the online setting, and in-person immersion events help students grow their leadership skills and expand their professional networks.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering

MS

About this Program

Students in the Master of Science in mechanical engineering program pursue advanced study of design, construction and technology. Our program is customizable, with a technical elective requirement that offers students the opportunity to study topics including, but not limited to, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, mechanical design and analysis, and bioengineering.

This program is designed to prepare students for academic and industrial advancement. Mechanical engineering graduates enter the workforce with the expertise to build and use a variety of technologies, from aerospace systems to industrial equipment.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering

PhD

About this Program

Students in the PhD in mechanical engineering program hone in on specific aspects of the design, construction and use of technology in a specific field or application selected in conjunction with an advisor. Graduate-level coursework provides students with expertise in biomechanics, biofluids and composites.

The PhD in mechanical engineering program's focus is independent, academic research. Students work to complete a dissertation based on original research. After leaving DU, graduates may go on to pursue job opportunities in academia, research or in the private sector.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechatronic Systems Engineering

MS

About this Program

Students in the Master of Science in mechatronic systems engineering program study, research and practice across the fields of electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. This cross-disciplinary major is customizable with specialization areas and thematic course sequences to align with your specific areas of interest and career goals.

With curricula geared toward today's grand challenges, graduates of the mechatronic systems engineering program will find that they will enter a workforce where their skills are in demand. Graduates can pursue careers as multidisciplinary engineers or go on to work in electrical, computer or mechanical engineering. From developing service robots to aid children with special needs, to inventing unmanned vehicle systems to monitor traffic congestion, there are many ways for mechatronic systems engineers to apply their knowledge in the public and private sectors.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechatronic Systems Engineering

PhD

About this Program

As our modern world leans more and more heavily on advancements in computer and mechanical technology, the demand for skilled mechatronic systems professionals has never been higher. The PhD program in mechatronics systems engineering provides students with rigorous training with an eye toward research and development. Students will delve into the theory and creation of sensors, transducers and a wealth of other concepts.

Working independently and with faculty, you'll conduct in-depth research to explore new technologies in everything from consumer products to autonomous vehicles. You will emerge with an advanced understanding of how mechanical, electrical and computer systems integrate to create solutions for today's most cutting-edge technological developments. Students who achieve the PhD will be well-equipped to pursue careers in corporate or government research as well as instruction at the university level.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Media and Public Communication

MA

About this Program

The MA in Media and Public Communication combines theory and practice to prepare you for successful careers in strategic communication, public relations, health communication, nonprofit management, media education, research and more.

Choose a concentration based on your interests and professional goals: The Strategic Communication concentration spans the fields of public relations, public affairs, health communication and brand management. The Media and Globalization concentration explores how media industries and technologies influence cultural, economic and political processes in contemporary societies.

Students in the Media and Public Communication program are also eligible to pursue the Public Diplomacy Certificate.

University College

Medical and Healthcare Information Technologies

Certificate, MS

About this Program

How do we reduce cost and improve access when it comes to quality healthcare? The best way to do so is often through effective technology. Discover what it takes to improve overall efficiency in the healthcare field through the medical and healthcare information technologies program. You'll develop the skills needed to facilitate communication between clinical providers and technical staff, while getting hands-on experience with the technology. Explore the benefits and barriers associated with electronic health records systems while advancing your knowledge of the training, evaluation and management of healthcare IT.

You can earn your MS in healthcare management with a concentration in medical and healthcare information technologies entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Consider customizing your program with project management courses to better prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or courses in database design and development for enhanced analytics skills. Beyond the coursework dedicated to information technology, you can also choose electives from other healthcare areas, including policy, analytics and leadership.

University College

Mission-Driven Operations and Management

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Learn to lead mission-driven nonprofit organizations and ensure organizational health by learning the strategies that go into financial planning, staffing and resource management, and customized programming. Using research and data, you’ll be prepared to develop efficient and effective operations and programming for nonprofits. You’ll also learn how to measure the impact and return on investment of your efforts.

You can earn your MS in nonprofit leadership with a concentration in mission-driven operations and management or your graduate certificate entirely online or in the evenings on campus through University College. Beyond the courses in your concentration, you can choose from a range of electives related to nonprofit leadership, including social entrepreneurship, grant writing, and funding arts and culture programs.

Morgridge College of Education

MLIS

About this Program

Access to information is one of the most powerful means by which communities, organizations and individuals evolve. Through the online Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Morgridge College of Education, you’ll develop the practical skills to understand, communicate and improve the connections between information, people and ideas. As part of the online program, we also offer an optional three-course focus in archiving - which allows you to deepen your understanding on how to manage records and archives, oversee digitization projects, and keep digital libraries. 

Accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), the online master’s program will prepare you for careers in a variety of settings, including public, academic and specialized libraries, as well as business and corporate settings where managing information is essential to the work.

University College

Mobile Application Development

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Ready to launch or advance your career as a mobile app developer? Through the mobile application development program, you'll use the latest programming languages and frameworks to design and develop mobile applications. Determine best practices used in browser-based and packaged apps, cross-platform app development, third-party native extensions and distribution to app stores. Get hands-on experience with the technology as you compare, contrast and use integrated development environments (IDEs) such as FDT or IntelliJ IDEA and SDKs such as Apache® Flex. This is a creative, technical program ideal for those seeking hands-on instruction in mobile app design, development and distribution.

Along with mobile application development skills, this program will give you the chance to meet and collaborate with other IT professionals and expand your networks and knowledge bases. You can earn your MS in information and communications technology with a concentration in mobile application development entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to mobile app development, you also can choose electives from other IT areas, including web design, security and software programming.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

PhD

About this Program

The University of Denver's PhD program in molecular and cellular biophysics provides students a core foundation in biophysical theory and practice, along with flexibility and individualized attention. Participation of faculty from the departments of biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, and physics and astronomy enhances the strength and breadth of our program by incorporating cross-disciplinary and collaborative approaches to research. Areas of research include super resolution microscopy, developmental dynamics, protein folding, protein network analysis, signal transduction cascades, single molecule biophysics, cellular physiology and the development of novel imaging techniques.

Students with strong quantitative undergraduate backgrounds in fields such as physics, chemistry and mathematics who desire to apply these skills to biological problems are encouraged to apply, as are those with backgrounds in cell or molecular biology and solid foundations in mathematics and physics. We particularly encourage projects in the traditional disciplines of physics, biology and chemistry, as well as those using methods of mathematical analysis and computer modeling.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Composition

MM

About this Program

At the Lamont School of Music, aspiring composers expand their creative language while developing a diverse portfolio of compositions. A range of contemporary styles are supported, including the use of digital technologies. Seminars and individual lessons from esteemed faculty members guide your original work. Our training focuses include: 

  • Harmony
  • Counterpoint
  • Analysis
  • Conducting
  • Orchestration
  • Digital audio

With over 300 performances each year and a high ratio of performance students to composition students, Lamont offers many opportunities to have your creative work performed. Our state-of-the-art recording studio is wired to every performance and rehearsal space, allowing you to graduate with a diverse portfolio of digitally recorded works.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Performance

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in performance is a one-year program designed for extended work in an applied performance area. It combines personalized instruction, engaging classroom study and practical experience to provide students with a robust base of knowledge in their instrument. 

Working closely with the Lamont School of Music's top-tier faculty, students perform with their peers while preparing for professional work in the music industry.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Performance

MM

About this Program

The master of music in performance prepares gifted musicians to pursue professional careers in music. You'll have an abundance of opportunities to practice what you've learned by performing with Lamont's numerous ensembles. 

Students can choose an emphasis in classical or jazz for their performance masters. Along with performing, many graduates hold positions in areas such as education, arts management, audio production, composing, conducting, accompaniment and more.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Theory

MA

About this Program

Our master's program in music theory offers budding educators, performers and composers a robust catalog of specialties and concentrations. Small class sizes and advanced coursework reflect the Lamont School of Music's reputation as a premier music school in the West. Courses are offered on a broad range of topics, including counterpoint, Schenkerian analysis, set theory, serialism, contour theory, neo-Riemannian techniques and more.

Under the close supervision of a faculty member, students write a thesis that contributes to the field on a topic of their choosing. By serving as Graduate Teaching Assistants for our undergraduate theory courses, our music theory students receive a scholarship and stipend and also immediately gain teaching experience.

Graduate students in the music theory program can also pursue a dual degree with any concentration from the master of music program. Equipped with this deep body of knowledge, music theory graduates go on to careers in music education, performance, composition, arrangement and arts direction or administration.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Musicology

MA

About this Program

Our musicology program fosters analytical depth through studies in musical era, structure, perception and performance. Lamont faculty have wide-ranging areas of expertise, teaching classes on topics from contemporary electronic music to classical repertoire. Master's candidates may also pursue a dual degree with a master of music in performance.

A master's thesis may draw on topics from a variety of sub-disciplines, including: 

  • Historical musicology
  • Popular music studies
  • Jazz history
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music technology

University College

Natural Resource Management

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Enhance and deepen your knowledge of natural resource management, including the use, management and protection of water and land. Leaders within the environmental field need to be well-versed in the nuances of natural resources and the impact they have on quality of life. The natural resource management program provides a powerful combination of the leadership and technical skills needed to advance to a managerial role. Gain insight to organizational leadership, technology and communication techniques-all within the context of natural resources and the environment.

Knowledge of the intricacies of resource management has applications across business and industry, and the field will only grow as more companies and organizations commit to sustainability. You can earn your MS in environmental policy and management with a concentration in natural resource management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to sustainability, you also can choose electives from other environmental areas, including policy, analytics, and health and safety.

Sturm College of Law

Natural Resources Law and Policy

Certificate

About this Program

Sturm College of Law's Certificate of Studies in Natural Resources Law and Policy offers specialized skills in natural resources law. The program is open to those who hold a JD or foreign equivalent law degree, as well as those who hold a natural resources-related undergraduate degree. This certificate is ideal for those who are not able to devote a full year to master's degree study.

Certificate candidates must complete 16 semester credits chosen from courses in the curriculum of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at Denver Law. These courses can help students increase their knowledge of the issues, policies and laws that affect natural resources and the environment worldwide, giving them a legal advantage in both the domestic and international marketplace.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Orchestral Studies

Certificate

About this Program

Designed for instrumentalists who have already completed a music degree at a qualified institution, the certificate in orchestral studies is a one-year program that provides advanced orchestral training with a minimum of academic requirements. The program is selective, intensive and focused, and is geared toward instrumentalists determined to pursue an orchestral career. 

With two hours of one-on-one faculty instruction per week, students in the program refine their orchestral repertoire and gain a more thorough understanding of the challenges of performing orchestral music at the professional level. You graduate with refined performance abilities that provide you with a foothold in the competitive world of orchestral performance.

University College

Organizational Development (Communication Management)

MA

About this Program

Ready to take on organizational change and improve performance? The organizational development program prepares you to better facilitate communication between and among leadership and stakeholders, all in the interests of a more effective organization. Learn the history, challenges and successes of organizational development, as well as the different models and techniques used to cultivate a productive organizational culture. Whether working in a corporate setting or on behalf of a nonprofit organization, you will benefit from learning models of change and the impact of each model.

As you assess the various models of organizational development, you'll build your own philosophy that can be applied across a range of settings. You can earn your MA in communication management with a concentration in organizational development entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to organizational development, you can also choose electives from other communication areas, including learning and development, organizational communication and alternative dispute resolution.

University College

Organizational Development (Organizational Leadership)

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Create the change you wish to see at your organization with an MS in organizational development. The organizational development program explores ways to improve organizational performance and manage change. You'll gain insight into the history, roll and challenges of organizational development (OD) across a variety of organizational sizes, types and sectors. Get hands-on experience devising diagnosis plans, synthesizing data and communicating findings, and develop and defend a personal philosophy around OD. Along the way, you will come to understand the varying models of change.

You can earn your MS in organizational leadership with a concentration in organizational development entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to organizational development, you also can choose electives from other leadership areas, including philanthropy, strategic innovation and human capital. You can also choose to pursue this master's concentration through the MA in communication management. 

University College

Organizational Security

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Build upon your security and management skills by pursuing courses in the organizational security program, designed for those striving to be leading security experts. Examine emerging security issues, rules and regulations, as well as threats to people, physical assets, intellectual property and information. You'll explore the financial implications of security and develop a strategic approach to addressing security challenges. Along with an understanding of modern security concerns, you'll also develop your practical skills as you learn how to protect organizations and maintain continuity of operations through hands-on instruction related to risk management, human factors in security and security administration.

You can earn your MS in security management with a concentration in organizational security entirely online through the University of Denver's University College, and supplement your degree with elective courses in other security fields, such as information security and emergency planning and preparedness.

Daniels College of Business

Part-Time Professional MBA

MBA

About this Program

The Daniels School of Business Professional MBA (PMBA) is an excellent degree for the early- to mid-career professional. If you choose this program, you'll have the opportunity to pursue an MBA of the same quality and rigor as our full-time MBA while continuing forward in your current career. Students in the program are fully employed, and can use it to develop a network of peers with similar levels of work experience. You'll learn hands-on technical skills ranging from finance to marketing and strengthen your communication and team-building abilities through collaborative projects with real-world clients.

The program starts with Leading at the Edge, where you and your cohort will be challenged through activities in the outdoors. You'll work directly with a real-world client on your capstone project, partnering with a global business or nonprofit to meet a challenge the owners are facing. You'll achieve clarity on your current career path, open up new opportunities and perspectives, and inject new life into your professional network.

University College

Philanthropy and Resource Development

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Philanthropy is the lifeblood that keeps any nonprofit healthy and able to drive social change. The philanthropy and resource development program will expand your fundraising knowledge and skills so you can make your organization strong and sustainable. Whether launching a Kickstarter campaign or pursuing a legacy gift, you'll learn how to cultivate donors and manage relations, leverage philanthropic trends and technology, and develop effective fundraising activities. Gain insight into how to scale and plan initiatives that develop the resources to carry out your nonprofit's mission.

The nonprofit sector is projected to grow in the coming years, and every nonprofit organization needs professionals who can create and maintain a strong culture of giving. You can earn your MS in nonprofit leadership with a concentration in philanthropy and resource development or your graduate certificate entirely online or in the evenings on campus through University College. Beyond the courses in your concentration, you can choose from a range of electives related to nonprofit leadership, including social entrepreneurship, grant writing, and funding arts and culture programs.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Philosophy

MA

About this Program

Our dual degree program pairs intensive study of philosophy with another, in-progress graduate degree program in a complimentary field. Many students opt for a master's in religious studies, or another approved discipline. Our approach provides you with an interdisciplinary lens on philosophical thought and methodology. Our faculty specialize in the history of Western thought, interpretive and critical theory, practical philosophy, meta-philosophy, and studies in creative and critical reasoning about human nature and values.

The program culminates in a portfolio paper and oral exam to prepare you to take your knowledge into the field. Upon graduating, students pursue doctoral study or a range of career options from math and science to civil service, law and communications that involve problem-solving and reasoning skills.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

MA

About this Program

Designed for students seeking a graduate education in physics without a thesis requirement, the MA in physics offers challenging coursework in electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and advanced dynamics. Depending on their interest, students can choose additional courses in condensed matter physics, biophysics, or astrophysics. While students pursuing an MA in physics are not required to complete a thesis, they’re introduced to research at the graduate level during their first year through the “Introduction to Research” sequence of courses.

The MA in physics will provide students unique problem-solving skills and comprehensive knowledge in different branches of physics, which will help prepare them for diverse careers as teachers at the pre-college or community college levels, technical representatives at organizations, or as employees at planetariums and museums. Students in the program can also take complementary courses in education to prepare themselves for post-graduate success.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

MS

About this Program

The MS in physics combines rigorous coursework in fundamental areas of physics and modern topics with opportunities in research. With challenging courses in subjects such as electromagnetism, quantum physics, statistical mechanics and more, you'll have the chance to deepen your understanding of the forces that govern the natural world while you collaborate with faculty and peers on research projects.

Graduates from the physics master's program have gone on to work in a variety of fields, including research in the private sector and for government agencies. You'll also be equipped to pursue a career in technological development, working to improve existing technologies and innovate new ones. Alternatively, students often seek opportunities in education at the secondary school level or through museums or planetariums. We can also help you match your curriculum to the needs of an employer so that you'll emerge with experience that is immediately beneficial to your career.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

PhD

About this Program

The PhD in physics is a comprehensive course of study that prepares students for careers across a spectrum of scientific pursuits. Expanding on a curriculum that bridges fundamental coursework with advanced courses in condensed matter physics, biophysics and astrophysics, PhD candidates in the program will work closely with faculty advisors to create a path of study that culminates in a dissertation defense based on independent research. At the conclusion of your degree, you'll be equipped with the experience and knowledge necessary to build a career in the advancement of scientific knowledge or education at the highest levels.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers research opportunities in theoretical, experimental and computational astronomy and astrophysics, biophysics, and condensed matter and materials physics. You will need to carry out research of a publishable quality, which can open doors to careers in research and development in academia, government and private industry.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Piano Pedagogy

MM

About this Program

The master of music in piano pedagogy prepares musicians for professional careers through advanced levels of coursework, teaching practice and assessment. In maintaining high performance standards, the program is tailored to the 21st-century professional pianist-teacher.

Practical experience is integrated with all pedagogy coursework through the Lamont Piano Preparatory Program, a piano teaching laboratory. This program provides a unique opportunity for supervised teaching experience in both group and individual lesson settings while using a comprehensive and nationally respected curriculum. Faculty feedback and video recording provide individualized mentoring for maximum professional growth.

University College

Professional Creative Nonfiction Writing

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Ready to spark interest and inspire action with your writing? Designed for aspiring professional writers, the professional creative nonfiction writing program prepares you to master the fundamentals of narrative nonfiction and find your unique creative voice. You'll assess writing from the nonfiction genre, from personal essays and travel writing to memoir and literary journalism, and use the fundamentals of each of those forms to develop your skills. In addition, we'll help you discover ways to connect with your audience and make a name for yourself in the market.

In addition to providing a foundation in nonfiction writing, the program will help you develop the routines and habits essential to being a consistently productive writer. You also will develop the editing skills that will allow you to assess and improve your writing and that of others. You can earn your MA in professional creative writing with a concentration in professional creative nonfiction writing entirely online or evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to nonfiction, you can choose electives from other creative writing areas, including poetry, and dramatic and fiction writing.

University College

Professional Dramatic Writing

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Prepare for your writing to be performed, as you explore the genre of dramatic writing in the professional dramatic writing program. You'll analyze the key elements of powerful drama and write text for performance in person, on film, on radio or in such new media as podcasts. To ensure you have the background knowledge to fully use these skills, you'll have the opportunity to explore the traditions and masterworks of the dramatic form. Because dramatic writing is such a performance-based form, we'll help you discover ways to find and connect with audiences.

In addition to developing your skills as a playwright or screenwriter, you'll learn the editing techniques and writing routines and habits that can be utilized in any field where writing is a central component. You can earn your MA in professional creative writing with a concentration in professional dramatic writing entirely online or evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to dramatic writing, you also can choose electives from other creative writing areas, including poetry, fiction and nonfiction writing.

University College

Professional Fiction Writing

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Share your story, explore the art of writing fiction, and take the opportunity to develop your own unique, authentic voice and style by pursuing the professional fiction writing program. From short stories to novels, you'll analyze the key elements found in the best fiction and use that analysis to develop fundamental writing techniques. Explore and refine your own approach while cultivating the skills and habits necessary to sustain your creative efforts.

Not only will you hone the skills required to write fiction professionally, you'll also receive a great deal of experience editing and analyzing your work and the work of others. These skills can easily carry over to any career where writing is a key element. You can earn your MA in professional creative writing with a concentration in professional fiction writing entirely online or evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to fiction, you also can choose electives from other creative writing areas, including poetry, and dramatic and nonfiction writing.

University College

Professional Poetry Writing

Certificate, MA

About this Program

The MA in professional poetry writing offered through University College will give you the opportunity to refine skills as you learn to ground your passion for writing in the evolving creative tradition. You'll take part in close readings to assess and understand the key elements of poetry, and you'll apply those fundamentals to your own work. You'll also learn about the habits and routines necessary to sustain your creative efforts, and you'll have the opportunity to find audiences with whom your work resonates.

As you move through the program, you'll develop sophisticated editing skills that will be of great use in evaluating and improving your own work, your peers' work and professionally published writing. You can earn your MA in professional creative writing with a concentration in professional poetry writing entirely online or evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to poetry, you also can choose electives from other creative writing areas, including dramatic, fiction and nonfiction writing.

University College

Project Management (IT)

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Develop strategies to manage complex, large-scale projects by learning the tools and techniques of project management as part of our MS in information and communications technology with a concentration in project management program. Through the use of hands-on case studies and project management software, you will learn to apply agile concepts, design risk-management plans and assess project contracts. You'll also determine how projects can fit into an organization's strategic vision, develop your understanding of financing and budgets, and gain skills that can make you a vital part of a successful project.

You can supplement your degree with electives in other topics in IT, and you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and expand your professional network. Earn your MS in information and communications technology with a concentration in project management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. The curriculum has been developed to align with the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK® Guide) and prepares students to take the PMP® Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.

University College

Project Management (Organizational Leadership)

MS

About this Program

Explore the components of a successful project and the tools, techniques and technology that help take a project from the planning phase to completion. Learn to apply agile concepts while ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget. You'll assess risk, come to understand the legal issues associated with projects, and pick up essential skills related to budget development and contracts.

Expand your professional network and grow as a leader through the MS in organizational leadership with a concentration in project management, offered entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. You can also pursue this program through the MS in information and communications technology program. The curriculum has been developed to align with the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK® Guide) and prepares students to take the PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Psychology of Coaching

Certificate

About this Program

The demand for quality, well-rounded coaches and strength coaches continues to grow each year. Sport leaders need to understand how to motivate and lead athletes, teach technical, tactical, physical, and mental skills, and navigate complex environments with varying stakeholders. Our pioneering 16 credit specialized graduate certificate in the Psychology of Coaching prepares students for these responsibilities. Our college specializes in the psychological and sociological aspects of sport and athletic performance, delivering novel practical tools and a unique experience to our student-coaches. The specialized graduate certificate complements students who have a strong background in exercise science or kinesiology, and extends the education of those looking to understand the relational and cultural aspects of people in sport.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Public Policy

MPP

About this Program

The master's in public policy (MPP) program teaches students to practice public policy in the real world through developing skills such as problem identification, analysis of solutions, writing, advocacy and persuasion. Our faculty members, who have practical policy experience, include a former three-term governor of Colorado, a former federal fraud prosecutor and senior manager for a federal regulatory agency and the chief budget officer for Colorado. Students will learn alongside renowned policy experts and policy makers both in traditional classroom settings and in intensive seminars. Featured speakers will come from top think tanks and policy-making bodies from Denver and beyond.

Students from all undergraduate programs and backgrounds are welcome, as there are no prerequisites for MPP courses. In the final year of their studies, students apply their skills to the real world by completing a capstone project analyzing a specific policy and potential solutions. Alumni hold positions locally, nationally and internationally, working for government, nonprofit organizations and private businesses, leveraging the network of one of the nation's leading schools for international studies. If you're ready to reward and challenge yourself, we invite you to join our exceptional body of students.

University College

Public Relations

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Go beyond simply assessing brand and instead shape and manage it. Maximize the impact of an organization's reputation and manage its identity through the public relations program. You'll learn practical strategies to help you connect with influencers, leverage mass media, and engage in digital and traditional PR tactics to help spread your message. Using the principles of persuasion and best practices, tactics and strategies, you'll develop insight into how to craft campaigns and measure the results.

As you move through the program, you'll have the opportunity to develop PR strategies that can be applied across a variety of paradigms. You can earn your MA in communication management with a concentration in public relations entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to public relations, you can also choose electives from other communication areas, including marketing and organizational communication.

Daniels College of Business

Real Estate and the Built Environment

MS

About this Program

A Master of Science in real estate and the built environment is offered through the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the Daniels College of Business. The advantage of coming to the Burns School is that you'll see the big picture, overseeing integrated project delivery, with both real estate and property development. That's because the MS REBE is the only real estate and construction program within an accredited business college.
The professors in the Burns School are not only academics. They also have professional certifications in the field and strong connections in the industry.

In 2016, 100 percent of graduates had jobs within six months of collecting their degrees. With one of the most active real estate markets and construction areas in the U.S., Denver's an exciting place to learn and launch a career.
Students have two exceptional experiential opportunities. You can team up with developers in Residential Practicum, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) projects, or enroll in the real estate capital markets class where you'll manage and evaluate assets in the Mueller Real Estate Investment Fund.

Daniels College of Business

Real Estate and the Built Environment (Executive)

MS

About this Program

The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management offers seasoned professionals an opportunity to receive an Executive Master of Science in real estate and the built environment. The online program requires 48 credit hours and can be completed in 18 months, or you can take it at your own pace, finishing within five years. The flexible program is designed for working professionals with at least seven years of work experience in a real estate, property development or integrated project delivery setting.

There is one 3-day course that is required to complete in-person. All other classes are taught online, one evening per week for 10 weeks.
If you're interested in gaining a professional designation, the faculty advisors can assist you in selecting courses that meet some of the educational requirements for the following designations: CCIM, MAI, CIPS, DBIA, CPM and/or FIABCI.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Religious Studies

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in religious studies offers in-depth, graduate-level grounding in key religions and traditions. Upon graduating, you'll have gained a strong foundation in two major world religious traditions, theoretical approaches to the study of religion and knowledge of major issues in a particular religious tradition or aspect of religion. 

This certificate is designed for students currently enrolled in graduate programs in fields other than religious studies, as well as working professionals looking to enhance their credentials or expand their expertise in a new direction. Credits earned through the program can also apply toward the religious studies master's degree.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Religious Studies

MA

About this Program

Our masters in religious studies program emphasizes religious tradition as a crucial means of insight into contemporary, global issues. World religions deepen how we can understand international relations, politics, economics and more by encouraging conversation that crosses disciplinary boundaries. Our world-class faculty are active, engaged scholars who equip you with in-depth, applied knowledge of cross-cultural analytical tools. We ground religious study in theory while providing experiential opportunities through site visits, service learning, research and study abroad.

You can customize your educational experience by choosing from one of five areas of specialization and one of four degree-completion options (master's thesis, publishable journal article, research project or comprehensive examinations). Graduates from our program go on to attend top-tier doctoral programs in religious studies, while others become valuable contributors in career fields such as business, government, social work or journalism.

Morgridge College of Education

Research Data Management

Certificate

About this Program

The knowledge students gain in our library information science certificate program can prepare them to provide support in many areas in research data management. Research data expertise can be invaluable in scholarly communication, open access, copyright advice and research data management. Students take part in rigorous coursework in information science, research methods and statistics, collaborating with classmates as part of this comprehensive 28-credit program.

Our students can learn how to manage research data at a variety of settings, including academic libraries, research service centers, scientific and research organizations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Graduates can enter into fields with significant needs for well-trained information professionals who can manage, preserve and share data generated throughout the research process.

Morgridge College of Education

Research Methods and Statistics

MA

About this Program

Whether your professional background is in education, psychology, marketing or a variety of other disciplines, you'll find the opportunity to develop analytical skills through the Morgridge College of Education's MA in research methods and statistics. You'll explore a variety of statistical analysis methods and participate in and design your own research studies. Our program integrates educational, social, behavioral and health research using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. This approach gives you exposure to an array of methodologies and the opportunity to learn strategies to create both quantitative measures and qualitative protocols.

This degree has strong action-based elements, meaning you'll be able to work with faculty researchers and community partners on a variety of real-world projects. The goal of the program is to produce individuals capable of using a deep understanding of data analysis to promote social justice and the public good. Not only can this degree leave you well-equipped to work for a school district, but the skills you'll develop can also be of immense utility in corporate and nonprofit contexts, both educational and otherwise.

Morgridge College of Education

Research Methods and Statistics

PhD

About this Program

Students from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds find their place in the Morgridge College of Education's Research Methods and Statistics PhD program. Interested in working as a professor or a researcher in an academic environment? Want to develop strategy and conduct and analyze research studies that can improve our world? If so, our PhD program is for you. We focus on both qualitative and quantitative research, and our hands-on approach to research means you're able to have close collaboration with our renowned faculty and community partners and start your research immediately.

We go beyond just educational research, delving into social, behavioral, and health areas as well, giving you the necessary background to develop analytical skills that can help you use data to promote social justice and the public good. You can specialize in one of two areas: Applied Statistics, for professionals pursing career goals in academic or applied research; or Institutional Research, for those who aspire to conduct institutional research in applied settings. Over the course of the program you'll be able to develop quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research skills, with application in education, nonprofits, athletics, government settings, and business.

Morgridge College of Education

School Counseling @ Denver

MA

About this Program

Morgridge College of Education offers an online Master of Arts in School Counseling program. The curriculum shapes social-justice-focused school counselors who can use their thorough understanding of educational systems and complex counseling concepts to directly serve and advocate for children and adolescents in P-12 schools. This online school counseling degree will help you develop a strong school counseling identity and teach you how to successfully address the academic, career and social/emotional needs of diverse students. You will also learn how to use data to identify schoolwide trends and develop appropriate programs to help the student population thrive as a whole.

Sturm College of Law

Small Practice Management

Certificate

About this Program

The Small Practice Management Certificate within the Legal Administration Program at the Sturm College of Law provides attorneys with the necessary knowledge and business skills to open and operate a legal practice. It is available to those currently holding a JD or a foreign equivalent law degree.

The 16 semester-credit hour program can be completed in one year. Our program guides students through client service and relationship management, trust accounts, accounting processes, law practices administration, business development, billing and fees, marketing, social media practices and much more. The Small Practice Management Certificate helps attorneys bridge the gap between lawyering and successfully operating their own practice in the legal marketplace.

University College

Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Certificate, MS

About this Program

The social enterprise movement has brought new life and energy to the nonprofit sector, as organizations find business-driven approaches to solving social problems. The social enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship program gives you hands-on experience as it takes you through the process of launching an idea as a social enterprise. From funding to prototyping, marketing to measuring, learn to address key social issues within your community by leveraging innovation and entrepreneurship. You'll develop the theoretical and practical skills you need to make an impact.

Program graduates will be well positioned to lead in the growing nonprofit sector, as well as make a genuine, sustainable impact in their communities and around the world. You can earn your MS in nonprofit leadership with a concentration in social enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship or your graduate certificate entirely online or in the evenings on campus through University College. Beyond the courses in your concentration, you can choose from a range of electives related to nonprofit leadership, including courses in philanthropy principles, nonprofit financial health, and managing across cultures.

Graduate School of Social Work

Social Work

MSW

About this Program

Social work is a growing career path where professionals work toward social justice, advocate for marginalized groups and make a positive difference in the world. In the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), students apply social work theories and research through classroom experiences, community projects and field internships. GSSW students are diverse change makers who work toward equity, inform policy and serve humanity during their educational journey and throughout their professional careers. Classroom instruction and field education prepare students for a fulfilling career as they work with individuals, families, communities and organizations.

Our curriculum allows students to specialize in one of 10 concentration areas that focus on practice from youth to older adults in clinical, community and international settings. Students develop relationships with faculty and conduct research on global issues like homelessness or trauma in mental health. With more than 750 field internship sites from schools and hospitals to public and private agencies, students choose their internship placement and immediately apply theory in a practice setting. To accommodate diverse learning needs, GSSW has four MSW program locations in Denver, Glenwood Springs, Durango and [email protected] (online).

Graduate School of Social Work

Social Work

PhD

About this Program

The doctoral program at the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) trains master's-level human service professionals to become social work researchers, educators and policy experts. This program is among the oldest social work doctoral programs in the West, enrolling students from across the nation and around the world. PhD students spend their time in the field conducting powerful research and developing solutions for the most pressing problems in society. Throughout the program, students work alongside GSSW faculty who are committed to scholarship rooted in social justice.

The doctoral curriculum includes advanced content in theory, policy and research methodology. Students learn and practice quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research approaches as well as analytic techniques. Our extensive network of community-based partners-from large healthcare systems to social service providers to schools and community organizers-gives PhD students the opportunity to collaborate on community-engaged research. PhD students work with faculty mentors to apply their skills in ongoing research projects locally, nationally and internationally.

University College

Software Design and Programming

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Learn how to develop web-based applications from start to finish while advancing your skills at software design and programming. Through hands-on instruction, you'll gain experience in object-oriented methods and programming, learning a spectrum of languages such Java, C#, PHP and Python within frameworks such as J2EE, .NET and Ruby on Rails. Whether working in a traditional client-server architecture or more contemporary cloud-based architecture, you'll learn how to apply fundamental client-side and server-side constructs. The software design and programming program prepares you to generate program code, create database queries and compare integrated development environments (IDEs).

Along with technical skills, you'll have the chance to develop perspective on the business needs of today's companies. You can earn your MS in information and communications technology with a concentration in software design and programming entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to software, you also can choose electives from other IT areas, including web design, security and database design.

Morgridge College of Education

Special Education Generalist

Certificate

About this Program

Our Special Education Generalist Certificate program is for students with an undergraduate degree who want to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to work successfully in inclusive special education programs.

The program trains you to work in public schools, private programs and community agencies that serve families with children with developmental delays and disabilities. You'll learn to solve problems and collaborate with others to make decisions that support positive social-emotional, cognitive, physical, communication and academic outcomes for individuals with special needs. Upon completion of the program, you'll be eligible to apply for endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Sport and Performance Psychology

MA

About this Program

The MA degree in sport and performance psychology is intended for individuals in the sport, performing arts, health and fitness, or mental health fields who want to develop their ability to improve the performance of those with whom they work. Denver's passion for sports and thriving performing arts scene make it a perfect place to master the practice of sport and performance psychology. The two-year program is designed to provide training in the areas of: principles of performance, quality practice and learning, coaching/leadership, team development, and consulting in a variety of contexts.

Beyond the classroom, students apply their skills through the Center for Performance Excellence (CPEX), our nonprofit consulting organization that serves the Denver community. Sites include high school and collegiate athletic departments, performing arts schools and local health-related industries. In addition to integrating theory and technique, this applied training affords students the opportunity to network within the field. Students complete a capstone project consisting of reviewing video of consultation sessions, receiving supervision and reflective practice. Unique electives include Entrepreneurship in sport and performance psychology, psychophysiology and biofeedback, and psychology of high-risk occupations.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Sport Coaching

MA

About this Program

The online MA in sport coaching (MASC) program educates and prepares coaches of all sports and levels, as well as strength and conditioning coaches, to enhance athlete, team or client performance. Students benefit from a comprehensive, flexible and individualized curriculum designed by internationally respected faculty experts in coach education. We offer an ideal blend of coursework in sport sciences and the psychological, sociological and ethical aspects of sport coaching. Our student-coaches engage in interactive, student-centered coursework to gain practical skills for real-world settings.

A distinguishing feature of the MASC program is the team-taught practicum in coaching course sequence designed to help students gain problem-solving skills in their coaching context. While enrolled in the practicum, each student is paired with a mental skills consultant (sport psychologist) or a coach-mentor, providing an additional opportunity for growth and development.

Students benefit from faculty experts in coaching education and online teaching, and continually engage with a vibrant network of peers, coaches and faculty dedicated to their success. As innovators and continuous learners, students graduate as quality scholar-coaches prepared to enhance performance ethically.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Sport Coaching - Strength and Conditioning/Fitness Coaching

Certificate

About this Program

The online graduate certificate in strength & conditioning and fitness coaching (SCFC) educates and prepares coaches and trainers to become skilled at improving athlete and client performance. Students learn from faculty experts in strength and conditioning, sport psychology, coach education, online learning and student success. This specialized program is offered fully online, and is designed to be completed in 1 year.

Throughout this highly practical and streamlined curriculum, students learn how to apply their knowledge and skills to design, implement and problem solve within real-world strength and conditioning and fitness scenarios. Our hands-on approach engages students in meaningful projects, discussion and applications in their coaching or fitness context. Additionally, students will enhance their job readiness by taking internationally recognized certifications while enrolled in the program, such as the National Strength & Conditioning Association’s CSCS, CPT or TSAC-F.

Through consistent interaction with professors, coach mentors and peers, our students build a valuable professional network while forming lasting relationships. Students emerge from the program as a coach or trainer prepared to enhance athletic performance effectively and ethically.

University College

Strategic Innovation and Change

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Organizations need to innovate to stay relevant, but how do you navigate the change that comes with new ideas? Broaden and enhance your skills in strategy, innovation and change management as you aim to fulfill the vision and mission of your organization. The strategic innovation and change program is designed to impart leadership and entrepreneurial skills around the strategic planning process and change management techniques. Determine how change can impact an organization's ecosystem and devise a plan to support innovation and measure success.

This program will help you develop skills that are applicable in any sector and give you the background necessary to implement new ideas and evaluate their impact. You can earn your MS in organizational leadership with a concentration in strategic innovation and change entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to strategic innovation, you also can choose electives from other leadership areas, including organizational development, philanthropy and human capital.

University College

Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Prepare yourself to strategically lead a healthcare organization and learn how value, quality and price intersect through the strategic leadership in healthcare organizations program. Determine how to deliver on an organization's vision, mission and goals in this program, which focuses on project management, strategic planning and change leadership in healthcare. From budget and finances to organizational culture and leadership, you'll have the opportunity to gain skills that will serve you well in any management position within a healthcare organization.

Many of the electives available to you can help you prepare for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examinations. You can earn your MS in healthcare management with a concentration in strategic leadership in healthcare organizations entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to leadership, you also can choose electives from other healthcare areas, including policy, analytics and information technology.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Strength & Conditioning and Fitness Coaching

Certificate

About this Program

The 16 credit specialized graduate certificate in Strength & Conditioning and Fitness Coaching equips students with the most essential knowledge and skills to succeed in the field. We provide prospective student-coaches an opportunity to receive the University of Denver’s excellent teaching and mentoring in a four-course sequence. Students benefit from high quality, engaging online instruction from a top university known for its commitment to developing scholar-coaches. Upon completion, students have the option of transferring into our 24 credit graduate certificate in Strength & Conditioning and Fitness coaching or our Master of Arts in Sport Coaching.

University College

Supply Chain Management

Certificate

About this Program

Explore how to efficiently manage the end-to-end flow of products from sourcing to manufacturing, transporting to managing inventory. In this program, you’ll learn the six pillars of supply chain management and gain insight into the ways these pillars intersect with other areas such as technology, finance, and logistics. We'll give you the opportunity to work one-on-one with industry leaders and learn practical ways to be cost-effective and streamlined in how you plan to deliver products. Additionally, you'll learn to leverage technology and be equipped to handle the logistics of complex supply chains.

University College

Supply Chain Management (Environmental Policy & Management)

MS

About this Program

Learn ways to manage the end-to-end flow of products while exploring the impact supply chain has on the environment. In this concentration, you'll learn about supply chain within the context of environmental sustainability. Gain hands-on experience in supply chain, in areas ranging from sourcing raw material to finding ways to reduce energy use.

You can earn your MS in environmental policy and management with a concentration in supply chain management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to supply chain management, you'll also learn the fundamentals of environmental policy and management.

University College

Supply Chain Management (Healthcare Management)

MS

About this Program

Cultivate your knowledge of the end-to-end supply chain in order to efficiently deliver healthcare products in a cost-effective way. You’ll learn how to manage the flow of supplies, from sourcing raw materials to managing inventory to transporting supplies. Build your knowledge of supply chain by using cutting-edge technology to streamline processes and overall healthcare management.

You can earn your MS in healthcare management with a concentration in supply chain management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to supply chain management, you will also learn the fundamentals of healthcare management.

University College

Supply Chain Management (Organizational Leadership)

MS

About this Program

Build organizational structures and plan how best to leverage resources in order to optimize the flow of products, from sourcing raw material to managing inventory. Hands-on education using the latest technology enables you to learn tactics to manage organizational issues that impact product flow

You can earn your MS in organizational leadership with a concentration in supply chain management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to supply chain management, you will also learn the fundamentals of organizational leadership.

University College

Supply Chain Management (Security Management)

MS

About this Program

Apply key security principles to the end-to-end flow of products in the supply chain management concentration within the master’s in security management. You’ll learn about security vulnerabilities that emerge from industry and technology while exploring ways to protect and mitigate risk in the context of supply chain. The hands-on learning experience led by leaders in supply chain topics will help you develop the fundamental skills needed to deliver materials efficiently and safely.

You can earn your MS in security management with a concentration in supply chain management entirely online through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to supply chain management, you will also learn the fundamentals of security management.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Suzuki Pedagogy

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in Suzuki pedagogy provides an opportunity for violin and cello teachers to pursue comprehensive, long-term study of the Suzuki Method with internationally renowned master teachers. The successful completion of each level of this program entitles participants to receive a Suzuki teaching certificate for that level from the Lamont School of Music. Students enrolled in the Suzuki teaching certificate program also receive notification for having completed the units through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

The Suzuki Association is responsible for all Suzuki teacher training that takes place in the Americas. It approves and supports the University of Denver Lamont School of Music as a university long-term training center for Suzuki Method violin and cello.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Suzuki Pedagogy

MM

About this Program

Inspire the next generation of musicians through the Suzuki Method—the teaching system that has become a powerful and positive force in music education. DU's Lamont School of Music is one of the few schools in the nation to offer graduate degrees in the Suzuki method for cello and violin. Our Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy is a performance degree combined with a certification in the Suzuki method. 

We operate on the Every Child Can model, believing that every child has limitless potential and is capable of achieving far-reaching goals. You'll acquire the skills to attune students at all levels to their native musical languages, while helping them foster strong moral character.

Sturm College of Law

Taxation

LLM

About this Program

Sturm College of Law offers one of the nation's oldest, largest and most prestigious Graduate Tax Programs in the nation. Through the interdisciplinary nature of the LLM in Taxation program, law students learn both the legal process and accounting aspects of tax practice, preparing them for potential careers with accounting firms, as tax lawyers or as tax experts in the employ of a company or other organization. Students have the chance to add practical experience to their resumes through the Low-Income Tax Payer Clinic, as well as the Internship and Externship Program.

An LLM in Taxation is open to students who hold a JD degree, as well as those who are currently working on their JD at the Sturm College of Law. The degree provides students a chance to hone their legal knowledge through classwork based directly on the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations. Our Tax Challenge team also provides LLM students the opportunity to develop an analysis of a complex international or corporate tax problem. We've been remarkably successful in this competition over the last 20 years, placing first nationally six times, second eight times, and third four times.

Sturm College of Law

Taxation

MT

About this Program

Sturm College of Law offers one of the nation's oldest, largest and most prestigious Graduate Tax Programs in the nation. The Master of Taxation program provides a distinct education in both the legal process and the accounting aspects of tax practice. The interdisciplinary curriculum, in conjunction with Daniels College of Business, provides well-rounded preparation for tax accountants, who are expected to possess thorough knowledge of tax-related legal issues. Classwork is based directly on tax law, and students have the chance to add practical experience to their resumes through the Low-Income Tax Payer Clinic, as well as the Internship and Externship Program.

The Big Four accounting firms, as well as selected local and regional firms, recruit annually on campus. The majority of students who participate in recruitment are offered a professional position.

Morgridge College of Education

Teacher Education Program Elementary

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Are you thrilled by the idea of guiding future generations? Do you have a particular affinity for working with younger children? The Morgridge College of Education's elementary Teacher Education Program is an intensive experience designed specifically to prepare students for professional elementary teaching work. You'll learn the skills necessary to manage a classroom and maximize academic success for your students while taking part in a 10-month placement at a diverse local elementary school.

The Teacher Education Program is a great way to earn your teaching license without pursuing a master's degree. You'll increase the time spent at your fieldwork site throughout the 10-month program, leading to you teaching your own classes by the end. After completing the program, you'll earn a graduate certificate that allows you to apply for a Colorado Initial Teacher License from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). You'll also be eligible to apply for endorsements in culturally and linguistically diverse education (CLD), special education (SPED) and gifted education (GT).

Morgridge College of Education

Teacher Education Program K-12

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Learn to guide, inspire and motivate the next generation through the Morgridge College of Education's K-12 Teacher Education Program. This is an intensive professional preparation course that'll allow you to develop skills applicable across a wide spectrum of educational arenas. You'll learn how to manage students of all ages while maximizing academic outcomes and ensuring your students have all the support they need. This program is ideal for individuals, either already in Colorado or looking to move here, who want to make a tangible difference in their communities.

You'll take part in fieldwork at a diverse local school, scaling up your involvement throughout the program's 10 months until you're teaching your own classes. After completing the program, you'll earn a graduate certificate that allows you to apply for a Colorado Initial Teacher License from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). You'll also be eligible to apply for endorsements in culturally and linguistically diverse education (CLD), special education (SPED) and gifted education (GT).

Morgridge College of Education

Teacher Education Program Secondary

Certificate, MA

About this Program

Work with tomorrow's leaders and help them unlock their full potential through the Morgridge College of Education's Secondary Teacher Education Program. You'll have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary not just to manage a high school class, but also to maximize students' educational outcomes and ensure they get all the support they need to be successful. An intensive academic experience oriented toward professional preparation, the Teacher Education Program includes rigorous coursework and a 10-month placement at a diverse local secondary school that will culminate in you teaching your own classes.

This program is ideal for those who wish to acquire their teaching license without pursuing a master's degree. After completing the program, you'll earn a graduate certificate that allows you to apply for a Colorado Initial Teacher License from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). You'll also be eligible to apply for endorsements in culturally and linguistically diverse education (CLD), special education (SPED) and gifted education (GT).

Morgridge College of Education

Teacher Education Programs

MA

About this Program

Learn the skills necessary to become a successful and effective educator through the Morgridge College of Education's MA in curriculum and instruction Teacher Education Program. Teachers, more than many professionals, can create significant and tangible change in their communities and the world. The intensive professional preparation you'll gain from this program can position you to become a teacher who affects and improves the lives of your students. With small classes, personalized support and closely supervised field experience, you'll be able to enter the field prepared to make a difference.

You'll choose to specialize in one of six concentration areas:

  • Elementary education (K-6)
  • Secondary English (6-12)
  • Secondary math (6-12)
  • Secondary science (6-12)
  • Secondary social studies (6-12)
  • Art (K-12)

You'll also take part in a teaching apprenticeship at a diverse area school, with a gradual release of responsibility by the supervising teacher, leading to you teaching solo throughout your residency. Upon completion of the program, you'll be able to apply for a Colorado Initial Teacher License from the Colorado Department of Education.

 

University College

Technology Management

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Take your leadership skills to the next level and learn how to manage technology, meet business requirements and fulfill the vision of your organization through the MS in technology management program. You'll be able to learn how to develop business cases, forecast technology, form strategic alliances and gain insights into internet and cloud law. These skills will give you the foundation to devise plans to manage technologies for strategic advantage. Whether you manage technology itself or a technical organization, this program gives you the opportunity to build your abilities in creative problem solving, tactical decision making and effective project management.

As you move through the program, you'll also be able to develop an understanding of the breadth of the information and communications technology industry and learn to analyze and predict industry trends. You can earn your MS in information and communications technology with a concentration in technology management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to technology management, you also can choose electives from other IT areas, including security, project management and web design.

University College

Telecommunications Technology

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Be part of the rapidly evolving world of wireless networks and services by pursuing courses in the telecommunications technology program. You'll study wireless telecommunications networks and learn how to navigate the explosion of wireless data traffic from smartphones, tablets, laptops and beyond. You'll tap into the various perspectives of the wireless telecom industry, including standards, carriers, technology and business. Through hands-on instruction, you will analyze and design network solutions, evaluate network security and create strategic plans to manage global telecommunications projects.

Along with developing your knowledge of industry technology and practices, you also may gain practical knowledge of contemporary standards and protocols and learn about next-generation technologies. You can earn your MS in information and communications technology with a concentration in telecommunications technology entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to telecommunications, you also can choose electives from other IT areas, including security, technology management and programming.

University College

Translation Studies

Certificate

About this Program

Learn to become a professional translator of English/Spanish, Spanish/English through a translation studies certificate, geared for those interested in the global translation industry. You'll build your theoretical knowledge and practical application of translation including legal, commercial, financial, localization, political, and medical translation. Learn essential terminology, translation technology, and global project management skills.

Finish your certificate in less than a year entirely online through University College. By completing this certificate, you will be prepared to take the certification exam offered by the American Translator's Association (ATA). Some prior knowledge of translation is required for this certificate (applicants will be asked to complete a translation exercise prior to acceptance).

This program is no longer accepting applications.

University College

Transportation Management

MS

About this Program

The executive MS in transportation management offers a distinct approach to a management degree and connects you to top industry leaders and a powerful cohort of professionals. You'll learn the core areas found in MBA programs within the context of transportation, logistics and supply chain content, preparing you to advance on your career path. Designed for mid- to senior-level leaders in areas related to transportation, this executive program provides comprehensive guidance on the development of transportation management solutions. Gain insight to core concepts, best practices and proven tools to improve productivity and profit within your sector.

The Transportation Institute at the University of Denver builds on nearly two decades of strategic collaboration between higher education and the transportation industry. By attending six 1-week residencies, plus a 10-day international trip, you can advance your career without putting it on hold and earn your master's degree in 18 months.

University College

Web Design and Development

Certificate, MS

About this Program

Learn to create interactive, web-based applications that support the demands of contemporary business through the web design and development program. You'll get hands-on instruction in UX principles, information architecture and web design. Explore how the worlds of web design and development collide, and compare and contrast potential solutions for web, app and mobile scenarios. Not only that, you'll also learn to use popular programming languages and frameworks to meet the demands of today's business environments.

You can earn your MS in information and communications technology with a concentration in web design and development entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to web design, you also can choose electives from other IT areas, including security, mobile app development and software programming. You also can combine your degree with a 24-week coding boot camp offered as a non-credit program through the Center for Professional Development.

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Dual Degree Programs

Our dual degree programs allow you to pursue two graduate-level degrees simultaneously. You can pair master's degrees within our graduate colleges, or obtain your JD from the Sturm College of Law while also earning an advanced degree in one of Sturm's specialty fields like Legal Administration or Taxation.

We also offer flexible dual degree programs that allow you to pair graduate degrees from different colleges. We'll work with you to create a program of study that supports your academic and career aspirations.

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