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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.

You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with governments, community groups and private industry. Guided by our award-winning faculty and supported by research grants, you'll examine the challenges facing our world and contribute to your field, potentially publishing your findings along the way. Throughout, you'll share what you've learned with the greater DU community, making professional and personal connections with students and faculty from across the globe.

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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.
Certificate
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 Business Administration
MLIS
Master of Library and Information Science
MM
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Master of Professional Psychology
MSL
Master of Legal Studies
PSM
Professional Science Masters
MSLA
Master of Science in Legal Administration
MT
Master of Taxation
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Doctorate of Education
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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.

Divisions 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. Our joint master's degree combines courses from the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies to prepare individuals to understand and facilitate all modes of communication and media in both local and global contexts, bridging the gap between international and intercultural differences. Students who pursue the MA can develop competencies in cross-cultural communication while gaining skills in strategic communication, ethical journalism and international diplomacy.

Students may find meaningful work in industries that recognize the value of multicultural communication or that operate on a global scale, such as international NGOs. Graduates of our program have careers in fields such as strategic communication, public relations, nonprofit management, government diplomacy, international higher education and conflict resolution. Because of their cross-cultural understanding, flexible problem-solving and excellent writing ability, students tend to become valuable contributors in any role. This program is also a partner of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which provides scholarship opportunities for returned Peace Corps volunteers.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Musicology

MA

About this Program

The Master of Arts in musicology prepares musicians for careers as scholars and pedagogues in the field of musicology through advanced levels of coursework, teaching assistantships and assessment. Designed to foster critical thinkers and writers, the MA in musicology offers a wide range of courses in classical and vernacular Western and non-Western music. Courses focus on the study of music in its historical, analytical and cultural contexts. Master's theses may focus on topics drawn from a variety of subdisciplines, including historical musicology, popular music studies, jazz history and ethnomusicology. The thesis is written under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

This program is designed to develop advanced musical, scholarly and intellectual skills. Master's candidates also may pursue a dual degree with any of the Master of Music concentrations. Training to be a music scholar challenges students to learn discipline, collaboration and creative thinking while developing emotional intelligence. These skills and abilities prepare students for successful careers not only in musicology, but also a variety of other fields within and beyond music.

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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Orchestral Studies

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in orchestral studies is a one-year program of professional studies designed to provide advanced orchestral training with a minimum of academic requirements. The program is selective, intensive and focused, and it is geared toward instrumentalists determined to pursue an orchestral career.

This program is distinguished by offering two private lessons per week with faculty on the student's major instrument, along with ensemble participation and a recital.

University College

Organizational Communication

MA, Certificate

About this Program

Enhance and deepen your interpersonal, organizational and managerial communication skills by increasing your ability to manage crisis and handle change adeptly, while skillfully resolving organizational challenges. You'll learn all this and more through the organizational communication program. You'll become a more effective communicator by leveraging persuasion, negotiation and cultural awareness knowledge in organizational settings. Learn to improve and manage communication processes and navigate the complexities of communicating within groups and teams by developing more strategic communication practices.

The communication skills you'll 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 organizational communication entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to organizational communication, you can also choose electives from other communication areas, including marketing, learning and development, and public relations.

University College

Organizational Development (Leadership and Organizations)

MS, Certificate

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 leadership and organizations 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.

Divisions 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, with a minimum of academic requirements. The curriculum consists of applied lessons, ensemble participation and a recital.

Whether the goal is preparation for a higher degree in music or taking the next step in professional development, this selective, intensive and focused program provides an opportunity for the student to focus exclusively on the cultivation of musicianship.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Philosophy

MA

About this Program

The University of Denver's MA in Philosophy is designed for two kinds of students: those planning to pursue doctoral work in Philosophy, and those seeking to pursue an individualized, interdisciplinary course of study. With the option to specialize in critical theory, students may apply for a fellowship to fund summer study at The School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University, where they may further critique government systems and power structures. The program is possible through the flexible dual-degree program that allows students to earn master's degrees in two complementary disciplines, based on their interests and career goals.

Students who study Philosophy at the graduate level develop skills that make them invaluable to employers in any industry-they may learn to formulate and defend advanced positions, listen critically, write clearly, and analyze complex chains of cause and effect. With a deep understanding of contemporary philosophy and the major trends in the history of Western philosophy, students may choose to continue their education as academics or build careers in roles such as legal affairs, government, healthcare or business.

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.

Iliff School of Theology

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

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

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 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 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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Literary Studies

PhD

About this Program

The University of Denver's PhD in English and literary arts with a concentration in literary studies exposes students to a wide range of literature and literary theory as they prepare to teach and research at the university level. Flexible course schedules allow students to design their degree based on their areas of interest. Students are encouraged to draw connections across genres, relate theory to practice and work creatively on research projects. Beyond graduate seminars, students may enroll in small-group tutorials and seminars specifically designed to enhance their teaching skills and provide professional development opportunities.

In this doctoral program, students have the opportunity to teach various courses in literature and writing, helping to develop their skills as educators. Students often customize their professional development by organizing their own reading series, attending conferences and collaborating with faculty to publish original research. They're frequently invited to participate in experiences such as faculty hiring and other committee assignments, which can prepare them to navigate careers in academia. The curiosity, work ethic and analytical skills students work to cultivate throughout their studies can also help them establish successful careers in non-academic roles that value communication and creative problem solving.

Daniels College of Business

Management

Certificate

About this Program

The management department at the Daniels College of Business offers a graduate business certificate in management and leadership. In the program, you'll learn how to design effective processes and understand everything that goes into personalizing management methods to the specific needs of your company. You'll learn business ethics and accountability, financial know-how and strategic decision-making, and discover the most effective ways to develop talent. Beyond technical skills, you'll be able to refine your ability to earn respect and credibility and unlock your potential as a leader.

The certificate requires 16 credits. Students can take a wide-variety of courses from managing strategic alliances and sports and entertainment management to persuasive communications and managing cross-cultural and virtual teams. No matter where you find yourself, you can rest assured that any company or organization is in need of effective management, and this certificate can position you to help provide it.

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

MS, Certificate

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 leadership 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

MA, Certificate

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.

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 600 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 MSW@Denver (online).

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.

Divison 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

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

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

Mechatronics 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

Mechatronics 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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Media and Public Communication

MA

About this Program

Recognizing that the media are powerful tools, our Master of Arts program in media and public communication provides a foundation for considering the cultural, economic, political and technological contexts in which societies construct, convey and interpret messages. Students may choose to focus on strategic communication or media and globalization. Each emphasis provides opportunities to design and implement creative campaigns for corporate and nonprofit clients, participate in community-focused learning projects, and develop practical solutions by applying concepts studied in class.

Through internships with local, regional, national and international agencies, graduate students in the media and public communication program have the opportunity to apply their skills in real-world settings. As ethically minded critical thinkers with strong written and verbal communication skills, MA graduates may pursue careers in fields such as public relations, health communication, social and digital media management, government communication, event planning, public affairs, or higher education.

University College

Mobile Application Development

MS, Certificate

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.

Divison 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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Composition

MM

About this Program

The Master of Music in composition prepares musicians for careers as composers through advanced levels of coursework and assessment. The high ratio of performance majors to composition majors at Lamont gives composers many opportunities to have their music performed. This program is designed to develop advanced musical and intellectual skills. The MM in composition is offered in two concentrations: classical and jazz. Both concentrations offer aspiring composers rigorous training in composition, harmony, counterpoint, analysis, conducting, orchestration and digital audio.

Our state-of-the-art recording studio is wired to every performance and rehearsal space, allowing composition students to graduate with a diverse portfolio of digitally recorded works. As students develop their musical skills, they'll also have the chance to learn discipline, collaboration, creative thinking and emotional intelligence. These skills and abilities prepare students for successful careers not only in composition, but also in a variety of fields within and beyond music.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Performance

MM

About this Program

The Master of Music in performance prepares musicians for careers as performers on each student's particular instrument of expertise. This is accomplished through extensive performance opportunities and a studio appointment with a faculty member in combination with advanced levels of coursework and assessment. The MM in performance can be pursued with a classical emphasis or a jazz emphasis. The classical emphasis provides professional training in the performance of Western art music. The jazz emphasis expands the student's creativity while providing the experience and knowledge necessary to build a career in performing, composition, arranging and recording jazz and contemporary music.

This program is designed to develop advanced musical and intellectual skills. In addition to the technical and artistic skills students may develop through the program, they'll have ample opportunity to engage deeply and intuitively in collaborative, creative work. This experience encourages them to further develop their emotional intelligence, preparing them for careers in music and other fields.

University College

Project Management (Leadership and Organizations)

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 leadership and organizations 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.

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.

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 students with the knowledge and skills to practice corporate law, commercial law and bankruptcy and business litigation effectively. Those who earn the certificate receive the practice-ready insight to get a running start in 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 can choose from one of 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.

Divison 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.

Divison 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.

Divison 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 miology 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.

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 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.

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Divison 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.

Divison 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.

Daniels College of Business

Marketing

Certificate

About this Program

The marketing department at the Daniels College of Business offers three graduate certificates, as well as the option to customize your own. The certificates comprise digital marketing, integrated marketing strategy and integrated marketing communication.

  • Students who pursue a digital marketing certificate study social marketing, branding, mobile marketing, digital analytics and search.

  • With an integrated marketing strategy certificate, you'll focus on effective techniques to integrate and coordinate all marketing tools and methods to deliver bottom-line results.
  • The Daniels College of Business is the only business college in the country to offer a certificate in integrated marketing communication. The certificate helps students comprehend how a company can control and influence every message.
This certificate requires 16 credit hours. Classes are held two evenings a week, typically following a Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Anthropology

MA

About this Program

The University of Denver's MA in anthropology focuses on public anthropology: applying the discipline's concepts, methods and insights to issues of contemporary relevance and concern. Students can concentrate in archaeology, cultural anthropology or museum and heritage studies, or design their own course of study combining any of the three. Both classroom and hands-on experiences are offered, with students having the opportunity to participate in archaeological field schools or community-engaged research projects, as well as the chance to work in collections and in the Museum of Anthropology gallery.

Students can use their real-world experience to develop professional skills for work in research, teaching, cultural resource management, museums and heritage sites; public heath, community development; environmental conservation, and human rights and social welfare. The University's long-established relationships with museums, Native American community partners, local nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond provide students with opportunities for collaborative research, internships and networking. Whether students pursue careers as professional anthropologists, field technicians, museum professionals, national park staff or heritage site educators, they are informed by a cross-cultural and deep time perspective on the human condition.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Jazz Studies

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in jazz studies is a one-year program designed for extended work in an applied jazz performance area. The curriculum consists 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 time.

In the jazz studies program, our faculty is dedicated to expanding the student's creativity while providing the experience and knowledge necessary to build a career in performing, composition, arranging and recording jazz and contemporary music.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Theory

MA

About this Program

The Master of Arts in music theory prepares musicians for careers as music scholars and teachers in the field of music theory through advanced coursework, teaching assistantships and assessment. Candidates may study counterpoint, Schenkerian analysis, theory pedagogy, set theory, serialism, contour theory, neo-Riemannian techniques, chaos, new approaches to rhythm and texture, and model composition in the styles of composers from the 12th century to the present. Theorists also benefit from courses offered by the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, a number of which are composer-based. The thesis for this program is written under the close supervision of a faculty mentor.

The program is designed to develop advanced musical, scholarly and intellectual skills while challenging students to refine their own abilities in the areas of discipline and creative collaboration. Many who go through the program find that engaging deeply in the study and analysis of music develops emotional intelligence and helps them approach not only music but other pursuits with greater intuition. Master's candidates may also pursue a dual degree with any of the Master of Music concentrations.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

English and Literary Arts

MA

About this Program

The University of Denver's flexible MA in English and Literary Arts immerses students in the critical study of literature while allowing them to tailor the degree to their talents and interests. Through close reading of texts across centuries and cultures, students learn to analyze narratives and understand perspectives across a diverse spectrum of experiences. Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of courses, including interdisciplinary subjects such as cultural and gender studies. They may also enroll in small group tutorials that allow them to dive deep into a topic that interests them.

Many choose to use the MA degree as a springboard to apply for a PhD program in English. Critical thinking and writing skills help prepare them for further academic study or success in a variety of careers where clear communication and creative problem-solving are valued. Graduates may also find success in writing-focused careers, such as creative writing, copywriting, publishing, journalism, business communication or technical writing.

Divisions 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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Suzuki Pedagogy

MM

About this Program

The Master of Music in pedagogy prepares music pedagogues through advanced levels of coursework, teaching practica and assessment. The MM in Suzuki pedagogy is a performance degree combined with a Suzuki certification that provides an opportunity for violin and cello teachers to pursue comprehensive, long-term study of the Suzuki Method with internationally renowned master teachers. This curricular combination develops both the pedagogical skills of the Suzuki Method and the musical, emotional and intellectual skills intrinsic to a degree in music performance. This distinctive degree prepares students for careers in pedagogy, performance and beyond.

Upon completion of the degree, students will 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 and approves and supports the University of Denver Lamont School of Music as a University long-term training center for Suzuki Method violin and cello.

Graduate Tax Program

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.

Graduate Tax Program

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

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

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

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

Telecommunications Technology

MS, Certificate

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).

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

MS, Certificate

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.

University College

Public Relations

MA, Certificate

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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Publishing Institute

Certificate

About this Program

The Denver Publishing Institute is the ideal launching pad for a career in book publishing. Since the institute was established in 1976, more than 4,000 students have been trained for the world of books. Students are taught by industry professionals who work at trade, university, textbook and small independent publishers throughout the country and share their expertise and enthusiasm for the ever-changing world of book publishing. Many students find the intensive, full-time, four-week certificate course provides not only a solid educational foundation, but also excellent networking opportunities.

During the program, students have the opportunity to meet with human resources specialists who provide practical guidance on available jobs, job searches and preparing a resume. Upon completion of the program, students often go on to publishing careers around the country and world. Some find their places in publishing houses, large or small, working with trade or textbooks, children's or scholarly books. They become editors, marketers, design and production specialists, sales reps and literary agents, and even publishers.

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

Certificate

About this Program

The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management offers four graduate certificate options. Whether you choose a certificate in real estate, property development, integrated project delivery or the executive online graduate certificate in real estate and the built environment, you'll be armed with the critical knowledge, technical tools and industry access you'll need to gain a competitive edge. A real estate certificate is of substantial utility in corporate or startup environments. Expand your knowledge of capital markets, LEED sustainable development, global perspectives in real estate and more.

  • Students pursuing a property development certificate learn the latest in construction management, market conditions, and property and financial analysis.
  • The integrated project delivery certificate provides in-depth information on project management, planning and cost controls for people with previous experience in construction management, architecture or engineering.
  • Experienced professionals can pursue an executive graduate certificate in real estate and the built environment. The program enhances your existing knowledge in real estate, property development or integrated project delivery.

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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Religious Studies

MA

About this Program

The academic study of religion is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing upon a number of perspectives to understand faiths and beliefs. Religious studies builds intercultural competencies while providing a deeper understanding of oneself and the "other." DU's MA in religious studies takes a flexible approach, grounding students in theory while equipping them with practical skills through site visits, service learning, research and study abroad opportunities. Based on their interests and goals, students can customize their educational experience by choosing from one of five areas of specialization and one of four degree-completion options.

Graduates offer employers a range of transferable skills, including cross-cultural analytical abilities, flexible problem-solving experience, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Additionally, broad exposure to critical theory, as well as the intersections between religion and politics, tends to make students critical thinkers with a lens on contemporary issues. Many graduates from the MA 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 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

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, school 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

Divisions 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.

Sturm College of Law

Solo and Small Practice Management

Certificate

About this Program

The Solo and Small Practice Management Certificate 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 Solo and Small Practice Management Certificate helps attorneys bridge the gap between lawyering and successfully operating their own practice in the legal marketplace.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Sport Coaching

MA

About this Program

The 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 sport psychologist alum from our MA in sport and performance psychology program or a coach-mentor alum from the MASC program. Our faculty are experts in coaching education and online teaching. Students 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.

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

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.

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.

Daniels College of Business

Finance

Certificate

About this Program

The Reiman School of Finance offers three graduate certificates: foundations of finance, corporate finance and investment management. You can also customize your own learning track. These certificates are excellent options for professionals who want to dive deeper in a specific area. Alternatively, pursuing a certificate could help an individual determine whether a career in finance is the path they want to follow.

  • A certificate in foundations of finance will help you comprehend a company's strengths and weaknesses as discerned by financial statements.
  • Students who pursue a corporate finance certificate learn how to examine corporate financial data to make better business decisions.
  • A certificate in investment management helps students measure portfolio performance, understand pricing and valuing securities and measure long-term and tactical asset allocation.

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.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geographic Information Science

MS

About this Program

The University of Denver's Master of Science in geographic information science (GIS), 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.

Divison 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.

Divison 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.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration

MA

About this Program

The MA in global finance, trade and economic integration (GFTEI) is a comprehensive program focused on understanding the global economy. Rather than narrow, technical and arcane, this degree is flexible and interdisciplinary, and students are encouraged to be open-minded. Faculty and students explore how capital and trade flows impact nations; the effects of globalization; the relationship among economic, political and social outcomes; and other topics related to economic policy and political economy. Students focus on the topics and areas of the world that matter most to them. Students also take skills-based courses preparing them for their future careers.

In the final year of the program, each student prepares a significant capstone research memorandum, which analyzes a policy problem and evaluates potential solutions. This project allows students to apply their skills to a real-world problem of their choosing. Through a required internship, students gain practical experience in private, public, multilateral or nonprofit organizations. The ability to navigate and understand the complexities of global economies makes graduates extremely desirable for careers in international economic policy analysis for public-sector agencies, research analyst positions within NGOs and private-sector careers.

University College

Global Health Program Management

MS, Certificate

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 leadership with a concentration in global health program management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. You can also pursue the same concentration in the MLS in global affairs program. 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 Leadership and Organizations, Communication Management, or Global Affairs master's degree programs.

University College

HR Management and Development

MS, Certificate

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

MS, Certificate

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

Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership

MS, Certificate

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 leadership 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.

University College

Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

MS, Certificate

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 leadership 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.

University College

Information Security

MS, Certificate

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

MS, Certificate

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 Development

MA

About this Program

Our MA in International Development focuses on providing students with relevant skills in and out of the classroom. In class, students examine the theory, policy and politics of development. Outside the classroom, students can apply their knowledge by completing an internship in the U.S. or abroad. The International Development curriculum stresses the importance of sustainable development, human rights, distributive justice and environmental sustainability. Students explore both the micro-level development happening in rural farming communities and the macro-level development occurring within multinational nonprofits.

MA students at the Korbel School complete an average of 225 internships annually in 24 countries, with 50 percent in Colorado, 25 percent internationally, and 25 percent in the U.S. outside of Colorado. International Development graduates pursue careers within government, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Our alumni are currently employed by:

  • The USAID
  • Elephant Energy
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Catholic Charities
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Engineers Without Borders

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.

Daniels College of Business

MBA@Denver

MBA

About this Program

MBA@Denver, 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.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Human Rights

MA

About this Program

The MA in international human rights provides students with an opportunity to gain a complete understanding of humanitarianism and human rights. The curriculum is designed to be comprehensive, linking human rights to development, health, security, humanitarian assistance and more. However, you can also tailor your studies to focus on an area of your choosing. Students can gain professional experience through the completion of an internship in the U.S. or abroad and engaging with numerous student groups connected to the program, such as the Center on Human Rights Education or the Human Trafficking Center.

International human rights students have completed internships at Amnesty International, Free the Slaves, iEmpathize, the FBI and USAID. Examples of where alumni are working include: UNDP Nepal, World Relief, ACLU of Colorado and Physicians for Human Rights.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Administration

MA

About this Program

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

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Security

MA

About this Program

The MA in international security curriculum examines the security field from a theoretical, historical and practical perspective informed by a broad understanding of security and security threats. Classes focus on such topics as strategy, foreign policy, intelligence, homeland security, emerging security threats, regional security and conflict resolution. Beyond classroom discussion and analysis, students will gain relevant experience through the completion of an internship in the U.S. or abroad. The MA in international security prepares students for careers in management, policy, analysis and research within government and consulting groups.

During their time at Korbel, students will have unique opportunities to interact with and take classes from security experts, military personnel and domestic and international government representatives. Our MA students take on internships in Colorado, the rest of the United States and 24 other countries worldwide. Our graduates have found positions with organizations including the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Partnership for a Secure America, National Security Agency and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Studies

MA

About this Program

Our MA in international studies prepares students to participate in today's complex global landscape through in-depth study in core classes and field coursework. We provide students a broad array of practical knowledge in international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and political theory. The MA in international studies is our most flexible degree, and students can customize a specialization to study what matters most to them. Specializations range from specific geographic areas and international security to gender issues and humanitarian assistance.

MA students at the Korbel School complete an average of 225 internships annually in 24 countries, with 50 percent in Colorado, 25 percent internationally and 25 percent in the U.S. outside of Colorado. The program helps prepare students for careers in diplomacy, policy, academia and the private sector, as well as PhD programs. Our graduates go on to pursue careers at:

  • the FBI
  • the Institute of International Education
  • the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Studies

PhD

About this Program

The PhD in international studies at the Korbel School provides training in conventional fields such as international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and political theory. In this highly competitive program, candidates can customize and explore paths relevant to their professional or academic wishes, while exploring global issues of particular significance to them. The PhD program at the Korbel School is small and therefore allows ample time and opportunities to work and exchange ideas directly with faculty and other students.

Doctoral graduates teach at universities and liberal arts colleges such as Queen's University Belfast, Occidental College, Colorado College, University of Delaware, University of South Florida and the Air Force Academy. Other graduates pursue nonacademic careers at the Ford Foundation, Carter Center, American Red Cross, in the U.S. government and more.

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.

Divisions 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

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

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

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 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.

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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Emergent Digital Practices

MFA

About this Program

Our Master of Fine Arts in emergent digital practices is a three-year, technically advanced degree in which students use new technologies to produce creative works. Through access to state-of-art spaces and hands-on opportunities to master diverse digital tools, students push the boundaries of artistic and critical expression. In contrast to the MA, students in the MFA program complete their degrees by creating and publicly showcasing a body of original artwork, preparing for careers as artists.

MFA students explore art forms ranging from interactive to visual to sonic, but they tend to focus on using art to promote critical analysis and social change. The technical and creative problem-solving skills emergent digital practices students can develop leave them poised for success in the arts, whether they become makers, critics, historians or curators. This degree also qualifies individuals to teach at a university level. Graduates have established fulfilling careers as open software or hardware designers, installation artists, curators, technology critics, gallery owners and academics.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Emergent Digital Practices

MA

About this Program

The University of Denver's 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. Designers and critical thinkers tend to be attracted to this program, which prepares students to work in spaces beyond what are already defined and familiar. To complete the degree program, students design a digital creation and critically evaluate the evolution of their design and its implementation through writing.

Students in the program may choose to explore interdisciplinary ideas and practices, including digital design, game design, data visualization, 3-D animation, sonic environments, modeling and more. The technical and creative problem-solving skills students can develop leave them poised for success in the artistic or entrepreneurial worlds, where the need for forward-thinking analysis fuses with real-world applications. Graduates may establish careers as game designers, open hardware or software creators, art directors or technology critics-any roles where their unique combination of skills and perspective is valued.

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.

University College

Environmental Health and Safety

MS, Certificate

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

MS, Certificate

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.

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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Art History

MA

About this Program

Our Master of Arts in art history is perfect for students who wish to develop a deep understanding of the ways in which art reflects and affects the individuals and societies that produce it. You'll work closely with professors and internationally recognized visiting artists, curators and scholars and take part in scholarly research on your topic of choice. A wealth of class options will allow you the flexibility necessary to find that which moves you, whether that means delving into the connections between art and technology or focusing on a specific cultural sphere or movement.

Students with an MA in art history may pursue further graduate studies, and the skills they develop will prepare them for work in such fields as education, curation and publishing. Thanks to our strong partnerships with Denver art and cultural institutions, an optional concentration in museum studies better prepares students to work in galleries and museums.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Artist Diploma - Conducting

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 conductors determined to pursue a professional career in conducting.

Along with conducting award-winning ensembles, students will gain valuable hands-on experience with many of the extra-musical challenges that conductors and music directors face, including, but not limited to, managing personnel, librarian activities, running auditions and recruiting. The artist diploma is the most selective program at Lamont. Competitive applicants will have extensive conducting experience. For successful applicants, Lamont makes every effort to award scholarships to cover the cost of tuition.

University College

Arts Development and Program Management

MLS, Certificate

About this Program

Learn best practices for funding, marketing and planning art initiatives through the arts development and program management master's program. As the arts and culture landscape continues to thrive and evolve, particularly in local economies, you'll need practical, hands-on experience managing the arts. Build your leadership knowledge and learn about arts administration, program management and fundraising for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

This program is an excellent choice for individuals with a love of art who want to enrich the culture of their communities. You can earn your MLS in arts and culture with a concentration in arts development and program management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College.

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.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biological 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.

Divison 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.

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.

Divison 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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Piano Pedagogy

MM

About this Program

The Master of Music in pedagogy prepares musicians for careers as music pedagogues through advanced levels of coursework, teaching practica and assessment. The program is designed to develop advanced musical, pedagogical and intellectual skills. While maintaining high performance standards, the MM in piano pedagogy is a program that is relevant, competitive and tailored for the 21st-century professional pianist-teacher. Practical experience is integrated with all pedagogy coursework through the Lamont Piano Preparatory Program, a piano teaching laboratory sponsored by the Lamont School of Music.

The Lamont Piano Preparatory Program provides the 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. As with all music degrees, the technical demands encourage students to develop discipline, while the teacher-student relationship and ensemble requirements promote creative collaboration and the development of deeper emotional intelligence. These skills and abilities prepare students for successful careers not only in music pedagogy, but also a variety of other fields within and outside of music.

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.

University College

Professional Dramatic Writing

MA, Certificate

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

MA, Certificate

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

MA, Certificate

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.

Daniels College of Business

Business Information and Analytics

Certificate

About this Program

The business analytics certificate introduces you to the latest, most effective ways to gain and utilize business intelligence. Graduates will be able to keep their employers informed for evidence-driven decision making. During the program, students work with companies on actual problems by leveraging data to produce real outcomes for implementation. As software-driven analytics become increasingly essential throughout the business world, you'll be able to develop skills that will be desirable to all manner of employers.

In this certificate program, students use software tools to:

  • design and query business intelligence systems
  • identify key issues around capturing, using, managing and securing the information resource in an enterprise
  • understand the trade-offs a business must consider in selecting the target level of data quality, completeness and integration
  • recognize and implement the appropriate analytic modeling techniques that allow businesses to make informed decisions

Divison 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.

Divison 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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication Studies

PhD

About this Program

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.

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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Conducting

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in conducting offers professional training in the conducting of Western art music in choral, orchestral and wind traditions. The program is intended for students who have completed a master's degree and are not yet prepared to enter an artist diploma program.

Along with conducting award-winning ensembles, students will gain valuable hands-on experience with many of the extra-musical challenges that conductors and music directors face, including, but not limited to, managing personnel, librarian activities, running auditions and recruiting.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Conducting

MM

About this Program

The Master of Music in conducting offers professional training in the conducting of Western art music in choral, orchestral and wind traditions through advanced levels of coursework and assessment. Students have the opportunity to conduct award-winning ensembles in the spectacular Gates Concert Hall and gain valuable hands-on experience with many of the extra-musical challenges facing conductors and music directors, including managing personnel, librarian activities, running auditions and recruiting. The program is designed to develop advanced musical and intellectual skills.

An education in music pushes students to develop collaboration, discipline, creative thinking and emotional intelligence. These skills and abilities help prepare students for careers not only in conducting, but also a variety of other fields within and beyond music.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Conflict Resolution

MA

About this Program

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.

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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Creative Writing

PhD

About this Program

Nationally recognized for outstanding achievement, our PhD in English and Literary Arts with a concentration in Creative Writing was one of the first programs of its kind in the country and remains among the finest in the U.S. Through the opportunity to combine the in-depth study of literature with creative writing workshops, students can develop skills and interests that help them become more complete writers and teachers. Beyond their specific focus on poetry or fiction, students can take workshops in translation, travel writing, hybrid writing, memoir or creative nonfiction.

In this intimate and talented writing community, students hone their writing skills through constant exposure to new ideas and experiences. Thanks to our ongoing lecture series and regular guest workshops, students can interact with internationally known writers and publishers. As they develop their research and creative profiles, they may participate in the editorial management of Denver Quarterly, one of the most distinguished literary journals in the country. Students and graduates of the program have won numerous national and international awards and have gone on to have successful careers as writers, scholars, and teachers.

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

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

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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Developmental Psychology

PhD

About this Program

Our PhD in Developmental Psychology prepares students for careers in academia or other research positions. We provide training in both theory and research, with cross-area emphases in developmental cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychopathology. With ongoing collaborations with Denver-area organizations (such as the Denver Health Hospital Authority, local Head Starts and Women, Infants and Children), as well as a variety of centers and institutes within the CU system, students receive unique, hands-on opportunities to develop knowledge and skills. Students may also decide to earn a concentration in developmental cognitive neuroscience, gaining additional training in how neural, cognitive and developmental processes interact.

Our department and 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. Developmental research emphasizes the importance of longitudinal studies of developmental trajectories and employs a variety of methods including biological sampling, behavioral observation and neuroscience tools like fMRI. Students have the opportunity to present research at a variety of conferences, and can receive research and travel funding to support their work. Many students also participate in faculty grant efforts and are encouraged to pursue independent research grants.

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.

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.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Clinical Psychology

PhD

About this Program

Using a clinical science training model, our clinical psychology PhD program primarily focuses on providing training in clinical child psychology. Accredited by the APA, we provide clinical, research and specialization opportunities, as well as a concentration in cognitive neuroscience. Students receive in-house training through the Center for Child and Family Psychology, the Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic and apprenticeships. Clinical externships at local medical centers, as well as internships across the country, offer more opportunities for development. We encourage participation in faculty grant efforts and the pursuit of independent research grants, and some students receive research and travel funding to support their work.

Our program values an approach that fosters curiosity, innovation, collaboration and inclusiveness, with research that serves the public good. Our faculty specialize in such areas as violence and trauma, romantic relationships, racial and ethnic disparities in mental health service, neuroscience and developmental psychopathology. Students join our faculty in their exploration of the above areas, ADHD, parenting and learning disabilities. Our graduates have pursued careers as college teachers and clinical science researchers. In recent years, 75 percent of them have become licensed psychologists, and many pursue academic and research positions that do not require licensure.

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.

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 oncology psychology. The program has its own consortium as a choice for pre-doctoral internship.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication Studies

MA

About this Program

Our MA in communication studies broadly explores how communication impacts 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, students are exposed to diverse perspectives, ideologies and power structures. Students have the opportunity to customize their degree by choosing an area of concentration-from culture and communication, interpersonal and family communication, or rhetoric and communication ethics-and a degree completion method that matches their career goals.

Many students from our communication studies MA program find vocations as passionate educators and faculty members, while others may establish careers in government, journalism, marketing, public relations or social work. Most important, the critical thinking, inclusive communication techniques and flexible problem-solving skills students gain through the sustained study of communication can benefit them in any role.

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.

Daniels College of Business

Accountancy

Certificate

About this Program

The School of Accountancy offers four graduate certificates, as well as the option to customize your own.

  • The professional accreditation and accounting for business certification is perfect for those looking to qualify for a CPA license in Colorado. It also prepares students for the Certified Management Accountant exam.

  • Students who pursue a certificate in accounting for business will know how to interpret and understand financial statements, delve into real company case studies and focus on financial analytical capabilities and cost accounting techniques.
  • A certificate in audit and accounting systems is perfect for new accountants or auditors who need to update their skills. You'll develop financial applications using Microsoft Access and understand techniques of forensic accounting.
  • The finance reporting and taxation certificate will expand your knowledge of financial reporting requirements, tax laws and tax regulation.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Affective/Social/
Cognitive Psychology

PhD

About this Program

Our PhD in affective/cognitive/social psychology prepares students for careers in academia and research. Affective, cognitive and social processes are fundamental to human functioning and intertwined with all of psychology. Our integrative approach provides strong training for creative, influential research as students work closely with faculty and peers in labs using psychophysiological measurement, social cognition paradigms, experimentally derived behavioral measures, eye-tracking, and neuroscience tools.

Students may earn a concentration in developmental cognitive neuroscience, gaining training in how development influences and is influenced by affective and social processes. Students can also receive research and travel funding and participate in faculty grant efforts.

Our department and program value a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science. This approach fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation, invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment, and serves the public good. Our PhD candidates have a variety of options for lab work-in emotion regulation, decision making, social perception, affect and social influence, and the cognition behind trust and dishonesty. Students have the opportunity to work across disciplines with faculty and researchers in the clinical and developmental areas, as well as neuroscience and psychophysiology. Recent graduates hold positions in colleges, universities, nonprofit research organizations and industry.

University College

Alternative Dispute Resolution

MA, Certificate

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.

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.

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.

University College

Human Capital in Organizations

MS, Certificate

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 leadership and organizations 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

Learning and Development (Communication Management)

MA, Certificate

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

Medical and Healthcare Information Technologies

MS, Certificate

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 leadership 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

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 Security

MS, Certificate

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.

University College

Professional Creative Nonfiction Writing

MA, Certificate

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

Emergency Planning and Response

MS, Certificate

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.

University College

Environmental Policy

MS, Certificate

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

Natural Resource Management

MS, Certificate

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.

University College

Philanthropic Leadership

MS, Certificate

About this Program

Learn ways to strengthen and enhance an organization's reputation and donor support through the philanthropic leadership program, designed for leaders at the helm of nonprofit, government or for-profit organizations. As you develop skills such as fundraising, budget planning, donor cultivation and effective relationship maintenance, you'll learn the steps needed to establish philanthropic organizational excellence.

Not only will you have the opportunity to develop skills to excel at an organizational level, you also will expand your professional networks and collaborate with a diverse groups of peers. You can earn your MS in leadership and organizations with a concentration in philanthropic leadership entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to philanthropy, you can also choose electives from other leadership areas including organizational development, strategic innovation and human capital.

University College

Strategic Innovation and Change

MS, Certificate

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 leadership and organizations 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

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 Leadership and Organizations, Communication Management, or Global Affairs master's degree programs.

University College

Database Design and Administration

MS, Certificate

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.

University College

Energy and Sustainability

MS, Certificate

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.

University College

Environmental Analytics and Reporting

MS, Certificate

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.

University College

Geographic Information Systems

MS, Certificate

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.

University College

Global Affairs

MLS

About this Program

In an increasingly globalized world, individuals with skills to work effectively across cultures are increasingly in demand. You can gain those skills through our global affairs program, as you work to determine the influencing factors that contribute to the formation of contemporary worldviews and as you help develop solutions to global challenges. The program offers you flexibility as you choose from courses focused on diversity, culture, communication and beyond. You'll gain the tools needed to thrive in diverse environments and develop a better understanding of your own role as a citizen of the greater global community.

This program will prepare you to work across cultures both at home and abroad, and, along the way, provide insight into a wide range of global topics that may prove useful in healthcare, education, policy or another area of professional interest. You can earn your MLS in global affairs entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College.

University College

HR Employment Relations

MS, Certificate

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

Health Data Informatics and Analytics

MS, Certificate

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 leadership 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

Project Management (IT)

MS, Certificate

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

Software Design and Programming

MS, Certificate

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.

University College

Technology Management

MS, Certificate

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.