Student Life

Your graduate student experience

On our campus, you’ll be joined by students and faculty from backgrounds that are increasingly inclusive. Work with our students who come from over 90 countries on research projects generated through more than 120 degree programs. Collaborate with graduate students and faculty from several disciplines on projects that have real-world impacts.

Resources for Graduate Students

  • Housing information

    You’ll live off campus as a graduate student. Housing and Residential Education is happy to provide some information to help you find your new home.

    Contact Housing

  • Life in Denver

    Many universities are positioned near a metropolitan city or the great outdoors. We have both. Imagine yourself climbing a mountain at 14,000 feet on your day off, only to come down in the evening to go to an NFL game or see the Colorado Symphony. That’s what our city provides — diversity in life and recreation.

    Our Booming City and Economy

    • 11th fastest-growing city in the United States (Forbes)
    • 17th ranked city in the country for Educational Attainment (WalletHub)
    • Median salary of $64,800, ranked 17th in the nation by metropolitan statistical area (Forbes)
    • 68.1 percent of internships in our city are paid, the sixth-highest percentage in the country (Time)
  • Transportation
    Our students in participating graduate programs have free access to Denver’s RTD transit system, with a light rail station on the north side of campus and two bus lines running through. Many students also bike to campus, and parking permits are available to buy.
  • Our graduate student services

    Our Office of Graduate Studies can direct you to academic, health and career resources here on campus. We also provide information, forms and support related to graduate student policies, including dual degree approvals.

    Information for Current Students

  • Our financial support

    Through our various financial resources, our graduate students receive over $165 million in funding annually.

    Financial Aid & Support

  • Career & Professional Development

    Our Office of Career & Professional Development provides our graduate students with career support tailored to their fields of study. We help our graduate students find their career paths and develop their professional goals.

    • Receive advice on common job search items like cover letters, resumes and CV’s, interviews, career assessments and salary negotiations
    • Search for jobs and internships, RSVP for career events, schedule career appointments and review DU alumni career paths
    • Attend DU’s career fairs, workshops and events — hosted all throughout the year

    In addition to Career and Professional Development, we also have additional units on campus serving specific student and alumni populations.

    Career & Professional Development

Learning by Doing

Trees, Climate and Coffee

Trees, Climate & Coffee

DU Doctoral Candidate Diego Pons is employing dendroclimatoloty — the use of tree rings to determine climate history — to provide crucial climate information to Guatemalan coffee growers.

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University of Denver PhD candidate Molly Sarubbi.

Foster Child Advocacy

PhD candidate Molly Sarubbi advocates for children in the foster system. Her focus is on analyzing the factors that impact their academic achievement and finding tactics to improve educational inclusiveness.

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student in class smiling

Striving for Diversity

We’re building an inclusive campus with a diverse group of students and faculty. While we’re proud of our progress, we hope you’ll join us and help expand our community.

  • Graduate students of color: 19 percent
  • International graduate students: 10 percent
  • Women in our graduate student body: 59 percent

Learn more about our commitment to diversity

Campus Inclusiveness

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