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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)

areas of study

Degree Programs


AHSS offers more than 25 undergraduate, graduate and PhD degree-granting programs for students who care about getting a well-rounded education and leading meaningful lives, personally and professionally.

Areas of Study

Prospective Graduate Students

We are delighted that you are exploring graduate education in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Denver. With our 26 graduate degree programs, we offer a robust and rich environment for graduate study. From music degrees to psychology, CAHSS students are learning and creating change both on campus and within communities around the world.

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Request more information about your specific program of interest.

Interested in talking to one of our current students?  Email us and we will gladly put you in touch with a current student in your specific program of interest.  

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The Office of Graduate Education manages applications from prospective CAHSS graduate students.

Explore Our Programs

Are you just beginning your graduate degree research? View our wide range of degrees offered on our program grid.

Are you interested in deeper interdisciplinary study? Consider a dual degree within CAHSS or between CAHSS and a complementary discipline offered at DU. We offer both formal dual degrees and flexible dual degrees, allowing you the opportunity to customize your master's level education.

As you discover programs of interest, we encourage you to contact us and our individual departments. We're happy to answer questions, connect you with departments and guide you through the application process.

Campus Visits

Nothing beats a visit to campus when exploring graduate options. We would love to meet with you and acquaint you with our programs and our community. Come experience the University of Denver and schedule a departmental visit. When possible, we are happy to connect you with available faculty and current students who can speak to you about a particular degree, student experiences, and life in Denver. 

If you would like to explore the campus on your own, we have developed a graduate student-specific printable map of campus.

Financial Considerations

We understand that graduate education is an investment in your future. At the University of Denver, we assist with information and opportunities at the federal, university and departmental levels.

  • The Office of Financial Aid manages financial aid and scholarships for CAHSS graduate students.
  • The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offers competitive CAHSS grant awards to support student research, travel and internship opportunities.
  • Departmental funding is often available in the form of scholarships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships. Please check with your individual program of interest for specific departmental funding opportunities.