Accelerated Master's Admissions for New DU Alumni
The University of Denver is committed to supporting the educational attainment of current DU seniors and recent graduates through the Crimson Application process! This application process provides DU graduating seniors and recent undergraduate alumni, the opportunity for accelerated admission into an eligible master’s program of their choice. Students applying through the Crimson Application process will not be required to submit standardized testing scores and DU will waive their application fees. Students admitted through the Crimson Application process must start their graduate program in Fall.
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Crimson Application Benefits
DU Seniors and new alumni can receive the following benefits by applying for an eligible master's program with Fall enrollment:
- An application fee waiver
- A waiver of all standardized testing requirements
*Students must meet the program’s normal requirements for admission. Admission requirements vary by program.
Navigating the Application Process
Graduate Admissions Policies & Procedures
All graduate students must hold a Bachelor's degree or higher and have a minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA. Program-specific admission requirements are set by individual academic units and published annually. Applicants must meet all published admission requirements to be considered for admittance. Requirements vary by program.
Graduate financial aid comes in many forms, from federal lending to research funding to assistantships. We're happy to help you navigate these resources and optimize your financial investment.
Eligible Programs by College
Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science
Discovering Creative Solutions for a Better Future.
The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science gives you the chance to explore and develop solutions to the world’s most daunting technological challenges, while preparing you for in-demand careers in engineering and computer science.
With a focus on student-centered instruction, the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science seeks to fulfill its mission of advancing technical and scientific knowledge and capabilities to improve quality of life for our global society while striving to achieve two global goals: Develop and Inspire Healthy Global Citizens and Create a Smart, Sustainable World. Students looking to start or advance careers or conduct research in engineering or computer science will find the Ritchie School offers a pathway to that future.
Bioengineering, MS Computer Engineering, MS Computer Science, MS Cybersecurity, MS Data Science, MS Electrical Engineering, MS Engineering, MS Materials Science, MS Mechanical Engineering, MS Mechatronic Systems Engineering, MS
Daniels College of Business
Rigor. Relevance. Results.
The Daniels College of Business is the eighth oldest business school in the country and the most recognized business college in the Rocky Mountain West.
Our wide variety of programs are designed to provide experience across such fields as marketing, accounting, management, and many more. We have programs to satisfy your educational needs. Our mission is to develop pioneers in business through impactful scholarship, experience-driven education, and lifelong learning.
Accounting, Technology and Analytics, MS Applied Quantitative Finance, MS Business Analytics, MS Management, MS Marketing, MS Master of Accountancy Real Estate and the Built Environment, MS
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Research That Breaks the Mold.
The College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics offers its students a broad range of courses in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy, and geography and environmental science.
Our degree programs encompass subjects as diverse as molecular life sciences and biophysics, geographic information science, environmental chemistry, mathematics for finance, and much more. Graduate students have ample opportunities to work with faculty scholars on hands-on research projects that change lives and challenge long-held ideas.
Biological Sciences, MS Biomedical Sciences, PSM Chemistry, MA Chemistry, MS Geographic Information Science, MS Geographic Information Science, MS (online) Geography, MA Mathematics, MA Mathematics, MS Physics, MA Physics, MS
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Think, Create, Connect, Act.
The College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences offers programs that will help you dig deep into exciting new concepts.
If you’re passionate about the human experience and want to explore human expression, societies, or workings of the mind, consider a graduate degree from the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. Elevate your performance skills alongside professional artists, ask questions and solve problems among fellow scholars, and work collaboratively with faculty on innovative research. Go beyond the classroom, engage with your community, and make a difference in the lives of others.
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Producing Global Leaders and Research with Impact.
The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is consistently rated one of the world’s top programs in its field.
We foster a rigorous and creative approach to examining global issues and developing innovative solutions both in the classroom and in the field, with an emphasis on research that has practical relevance. Each year, the Korbel School hosts diplomats and officials from across the globe, providing our students with the broad context necessary to contribute to the improvement of international relations.
Global Economic Affairs, MA Global Environmental Sustainability, MA International Development, MA International Human Rights, MA International Security, MA International Studies, MA Public Policy, MPP
Morgridge College of Education
Unleashing the Power of Learning.
The Morgridge College of Education is a graduate college that advances teaching and learning through a variety of distinct yet collaborative programs.
We offer master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education, policy, counseling, research methods, and library and information science, in addition to more traditional programs including school psychology, educational leadership, early childhood and teacher preparation. Whether you want to pursue a career in child and family psychology or a life as an educator of youth and adults, our programs provide you with an edge through field and clinical experiences that will enhance your foundation of knowledge and prepare you to launch a meaningful career.
*Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Teacher Education Programs only enroll in the summer term. The Crimson application is available for these summer programs only.
Graduate School of Social Work
Connect. Mobilize. Transform. Equity.
The Graduate School of Social Work is rooted in social justice and ranked in the top 10 percent of all social work schools in the U.S.
We offer the specialized training you’ll need to launch a career creating positive change for individuals, families, and communities. By integrating community internships alongside the classroom curriculum, you’ll maximize your education and finish with the tools to advocate for populations impacted by oppression and to provide tactical treatments for those experiencing some of society’s most harrowing challenges.
Career-Focused Education. Online and Evenings.
University College offers programs designed and delivered for busy adults to hone your talent and advance your career with online and evening courses.
Whether looking to add a skill set with a certificate or pursue a master’s degree, you'll find that career-focused education provides an opportunity to advance your career without putting it on hold.
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Where the Human Condition Meets Scientific Method.
Graduate School of Professional Psychology has integrated coursework, practice, service and policy work to train a workforce capable of using psychology to improve the human condition.
Since 1976, the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) has integrated coursework, practice, service, and policy work to train a workforce capable of using psychology to improve the human condition.
International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health, MA Forensic Psychology, MA Sport and Performance Psychology, MA Sport Coaching, MA (online)
Frequently Asked Questions Crimson Application
I am a recent alum of a DU graduate program. Do I qualify for the Crimson Application?
No. Unfortunately at this time, this offer only applies to new undergraduate alumni. However, we encourage graduate alumni to reach out to their program of interest for more information about admission requirements and possible funding if they wish to continue their education.
Are all DU seniors eligible for the Crimson Application?
No. Please note that dual undergraduate/graduate program students (sometimes referred to as UGGR, 4+1, or 3+2 students) are not eligible for the Crimson Application.
Will I be considered for merit-based aid?
Funding packages will vary by the academic program. Please contact your academic unit for more information about merit-based aid.