Online Programs

Online Program Services serves as the hub for DU's evolution into a digital era. With a wide range of existing online programs offered by schools, colleges and academic units across campus, the University strives to lead the conversation around flexible, accessible higher education with programs that meet the needs and evolving circumstances of today's prospective students. Use this page to explore DU's existing online programs for reference when constructing your new programs with DU Online.

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Daniels College of Business

Accountancy

MAcc

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Accounting

BSAcc, Minor

About this Program

A Bachelor of Science in accountancy at the Daniels College of Business gives students the chance to learn how to evaluate an organization by its numbers. You'll be able to develop the skills to gauge company performance, gain a deeper understanding of the enterprise as a whole, and use that insight to inform business decisions and processes. Working closely with students and peers, you'll have the chance to explore corporate taxes, government accounting and accounting for foreign operations.

Our students go through courses in a cohort model, meaning you'll progress through the program with a group of your peers. This model allows you to build strong connections that last long after completing the program. Upon graduation, you can continue onto the Master of Accountancy program at Daniels, which fulfills the requirements to take the CPA exam. Regardless, the bachelor of science program prepares students for careers as accountants, controllers and auditors.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Affective / Social / Cognitive Psychology

PhD

About this Program

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

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

Sturm College of Law

American Law Practice

LLM

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Anthropology

MA

About this Program

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

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

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

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Anthropology

BA, Minor

About this Program

Our BA in anthropology takes a holistic approach to the study of human physical and cultural difference across time and space. An interdisciplinary field, anthropology draws on expertise from across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences at DU.

Through courses centered around social change, human rights, environmental issues, material culture, technology, science and more, you'll gain an understanding of the diversity of human thought and behavior while developing practical research skills. You can garner distinction in the major by specializing in one of its core areas of study: archaeology, cultural anthropology, and museum and heritage studies.

Faculty across the department are committed to hands-on, experiential learning that goes beyond the classroom and into the laboratory, museum, gallery and field settings. DU's own Museum of Anthropology serves as a public-facing, community-engaged space for you to gain real-world experience. 

In our labs and museums, you can hone professional skills, from interviewing, surveying and photography, to conservation, exhibition design and project management. 

Graduates go on to pursue careers in research, cultural heritage management, museum work, public health, environmental conservation, education, foreign policy, and human rights and advocacy.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Applied Computing

BA

About this Program

Our Bachelor of Arts in applied computing is an ideal degree for students with both the desire to develop application-based computer science skills and acquire a broad set of practical and highly marketable skills. As a student of applied computing, you will take in-depth computer science classes, along with allied field coursework. Whether you choose to focus on emergent digital practices, learning how to use new digital tools for expression or a media, film studies and journalism theme, you'll be prepared with a flexible set of skills to enter any number of in-demand careers.

The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the BA in applied computing means that you have the flexibility to add a minor or a second major. Our BA in digital media studies is particularly complementary with this degree, but it can also pair well with degrees ranging from business to studio art. Graduates of the program find career opportunities in fields like graphic design, web development and systems administration.

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.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Applied Writing Practices

Minor

About this Program

Writing is an essential skill in a wide range of settings, from the creative to the professional. Employers across all fields consistently assert that strong writing abilities define their most prized candidates. But writers also shape thought, belief and action in our communities, providing a means for personal expression, social connection and entertainment. The minor in applied writing practices bridges a wide array of writing styles to provide you with a strong foundation that will help you make strides in your career and your artistic endeavors.

The five-course minor allows you to choose from dozens of courses that match your individual needs and interests, crossing into journalism, technical writing, rhetoric, poetry, theory, design and many other practical fields. You'll work with dedicated faculty to create a digital portfolio that showcases your accomplishments and abilities. Because the degree is so flexible, you can tailor this minor to complement any major, career goal or personal aspiration.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Art

BA, Minor

About this Program

Students who receive a BA from DU's renowned art program develop a well-rounded foundation in the practices and history of visual art. We offer broad education and training in art techniques, theory and criticism, and you'll gain experience with a range of media from painting to ceramics. Meanwhile, you'll develop valuable historical context as you work to find your artistic voice. Upper-level electives allow you to specialize in whatever captivates you, whether that's portrait photography or screen printing.

 

As part of this major, you're required to complete a minor or an additional major. This flexibility allows you to acquire relevant skills in related areas across the university. Students who earn a BA can double major in journalism to prepare for a career in media or advertising, in art history to prepare for a curatorial career, or even in business for a career in nonprofit arts management. Many alumni have gone on to pursue graduate study or employment in a range of art-related fields. 

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Art History

BA + MA

About this Program

Our accelerated dual-degree program allows advanced undergraduate art history majors to simultaneously pursue bachelor's and master's degrees. During their junior year, students can apply for one of the limited spaces in this competitive program under the guidance of their Art History Advisor. You'll develop a deep and refined understanding of how art shapes and reflects cultures on individual and societal levels. You'll have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, curators and visiting artists as you explore historical periods and cultures. The program culminates in a master's level research project.

Upon program completion, students can pursue further graduate studies or work in fields such as education, curation, publishing and more. An optional concentration in Museum Studies opens up further employment options in museums and galleries.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Art History

MA

About this Program

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

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Art History

BA, Minor

About this Program

Explore the rich history of artistic expression with a BA in art history. As a student, you’ll extend your critical thinking skills through engaging coursework while diving into your own unique areas of interest. Whether you take a course on Islamic mosques, Medieval saints or women and art, you'll explore how the visual arts reflect and shape cultures. We’ll help you combine classroom skills with career-relevant experience to form a diverse, solid and professional skill set.

Denver’s many art institutions allow us to offer both academic knowledge and hands-on experience. Students frequently work on projects at the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Students also have access to employment, volunteer and classroom opportunities at the University of Denver’s Vicki Myhren Gallery and the Madden Museum of Fine Art.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Art History — Museum Studies

MA

About this Program

Students in our art history graduate program may pursue a museum studies concentration. In addition to earning a master’s degree in art history, you will take courses with curators and conservators from the region’s art institutions. During your studies you can gain experience handling art, hanging exhibitions and curating exhibits in our Vicki Myhren Gallery and Madden Museum. Classes taught on-site in Denver’s museums allow you to meet professionals from museum directors to collections managers and find a museum career that suits your skills and interests. Students in the museum studies concentration also conduct an individually-tailored internship in a regional or national art institution giving you hands-on experience and networking opportunities.

Alumni now hold positions at distinguished venues as curators, consultants, administrators, registrars, collection managers and museum educators.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Artist Diploma, Conducting

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Artist Diploma, Performance

Certificate

About this Program

The artist diploma in performance is ideal for talented, passionate musicians determined to pursue careers as solo performers. With a minimum of academic requirements, students in the artist diploma program study one-on-one with faculty and enjoy a wealth of performance opportunities.

In this highly competitive program, artist diploma students serve as role models for their fellow students and peers. They also participate in appropriate large and small ensembles as assigned, often assuming a leadership position.

University College

Arts and Culture Marketing

Certificate, MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Arts and Culture Outreach and Advocacy

Certificate, MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Asian Studies

BA, Minor

About this Program

You’ll explore the literatures, cultures, visual and performing arts, religions, histories, politics and economies of Asian countries with esteemed faculty. These scholars come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds centered around East Asian, especially Chinese and Japanese, and South Asian cultures and languages. You'll pair this cultural knowledge with advanced training in an Asian language and you're encouraged to deepen your experience further by studying abroad for up to a year.

This immersive approach develops real-world skills for careers in areas like international business, international law, government service and education. You'll learn the skills in Asian languages and knowledge of Asian cultures to succeed in a variety of postgraduate endeavors.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Astrophysics, Minor

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's minor in astrophysics is for students interested in pursuing graduate work and careers in astronomy, as well as for students interested in learning more about the topic. Subjects include stars, planets and galaxies, and the program will give you a background in both the theoretical science behind astronomy and the methods used in the field.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Denver operates two observatories:

  • Mt. Evans Meyer-Womble, the second highest observatory in the world
  • the late 19th century Chamberlin Observatory, which features a historic 20-inch refractor

As any career in astronomy will require a strong working knowledge of physics, this minor is an excellent one for physics majors looking to diversify their education, or for students with an interest in astronomy but less desire to pursue a traditional physics degree.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

BA + MPP, Public Policy

BA + MPP, Minor

About this Program

Our public policy dual-degree program allows you to develop skills such as problem identification, analysis of solutions, writing, advocacy and persuasion, and prepare to practice public policy in real-world settings. As a student in our dual-degree program, you will gain insight into the procedures and decision-making processes of local, state and federal governments, and discover how to positively impact those processes. In addition to coursework and intensive seminars, you will complete a capstone project analyzing and developing solutions for a specific, real-world policy issue.

Faculty members provide extensive experience in public policy fields. We also draw nationally recognized experts and policy makers from Colorado and beyond to teach our students.

Our alumni hold positions in government, nonprofit organizations and private businesses, benefiting from the network of one of the nation's leading schools for international relations.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

BA/MA, International Studies

BA + MA

About this Program

DSC06988.jpgIf you are a qualified international studies major, you can begin taking graduate-level courses under the supervision of an advisor during your senior year. All remaining graduate-level courses that are required for the master’s will be completed the following year.

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Daniels College of Business

Bachelor's + Accountancy

BA/BS + Macc

About this Program

The dual-degree program from the School of Accountancy allows students to complete a Bachelor of Science in accountancy and a Master of Accountancy in five years. You can apply to this program while you're pursuing your bachelor's degree at DU. If accepted, you'll take a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses during your fourth and fifth years.

The program will prepare you for career paths as an auditor, accountant, CPA, controllers and even CFO or CEO. You can specialize in assurance, accounting information systems and data analytics, taxation or business valuation.

Almost all of our domestic graduates from this program accept positions three months after graduating. Many find themselves at top accounting firms, including Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton.

Students take classes in consolidated financial statements, accounting for foreign operations, corporate and partnership taxation, and non-profit accounting.

Morgridge College of Education

Bachelor's + Curriculum and Instruction

BA/BS + MA

About this Program

Are you determined to become a K-12 teacher and anxious to begin working in this high-demand field? You might be a great candidate for our dual undergraduate/graduate Teacher Education Program, which gives you the opportunity to achieve your bachelor's, master's and teaching licensure in five years.

You'll begin by pursuing an undergraduate degree of your choice, with graduate coursework beginning your senior year. Licensure coursework begins the summer after your senior year, and a graduate advisor in the Teacher Education Program will help you determine your ideal courses.

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

  • Elementary Education (K-6)

Sturm College of Law

Bachelor's + JD

BA/BS + JD

About this Program

Qualified University of Denver (DU) students can accelerate their legal education through our bachelor/JD Program. Through this program, students earn their undergraduate degree and their JD in six years rather than the standard seven years. DU undergraduates can apply to the program in their junior year; high-achieving high school students who've been admitted to DU can also apply. Students in the bachelor/JD Program begin JD studies in their fourth year at DU. They earn their bachelor degree after one year of law school and receive their JD two years later.

The JD program provides hands-on, student-centered legal education, as well as seven academic specialties that allow students to tailor their education to their career goals. Courses on the lawyering process, constitutional law and others provide a solid legal knowledge foundation. In addition, the JD program builds practice-ready skills through legal public service and advanced legal writing. Students also receive training in the professional skills needed in the legal profession, including trial advocacy, client communication, document drafting and more.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biochemistry

BS

About this Program

The University of Denver's bachelor of science in biochemistry degree provides students with a springboard for pursuing graduate studies in chemistry, entering health-related programs such as medical, dental, or veterinary school, or working as chemists in industrial or government settings. Degree requirements include a minor in biological sciences.

Emphasizing undergraduate research, this program's curriculum couples hands-on experimental practice with the latest scientific equipment in all undergraduate laboratories. Chemistry and biochemistry faculty have international reputations in research and are committed mentors who strive to pass on their knowledge in our small, informal classes.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Bioengineering

MS

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biological Sciences

MS

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biological Sciences

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biological Sciences

BA, Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's undergraduate program in biological sciences includes options for both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. While both majors include heavy coursework in the biological sciences, they differ in other aspects of their curricula. Students pursuing the BA complete two quarters of math and one year of chemistry in conjunction with a different minor.

By offering students a broad foundation in biology, the Bachelor of Arts opens up a range of career options that combine a strong background in biology with other disciplines. Major strengths of the department include the prevalence of small, specialized courses taught by active researchers in the discipline as well as the opportunity to conduct in-depth research with our faculty.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biological Sciences

BS, Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's undergraduate program in biological sciences, which includes options for both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, offers students the skills and knowledge for pursuing a wide range of career and graduate options. The BS degree offers students a more intensive science and math experience, requiring a chemistry minor, a second minor of the student's choosing and one year each of both mathematics and physics. Students can choose to specialize in sub-disciplines within cell and molecular biology or ecology and evolutionary biology.

Our specialized upper-level coursework is taught by active researchers in the discipline and we provide extensive opportunities for in-depth research with faculty. Graduates can leave prepared for jobs or graduate work in a wide range of life sciences disciplines, including cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, and ecology and evolutionary biology. The curricula can be tailored to prepare students for futures in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health-related professional programs, such as physical therapy or as physician assistants.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biological Sciences

BA, BS, Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's undergraduate program in biological sciences includes options for both a bachelor of arts (BA) and a bachelor of science (BS). While both majors include heavy coursework in the biological sciences, they differ in other aspects of their curricula. The BS degree offers students a more intensive science and math experience, requiring a chemistry minor, a second minor of the student's choosing and one year each of both mathematics and physics, while the BA is more flexible, only requiring two quarters of math and one year of chemistry in conjunction with a minor of the student’s choosing.

Much of our coursework is taught by active researchers in the discipline and we provide extensive opportunities for in-depth research with faculty. Graduates can leave prepared for jobs or graduate work in a wide range of life sciences disciplines, including cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, and ecology and evolutionary biology. The curricula can be tailored to prepare students for futures in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health-related professional programs, such as physical therapy or as physician assistants. Many students, especially those pursuing the BA, combine their degree with a second major to further diversity their skillset.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biomedical Sciences

PSM

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Business (Denver)

MBA

About this Program

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

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

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

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 Administration

Minor

About this Program

Understanding the fundamentals of business can be an asset to any student. The Daniels College of Business offers a minor in business administration for students who want to learn the basics of business while focusing on other areas of interest through a non-business major. Beginning with the Daniels signature course, "Gateway to Business," in which you will compete to design a mobile app, you'll be able to explore the fundamentals of business and gain critical experience while you work on your major.

With the business administration minor, students have gone on to launch businesses and join successful companies as managers, analysts and entrepreneurs, among many other roles. The minor is also an ideal way to enhance your resume in other fields, as an understanding of business is a useful skill across career fields.

Daniels College of Business

Business Analytics

Certificate

About this Program

This certificate in Business Analytics provides students an understanding of data analytics in all business and enterprise decisions. Students will acquire proficient use of basic coding (including looping and conditions), develop data analysis and data mining techniques, and learn to apply data and predictive modeling skills for data sets of varying sizes. With the 6-course certificate, students will have an opportunity to select two additional electives from topics such as data visualization, managing data platforms, and optimization.

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.

Daniels College of Business

Business Information & Analytics

BSBA, Minor

About this Program

In nearly every industry today, analytics professionals are in high demand. Employers recognize the value of hiring individuals who can use quantitative information to support informed decision making. From agriculture to the social sciences, accounting to marketing and engineering to medicine, data analysts are increasingly sought after. As a business and analytics major at the Daniels College of Business, you'll be immersed in statistical techniques, data modeling and business scenarios to help you identify meaning, explain causation and make predictions.

Daniels' BIA program emphasizes both hard and soft skills. Mathematics and statistics, along with quantitative and technical analysis and research skills, ensure you're able to interpret the data in front of you. You'll also improve your abilities in communication, relationship management, decision making and problem solving, so you'll be able to achieve in a variety of business environments. Project management, organization and data presentation expertise can give you an advantage in running projects of your own, and you'll have the chance to develop coding and programming skills in major applications.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

MA

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

MS

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

BA, Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's bachelor of arts in chemistry stresses breadth, with fewer required chemistry courses than other chemistry degree options. This degree is designed to provide excellent preparation for secondary school science teachers, as well as for individuals who are considering careers in interdisciplinary fields such as environmental law and technology development.

As they work with faculty who are leaders in their research fields, our students enjoy small class sizes and informal settings. Students complete 40 credit hours of chemistry courses, many of which include experimental practice with state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, our BA students complete 12 credit hours of mathematics and 15 credit hours of physics.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

BS, Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's bachelor of science in chemistry provides both breadth and depth for students pursuing careers in science. Courses cover general chemistry, organic chemistry, quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, physical chemistry, biochemistry and more. Students who complete this degree often go on to graduate school in chemistry, enter health-related programs such as medical, dental, pharmacy or veterinary school or work as chemists in industrial or governmental settings.

Our chemistry experiences include small, intimate courses with faculty with international reputations in research, and laboratory courses where students get to experiment with the latest equipment. In addition to our emphasis on undergraduate research guided by mentorship-focused faculty, the program also provides a holistic curriculum with courses in both mathematics and physics.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

BSCh

About this Program

The University of Denver's bachelor of science in chemistry (BSCh) is designed to provide outstanding preparation for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in chemistry. Because of the strong chemical background this degree can help students acquire, it can also be an excellent choice for those who plan to enter the chemical industry upon graduation. The degree, accredited by the American Chemical Society, is characterized by a comprehensive exposure to chemistry and a significant research component.

Students in this program take 62 credit hours in chemistry, 15 more than required by the standard Bachelor of Science track. Many classes occur in our chemistry labs, where students can access state-of-the-art equipment for hands-on experimental practice. Along the way, our students take small classes from faculty with extensive research experience.
Our BSCh students also complete 20 credit hours of math and computer science, and 15 credit hours of physics. Students can also pursue a concentration in biochemistry through their electives.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Chinese

Minor

About this Program

Delve into the world's most commonly spoken language while exploring a vibrant, varied culture. Our Chinese classes are designed to prepare our students to engage in a global world, equipped with Chinese language skills and cultural knowledge. Our students will apply their linguistic and cultural competencies to a wide variety of majors and careers, most notably, international studies and business. They will develop problem-solving skills to address future global challenges.

We offer study abroad opportunities in multiple locations in China to students who have completed two years of language study. Among them, the language immersion program at China Studies Institute hosted in Beijing University is one of our star programs.

Our faculty and students collaborate on opportunities that advance scholarly inquiry, cultivate critical and creative thought, and generate knowledge.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

PsyD

About this Program

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

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Clinical Psychology (Child Emphasis)

PhD

About this Program

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

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

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

University College

Combined Degree (Bachelor's + Master's)

BA + Masters

About this Program

Complete your bachelor's degree and then pursue a master's degree as part of the dual degree option at University College, where you can reduce time and cost by combining your programs. Start in the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, where you'll finish the undergraduate degree you started years ago. As you finish your bachelor's, start working toward your master's degree-reducing the time of earning both degrees by 8 credit hours.

Ready to enhance your career? Explore your bachelor's major and master's degree combination options and find a program that suits your career and interests.

University College

Communication Arts

BA

About this Program

Enhance your understanding of media and communication as you work to improve your written and verbal skills for personal and professional settings in a program designed for adults with previous college credit aiming to complete their degree. The communication arts major offered through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program prepares you to craft effective presentations, arguments and written materials. You'll study the impact communication has on communities and commercial endeavors, then complete an integrative project to demonstrate your skills.

Improving your communication skills is of immense value in a variety of sectors and careers. The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program offered through University College accepts up to 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits) directly toward your University of Denver degree. Enjoy a personalized experience and expand your personal and professional networks as you pursue your bachelor's alongside other busy adults aiming to complete their degrees. A dual degree option allows you to pursue both your bachelor's and a master's degree, reducing time and cost of completion.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication Studies

BA, Minor

About this Program

Communication matters. From interactions with communities and cultures to work presentations to participation in democracy, communication plays a crucial role in shaping the world around us. By pursuing a BA in communication studies, you'll hone your practical communication skills as you lay the foundation for ethical and effective communication.

Our courses explore the role of communication in fostering high-quality human relations in interpersonal, organizational, cultural and public contexts. With flexible requirements, you are able to customize your experience to align with your interests and career goals.

Employers actively seek the career skills our students develop, including integrity, leadership, teamwork and the ability to analyze information and articulate ideas. Graduates pursue careers in fields as wide ranging as education, law, business, public relations, advertising, social work and human resources. 

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication Studies

PhD

About this Program

This program is not currently accepting applications for graduate programs.

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

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

Visit the Communication Studies website for information for current students.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication Studies

MA

About this Program

This program is not currently accepting applications. Similar programs to explore are: Master's of Media and Public Communication and Master's of International and Intercultural Communication

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

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

Visit the Communication Studies website for information for current students.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Composition

BM

About this Program

The bachelor of music in composition offers aspiring composers rigorous training in composition, harmony, counterpoint, analysis, conducting, orchestration and digital audio. The high ratio of performance majors to composition majors at Lamont means composers have many opportunities to hear their music. For students interested in digital audio, our state-of-the-art recording studio is wired to every performance and rehearsal space, allowing students to graduate with a diverse portfolio of digitally recorded works.

This selective program provides a conservatory-level education within a vibrant liberal arts university experience. Pursuing a music education pushes students to develop creative thinking, discipline, the capacity to collaborate and emotional intelligence. Thanks to these abilities and developed skills, students can leave prepared for careers inside and outside of music.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Engineering

BSCpE, Minor

About this Program

Our Bachelor of Science in computer engineering program is designed for students who wish to focus on the development of computer hardware and software, combining elements of computer science with electrical and mechanical engineering. Hands-on lab experience is a significant portion of this program, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gain to projects for real-world engineering experience. With small classes and ample opportunity for undergraduate research, students graduate ready to pursue wide-ranging career options.

Students in the program must choose a specialty such as communications, digital signal processing and networking, robotics, embedded systems and instrumentation, or computer systems engineering. Many students use this degree to pursue careers in engineering or computer science fields, but the option to pursue an MS in just one additional year through one of our dual degree programs opens up potential career choices in other scientific fields as well.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Engineering

MS

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Science

BS, Minor

About this Program

Are you fascinated by computers and the complex systems behind their use and design? If so, our Bachelor of Science in computer science might be the perfect fit for you. You'll learn the essential elements of design, analysis, implementation and management of hardware and software computer systems, and have the opportunity to take part in original research. The flexibility of the degree ensures you'll have the chance to pursue topics and specializations that capture your interests, and we offer help finding internships that can enrich your education and give you a leg up when applying for jobs after graduation.

In addition to the coursework in the major, the BS in computer science requires two minors, one of which must be in mathematics. Let your personal interests and career aspirations guide your selection of the second minor. Program graduates often find that they are qualified for a wide range of rewarding career opportunities, thanks to constant demand for computer science experts at any company, agency or nonprofit looking to stay competitive in our digital, connected world. A BS in computer science also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue advanced computer science degrees.

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.

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.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Conducting

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Conducting

MM

About this Program

The master of music in conducting offers professional training in Western choral, orchestral and wind traditions. Students have the opportunity to conduct award-winning ensembles in the spectacular Gates Concert Hall, gaining valuable hands-on experience.

The program covers all aspects of conducting and music direction, as well as extra-musical activities such as managing personnel, working with music libraries, running auditions and recruiting. A combination of individual and seminar training will ensure you're prepared to advance your career upon graduation.

Daniels College of Business

Construction Project Management

Minor

About this Program

Students who don't want to major in construction management can still learn the fundamentals by taking 20 credits to earn a minor. They'll learn how to determine the economic feasibility of a project, plan construction, schedule the project, control the associated costs and manage all financial aspects of the project.

Courses students take in the construction project management minor cover the following topics:

  • job site management
  • legal issues and risk management
  • building systems
  • scheduling and project controls
  • architectural planning and design
  • environmental systems

Sturm College of Law

Corporate and Commercial Law for Practicing Attorneys

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Corporate Finance

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in Corporate Finance will provide a foundational background in accounting and finance such that business practitioners will have the insights and skills necessary to understand the financial performance of organizations as well as contribute to the formulation of the financial plans and the evaluation of investment opportunities.

Morgridge College of Education

Counseling Psychology

MA

About this Program

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

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

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Counseling Psychology

PhD

About this Program

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate Academic Programs

CPD Evergreen Course

BA

About this Program

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College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Criminology

BA, Minor

About this Program

Our BA in criminology provides you with the foundation to think critically about crime, law and justice. In addition to learning theory and methods, you'll examine structural foundations of crime, deviance and social control.

Our low student-to-faculty ratio allows professors to advise you according to your individual passions and career goals. As you develop specific areas of interest, you can delve deeper into the creation and application of criminal law, the causes of crime or societal responses to lawbreaking.  Your exploration of these topics can culminate in a senior thesis.

Majors often go on to law or graduate school, or pursue careers in social- and human-service occupations related to criminal, juvenile and social justice. Others pursue graduate study in criminology, law and other social sciences.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies

Minor

About this Program

With a minor in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, you'll examine race and ethnicity in social, political and cultural contexts that are both contemporary and historical. Our dynamic courses unpack race relations both in the U.S. and globally. Throughout your studies, you're encouraged to build on critical theory in the classroom by practicing ethically engaged citizenship.

A deep understanding of race and ethnicity studies provides excellent training for careers in areas like business and law, education, journalism and the arts, social work and nonprofits, government and public policy agencies, and science and technology fields.

Morgridge College of Education

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Certificate

About this Program

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

University College

Culture and Diversity

Certificate, Online

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Curriculum and Instruction

EdD

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Curriculum and Instruction

MA

About this Program

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

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

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Curriculum and Instruction

PhD

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Cybersecurity

MS

About this Program

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

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

University College

Cybersecurity Management

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

Through the cybersecurity management program, you’ll gain leadership skills to better equip you to manage cybersecurity professionals and teams. Learn to strengthen, lead, and grow cybersecurity efforts by leveraging management tools and principles. Through this program, you’ll deepen and enhance your insight into compliance, regulation, governance, and business operations all within the framework of cybersecurity.

Earn your MS or graduate certificate in information and communications technology with a concentration in cybersecurity management entirely online or in the evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Looking for more technical knowledge about cybersecurity? Consider the concentration in information systems security. 

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Data Science

MS

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Data Science Online

MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Database Design and Administration

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Denver MBA (Full-Time)

MBA

About this Program

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

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Denver Publishing Institute

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Developmental Psychology

PhD

About this Program

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

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

University College

Digital Health

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

Learn about the influence of health technology on diagnosis, treatment, training, patient records, and financial transactions. In this program, gain knowledge in the interoperability of healthcare IT, as well as the advantages and drawbacks associated with digital health products and distance medicine.

You can earn your MS in health informatics with a concentration in digital health entirely online or in the evenings on campus at University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to health informatics, you can also choose electives from other healthcare management areas, including policy, informatics, and leadership.

Daniels College of Business

Digital Marketing

Certificate

About this Program

The Digital Marketing Certificate will provide essential work-ready creative, research, and communication skills necessary in the digital advertising, content creation, and marketing strategy fields. At the completion of this certificate, students will understand essential digital technologies related to marketing and advertising activities, including application skills related to Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-per-click (PPC), and data collection and analytics.

Morgridge College of Education

Early Childhood Special Education

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Early Childhood Special Education

MA

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Ecology & Biodiversity

BA

About this Program

The University of Denver's Bachelor of Arts program in ecology and biodiversity offers students a cross-disciplinary focus on these two fields. Students complete 44 credit hours of biology coursework. The BA degree allows students flexibility to combine their interests in biology with other disciplines such as law, policy or business.

Our biological sciences department provides specialized upper-level coursework taught by active researchers in the discipline, along with the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on in-depth research. Students can access cutting-edge research and go to several exciting field sites. Research opportunities encompass plant-insect interaction, ecology of invasive species, and forest ecology and evolutionary biology. Graduates can leave well prepared for jobs or graduate work in a range of areas related to ecology and evolutionary biology.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Ecology & Biodiversity

BS

About this Program

The University of Denver's undergraduate program in ecology and biodiversity offers a cross-disciplinary learning focus across ecology and organismal biology. Students complete 49 credit hours of biology, a minor in another natural sciences and mathematics field, and a second minor from any department across the University. The BS degree appeals to students interested in continuing in the sciences at the graduate level or pursing medical school.

Students take courses on evolution, biodiversity, genetics and physiological systems, delivered in small classes. In addition, they complete lab work connected with in-class coursework, while using cutting-edge equipment and visiting field sites.

This program can offer research opportunities to undergraduates in invasive species, plant-insect interactions, evolutionary biology and forest ecology. During their research, our students are supported by active researchers in their fields.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Economics

MA

About this Program

While many economics programs focus strictly on mainstream theories and quantitative skills, our master's program provides a bold alternative. Emphasizing conceptual understanding in addition to practical skills, we challenge you to explore new theories through heterodox economics. Our MA program challenges students to explore both mainstream and alternative theories and critically examine why those analyses have been formulated in specific manners. With applied elective courses in many fields, you can study the specific economic and social policy issues that interest you.

Your research culminates with a thesis project that requires you to connect what you've learned, make analytical applications to economic problems and articulate your arguments and conclusions. The critical analytical skills, ability to think outside the box and preparation to conduct insightful research can enable you to enjoy long-term success in the public or private sector. Graduates have launched careers in governmental agencies, policy research organizations, the business sector or within Denver's thriving startup and renewable energy sectors.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Economics

BA, Minor

About this Program

With our BA in economics, you'll build an in-depth understanding of economic growth and development locally, nationally and globally. Faculty challenge you to think critically as you research social and government policy alternatives and apply your findings both inside and outside the classroom. In this major, you can investigate the environmental impact of economic activities and study the relationship between financial markets and the economy.

Emphasizing conceptual understandings in addition to quantitative skills, we challenge you to explore new theories through heterodox economics. You can analyze economic structural changes and learn theories of business cycles, as well as investigate the choices and consequences of government policy alternatives. Once you've narrowed down an area of interest, you can complete an honors thesis.

Our program prepares students for careers in business, banking, government and education. Graduates hold positions in private industry and government as leaders, consultants or advisors. Economics is also a good foundation for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in law, business and international studies.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Economics

Certificate

About this Program

The stackable Graduate Certificate of Economics is designed for students interested in specializing or expanding their understanding of economics by taking graduate-level courses without having to commit to a two-year master’s program.  It gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge, as well as explore special topics of interest such as urban economics, econometrics, health economics, international economics, development economics, environmental economics, gender economics, macroeconomics or finance.  Whether your goals are professional or personal we will work with you to build the most appropriate coursework plan.

Our departmental emphasis on mainstream and alternative economic theories, building out practical skillsets and applying knowledge to help analyze current events make this an excellent first step for anyone interested in boosting their credentials and expanding their professional opportunities.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Economics & Social Policy 4+1

BA + MS

About this Program

Our accelerated dual-degree program allows students to gain a solid grounding in economics, examine both mainstream and alternative theories, and advance their research as they simultaneously pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees. We teach students to critically evaluate economic theory so that they can influence policy discussions as a means to positively shape our world. Within our program, students can study a range of specific economic and social policy issues of greatest interest to them. The MS requires completing a policy-oriented internship or taking a comprehensive exam to demonstrate that they can apply what they have learned.

The analytical skills, ability to think outside the box and preparation to conduct insightful research helps prepare our graduates for careers with governmental agencies, policy research organizations, the business sector or within Denver's thriving startup and renewable energy sectors.

Morgridge College of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Certificate, Online

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

EdD

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

PhD

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

PhD

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

BSEE, Minor

About this Program

In our everyday lives, we're constantly surrounded by the products of innovative electrical engineering. From cell phones and communication networks that keep us connected to all manner of life-saving medical technology, electrical engineers are responsible for so many of the products and systems that define modern life. If you're interested in contributing to the formidable technological tradition of Tesla, Edison and Marconi, our Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering will allow you to develop the skills necessary to be part of this vital field. Collaborate with peers and faculty on original research, pursue experience-building internships and advance technology for all.

Participants in the BS in electrical engineering program choose a specialization such as communication systems and digital signal processing, robotics, electronics, photonics and microsystems, or power and energy. Electrical engineers can be found in almost every area of the workforce, from research and development to consulting to education, and the electrical engineering program prepares you to either enter the workforce immediately or pursue more advanced engineering degrees.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

MS

About this Program

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

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

University College

Emergency Planning and Response

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Emergent Digital Practices

MA

About this Program

Our MA in emergent digital practices is a two-year degree that gives you the opportunity to analyze and contextualize various areas of study in relation to technology and digital tools while also materializing an engaging public project that demonstrates your voice. We work with creative students who think critically and work in spaces beyond the defined and familiar. To complete the degree program, you’ll create a thesis project that will serve as a portfolio and example for future employers of how you engage and empower others with thoughtfully applied technologies.

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Emergent Digital Practices

MFA

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Emergent Digital Practices

BA, Minor

About this Program

Creatively shape the future of media with a BA in emergent digital practices (EDP). Our EDP program brings together art, design, media, culture and technology studies in a hands-on, project-based, collaborative environment. 

You'll learn principles of creative software development, sound design and visual presentation, along with essential skills required to navigate a career in tech or the arts and design.. A BA in emergent digital practices positions you to succeed as an art director, game artist or software designer, among many other positions.

The BA focuses on emerging digital technologies as a broader cultural phenomenon that intersects with a range of other areas of study and career fields. EDP invites students to work together to develop strategies and processes for addressing interdisciplinary topics. Together, EDP faculty and students strive to innovate new forms of art, experiences, media and ways of knowing.

The EDP minor is a strong addition to a number of majors, including computer science, game development, marketing, psychology and anthropology. Minor students build a broad foundation in the digital arts, while also creating their own pathway as they focus on courses related to their interests.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Emergent Digital Practices

BFA, Minor

About this Program

The BFA in emergent digital practices (EDP) lets you explore new artistic and designerly enabled by the rise of digital media. In this major, you'll push the boundaries of how art is created, presented and used as a tool for the benefit of society.

You'll work in a range of disciplines and explore advanced visual design, interactive media, digital fabrication and sonic arts.  A historical examination of art will give you the background you need to harness the full potential of these technologies.

The BFA focuses on the creation and performance of your own original works, and emphasizes community engagement in galleries, museums, festivals and other public spaces. 

Graduates go on to careers in areas such as experience design, creative coding, game design and arts management. Since you can tailor your degree with specialized electives in subjects such as 3D modeling and advanced video art, there are a wide range of tech and artistic careers ahead.

University College

Energy and Sustainability

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering

MS

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

English and Literary Arts

BA, Minor

About this Program

In our BA program, you'll engage historical and contemporary texts in depth, while also developing critical and creative writing experience.

You'll hone interpretive skills by connecting words on the page to broader social, economic, cultural and political conditions. You'll not only read texts, but craft your own, with opportunities to write poetry, long-form essays, short stories and research-driven projects. Our program offers concentrations in literary studies, creative writing or English education.

Outside the classroom, gain hands-on experience managing, editing and publishing with Foothills, the undergraduate literary journal. Or intern with our partner, Tethered by Letters, to hone publishing and editing techniques. You can also take these skills beyond campus by studying abroad.

Our BA in English develops critical thinking, reading and writing abilities essential to graduate studies and a wide range of careers. Writing-based roles in publishing, marketing, law, nonprofits and technology are ever-expanding. We offer specific programs in publishing, education and professional writing to help you develop these career skill sets.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

English and Literary Arts - Creative Writing

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

English and Literary Arts - Literary Studies

MA

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

English and Literary Arts - Literary Studies

PhD

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Entrepreneurship

Minor

About this Program

The Daniels College of Business offers a minor in entrepreneurship to all students regardless of major. Whether you're an artist, scientist or you're pursuing a career in another field, a foundation in the basics of entrepreneurship will help you transition into the professional world and tackle difficult business decisions with confidence.

All students take the "Gateway to Business" course, in which you'll design and develop a mobile app and compete for funding to launch your idea. Other courses in the minor will prepare you for success in creating a product or service in the face of economic, political and social obstacles.

University College

Environmental Analytics and Reporting

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Sturm College of Law

Environmental and Natural Resource Law and Policy

LLM

About this Program

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

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

Sturm College of Law

Environmental and Natural Resource Law and Policy

MLS

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Environmental Chemistry

BS

About this Program

Many environmental problems are chemically related and solving them requires an application of chemical knowledge. The University of Denver's bachelor of science in environmental chemistry is designed for students pursuing careers in fields related to environmental areas. The degree requirements include a minor in geographic information systems, biology or sustainability to ensure a strong interdisciplinary background. Among the many post-graduation options for students in this program are graduate school in environmental science or work in a variety of environmentally-related fields.

With a minimum of 47 credit hours in chemistry, students take general, organic, physical and aquatic chemistry courses, as well as chemistry labs that put students in front of the latest equipment. Environmental chemistry students also take classes in biology, geography, calculus and physics. Along the way, students work in small class settings with internationally recognized faculty researchers dedicated to improving the world with their knowledge and expertise.

University College

Environmental Health and Safety

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Environmental Management

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Environmental Policy

Certificate, MS, Online

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.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Environmental Science

BA, Minor

About this Program

As the conversation around the global climate has overtaken both the public and scientific spheres, the need for trained environmental scientists has grown rapidly. The BA in environmental science covers a range of environmental issues, from climate change, air and water quality and resource preservation to sustainable development and waste management. Our program is founded on a hands-on approach to scientific exploration, meaning you'll have the chance to participate in field studies and travel to diverse locations to gather a truly expansive knowledge of environmental science.

As you learn about issues of environmental preservation and discover solutions to challenging global problems, you'll have the opportunity to explore a variety of other disciplines. The BA program is flexible and allows you to take courses across other fields to complement your degree. With the environmental science BA, students have gone on to careers in conservation, resource management, policy and many other fields with a focus on the health and preservation of the natural world.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Environmental Science

BS, Minor

About this Program

With an interdisciplinary focus, our BS in environmental science helps students develop knowledge and skills in fields lie sustainable development, ecosystem preservation and climate change. With classwork focused on physical and natural science, you'll gain an understanding of the physical properties that affect the environment and how those factors are shaping scientific discourse around the world. The program is built on practical field experience, so you'll have the opportunity to explore the evolving science of the environment and work on new solutions to today's most pressing challenges.

This program offers students a foundation in the natural sciences while helping develop skills in the technical aspects of environmental science. Graduates can leave prepared to work in many career fields, including environmental quality assessment, natural resource monitoring and pollution measurement and abatement. You'll also be well-equipped to enter grad school and pursue greater depth and practice in the environmental sciences.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Environmental Science + Geographic Information Science

BA/BS + MS

About this Program

The University of Denver's dual degree in environmental science and geographic information science (GIS) allows students to complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree in five years. The bachelor's, in environmental science, will help students develop the skills to understand and resolve environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on the natural and physical sciences. The master's, in geographic information science, will integrate traditional studies of physical, human and cultural geography and geographic information systems.

Students generally finish most of their undergraduate work by the end of their junior year and begin their graduate studies as seniors. The skills students may develop can prepare them for careers in fields like resource management, urban planning and environmental quality management. Recent graduates have found work in private industry and federal, state and local government.

University College

Executive Leadership and Governance

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Executive MBA

MBA

About this Program

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

The program begins with your entire cohort experiencing a team sail weekend in San Diego Bay. The unforgettable experience will help you gain insights and sharpen your leadership skills.

Daniels faculty and staff also put together a customized global trip for students. Students help select the country or countries they want to visit. This process is highly unusual and differentiates the EMBA from other executive programs.

Your professors will be a combination of research faculty and practitioners with experience in the business world and a passion for teaching.

Daniels College of Business

Executive PhD

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Film Studies and Production

BA

About this Program

With a BA in film studies and production, you'll be a critical observer and producer of our culture's most powerful media art forms: film and video. You'll learn the history, theory, production and criticism of motion pictures, while developing a hands-on understanding of the film industry.

You’ll explore existing and emergent media platforms, learning what it means to be an ethical, effective and culturally sensitive communicator. You’ll write scripts and participate in screenwriting teams, while developing technical skills in lighting, editing and sound design. Our award-winning faculty will guide you through the processes of fundraising, exhibiting and promoting your films.

You’ll also develop a deeper understanding of how sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, gender, class, age and ability are represented in and by media — and why such representations matter. Our classes adopt an intersectional lens in their exploration of how identity markers create unequal power dynamics both on and off screen, highlighting how off-screen dynamics greatly impact what is seen onscreen.

The BA prepares you for a career in the fast-paced, highly competitive industries of film, video and related fields. After graduating, you can apply your creative and analytical abilities across many sectors, including media, marketing, entertainment, education and communications.

Daniels College of Business

Finance

BSBA, Minor

About this Program

Armed with financial acumen and leadership skills, what can't you do? The Reiman School of Finance at the Daniels College of Business emphasizes both to help you learn how to tackle immediate challenges while anticipating-and adapting to-the future. You'll have opportunities to focus on investments, corporate finance, financial institutions and international finance-while also working on leadership development. These hands-on learning opportunities prepare you for work in the portfolio analysis, financial strategy, investment and business finance arenas. Graduates also pursue careers at various financial institutions, working in wealth/asset management, banking and investment services.

As a finance major, you'll have a hands-on opportunity to learn portfolio management in the Reiman Fund class, which teaches sector analysis, stock selection and portfolio management. Reiman Fund students search for undervalued stocks with analytical software and trusted datasets, and the University of Denver implements the investment recommendations coming out of the class as part of its endowment fund.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Forensic Psychology

MA

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

French and Francophone Studies

BA, Minor

About this Program

Our BA in French and Francophone Studies hones your speaking, reading and translation skills while deepening your critical understanding of France and the Francophone world.

You'll receive an immersive language experience by studying literature, culture and film and by engaging in discussions and analyses with faculty and classmates. Take these studies a step further by completing a senior thesis in French and earning distinction in the major.

Outside the classroom, you can join the DU Francoscope Club, explore internship opportunities or study abroad in places like France, Senegal, Madagascar, Quebec, Belgium, Switzerland and Morocco.

Our graduates go on to become artists, computer programmers, translators, NGO directors and lawyers. And with French-speaking Canada as the United States’ most important export market, French-speakers have opportunities to excel in international commerce and business.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Game Development

BA

About this Program

Are you interested in understanding how to design and build virtual worlds that millions of others can interact with and enjoy? Are you equally compelled by art and technology? If so, our Bachelor of Arts in game development might be perfect for you. You will receive the training necessary to produce artistic content for games, while also developing your own distinct voice as an artist. You'll receive intensive instruction in computer science, graphics and programming skills in order to develop the technical know-how to make your ideas real.

The BA in game development requires a double major, one in game development and one in either digital media studies, electronic media art design or studio art. The degree is designed to allow students to bridge the gap between game programming and art, allowing the broadest range of opportunities throughout the field as developers, designers and artists.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Game Development

BS

About this Program

Do you love building intricate systems? Do you get satisfaction from understanding the invisible frameworks behind them? If so, you may be a perfect candidate for a Bachelor of Science in game development. You will focus heavily on developing your computer science and programming skills while building a strong foundation in the artistic, critical and design elements of games. You will also have the option to focus either on the appreciation, understanding and production of art, or on the critical, technical and design elements of digital media.

The BS in game development requires you to pursue a minor in mathematics, as well as a second art-related minor. You also will take specific classes from art and emergent digital practices to help ensure that you develop a well-rounded skill set. Although the BS in game development prepares you for a career in game development, the additional skills you develop will help you effectively collaborate with artists and others throughout the development process.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Gender and Women's Studies

BA, Minor

About this Program

Are you eager to explore the role gender plays in the construction of identities and the social and political organization of society and culture? Our cross-disciplinary program offers a vibrant and rigorous course of study in this important and growing field. As you advance, you'll find opportunities for internships, awards and study abroad.

Upon graduating, many students pursue graduate studies in fields such as law, social work or education. Others launch a career in a variety of public service or private industry roles, including health, counseling, government, community work, politics, business, social services, spiritual leadership, environment, media and the arts.

This program includes exploration of the following areas:

  • History of the varied and changing ways that societies have defined gender.
  • Theory of how Women’s Studies, Queer Studies and Gender Studies have developed.
  • Institutions and power of how gender identity is constructed.
  • Intersectionality of gender identities, recognizing that gender cannot be studied in isolation from social structures.
  • Rhetoric of how gender definitions and roles are expressed in linguistic structures.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geographic Information Science

BS

About this Program

Geographic information science (GISc) and technology provide fundamental knowledge and technological tools to solve geospatial challenges in a wide variety of fields, including urban planning, business and retail, human health and safety, environmental and resource management, and scientific research.

The BS (GISc) program prepares students to collect and manage geospatial data, to analyze and quantify spatial relationships, to evaluate and design maps, and to develop geospatial applications. The objective of this program is to provide rigorous technical training through problem-based and experiential learning, while grounding students in knowledge of fundamental principles of geography and geographic information.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geographic Information Science

MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geographic Information Science

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's minor in geographic information science (GISc), offered through the Department of Geography and the Environment, is geared toward students from other majors who are interested in geotechnology. The program provides an overview of a variety of geotechnological skills, including cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems and global positioning systems. Today's geographers and environmental scientists use cartography and geographic information systems to develop insight into patterns and trends to understand the environmental conditions of the past and to predict where they might go in the future.

This sort of geographic information is becoming increasingly useful in policy-making, and as such, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for graduates with geotechnological skills will grow by 30 percent by 2024, indicating a strong employment market for students upon graduation. Recent graduates have found work in both government and private industry. Students already pursuing degrees in areas ranging from environmental science to anthropology can gain useful skills and diversify their abilities with this minor.

University College

Geographic Information Systems

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geography

MA

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geography

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geography

BA, Minor

About this Program

Our BA in geography offers students various areas of study, including physical geography, human geography, human-environment interaction, applied geography and geographic information science. The degree prepares students for careers in education, resource management, economic development, urban planning and academia.

In our BA program, students can develop a scientific understanding of environmental issues, balancing the technical and social solutions to environmental problem solving. The curriculum's primary goal is to provide students a foundation in geographic principles and perspectives, as well as the professional skills to put them into practice.

Skills you can hone in our BA program include:

  • Problem recognition and solution development
  • Use of technical tools, such as GIS, manual and computer-assisted remote sensing, and cartography
  • Field and laboratory techniques

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geography + Geographic Information Science

BA + MS

About this Program

Through this dual degree in geography and geographic information science (GIS), students can complete a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in GIS in just five years. Typically, our dual degree students complete the majority of their undergraduate work at the end of their third year. Graduate work normally begins during our students' senior years. This program is tailored toward students interested geotechnology. Our students complete detailed study of geotechnological skills, from cartography and GIS to remote sensing and GPS.

This dual degree can help prepare students to enter a growing field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting demand for graduates with geotechnological skills expected to grow by 30 percent by 2024. Through their bachelor's degree program, students can choose to emphasize a variety of emphasis tracks, including geographic analyses, land use or urban planning, and natural resource management.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geology

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's minor in geology, offered through the Department of Geography & the Environment, is an excellent choice for students majoring in environmental science, ecology, and other natural and physical sciences, or for any student with an interest in geology. Topics covered include stratigraphy, rocks and minerals, geomorphology, sedimentology and hydrology.

The minor can help provide you with the background necessary for pursuing advanced degrees in the earth sciences. It gives you the chance to develop skills useful for fields ranging from engineering to secondary-level education.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

German

BA, Minor

About this Program

Studying the language, cultures and histories of German speaking countries offers students opportunities to develop effective communication skills as well as intercultural competencies that will further their role as responsible global citizens. The German program complements language study with courses in German literature and film as well as contextual study of political and cultural histories.

Students collaborate closely with experienced faculty and take advantage of our many excellent study abroad programs to achieve their professional goals. With a degree in German, students have access to a broad range of career opportunities such as in international business, non-profits, the sciences and government.

Morgridge College of Education

Gifted Education Generalist

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

University College

GIS and Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Certificate, Online

About this Program

Learn how to leverage the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, for mapping and analysis. In this program, you’ll build foundational knowledge in geographic information systems, then learn to operate unmanned aircraft systems. Discover the science behind preparing aerial photography collected from drones and then how to analyze the results.

You can earn your certificate in GIS and unmanned aircraft systems entirely online at University College. Credits earned in the certificate program can then apply to a six-course graduate certificate or towards a master’s degree in geographic information systems.

University College

GIS in Public Safety

Certificate, Online

About this Program

Learn how to protect our communities using geographic information system tools to assess threats and plan continuity. In this program, you’ll explore health and safety in your community and apply GIS tools and analysis to mitigate public safety issues.

You can earn your certificate in GIS in public safety entirely online at University College. Credits earned in the certificate program can then apply to a six-course graduate certificate or towards a master’s degree in geographic information systems.

University College

GIS in the Environment

Certificate, Online

About this Program

Learn geographic information systems applications in the environment and explore analytical techniques that support environmental impact analyses, site selections, and the characterization of environmental hazards. In this program, you’ll focus on environmental assessment and natural resource management, conservation, and preservation, as well as examine natural hazard risk assessment and planning.

You can earn your certificate in GIS in the environment entirely online at University College. Credits earned in the certificate program can then apply to a six-course graduate certificate or towards a master’s degree in geographic information systems.

University College

GIS Tools and Technology

Certificate, Online

About this Program

Gain insight into the software, data, and applications used in geographic information systems. In this program, focus on tools that are help build databases, customize applications, streamline spatial data workflows, and publish maps.

You can earn your certificate in GIS tools and technology entirely online at University College. Credits earned in the certificate program can then apply to a six-course graduate certificate or towards a master’s degree in geographic information systems.

University College

Global Commerce and Transportation

BA

About this Program

Enhance your career options in the transportation field by pursuing a bachelor's in global commerce and transportation, which focuses on managing the transportation of goods and people. From transportation safety and security to economics and finance, you'll explore topic areas related to transportation, logistics and supply-chain management. This major, offered through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program at University College, is ideal for those who work within transportation modes and nodes; the program is designed for adults with previous college credit aiming to complete their degree.

This major was developed in conjunction with the Transportation Institute at the University of Denver, ensuring a hands-on, industry-relevant experience. Develop your communication, creative and decision-making skills within the context of transportation through coursework offered entirely online. Through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, your first 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits) will go directly to your University of Denver bachelor's degree. Pursue the dual degree option to reduce the time and cost of completing your bachelor's and the MS in security management.

University College

Global Community Engagement

MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Global Economic Affairs

MA

About this Program

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

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

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

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

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Global Environmental Sustainability

MA

About this Program

Addressing the global challenges posed by a changing environment, population growth, and increased demands on our food, water, and energy resources is one of the defining tasks of the 21st century. The complexity of these issues requires innovative approaches to meeting these needs while creating a more sustainable path forward.

Our MA in Global Environmental Sustainability takes a global-to-local and human-focused approach to understanding the consequences of global change and human well-being. And there’s no better place to study. Our location in the heart of urban Denver--at the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains--provides students with unparalleled opportunities to learn and experience first-hand the challenges facing water rights and conservation, food supply and agriculture, and conventional and renewable energy.

University College

Global Health Program Management

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Global Issues

Certificate, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Global Studies

BA

About this Program

Learn to work more effectively across cultures and deepen your knowledge of global issues by majoring in global studies through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program (offered through University College and designed for adults with previous college credit aiming to complete their degree). You'll analyze theories of internationalization and issues of globalization, focusing on history, geography and international relations. This major explores a variety of topics, from economics and politics to global culture and citizenship.

As the world grows more interconnected, a global perspective will serve you in a variety of fields and settings, from business and law to healthcare. You may complete your coursework entirely online through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, which accepts your first 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits). You're also invited to pursue the dual degree option to reduce the time and cost of completion of your bachelor's and master's degrees.

Daniels College of Business

Governance, Risk and Compliance

Certificate

About this Program

Governance, Risk, and Compliance are areas of increasing importance to businesses and corporations. Whether growing risks are financial, ethical, legal, reputational, or political in nature, they are having an increasing impact on the operations and very survival of corporations. This six-course certificate includes core topics (business law and public policy, white-collar crime, ethics, and corporate governance) and provides students an opportunity to select two elective courses in areas such as cybersecurity, sustainability, international business law, or information privacy.

This advanced certificate provides a foundation for those wanting to deepen their underlying ability to manage risk and ability to select from specialized, relevant topics.

University College

Health Data Informatics and Analytics

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

Learn to transform data into information, knowledge and insight using informatics and analytics. With the “4 Ps” framework top of mind (patients/people, providers, payers, and population), enhance your knowledge of healthcare delivery in the United States. In this program, you’ll learn how to solve current healthcare industry issues through collaboration and informatics.

You can earn your MS in health informatics with a concentration health data informatics and analytics entirely online or in the evenings on campus at University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to health informatics, you can also choose electives from other healthcare management areas, including policy, digital health and leadership.

University College

Health Data Science

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

Achieve business and research outcomes using health data science tools and applications. In this program, you’ll have access to real data, using a curated health data repository built in partnership with industry. Enhance your skills in analytics, data science, and artificial intelligence while focusing on integrating data platforms in the health and healthcare industries.

You can earn your MS in health informatics with a concentration in health data science entirely online or in the evenings on campus at University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to health informatics, you can also choose electives from other healthcare management areas, including digital health, informatics, and leadership.

University College

Healthcare Administration

BA

About this Program

Deepen your healthcare knowledge and address the perspectives of patients, providers, payers, and the population by majoring in healthcare administration through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program (designed for adults with previous college credit aiming to complete their degree). Through the assessment of real-world health policy, you’ll learn to leverage technology, develop management skills, and deliver high-quality healthcare to the masses.

Your first 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits) can be applied directly to your University of Denver degree. Save time and reduce the cost of your programs by pursuing the dual degree option and combine your bachelor's degree with the MS in healthcare management offered through University College. Coursework in both the bachelor's program and the master's program is available entirely online.

University College

Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Hebrew

Minor

About this Program

Modern Hebrew is the official language of Israel, one of the world’s fastest growing high-tech global economies and a country of constant importance on the world stage. Learning Hebrew at DU introduces students to Israel’s ethnic diversity and multiculturalism. Incorporating music, poetry, short stories, media and movies, the Hebrew Minor introduces students to Hebrew at various levels of the languages while enriching their exploration of Israel’s pluralist mosaic. The minor is particularly invaluable to research of the Middle East and its politics, economics, technology, journalism, religion, peace, migration and international studies as well as other fields of study.

The Hebrew program at DU emphasizes the proficiency approach to language instruction. In small class settings, personal attention is placed on the student’s linguistic abilities, learning style, sources of motivation and other individual factors. The learning experience is both innovative and varied, and the pedagogy ranges from traditional to novel methods of instruction.

The Center for Judaic Studies partners with us to provide a minor in Judaic studies with a Hebrew emphasis. Learn more about this option on the Judaic Studies minor program page.

Morgridge College of Education

Higher Education

EdD

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Higher Education

MA

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Higher Education

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

History

BA, Minor

About this Program

A BA in history exposes you to the breadth of human experience. It's a pursuit of knowledge that combines the thrill of discovery with deep critical thinking, all while emphasizing hands-on experience. We offer opportunities to explore multiple geographical regions and chronological periods, with the ability to focus on those that align with your interests and passions. Our small class sizes encourage lively discussion and enable you to work closely with faculty. With resources at your fingertips, you're empowered to present original research by your senior year. 

History majors acquire a wide range of highly relevant skills—such as analytical writing, critical thinking, evidence examination and interpretation—that prepare you for a variety of careers. Many of our history grads hold positions in business, law, museums, education, nonprofit research and as graduate candidates.

Daniels College of Business

Hospitality Management

BSBA

About this Program

The hospitality industry requires you to think on your feet and find creative solutions while working on a range of projects. With a major in hospitality management at the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, you'll enjoy unique experiential learning opportunities that can help improve your skills and boost your confidence. You'll graduate having fulfilled the required 1,000 hours of combined work experience and a management internship.
The BSBA curriculum includes core business management classes you can build upon with these hospitality management specializations:

  • lodging real estate
  • revenue management and analytics
  • restaurant/food and beverage management
  • conference services management

Interested in studying abroad? Our hospitality program is the only one in the nation that requires students to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English by studying overseas. With this experience, you'll have a competitive edge in the international marketplace, which will expand your career opportunities exponentially.

University College

HR Employment Relations

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

HR Management and Development

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

HR Operations

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Human Capital in Organizations (Organizational Leadership)

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Human Health Science & Systems

Minor

About this Program

The Human Health Science & Systems minor prepares students for the evolving future of health and health care by combining basic human biology with health systems science. This minor provides students not only insight about the scientific basis, but also the social and cultural contexts, of health care. Thus, students will gain an interdisciplinary perspective on health. Coursework also cultivates leadership and teamwork, evidence-based practice, and strong critical analysis and reasoning skills.

Featured coursework:

  • Health Systems Science            
  • Medical Ethics         
  • Medical Terminology 
  • Science of Human Health

University College

Information Security

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Information Systems Security

Certificate, MS, Online

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.

University College

Information Technology

BA

About this Program

Broaden your IT expertise and take your career to the next level by majoring in information technology through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program (designed for adults with previous college credit aiming to complete their degree). From systems analysis and design to networking and programming, you'll receive hands-on instruction that can be translated to the IT industry. In addition to the technical knowledge you'll gain, you can also expect to enhance your creativity, critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Your first 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits) can be applied directly to your University of Denver degree. Save time and reduce the cost of your programs by pursuing the dual degree option and combine your bachelor's degree with the MS in information and communications technology offered through University College. Coursework in both the bachelor's program and the master's program is available entirely online.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Integrated Sciences

BA

About this Program

The Bachelor of Arts in integrated sciences offers students the opportunity to work with a faculty advisor to develop a customized science curriculum. When one of the many majors offered by the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics doesn't meet the needs of a student's plans, this degree is an option. Students have flexibility in choosing introductory and upper-level coursework from all areas of the sciences, mathematics, engineering and computer sciences, providing the opportunity to create a unique program tailored to their exact needs and interests.

This degree is an especially attractive option for students interested in science education at the secondary-school level, or for those who wish to combine disciplines such as neuroscience and computer science. Students may also design their program to give them an ideal background for any form of graduate studies they wish to pursue.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Intercultural Global Studies

Minor

About this Program

Our interconnected world has made cross-cultural understanding and empathy crucial to success. The minor in Intercultural Global Studies (IGS) helps you expand your critical and analytical skills and apply them to coursework across multiple academic disciplines.

IGS emphasizes connecting classroom study to real-world engagement through service learning, study abroad and field study. As part of the minor, you'll immerse yourself in community work domestically or abroad through an internship. As a capstone of the minor, you'll participate in a mini conference, which gives you a platform to share your insights with other scholars and professionals.

The skills you'll develop both inside and outside the classroom will empower you to pursue careers in a variety of globally minded organizations in areas such as nonprofit humanitarian work, international and intercultural education, or community activism.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

International and Intercultural Communication

MA

About this Program

In today's increasingly globalized society, the world needs individuals who can navigate the complexities of communication across cultural and geographic borders. By combining courses from the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies and the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies, students in the International and Intercultural Communication program gain the cultural knowledge and communications skills they need to be successful in this environment. As a student in the International and Intercultural Communication program, you will have the freedom to build a personalized, relevant coursework plan that prepares you to pursue your unique professional goals.

You’ll have access to internationally recognized experts in the fields of communication, strategic messaging, international health communication and international relations. Our students complete internships at leading companies and nonprofit organizations and go on to find careers in a wide range of fields such as global health communication, public diplomacy, international education and administration, international PR and marketing communication.

Students in the International and Intercultural Communication program are also eligible to pursue a certificate in public diplomacy, global health affairs, or global business and corporate responsibility.

Daniels College of Business

International Business

BSBA

About this Program

Business knows no borders. Nearly all operations in the U.S. and around the world have competitors, suppliers, customers, employees or owners from other countries. It's critical to understand the forces at play in today's global marketplace. Daniels' international business major offers an extensive foundation in both business and the social sciences, with an emphasis on the international work environment. Core business courses will help boost your understanding of the global marketplace's complex interconnections. Students in the program frequently double major in accounting, anthropology, business analytics, finance, hospitality management, marketing, political science, sociology and other areas.

If you're thinking about an international career, it's critical that you have actual overseas experience to help you navigate different cultures, business practices and social conventions. We require international business majors to study abroad, either by participating in DU's Cherrington Global Scholars program or by enrolling in approved courses. Our international business students have studied at universities in Australia, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand and several other nations across the globe.

Sturm College of Law

International Business Transactions

LLM

About this Program

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

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

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Development

MA

About this Program

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

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

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

International Disaster Psychology

MA

About this Program

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

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

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Human Rights

MA

About this Program

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

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

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Security

MA

About this Program

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

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

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Studies

BA, Minor

About this Program

Engage the great global challenges of our time: security and human rights, poverty and economic inequality, climate change and environmental sustainability, gender equality and the state of democracy. Courses in politics and economics, language and culture, and environment and public health make for a truly interdisciplinary international studies program that can turn your aspirations into action.

We prepare you for careers in the international arena not only by developing your practical tech and communications skills, offering a rich array of study abroad options, and providing real-world learning experiences. Our alumni are business C-level executives, international diplomats, NGO leaders, politicians, lawyers and other public service professionals. Notable alumni of the Korbel school include Condoleeza Rice, Massouma Al-Mubarak, Heraldo Muñoz and General George W. Casey.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Studies

MA

About this Program

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

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

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Studies

PhD

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Investment Markets

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in Investment Markets provides essential tools for understanding capital market evolution. Traditionally, capital markets have served large for-profit corporations, but now increasing address the capital needs of private companies, small companies, and non-profit entities. The capital markets are also being increasingly used to address environmental and social needs. The 4-course specialized certificate provides the opportunity to analyze current applications and apply leading-edge valuation techniques and tools. In addition to providing an understanding of capital markets and leading-edge valuation techniques, the 6-course certificate provides an opportunity to select three electives on topics such as portfolio management, risk analysis, derivatives, and fixed income investments.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Italian

BA, Minor

About this Program

Studying Italian at DU will foster your ability to master more than one language and culture, an asset as a global citizen. In the Italian major, you’ll study the Italian language and its manifestations in history as well as cultural studies from the past to the present. Our faculty work closely with students to build an understanding of the relationship between language and culture.

Any language study requires immersion, and we offer study abroad options that support a variety of student interests. You can study language in Perugia, learn about business in Milan and Turin, or enhance your understanding of Italian art in Florence. You’ll finish the Italian degree with the necessary linguistic and cultural background to pursue prestigious fellowships or attend graduate school in Italian Studies. You’ll also gain a foundation of experience to achieve professional goals in the world of business, international relations and education.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Japanese

Minor

About this Program

The Japanese program at DU prepares students to become informed international citizens who develop effective Japanese language and cultural communication expertise. Our students apply their Japanese linguistic, literary and cultural competencies to a wide variety of majors, careers and future global challenges. At the same time, they deepen their empathy for and curiosity about the diversity of human experiences. Our faculty and students collaborate on opportunities that advance scholarly inquiry, cultivate critical and creative thought, and work to better our local and global communities.

Japanese clubs and events on DU's campus provide fun ways to further engage with Japanese language, literature and culture. With study abroad opportunities in desirably located premium universities in Japan you can hone your linguistic and cultural competencies while immersing yourself in contemporary Japanese life.

Alumni of the program have participated in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program and have won the prestigious Boren Scholarship for Japanese and the competitive Critical Language Scholarship for Japanese, among other awards.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Jazz Studies

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Jazz Studies

BM

About this Program

The bachelor of music in jazz studies provides professional training in all aspects of jazz music. Our faculty of artist-teachers is dedicated to expanding your creativity while providing the experience and knowledge necessary to build a career in jazz.

In today's jazz industry, musical versatility and diversity is key. With ensemble offerings, classes, guest artists, and a robust performing and recording schedule, our students are equipped to go straight from graduation into careers in performing, composing, arranging, recording and arts management.

Students can choose from any of the following areas of jazz study:

  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds
  • Composing and arranging

DU/Iliff Joint Program in Religion

Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion

PhD

About this Program

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

  • Bible, Ancient Judaism, Early Christianity
  • Religion, Art, and Media
  • Social Justice, Race and Identity
  • Religion and Politics
  • Theories of Religion
  • Religion and the 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.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Journalism Studies

BA

About this Program

Spurred by technological advances and changes in consumer behavior, journalists now must be equipped to produce content for a variety of platforms. As a BA student in Journalism Studies you will be empowered to develop sound news judgement. You will be prepared to enter the field with the creativity, versatility, and storytelling skills necessary to produce stories for both traditional and digital media. You will receive training in ethical and legal decision-making as well as writing, editing, video/audio production and digital design.

Your Journalism Studies degree will equip you to join a field with a wide range of potential career opportunities — from news anchor and international correspondent to technical writer and book or magazine publisher. By adding a minor area of study outside of journalism you will develop a unique specialization that can also increase employment opportunities. Additionally, you will gain practical work experience and a professional network before you graduate by completing an internship with an off-campus media outlet.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Judaic Studies

Minor

About this Program

The Judaic studies minor offers an interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective on Jewish history, literature, film, philosophy, language and religion. Through the program, you'll have the opportunity to engage ancient texts alongside contemporary theory while also exploring interreligious challenges and opportunities at national and global levels.

The interdisciplinary minor fosters critical thinking and awareness, preparing you for a range of future studies as well as career opportunities. These can include graduate school or careers in government or civic organizations, public engagement, leadership positions, event planning and program management, journalism and educational institutions.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Latin

Minor

About this Program

The study of Latin is a proven way to deepen your appreciation of human culture while gaining insight into how the many modern languages descended from Latin or strongly influenced by it developed. It also helps you to refine your understanding of how English conveys spirit and meaning and to better employ English's unique powers. Building upon the elementary Latin sequence taught by the Center for World Languages and Cultures, the minor explores original texts composed long ago that still inform Western thought in the 21st century.

As your study advances you will gain insight into ancient Mediterranean culture and society and the contributions of ancient writers in Latin to literature and philosophy, religion and law. These contributions have enduring impact on our modern world — the thoughts we think, the words we use, the ideals to which we aspire.

Students often pair Latin minors with majors in English, history, philosophy in the humanities, or with political science or other social sciences.

Courses taught in English with the GREK* code offer general education and elective credit for students curious or excited about mythology, drama happy or sad, or (with a nod to Disney Studios) true heroism.

Tutorials in classical Greek may be available upon application.

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.

Daniels College of Business

Leadership

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in Leadership provides a foundational background in both individual and organizational leadership, giving you the insights and skills you need to motivate teams and organizations to meet their strategic goals. Built on engaging discussions and experiential projects, the curriculum delivers the practical knowledge needed to be an effective and ethical leader.

University College

Leadership and Organization

BA

About this Program

Be prepared to work creatively and effectively across all types of organizations and sectors by pursuing the leadership and organization studies major through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program (offered through University College and designed for adults with previous college credit aiming to complete their degree). You'll gain insight into business, management and leadership fundamentals as you develop a diverse portfolio of skills to help you lead in the business world. You'll explore team dynamics, conflict resolution, communication, organizational behavior and project management-all within the context of leadership.

The leadership and organization studies degree can help you work efficiently and effectively in a huge range of fields, from business to government to NGOs and charitable foundations. In the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, your first 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits) are applied directly to your University of Denver degree. Pursue your coursework entirely online and consider pursuing a dual degree option-reducing time and cost to complete your bachelor's and your master's degree.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Leadership Studies

Minor

About this Program

The leadership studies minor at the University of Denver is a unique interdisciplinary minor that prepares students for a life of civic engagement. Students who pursue this minor gain deep insights about themselves as leaders, followers and team members, while also learning emotional intelligence concepts to inform a thorough understanding of others. The minor contains a deliberate focus on inclusive excellence to ready students for various citizen-leadership roles in diverse industries and career fields.

The minor promotes well-rounded knowledge in fields of leadership, ethics, global understanding and social responsibility through collaborative, community-based field experiences promoting informed action and impact. Through all of these experiences, students find ways to advance the common good and commit themselves to leadership for a future worth living.

University College

Learning and Development (Communication Management)

Certificate, MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Learning and Development (Strategic Human Resources)

MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Sturm College of Law

Legal Administration

Certificate, Online

About this Program

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

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

Sturm College of Law

Legal Administration

MSLA, Online

About this Program

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

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

Sturm College of Law

Legal Studies

MLS

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Legal Studies

Minor

About this Program

The minor in legal studies, available to students in any major program, provides a fundamental understanding of legal environments so that you can approach any career field with confidence. All companies, regardless of industry, are looking for potential employees with the skills to navigate the challenging legal issues inherent to today's job economy. You'll have the chance to prepare yourself for the professional world with courses in business contracts, employment law and international business law.

The legal studies minor can help you start a career in a variety of fields, from marketing and entrepreneurship to human resources and environmental policy.

Morgridge College of Education

Library and Information Science

MLIS

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Management

BSBA, Minor

About this Program

To be successful in your career-regardless of the field you choose-you must easily grasp and apply the technology, terminology and techniques associated with today's best business practices. The Daniels College of Business's management major will give you a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with a strong foundation in business complimented by specialized courses and hands-on learning experiences in management.

The program's management curriculum centers on leadership development, business ethics and accountability, and strategic decision making. You'll study topics such as human resource management, organizational behavior and communication, and labor relations. All courses in the major are designed to facilitate your growth into a skilled manager who can develop organizational talent while considering all stakeholders, as well as the social, legal, environmental and economic ramifications of business decisions. Various tracks in the program often lead students to careers in consulting or strategic leadership.

Daniels College of Business

Management

MS

About this Program

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

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

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

University College

Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Marketing

BSBA, Minor

About this Program

Marketing plays a critical role in any business's overall operations. Successful marketers are adept at juggling diverse job functions and have a passion for identifying challenges within an organization and developing appropriate solutions. The Daniels College of Business marketing major offers a curriculum that emphasizes both quantitative and creative skills, as well as leadership. You'll be exposed to a broad range of areas within the field, including marketing analytics, brand management, advertising and promotions, lead generation, pricing analysis and sales forecasting, digital and direct marketing, public relations and social media.

The marketing major offers career tracks in product/brand management, advertising and promotion, and client relationship management. All tracks span a wide spectrum of products and services and include specializations in digital technology, business-to-business marketing, inbound marketing/marketing automation, retail marketing, services marketing, healthcare and biotech, and entertainment and media. Additionally, if you're interested in starting an entrepreneurial venture or running your own business, you should consider the marketing major because of its cross-disciplinary nature.

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.

Daniels College of Business

Marketing Analytics

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in Marketing Analytics will provide a foundational background in marketing and business analytics such that business practitioners will have the insights necessary to understand the importance of data analytics in business and enterprise decisions. This certificate provides skills necessary to utilize data analysis, data mining, and predictive modeling tools, as well as the ability to calculate marketing return-on-investment. The 6-course certificate will also provide skills necessary to utilize the programming language Python.

University College

Marketing Communication

Certificate, MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Materials Science

MS

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Materials Science

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mathematics

MA

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mathematics

MS

About this Program

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

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mathematics

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mathematics

BA, Minor

About this Program

Our BA in mathematics offers students a curriculum focused on theoretical and applied mathematics, helping students to develop logical and analytical problem-solving skills. The BA degree is a less intensive mathematics experience than the Bachelor of Science option, making it a better fit for students interested in a broader experience, such as those concentrating in finance or aspiring to become secondary school educators.

The degree combines easily with majors or minors in the natural sciences, computer science, engineering and related fields. The program also serves as excellent preparation for graduate school in quantitative subjects. Mathematics majors find employment in academia, high-tech industries, the financial sector and government agencies, with positions including educators, research mathematicians, engineers, computer programmers, financial analysts, economists and actuaries.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mathematics

BS

About this Program

Our BS program in mathematics offers our students extensive classwork in theoretical and applied mathematics. The BS is a slightly more intensive mathematics experience than our Bachelor of Arts option, and it is a better fit for students who wish to double major or minor in other science fields and/or engineering. The program combines easily with majors or minors in the natural sciences, computer science, engineering and related fields.

With its emphasis on logical and analytical problem solving, the degree provides excellent preparation for graduate study in quantitative subjects. Mathematics majors can find employment in tech, academia, finance and government, working in positions as educators, programmers, actuaries, researchers, analysts, economists and engineers.

Daniels College of Business

MBA@Denver

MBA, Online

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.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering

BSME, Minor

About this Program

Mechanical engineering is essential to the design and manufacture of most of the items and technologies that we use every day. From sports equipment to public transportation infrastructure to oil platforms, mechanical engineers are responsible not only for conceiving and designing these crucial elements of modern life, but also for ensuring they are manufactured and utilized efficiently and sustainably. Our Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering program features small classes, dedicated faculty and the opportunity to begin conducting original research early in your undergraduate career.

The BS in mechanical engineering gives you the chance to collaborate with peers and faculty on research in such areas as bioengineering, composite materials, fatigue, atmospheric science, mechanisms and nondestructive evaluation. We offer assistance in finding internships and co-ops that can deepen your education and help you develop skills that will be desirable to a variety of employers. Graduates of the program can find employment in fields such as health technology, transportation and much more. Additionally, many graduates choose to continue on to more advanced degrees.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering

MS

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering

PhD

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechatronic Systems Engineering

MS

About this Program

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

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

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechatronic Systems Engineering

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Media and Public Communication

MA

About this Program

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

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Media Studies

BA

About this Program

Contemporary communication and information media — including traditional and digital media — are integral to political, economic and cultural life today. As a student in the BA in Media Studies, you will learn to examine critically the role and influence of media in our society. You will cultivate a broad understanding of media industries and will also gain communication skills that are applicable to almost any profession.

You will work directly with faculty who are producing research and creative work across the globe as you are challenged to develop a deeper understanding of how sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, gender, class, age and ability are represented in and by media — and why such representations matter.

Before you graduate, you'll build career experience by completing an internship in an industry you're passionate about. The BA in Media Studies will equip you with skills you can take to graduate or law school, into government and nonprofits and into a variety of careers in communication-related industries.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies

Minor

About this Program

In today's dynamic, communications-driven world, those working in every field increasingly need backgrounds in effective strategic communication planning, media criticism, social media management, video editing and more. The Media, Film & Journalism Studies minor gives students in every major across the University the opportunity to hone these skills.

This highly flexible minor allows you to design a program that supports your career goals by choosing the media, film and journalism courses that fit your specific interests. Learn how to better promote your work, find out how media affects your major field and learn how to think critically about the media world we live in today.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Medical Physics, Minor

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's minor in medical physics is ideal for students considering medical, dental or other bio-related graduate schools or health-related careers in the sciences and engineering. After completing a year of introductory physics, students are required to complete the following two courses:

  • Physics of the Body, which relies on basic physics principles to promote an understanding of the function of the body's various organ systems;
  • Medical Imaging Physics, which explores common diagnostic techniques used in medicine, such as ultrasound, x-rays, and MRI, and their interaction with the human body.

The specialized knowledge possessed by experts in medical physics is increasingly essential as advanced specialized treatment methods such as radiation oncology and medical imaging become more common. The minor in medical physics will help you prepare to effectively utilize the variety of technological advances that are redefining modern approaches to healthcare.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Middle East Studies

Minor

About this Program

This interdisciplinary undergraduate minor provides students with an in-depth and substantive exposure to the politics, society and religions of the Middle East through a variety of humanities and social sciences approaches, and through study of at least one major regional language. The minor helps DU undergraduates pursuing any major to develop deeper and more nuanced understandings of the Middle East.

The Middle East Studies minor offers you broad exposure to the issues, developments and phenomena characteristic of the Middle East, along with the opportunity to establish proficiency in Arabic or Hebrew, two of the major languages of the modern Middle East. You’ll be able to use this degree to market yourself for careers in government, non-governmental organizations, and the academy.

University College

Mission-Driven Operations and Management (Arts and Culture Management)

MA

About this Program

Lead mission-driven arts and culture organizations and ensure organizational success and impact. From financial planning to staffing and resource management, you’ll learn to ensure organizational success by developing partnerships, managing grants, and launching community-based initiatives — all while understanding how to measure your return on investment.

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

University College

Mission-Driven Operations and Management (Nonprofit Leadership)

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

MLIS@Denver

MLIS, Online

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Molecular Biology

BS

About this Program

The University of Denver's Bachelor of Science program in molecular biology covers topics including developmental biology, molecular forensics, neuroscience biophysics and several other specialties. Students complete 50 credit hours of biology coursework, a chemistry minor, a second minor from any department on campus, 15 credit hours of physics and 12 credit hours of mathematics. The program also offers a cognitive neuroscience concentration.

With more requirements than our Bachelor of Arts program, the BS degree appeals to students interested in continuing in the sciences at the graduate level or pursuing medical school. The curricula can be tailored to prepare students for futures in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health-related professional programs such as physical therapy or physician assistance.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Molecular Biology

BA, BS

About this Program

We offer both a bachelor of arts (BA) and a bachelor of science (BS) in molecular biology. Both degrees require a chemistry minor, but the BS requires an additional minor and more course hours in biology, math and physics. With fewer requirements than the BS, the BA allows students the flexibility to combine their interests in biology with other disciplines such as law, policy or business. The BS degree appeals to students interested in pursuing medical or graduate school, while the BA is particularly useful for those hoping to combine molecular biology with a discipline outside the natural sciences. 

A degree in molecular biology allows students to develop an understanding of the way life on earth functions, down to the molecular level. Topics covered by the program include cell biology, biophysics, RNA biology, endocrinology, developmental biology, molecular forensics and neuroscience biophysics. For students interested in pursuing the links between biology, behavior and the brain, we offer a concentration in cognitive neuroscience. With small, informal classes and an engaged faculty with diverse research interests accessible to students, we offer an ideal pathway to knowledge, research and careers.  

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Molecular Biology

BA

About this Program

The University of Denver's Bachelor of Arts program in molecular biology offers students the opportunity to study areas that include cell biology, biophysics, RNA biology, endocrinology and more. Students complete 44 hours of biology coursework and 20 hours of chemistry coursework, and can also complete a concentration in cognitive neuroscience.

With fewer requirements than our Bachelor of Science option, the BA degree allows students the flexibility to combine their interests in biology with other disciplines such as law, policy or business. Graduates are well prepared for jobs or graduate work related to these disciplines, and they may also find work in medicine, dentistry or physical therapy.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music

BA, Minor

About this Program

The bachelor of arts in music provides the opportunity to develop your musical skills and performance aspirations while engaging in a curriculum that contains a large component of courses outside of music. This combination allows you to explore your interests and invest your time into other fields across the University. An education in music challenges you to learn discipline, collaboration and creative thinking while developing emotional intelligence. These skills and abilities prepare you for a successful career not only in music, but also a variety of other fields. Alongside a robust music curriculum with renowned faculty, you will complete a minor or major in another field, providing a flexible program of study that balances breadth and depth. Pursuing a music education while taking advantage of the academic resources of the broader University provides a perfect environment to sharpen your skills, expand your horizons and pursue your passions.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Composition

MM

About this Program

Aspiring composers expand their creative language while developing a diverse portfolio of compositions. They receive a rigorous training in harmony, counterpoint, analysis, conducting, orchestration, digital audio and, of course, composition.

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Entrepreneurship

Certificate

About this Program

The Music Entrepreneurship Specialized Graduate Certificate offers students the opportunity to develop and manage their careers as working artists in the field of music. They will gain the background, practical skills, and critical perspectives necessary to develop an entrepreneurial career in their chosen area of expertise. The certificate combines expertise in 21st-century approaches to marketing with specialized coursework in the Lamont School of Music. It provides a streamlined way for music professionals in the early-to-mid stages of their career to gain the expertise necessary to promote themselves and their work. This is a 16-credit program that can be completed in one academic year. Students will earn eight credits offered by the Daniels College of Business, combined with eight credits in the Lamont School of Music.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Performance

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Performance

MM

About this Program

The master of music in performance prepares gifted musicians to pursue professional careers in music. This selective program provides a wealth of performance opportunities and a studio appointment with a faculty member.

Students receive extensive hands-on training in the performance of Western art music with a faculty of artist-teachers. Graduates go on to careers in performance, arts management, education, and more.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Theory

MA

About this Program

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

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music Theory Pedagogy

Certificate

About this Program

The certificate in music theory pedagogy allows a conductor, composer, musicologist, pedagogue or performer to develop the skills and knowledge required to teach basic music theory at the high school or possibly college level. A condensed program that is adaptable yet rigorous, it encourages students not only to build on excellence in critical thinking through required courses, but also to develop diverse, creative and individualized notions of teaching and learning through a unique portfolio capstone project. Students are also encouraged to tailor their certificate experience to their desired outcome in the community, such as through university teaching, private teaching and web-based courses.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Musicology

MA

About this Program

Committed to fostering critical thinkers and writers, the master of arts 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 candidates may also pursue a dual degree with a master of music in performance.

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

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

University College

Natural Resource Management

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Sturm College of Law

Natural Resources Law and Policy

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Orchestral Studies

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

University College

Organizational Development (Communication Management)

MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Organizational Development (Organizational Leadership)

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Organizational Security

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Part-Time Professional MBA

MBA

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Performance

BM

About this Program

The bachelor of music in performance provides professional training in the performance of Western art music. You'll receive extensive hands-on experience in your area of study with a faculty of artist-teachers dedicated to preparing you for a successful career in music. This selective program features a conservatory-level education within a vibrant liberal arts university experience.

Beyond developing your technical skills, you'll have the opportunity to learn discipline, collaboration and creative thinking while developing emotional intelligence. On top of the intrinsic benefits of a music education, you can pursue additional topics through a minor or a second major, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience that can broaden horizons and prepare you for a career not only in music, but in an array of other fields.

University College

Philanthropy and Resource Development

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Philosophy

MA

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Philosophy

BA, Minor

About this Program

Our BA in philosophy offers foundations in logic and the philosophical traditions of the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary eras. Classes cover topics from ethics and perceptions of reality to the philosophical underpinnings of science, law and video games. You'll have the chance to specialize in critical theory, critiquing systems of government, racial, gendered and colonial power structures. 

Our philosophy students often find their studies are complemented by the pursuit of a double major. The versatile thinking skills developed in philosophical studies apply to art, history, math and physics, and many philosophy majors go on to pursue law degrees after graduation. Your understanding of logic can translate into careers in information technology and other reasoning-intensive fields. Undergraduate philosophy majors tend to perform well on post-graduate exams and have high mid-career salaries, according to the Washington Post.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

BA, Minor

About this Program

With major advances in technology happening almost every day, the physical sciences have never been more important. If you're interested in the forces that guide our universe, the BA in physics may be for you. With coursework that bridges the fundamentals of the field with advanced topics like quantum physics and electromagnetism, you'll have a strong foundation complemented by the opportunity to conduct hands-on research with your peers and faculty mentors. And since the BA program is focused on a broad range of topics, you'll be ready to pursue a diverse array of careers right after you graduate.

With a strong background in critical thinking and training across scientific and mathematical disciplines, our students have gone on to careers in research, medicine, information technology and computer science, among many other fields. You'll have the practical training to begin coursework in an advanced degree, and since the BA is flexible, you can supplement your degree in physics with one in a field that similarly ignites your passion. That flexibility means a broad range of career opportunities and the chance to gain a wide-ranging education in the subjects that matter most to you.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

BS, Minor

About this Program

As our understanding of the natural world advances, so too do the methods by which we study it. The BS in physics is perfect for students who wish to focus solely on scientific coursework and research, with collaboration between your peers and faculty mentors providing meaningful hands-on experience as you discover the specific field that moves you. We also offer concentrations in biological physics, computational physics and nanophysics, so you'll be able to tailor your education to your interests and begin working toward your career before you graduate.

With a deep understanding of the fundamentals of physics and opportunities to participate in research projects as an undergraduate, you'll be equipped to enter the workforce as a researcher or a professional in medicine, computer science or engineering. Students are well-prepared to enter graduate school, and the experience you'll gain can help you find internships and work placements in museums, planetariums, research labs and government agencies.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

BA, BS, Minor

About this Program

With major advances in technology happening almost every day, the physical sciences have never been more important. If you're interested in the forces that guide our universe, we offer two options to pursue the study of physics, a bachelor of art (BA) and a bachelor of science (BS). As our understanding of the natural world advances, so too do the methods by which we study it. The BS is perfect for students who wish to focus solely on scientific coursework and research, while the BA offers flexibility and extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary work. 

With coursework that bridges the fundamentals of the field with advanced topics like quantum physics and electromagnetism, students build a strong foundation complemented by the opportunity to conduct hands-on research with peers and faculty mentors. We also offer concentrations in biological physics, computational physics and nanophysics, so students can tailor their education to their interests and begin working towards careers before graduation. Our students graduate well-prepared to enter graduate school, and their experience can help them find internships and work placements in museums, planetariums, research labs and government agencies. 

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

MA

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

MS

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physiology in Health & Disease

BS

About this Program

This major explores how cellular and tissue structure and function contribute to the unique physiological roles of each body system (cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, muscular, nervous system, renal, reproductive, respiratory, and skeletal), and how these systems have important integrative relationships that underlie the overall physiological functioning of healthy humans.

Understanding the physiology of individual body systems and their integrative functional relationships allows students to appreciate the complexity of human health and how the disruptions of these systems lead to human pathology. Students pursuing pre-health careers, especially clinical exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and similar health areas will all benefit from this program.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Piano Pedagogy

MM

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Political Science

BA, Minor

About this Program

Our BA in Political Science promotes an extensive understanding of politics by offering a broad course of study. You’ll analyze how people seek influence, exercise authority and justify decisions at local and global levels. In addition to studying politics, you’ll strengthen writing and speaking skills, evaluate arguments and collect, organize and interpret information from multiple sources, all while working closely with faculty engaged in cutting-edge research. Our program offers internships, community engagement and study abroad opportunities, which help you gain practical experience, hone organizational skills and form a commitment to public service. You can also qualify for the departmental honors program and undertake an independent research project directed by department faculty. The experience you’ll gain prepares you for a variety of careers in public service, activism and advocacy, lobbying, education or corporate leadership.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Pre-Art Conservation

BFA

About this Program

History depends on those who preserve the cultural heritage of ancient and modern civilizations around the world. DU's bachelor of fine arts degree in pre-art conservation combines studio art, art history, language, chemistry and conservation techniques. We'll help you explore artistic styles and concepts while you learn how to protect cultural artifacts for future generations.

Many students work with Italian conservators in Florence, Italy during their junior year. Additional hands-on experience includes internship opportunities at major institutions, such as the Clyfford Still MuseumDenver Art MuseumDenver Museum of Nature and ScienceWestern Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts and Mountain States Art Conservation. This rigorous program can lead to careers in conservation and museum curation.

University College

Professional Creative Nonfiction Writing

Certificate, MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Professional Dramatic Writing

Certificate, MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Professional Fiction Writing

Certificate, MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Professional Poetry Writing

Certificate, MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Project Management (IT)

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Project Management (Organizational Leadership)

MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Property Development

Minor

About this Program

The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management offers a minor in property development. Students can complete the minor by taking 20 credits in real estate and construction management. As part of the Burns School's courses of study, students will learn about property development from a cross-disciplinary perspective, studying management and marketing in addition to accounting and finance.

Courses students take in this minor program cover the following topics:

  • project management
  • legal issues and risk management
  • construction estimating
  • building systems
  • public finance

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Psychology

BA, Minor

About this Program

With a BA in psychology, you'll have opportunities to develop research skills and hands-on experience in areas like clinical, developmental and social psychology. Our optional concentration in cognitive neuroscience offers an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the mind and brain.

In our psychology program, you'll sharpen your critical thinking, knowledge and empirical skills across a wide range of content areas. Students have opportunities to participate in research labs and clinical work through guided upper-level courses.

BA psychology students pursue careers as forensic, educational and counseling psychologists. The specialties of a psychology major prove useful to anyone interested in market research, career advising, medicine or human resources.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Psychology

BS

About this Program

With a BS in psychology, you'll develop research skills and gain experience that builds on your studies in biology or another natural science. Students in our BS program study cognitive neuroscience, developmental and social psychology, as well as clinical psychology. We offer hands-on experience in a variety of laboratories including those that use biological methods to asses emotional and cognitive functioning in the human brain and body. Our optional concentration in cognitive neuroscience offers an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the mind and brain.

You'll understand the scientific method as it applies to psychological science in order to prepare you for further study in medical school or neuroscience programs. Graduates from this program pursue careers as researchers, practitioners in a variety of health-related professions, and counselors and therapists.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Psychology 4+1

BA/BS + MS

About this Program

Our accelerated dual-degree program allows advanced undergraduate psychology majors to simultaneously pursue bachelor's and master's degrees. This program provides the opportunity to take graduate-level coursework, conduct master’s level research in collaboration with a faculty member, cultivate critical and creative thought, and expand your knowledge and innovation as it relates to research in psychological science. You can expect to work closely with faculty and peers as you generate new knowledge about the psychological processes surrounding mental health, person perception, coping, decision-making, biological process underlying thoughts and feelings, parenting, adversity, and more. The program is research-focused and culminates in a master's thesis.

Upon program completion, students can produce quality research, and pursue further studies in research-intensive doctoral programs or research positions in academic, government, non-profit, and corporate settings. The program does not focus on counseling or therapeutic skills and does not result in opportunities for licensure.

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Psychology of Coaching

Certificate, Online

About this Program

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

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Public Policy

BA, Minor

About this Program

Taken in the new Scrivner Public Policy Institute in Korbel, public policy courses help students develop an understanding of policies concerning the world's most significant challenges, and learn how to make a positive impact through public policy. As part of our public policy program, you will pursue a second major in conjunction with your public policy studies, allowing you to focus on an area of interest while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for policy in that area. Students can choose from programs such as history, international studies, sociology, economics and journalism

Gain insight into the procedures and decision-making processes of local, state and federal governments and how to positively affect those processes. Graduates have gone on to enroll in some of the best graduate and law schools in the U.S., apply their studies to the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and work as legislative aides for the U.S. Congress or as staff assistants for various branches of government.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Public Policy (MPP)

MPP

About this Program

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

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

University College

Public Relations

Certificate, MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Real Estate

Minor

About this Program

The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management offers a minor in real estate. Students complete the minor by taking 20 credits, learning principles of real estate finance, appraisal, taxation, capital markets and investment. The Burns School approaches real estate from a multidisciplinary perspective, covering topics such as marketing, accounting and management.

To complete the minor, students take courses in:

  • financial analysis
  • capital markets
  • residential markets
  • appraisal and valuation
  • taxation
  • development and feasibility

Daniels College of Business

Real Estate and the Built Environment

BSBA

About this Program

Nothing exists without the built environment. If you're interested in real estate, property development or construction management, the Daniels College of Business' real estate and the built environment (REBE) major delves into all three areas. This integrated model of education distinguishes the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management from other institutions, making it one of the few in the nation to meld the business side with the built side of real estate. In a rapidly changing industry, that distinction is critical.

Throughout the four-year program, local and national real estate and construction firms conduct information sessions on campus, seeking students for internships and full- and part-time positions.

With concentrations in real estate, property development and construction management, REBE offers a broad spectrum of career tracks that include financial market analysis, real estate brokerage, property appraisal and management, construction project and sustainability management, investment strategy, real estate development and integrated project leadership.

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.

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.

Our students have exceptional experiential opportunities; You can team up with developers in the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) projects, enroll in the real estate capital markets class where you'll manage and evaluate assets in the Mueller Real Estate Investment Fund or work on real-world issues in the building industry by designing, building and completing a fully functioning home as part of the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge.  

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Recording and Production

BM

About this Program

The bachelor of music in recording and production trains students as engineers and producers in the musical genres of jazz, classical, popular, rock and many others. This selective program provides a conservatory-level education within a vibrant liberal arts university. Students take applied music lessons (classical or jazz), study music history and learn music theory while also practicing the art of engineering and producing fantastic music recordings.

Skills and abilities learned in the program can prepare students for successful careers not only in music recording and production, but also in a variety of other fields. Pursuing a music education while taking advantage of the academic resources of the broader university allows you to sharpen your skills, develop emotional intelligence and pursue your passions.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Religious Studies

Certificate

About this Program

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

This certificate is designed for students currently enrolled in graduate programs in fields other than religious studies, as well as working professionals looking to enhance their credentials or expand their expertise in a new direction. Credits earned through the program can also apply toward the Religious Studies master's degree. Students who successfully complete the program requirements will be awarded a graduate certificate. The program adheres to U.S. federal guidelines mandating 24-credit hours of graduate-level coursework.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Religious Studies

MA

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Religious Studies

BA, Minor

About this Program

Why is religion so critical to understanding contemporary culture, economics and politics? Our BA in religious studies delves into major world religions with an emphasis on how such traditions impact today's global society. World-class faculty connect the past and present with a balance of traditions, methods and theoretical approaches.

In the classroom, you'll sharpen skills in written and oral communication, research methods and problem-solving, and develop a more complex awareness of human diversity. Religious studies is an interdisciplinary field that inspires conversation across disciplines, so we encourage our students to double major. 

Beyond the classroom, you'll have opportunities to visit local community churches, mosques, synagogues and temples. By directly engaging religious communities or local non-profits, you can discover the complexity of religious identity and practice. You can also encounter world religions through study abroad opportunities in places like Austria, Chile, India, Indonesia, Israel and Turkey.

You'll graduate with an in-depth, applied knowledge of cross-cultural analytical tools. Many religious studies majors go on to graduate school in law, religious studies and related fields, while others use their skills in business, human resources, social work, government, non-profits and journalism.

Morgridge College of Education

Research Data Management

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Research Methods and Statistics

MA

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Research Methods and Statistics

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Russian

BA, Minor

About this Program

With a BA in Russian, you'll hone written and oral communication skills, as well as a deep knowledge of Russian culture, history, art, literature and politics.

We work to actively support dual-degree seekers who want to pair their knowledge of Russian with majors like international studies, international business and intercultural communications. You can even build your study of Russian culture into an honors thesis project that will allow you to graduate with distinction in the major.

DU houses one of the most extensive university collections of Russian literature, and you can expand your knowledge of Russian further through DU's Russian Club and Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society.

Away from campus, immersive study abroad opportunities give you real-world experience in a country that wields enormous influence over global affairs. Because Russia is a political and economic international superpower, a thorough understanding of the language and culture means you'll have career options both at home and abroad.

Daniels College of Business

Sales Leadership

Minor

About this Program

Did you know that more than 50 percent of college graduates will hold their initial job in sales? Also according to a recent LinkedIn study of 12,000 CEOs worldwide, sales and sales-related job titles such as business development are the most common first jobs of CEO’s! Starbucks’ Howard Schultz, Oracle’s Mark Hurd, IBM’s Sam Palmisano, as well as billionaires like Warren Buffett and Mark Cuban all started in sales. Even if you choose a different career, sales skills are extremely valuable in helping you advance your career and sell yourself and your ideas. 

The Daniels College of Business offers a minor in sales leadership to help you build the skills that will help you become an influencer and a leader. Organizations are looking for students with sales education because they ramp up faster, enjoy their work more, and play a key role in the success of the business. Built on the College’s tenets of ethical leadership, students will:

  • Learn how to brand themselves and positively influence others
  • Engage with global sales leaders
  • Gain real-world experience leading sales teams

Morgridge College of Education

School Counseling @ Denver

MA, Online

About this Program

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

Morgridge College of Education

School Psychology

EdS

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

School Psychology

MA

About this Program

The Morgridge College of Education's MA in 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. 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

School Psychology

PhD

About this Program

The Morgridge College of Education's school psychology 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 school psychology 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.

Sturm College of Law

Small Practice Management

Certificate

About this Program

The Small Practice Management Certificate within the Legal Administration Program at the Sturm College of Law provides attorneys with the necessary knowledge and business skills to open and operate a legal practice. It is available to those currently holding a JD or a foreign equivalent law degree. The 16 semester-credit hour program can be completed in one year. Our program guides students through client service and relationship management, trust accounts, accounting processes, law practices administration, business development, billing and fees, marketing, social media practices and much more. The Small Practice Management Certificate helps attorneys bridge the gap between lawyering and successfully operating their own practice in the legal marketplace.

University College

Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Graduate School of Social Work

Social Work

MSW, Online

About this Program

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

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

Graduate School of Social Work

Social Work

PhD

About this Program

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

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Socio-Legal Studies

BA, Minor

About this Program

Our BA in socio-legal studies asks core questions, like: How does law impact our everyday lives? How do social institutions shape law? And how does law empower and constrain us?

Through our socio-legal studies program, you'll explore questions like these alongside faculty drawn from disciplines across the University. Throughout this process, you'll hone critical thinking and writing and can further develop these skills outside the classroom through internship and study abroad opportunities.

Many socio-legal studies graduates pursue legal careers or post-graduate studies. However, the issues addressed in the major are relevant to many fields that focus on applying the law, including social work, education, business and international relations.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Sociology

BA, Minor

About this Program

Are you eager to study questions like: "Why do gender, racial and class inequalities exist? What are the origins of the self? How do groups make social change?" Our BA in sociology analyzes small-scale human interactions alongside broad-based, international social movements to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical, research-based methods.

Small class sizes allow professors to guide, counsel and advise you according to your individual interests and career goals. As you develop specific interests, you can bring these together in an honors thesis to graduate with distinction in the major. 

Our sociology program exposes you to a range of theories and research methods as well as practical avenues to apply that knowledge. Graduates enter the job market with the distinct advantage of having a firm grasp on research design and methods, strong analytical skills and an understanding of social nuances in diverse communities. These skills are invaluable in a variety of fields, including law, social work, education, advocacy, public policy, non-profits, journalism and more.

University College

Software Design and Programming

Certificate, MS, Online

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.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Spanish

BA, Minor

About this Program

A BA in Spanish empowers you to connect with Spanish-speaking communities both locally and globally through three main areas of study: Latin America, Spain or Latino Studies.

Experienced instructors train you in written and oral communication, while literature specialists teach the diverse histories, cultures, literatures and films of the Spanish-speaking world. Our interdisciplinary approach builds your critical understanding of human rights, racial and ethnic identities, social change and language.

Our immersive educational experience prepares you for a wide range of careers. Want to study in Argentina, Mexico, Madrid? The Spanish major enriches your linguistic and cultural development by encouraging study abroad in a variety of countries.

Morgridge College of Education

Special Education Generalist

Certificate

About this Program

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

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

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Sport and Performance Psychology

MA

About this Program

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

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

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Sport Coaching

MA, Online

About this Program

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

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

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

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Sport Coaching - Strength and Conditioning/Fitness Coaching

Certificate, Online

About this Program

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

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

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

Daniels College of Business

Statistics

Minor

About this Program

The minor in statistics provides a solid foundation in analytical modeling, data forecasting and simulation methods. Regardless of your major, you'll be equipped with a set of data-related skills that will help you make informed, evidence-driven decisions in business and virtually any other field. It's an excellent way to enhance your value to employers while you work toward your major.

Students also have the opportunity to take an internship through the statistics minor. You'll gain valuable experience in the business world while testing your knowledge of data systems. This means you'll be an extra step ahead when you finish your degree and prepare to launch your career. Whether you're looking to start a business or are interested in a career in the sciences, a background in statistics can help you prepare for an exciting future.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Strategic Communication

BA

About this Program

As a student pursuing a BA in Strategic Communication you will master essential concepts and skills for the creation of successful public information, promotional and advocacy campaigns. You will learn how to set strategic campaign objectives, craft effective media messages, develop sophisticated media strategies and much more.

You will explore media platforms ranging from traditional mass media to emerging digital media, and will learn what it means to be an effective, ethical and culturally sensitive communicator. In many classes you will work with local organizations to address real communication challenges and hone your skills in practice.

You will also be challenged to develop a deeper understanding of multicultural and global issues and reflect critically on the way media and communication impact our lives.

The BA in Strategic Communication will prepare you for careers in public relations, advertising, corporate communication, government and nonprofit communication, digital media management, health communication and sports promotion.

University College

Strategic Innovation and Change

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Strength & Conditioning and Fitness Coaching

Certificate

About this Program

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Studio Art

BFA

About this Program

Chart your own artistic course with a bachelor of fine arts in studio art. In our program, you'll be exposed to multiple mediums and can choose to concentrate in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture or continue working in multiple modes. We also encourage collaboration with creatives in film, theater, dance and other areas. 

Your instructors will provide you with essential tools and guidance as you develop your unique aesthetic. With your peers, you’ll practice the art of critique and learn to give and receive constructive feedback. In art history seminars, you’ll learn from the masters, turning your aesthetic inclinations and aversions into critical analysis. At the end of their program, students exhibit their work professionally in the Vicki Myhren Gallery. Our art BFA graduates go on to become professional artists, educators and arts managers. 

University College

Supply Chain Management

Certificate, Online

About this Program

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

University College

Supply Chain Management

MS, Online

About this Program

The University of Denver offers a 21st century approach to supply chain management to meet the demands of the dynamic world of business. Explore how to efficiently manage the end-to-end flow of products from sourcing to manufacturing, transporting to managing inventory. In this program, you’ll learn the six pillars of supply chain management and gain insight into the ways these pillars intersect with other areas such as technology, finance, and logistics. Work one-on-one with faculty and industry leaders and learn practical ways to be cost-effective and streamlined in how you plan to deliver products. Additionally, you'll learn to leverage technology and be equipped to handle the logistics of complex supply chains

You can earn your MS in supply chain management entirely online with live, interactive discussions through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to supply chain management, you can also take electives that relate to your professional interests such as healthcare, the environment, or leadership. Credits earned in the certificate program can apply to a six-course graduate certificate or towards a master’s degree.

University College

Supply Chain Management (Environmental Policy & Management)

MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Supply Chain Management (Healthcare Management)

MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Supply Chain Management (Organizational Leadership)

MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Supply Chain Management (Security Management)

MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Sustainability

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's minor in sustainability, offered through the Department of Geography & the Environment, is an excellent choice for students no matter their major. An understanding of sustainability includes the scientific basis for sustainable resource use as well as the social and economic implications and costs of sustainable practices. As we move into the future, sustainability will be of paramount concern in nearly every professional field, and this minor can help you contribute to a healthier word, whether you find your career in engineering or education, marketing or biology.

Among the problems facing society are an uncertain global economy, the heavy reliance of both developed and developing nations on increasingly limited supplies of nonrenewable energy sources, and the resulting social unrest building throughout many parts of the world. Understanding and finding a solution to these challenges and moving toward a sustainable future will require an interdisciplinary perspective on these problems. Our minor in sustainability will give you the opportunity to develop the insight to work toward a better future.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Suzuki Pedagogy

Certificate

About this Program

For music educators looking to strengthen their abilities as instructors of the violin or cello, our certificate in Suzuki pedagogy provides comprehensive, long-term training in one of the world's most time-honored teaching methods. 

The successful completion of each level of this program entitles the participants to receive a Suzuki teaching certificate for that level from the Lamont School of Music. Lamont's certificate in the method is backed by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Suzuki Pedagogy

MM

About this Program

The master of music in Suzuki pedagogy, offered for violin and cello, is a performance degree combined with a Suzuki certification. 

The Suzuki Method is a teaching system that has become a powerful and positive force in music education, and the Lamont School of Music is one of the few schools in the nation to offer certification paired with a graduate degree in music. In maintaining high performance standards, the program is tailored to the 21st-century professional artist-teacher.

Sturm College of Law

Taxation

LLM, Online

About this Program

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

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

Sturm College of Law

Taxation

MT, Online

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Teacher Education Program Elementary

Certificate, MA

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Teacher Education Program K-12

Certificate, MA

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Teacher Education Program Secondary

Certificate, MA

About this Program

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

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

Morgridge College of Education

Teacher Education Programs

MA

About this Program

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

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

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

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

University College

Technology Management

Certificate, MS, Online

About this Program

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

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

University College

Telecommunications Technology

Certificate, MS, Online

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.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Theatre

BA, Minor

About this Program

Are you ready to do it all? In this BA program you'll pair behind the scenes knowledge with practical hands-on work while developing your acting, designing, building and directing skills. Our approach gives you a broad perspective of the theatrical production process and creative problem-solving skills you'll take into your career.

Once you've mastered the basics, you can choose to focus on one area of interest, from performance to design to directing. Students who show outstanding work in one area are recognized at graduation with distinction in their chosen field.

With the support of faculty inside and outside of the classroom, you'll have access to real-world opportunities with local, national and international theatre communities. Some students join theatre companies, while others channel creative and analytical abilities across other industries.

University College

Transportation Management

MS, Online

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.

Graduate School of Social Work

Undergraduate + MSW

BA/BS + MSW

About this Program

Social workers empower people and communities while creating positive change at a local and national level. The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) dual undergraduate + Master of Social Work (MSW) degree allows students to combine an undergraduate degree in almost any field with an MSW degree. By earning both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in just five years, students gain a head start in their professional career while experiencing a significant cost savings. GSSW students join a unified community dedicated to inclusion, diversity and equity for all people.

An MSW degree can open the door to hundreds of rewarding careers, including everything from counseling to public policy to global practice. With 10 concentration options, the GSSW curriculum features specialized classes that allow students to advance their careers in a variety of industries within government entities, corporations and community agencies. Faculty provide an individualized learning experience and encourage students to participate in research projects that influence the development of a more just world. Throughout the program, students gain systemic, ethical and relational skills to make a significant impact working with oppressed populations.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Urban Studies

Minor

About this Program

The Urban Studies minor at DU offers a multidisciplinary introduction to a range of issues that are affecting cities today. Our courses examine the history and nature of urban life in the United States and other parts of the world. They explore topics such as inequality and poverty, gentrification, transportation and landscape planning, housing policy, sustainability, building design and development and more. The majority of the world's population lives in cities. A minor in Urban Studies can prepare you to make informed decisions about urban policy, planning and development questions that face today's citizens and their communities. Careers in fields like urban planning and development, social work, public policy work and human services benefit from the kind of skills you'll develop with the minor in Urban Studies.

University College

Web Design and Development

Certificate, MS, Online

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.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Wellness

Minor

About this Program

Wellness is a unifying concept that weaves together many different disciplines, curricula, and facets of experience to promote conscious growth and dynamic balance in life. The wellness minor is designed to study a multidimensional model of wellness, including emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical, community, multicultural and social wellness. An undergraduate who obtains the minor in wellness will have an increased ability to navigate the health care, wellness and corporate arenas, which are increasingly considering preventative, proactive approaches to health.

Students in the program delve into various approaches that prepare them to have a foundation for healthy living. You'll explore Western medicine and various other paradigms of healing, gaining a breadth of exposure to numerous different approaches to wellness. The minor is suited for individuals who want to support their major with a balanced academic and experiential emphasis on the practice of wellness.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

World Religions

Certificate

About this Program

The World Religions Specialized Graduate Certificate offers students the opportunity to cultivate graduate-level understanding of three of the world's major religious traditions, grounded in an understanding of how religion works in today's globalizing world. It aims to complement students' professional and scholarly knowledge with an understanding of the many ways that religion, politics, economics, culture and society intersect - in the United States and around the world.

This certificate is designed for students currently enrolled in graduate programs in fields other than religious studies, as well as working professionals who want to enhance their credentials or expand their expertise. This certificate can be applied to the 45 credit-hour Religious Studies MA program.