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Your future starts now.

Looking for the next step in your journey?

Whether you’re changing careers or advancing in your current role, graduate study at MSU Denver is an education that works for you.

From comprehensive coursework taught by industry experts to applied clinical experiences, you’ll be ready for tomorrow’s in-demand jobs today.

In-person, online and hybrid options mean the classroom comes to you, wherever you are.

And with an alumni network of more than 100,000 Roadrunners strong, you’re connected throughout Colorado – and beyond.

Take the next step and start your graduate study at MSU Denver today!

Map the road to your future.

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1. Choose a program.

Browse our program options and request more information or meet with an advisor to learn more.

Graduate Programs
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2. Review requirements.

Review admission requirements for your program and begin preparing your application materials.

Admission Requirements
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3. Apply online.

Submit your required materials and information through our online application.

Apply Today!

Cost of our programs

The total cost of graduate studies at MSU Denver varies. Differences in program tuition, living arrangements, residency status and other variables mean the cost of your education might be different from your peers.

Learn more about costs associated with our programs on our Cost page, including tuition rates, health insurance, taxes, and benefits for students from specific states and U.S territories outside of Colorado through the Western Regional Graduate Program tuition rate.

Master's Programs and Graduate Certificates

Browse our graduate programs in the following categories.  You can also browse all graduate programs at once on the university’s Academic Programs page.

Use these links to jump to a program area:


Admission requirements

Before you begin your application, you should review the specific admission requirements for your program. These requirements vary from program to program, but we’ve organized links to each program’s admission requirements for you.

Common requirements across programs can include:

  • Transcripts
  • Minimum GPA
  • Personal Statement
  • Personal/Professional References

International student applicants will also find information about requirements for admission on the page linked below.

Application process

Once you have gathered the necessary information to begin your application, use the link below to access the university application system.

A few tips to help you get started:

  • You will use the button titled “START ROADRUNNER APPLICATION” on the Apply Today page linked below.
  • Once you create and/or log in to your application account, choose “Master’s (Graduate Level)” as your application type.
  • You will select your program once you reach the “Basic Information” step in the application.
  • You can save your progress and return to the application later if you need to, but be aware of the deadlines to apply for your program.

Program Completion Information

Are you nearing the end of your Master’s Degree or Graduate Certificate program? Be aware of deadlines and follow all procedures found on the following page to submit your application for program completion.

Graduate Studies Events

Upcoming Events:

Two students standing next to a big "MSU DENVER" sign outside of the Jordan Student Success Building.MSU Denver Graduate Programs Fair – March 1st and 2nd, 2023

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Jordan Student Success Building Lobby

Explore our graduate programs, meet program personnel, learn about financial aid options and admission procedures, and more! 

Past Events:

Three Minute Thesis Competition – January 25th, 2023

Spring 2023 Welcome Gathering – January 17th, 2023


The master’s programs at Metropolitan State University of Denver is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Meet our group


Inge Wefes, PhD

Associate Vice President

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Chip Hagan

Financial Analysis Manager

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Ben Caldwell

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

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Raenea Gomez

Policy and Process Manager

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Julia Annison

Administrative Assistant

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Contact the MSU Denver Graduate Studies Office


Jordan Student Success Building, Suite 330M


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Mailing Address:

MSU Denver Graduate Studies
Campus Box 48
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217