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Yes! Please contact our Graduate Programs team by phone at 303-615-1117 or by email at [email protected].
In-person classes are offered on the Auraria Campus in the evening (typically 5:30 pm – 8:20 pm) once night per week, Monday through Thursday evening.
Synch (Synchronous – live virtual) classes meet through Teams or Zoom during the same one night a week typically from 5:30 – 8:20pm timeframe.
Online classes are fully online, still with deadlines and a professor behind the course, but no live virtual class session to tune into.
Please refer to the university’s graduate schedule for more information as each specific term’s detailed schedule is posted.
If you take an average of two classes in the fall and spring semesters, and one course in the summer semester, the program will take approximately 2.5 – 3 years to complete.
Students are considered full time if they are registered for six (6) graduate-level credit hours and part-time if they are registered for three (3) graduate-level credit hours.
We do not have a minimum GPA requirement. Please keep in mind that your GPA is only one of a number of criteria we review in determining admission.
Please reference the tuition and fees chart via the Office of the Bursar for complete costs.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education defines an in-state student as, “a student who has been domiciled in Colorado for one year or more immediately preceding registration at any institution of higher education in Colorado for any term or session for which domiciliary classification is claimed, but attendance at an institution of higher education, public or private, within the state of Colorado shall not alone be sufficient to qualify for domicile in Colorado. “In-state student” includes a member of the armed forces of the United States or his dependents who qualify under section 23-7-103 (1) (c).”
For more information on Colorado Residency Statues, please visit: https://highered.colorado.gov/colorado-residency-statutes
You can determine your eligibility for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov and following up with the financial aid department at 303-556-8593. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid’s website for more information.
Financial Aid recommends all students to fill out the Scholarship application:
Please note, you can only log into the system if you have an MSU Denver net id and a 900#. So you’ll have to hang tight until you’re officially accepted to view these potential scholarship opportunities.
The Office of Financial Aid also lists external scholarships.
You can also do a scholarship search on the Internet at http://www.fastweb.com.
The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy (GITA) also has a great list of graduate student scholarship options: Scholarships and Grants
Yes. The GMAT is available at in-person testing centers and online. More information can be found via the GMAT Online website.
Yes, unless you meet the other requirements to waive the GMAT.
GMAT “waivers” include: proof of a graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) or Professional Portfolio documenting at least five years of significant and progressive business experience.
We do not have a minimum score requirement. Please keep in mind that your GMAT scores are only one of a number of criteria the MBA Admissions Committee reviews when determining admission.
You must take the GMAT exam before you apply to the MBA program. We recommend you take the test at least two weeks before the application deadline to ensure the MBA program receives your scores on time.
For information on the GMAT, call 1-800-GMAT-NOW or visit the GMAT website www.mba.com.
The College of Business partners with the Classroom to Career Hub (C2 Hub) for all career help. We have a dedicated industry navigator, Alex Harrison. Alex helps heighten awareness and promote career services to MSU Denver business students by developing targeted career education programs and employer networking opportunities with local businesses, professionals, and government agencies. Alex can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected].
Additionally, CareerLink is available to students to sign up for workshops, find off-campus jobs, view career events, and apply for on-campus interviews.
For an overview of services provided by the C2 Hub and Career Services, check out this link: https://www.msudenver.edu/career/forstudents/
It depends. The University requires proof of English proficiency*, meaning we don’t only accept the TOEFL, although it is the most common. Here’s what our Office of Graduate Studies accepts as English proficiency, please note you only need to submit one of the following:
*Proof of English Proficiency is not required for applicants who: Are lifetime residents of Australia, Belize, Great Britain, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, Ghana, Great Britain, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, and Zimbabwe
For more questions regarding English proficiency, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at [email protected].
Yes. However this must be an on-campus position with MSU Denver. You will have the option to apply for work authorization post-completion.
The maximum hours an international student on an F-1 Visa can work is up to 20 hours per week.
To find an hourly position on campus, check out our MSU Denver Jobs page, and click on “Student.”
A full time international student must take 6 credit hours (or 2 graduate courses).
In addition to maintaining a valid passport, primarily on-campus/full-time enrollment and consistent contact with the program/ISS is required to maintain F-1 status.
MSU Denver recommends filling out the Dreamer and International Application (DAIA) for Institutional Aid form in place of the FAFSA.
For questions on the DAIA form, please contact Financial Aid at 303-556-8593 or [email protected].
MSU Denver also has an internal scholarship application: https://www.msudenver.edu/financialaid/scholarships/
There are many external scholarship listings. Scroll through to see what you are qualified for: https://www.msudenver.edu/media/content/financialaid/documents/1718/scholarships/ExternalScholarshipListing2-22-19.pdf.
The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy (GITA) also has a great list of scholarships. I recommend checking out their page specifically on Graduate Student fund options: Scholarships and Grants
No, international students do not need to take summer courses. Unless something has changed under the current administration.
However, summer is only required at full-time status (3-credits or 1-class for summer) when it is the student’s first semester at the school and they are admitted for Summer, Otherwise never again are they required to attend in Summer (some exceptions not necessary here, meaning if you have an issue attending a full semester in Fall/Spring that exceeds more than 5-month gap from one semester to another OR if you are coming off of OPT later in a normal semester and cannot enroll to maintain status).
Please note, this is extremely complicated. For specific questions on this, you should reach out to the International Student Support team at [email protected]. However, international students can complete graduate courses online/remote if that option is available to them.
Due to COVID-19, it is recommended that international students be admitted and complete the Fall 2020 semester online/remote. They will not be issued an I-20 and they will not be able to enter onto US soil. They need to meet all the admissions requirements minus the Financial Affidavit and Bank Statement.
When a student decides to enter onto US soil to complete the program in-person they will need to complete the two financial documents. Students should plan far in advance to ensure they will get here on time to begin classes.
To learn more about the application process, please visit our MBA International Student Support page.
If you have additional questions about being an international student, how to obtain an F-1 Visa, and more, please reach out to the International Student Support team at [email protected].