2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin

University Admission Criteria

The University of Denver offers admission to applicants who demonstrate the highest potential for successful graduate study. Applicants are evaluated by the individual programs to which they apply on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise as evidenced by academic records, letters of reference, standardized test scores, and other pertinent data. Academic program admission requirements may be in addition to or more rigorous than University minimal standards. To be admitted as a regular graduate student, an applicant must meet the following requirements:    

  • Baccalaureate Degree:  Applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is 2.5. For applicants with an earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution, the GPA from the graduate degree may be used to meet the GPA requirement.
  • Standardized Test Scores:  The University of Denver does not require graduate entrance examinations for admission. However, many graduate programs do require standardized exams such as the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for admission. Some departments may require applicants to take the GRE Subject Test in a specific discipline as well. Please see the published admission requirements for specific academic program admission requirements.   

Note: The minimum GPA requirement for the JD in the Sturm College of Law is set according to the standards of the American Bar Association. 

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