Global Masters Scholars
A Global Masters Scholars program is an articulated agreement between a DU academic department, a strategic or priority partner institution, and the DU Office of Internationalization where the curriculum is mapped so that the student is able to complete the DU undergraduate degree and be prepared to successfully enter a master's degree at the partner institution.
The Global Masters model consists of the first 3 years of undergraduate study taking place at DU, then 1 year of study abroad at the partner institution (DU's fourth year). The 3 years at DU and 1 year of study abroad constitutes a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Denver. During the 1 year of study abroad, students will follow all Office of International Education policies and be able to apply Cherrington Global Scholars benefits if applicable. Upon completion of the 1 year study abroad, the student will graduate from the University of Denver and no longer be a DU student. The fifth and final year of study will take place at the partner institution, in which the student will be a full-time student of the partner institution and, upon completion, will be awarded a Master's degree by the partner institution. Students enrolled at DU may opt into the Global Masters programs if they meet their department's eligibility requirements, DU's study abroad and exchange requirements, and any additional requirements determined for a specific Global Masters programs.
Global Masters Programs
Lund University, Sweden
Global Masters in Gender Studies: DU Gender & Women's Studies and LU Department of Gender Studies
Global Masters in Biological Sciences: DU Department of Biological Sciences and LU Department of Biology
Global Masters in Political Science: Department of Political Science and LU Department of Political Science
Global Masters in Geography: DU Department of Geography and Environment and LU Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
University of Glasgow, Scotland
Global Masters in English: DU Department of English and GU School of Critical Studies
Global Masters in Engineering: DU Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and GU School of Engineering
University of Western Australia, Australia
Various programs launching in 2019-2020 for admissions for academic year 2020-2021.
General Admissions Criteria & Process
These are the general guidelines for Global Masters Scholars at the University of Denver. Please consult with the individual DU academic department on other specific requirements.
- Students must be majoring in the Global Masters Program's subject area at the University of Denver.
- Students must apply and be approved through DU department or unit.
- Students must meet all the Office of International Education's admissions requirements and deadlines.
- A minimum 3.0 overall GPA at the time of application for the Global Masters program with DU department or unit and maintained through degree program after application submission (Deadlines are typically in the Fall as established by the department or unit).
- A minimum 3.5 GPA in the major is recommended by the Office of Internationalization. However, the DU department or unit, in collaboration with the partner university, will establish the GPA requirement, if higher than 3.0.