University of Colorado Boulder

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An Inside Look

At the University of Colorado Boulder, our students find success through collaboration.


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AT A GLANCE

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Our dynamic and diverse community of scholars and students work together on hands-on, real-world projects that merge experience and academia. As one of the nation’s top-ranked Tier 1 research institutions, CU Boulder offers more than 190 graduate programs across seven colleges and schools. 

• 50+ years of collaboration with local federal research labs and industry partners
Top 15 public university for Entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
One of only 34 public research universities in the Association of American Universities
• 4,200+ academic and research faculty


College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences thrives as the intellectual core of the University, conducting research, scholarship, creative work, and education in more than 45 graduate-level academic fields spanning the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Our goal is to enable all our students to use their independent minds to have a collective impact.
• Five Nobel Laureates
25 members in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
• Nine MacArthur Genius Grant winners
• Four National Medal of Science winners

College of Engineering and Applied Science
The students and faculty in our highly
ranked College of Engineering and Applied Science advance the field of engineering by developing solutions that drive the economy, security, and quality of life of our state and nation. With a strong emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship, our College prepares students to take leadership positions, start businesses, and design solutions to global problems. Our cutting-edge programs ensure space for graduate students to develop a healthy work-life balance, enjoying all that Boulder has to offer.
Top 20 public university for Engineering (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
15+ local federal labs in partnership with CU Boulder
• 20 National Academy of Engineering members
• $97 million in research awards for the 2018 fiscal year

College of Media, Communication, and Information
CMCI offers forward-thinking programs that equip students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to impact the ways we communicate and to do so as dynamic and innovative communicators. Our programs explore how to communicate and tell stories through data, words, strategy, and evolving forms of media. Each degree prepares students to be leaders in our ever-changing information society.
Six master’s degrees, seven doctoral degrees, and two graduate certificates
Largest collection of functioning media from the early 20th century through the 21st century in North America

College of Music
We’re dedicated to inspiring the highest levels of artistic pursuit and scholarly discovery in the academic landscape through the power of music. Be part of a community that’s building a brighter future for music in the coming century while ensuring students achieve musical success. We’re more than just Music; programs include Music and Composition, Performance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.
30+ faculty and alumni with Grammy nominations
• 400+ musical events presented to the public each year
100% job placement for Music Education graduates
• Home to the first-ever university-
level US music entrepreneurship center

Colorado Law
Our supportive and diverse scholarly community inspires the pursuit of ideas, critical analysis, contemplation, and civic engagement. Join a top-tier law school that provides a comprehensive education, unique opportunities for hands-on learning, a strong public service tradition, compelling opportunities for specialization and global interdisciplinary engagement, and an outstanding and dedicated faculty.
• #5 Environmental Law grad program (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
• Over 94% of students working summer legal jobs in 2018
8,253 hours of public service work volunteered by the Class of 2018
40+ annual conferences, roundtables, and events

Leeds School of Business
Join our community of innovative, principled business leaders and gain the analytical skills needed to succeed in a globally competitive marketplace. Leeds is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), representing the highest standard of accreditation for business schools worldwide.
Top 25 public graduate business school (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
Top 10 business school for Entrepreneurship in the United States (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2018)
#14 public university for Entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
Top 30 public full-time MBA program in the United States (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2018)

School of Education
Transform communities and lives through leadership. At the School of Education, we are devoted to creating a community of thought leaders and engaged educators, researchers, and policymakers who make a positive impact on education and our surrounding communities. Be part of a community that values democracy, diversity, equity, and justice.
Top 30 education school for graduate students (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
Top 15 US graduate school in Education Policy (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
#1 graduate Education program inColorado (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)

Research and creative work
Research at CU Boulder encompasses thousands of scholarly, scientific, and creative endeavors at any given time, resulting in new knowledge, technologies, and creative work that advance the economy, culture, and health of Colorado, the nation, and the world.
• #1 public university recipient of NASA research
• 650 faculty and students involved in interdisciplinary bioscience research
• Top 3% worldwide for scholarly research citations
• 12 research institutes and 75 research centers

Boulder, Colorado
Located at the very base of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a leading force in research, technology, and innovation. CU Boulder is in the heart of the city and produces some of the best and brightest in these fields. Our talented faculty, students, and alumni lead the way for the next generation by inspiring inventive, humanitarian, and social enterprises across Colorado and the United States and around the world.
• #1 smartest city in America (Bloomberg, 2017)
Top 10 best places for tech opportunities (NerdWallet, 2017)
#1 metro in the United States for female entrepreneurship (Version 2.0 Communications, 2017)
• 103 new companies founded based
on technologies developed at CU Boulder since 1994

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297 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
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Accounting              
Advertising/Public Relations          
Aerospace Engineering          
African American Studies                
African Studies                
Anatomy              
Anthropology              
Archaeology              
Architectural/Construction Science              
Art History              
Art and Fine Arts                
Asian Studies            
Astronomy and Astrophysics                
Atmospheric Science              
Audiology                
Biochemistry                
Bioengineering            
Biological and Physical Sciences                
Biology                
Biomedical Engineering            
Biomedical Science                
Biophysics                
Biotechnology                
Botany and Plant Sciences                
Business-Management, MS/MA              
Cancer Biology & Oncology                
Cell & Molecular Biology                
Chemical Engineering              
Chemistry                
Child & Human Development              
Civil Engineering              
Classics              
Clinical Psychology                
Cognitive Science                
Communication Sci & Disorders                
Communication Studies              
Comparative Physiology              
Computer Graphics                
Computer Science          
Computer Security            
Conservation Biology                
Corporate Communication                
Corporate Education                
Creative Writing                
Criminal Justice                
Criminology                
Cultural & Demographic Studies                
Curriculum & Instruction              
Dance                
Design - other              
Developmental Biology                
Developmental Psychology                
Ecology              
Economic Development                
Economics                
Educational Foundations              
Educational Leadership                
Educational Policy              
Educational Research                
Electrical Engineering              
Elementary Education                
Engineering - General              
Engineering Management            
English              
Entomology                
Entrepreneurship              
Environmental Education              
Environmental Engineering              
Environmental Management                
Environmental Policy                
Environmental Science                
Environmental Studies                
Ethics              
Evening MBA Programs              
Evolutionary Biology              
Executive MBA Programs              
Film Studies                
Finance              
Food Science                
Food Studies                
Foreign Languages            
Forestry                
French              
General MBA              
Genetics                
Genomics                
GeoEngineering              
Geographic Information Systems              
Geography              
Geology              
Geophysics                
German              
Government                
Graphic Design                
Greek              
Higher Education                
History              
History Disciplines              
Horticulture                
Human Physiology              
Human Resource Management                
Industrial Engineering                
Informatics              
Information Systems                
Information Technology                
International Affairs                
International Development                
International Relations                
International Studies                
International Trade                
JD / Law Programs                
Jewish Studies                
Journalism & Mass Media              
LLM's - Masters of Law                
Latin American Studies                
Linguistics              
MBA - Accounting                
MBA - Engineering                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - Operations Management                
MBA - Organizational Studies                
MBA - Project Management              
MBA - Real Estate/Insurance                
MBA - Sustainability                
MBA - Taxation                
Marine Science              
Marketing            
Material Science              
Mathematics              
Mechanical Engineering              
Media Studies                
Microbiology/Immunology                
Molecular Biosciences                
Museum Studies                
Mythology and Folklore              
Nanoscience & Technology                
Native Studies              
Neurobiology                
Neuropsychology                
Neuroscience                
Nutrition                
Ocean Engineering                
Oceanography                
Optics                
Organizational Studies & Leadership                
Philosophy              
Photography                
Physics                
Portuguese                
Project Management              
Psychology - General                
Public Policy                
Publishing              
Radio, Television, and Film              
Reading & Literacy              
Reading Master Teacher              
Reading Specialist              
Real Estate                
Religious Studies                
Resource Management                
Russian              
Secondary Education                
Sociology                
Software Engineering              
Spanish                
Special Education                
Speech Pathology              
Statistics            
Structural Biology                
Student Affairs/Development                
Supply Chain Management            
Systems Engineering              
TESOL Education                
Taxation - Business                
Taxation - Law                
Teacher Certification              
Teaching Art              
Teaching Business              
Teaching English              
Teaching Foreign Language              
Teaching History              
Teaching Math              
Teaching Music              
Teaching Other Subjects              
Teaching Science              
Technical Communication              
Telecom and Networking                
Telecommunications Management              
Theater and Drama              
Translation/Interpretation              
Transportation Eng/Mgmt                
Virology                
Women's Studies              

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Student Body

5,997 students

full-time

part-time

Female
43%
2,590

Male
57%
3,407

Admission

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$60
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Contact

Admissions Office
P: 303 492-6301
cugrad@colorado.edu
Admissions Officer
gretchen.oconnell@colorado.edu