Combined Degree Admission

Geared for busy adults who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree and master's degree simultaneously, the combined degree option at University College offers a unique dual experience. By substituting two graduate courses for two undergraduate courses, you will reduce the total time and cost of your programs.

Combined Degree Admission

Combined Majors

Select a bachelor's degree major and then choose from a range of master's degrees and concentrations. See the options below:

Admission Requirements

Candidates for the combined degree are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Arts Completion Program student with between 80 and 140 hours of credit.
  • Earned a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program.
  • Completed 8 credits in the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program.
  • Have job-related experience or aspirations that confirm interest and ability to excel in the combined degree experience.
No Standardized Tests
University College does not require GRE or GMAT scores because we believe testing doesn't predict success. As a professional, your experience speaks volumes and our other admission criteria paints a better picture of your potential.

Admission Deadlines

At University College, applications are accepted throughout the year with four deadlines. Submit your online application by the deadlines outlined below to start in your preferred enrollment term.

Deadlines
Enrollment Term Application Deadline
  • Enrollment Term
  • Fall 2018
  • Application Deadline
  • August 10, 2018
  • Enrollment Term
  • Winter 2019
  • Application Deadline
  • November 9, 2018
  • Enrollment Term
  • Spring 2019
  • Application Deadline
  • February 8, 2019
  • Enrollment Term
  • Summer 2019
  • Application Deadline
  • April 26, 2019

Application Checklist

Complete the following to apply to a combined degree program.

  • Application Form

    Start an new application using your email address, name, and birthdate (you will receive a temporary PIN) at gradadmissions.du.edu/apply. Applications for the University of Denver must be submitted online (requests for accommodation may be granted).

  • Application Fee

    A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay online or by phone with a credit card or by phone with a credit card or via mail by check or money order.

  • Two References

    The names and email addresses for two references (former or current instructors, supervisors, coworkers, community connections) are required. Reference requests are sent to your recommender via email once you complete that portion of the application.

  • Personal Statement

    The two-page (double-spaced) statement should include information on how this program will enhance your career and meet educational goals.

  • Résumé

    Submit a résumé via the application status page listing your current employers and professional experiences, as well as your personal and community involvement.

The admission committee reserves the right to request a phone interview and/or letters of recommendation when reviewing an admission application. Applications and fees are valid for the term for which you have applied, after which point you may be asked to submit an updated application and fee to re-activate your application file. All materials submitted as part of any application for admission to the University of Denver become property of the University. Materials will not be copied, returned, or released to the applicant or any third party.

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Admission Team
University College Building
2211 South Josephine Street
Denver, CO 80208