Program Director: Martin E. Huber
Office: North Classroom, 3107C
Students in this program have the opportunity to take courses from a variety of areas in mathematics, the natural and physical sciences (biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, geology, and physics), and computer science in a program designed for professional growth in their area of interest. These areas are further explored through a required project or thesis that includes focused independent research on a topic that integrates two or three of the disciplines mentioned above.
The length of time it takes to complete the degree is determined by the student’s own schedule flexibility; many finish within two years of full-time work. The program requires completion within five years or within six successive summers. Courses are offered during a wide range of times, and many MIS students complete their curriculum while working full time.
Admission Requirements and Process
Admission into the MIS program is competitively based. Minimum requirements for an application to be considered are:
- the graduate application form for the University of Colorado Denver, including all application fees
- a statement of purpose specifying why the applicant wishes to be admitted to the program, the applicant’s primary area of interest, and his or her career goals
- three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic qualifications, of which at least two should be from academic sources
- transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended by the applicant
- a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; however, applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may be considered if they have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and if the scores are forwarded to the program office
- 40 semester hours of undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental sciences, geology, mathematics, and/or physics
Possessing the minimum requirements will guarantee that the application is considered. It does not, however, guarantee admission. The admissions committee will select students competitively to create a high-quality and balanced cohort of participants entering the program each year.
Students are admitted for the fall semester only. The deadline for a complete application is April 15.
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