Director: Mary Coussons-Read
Office: North Classroom, 5014
Web site: clas.ucdenver.edu/mis/
Students in this program have the opportunity to take courses from a variety of areas in mathematics, the natural and physical sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, 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 independent research into some particular area of interest.
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.
Requirements for Admission
To be considered for admission to the program, students:
- must submit an application for graduate admission, an essay specifying why they wish to be admitted to the program and their career goals, and three letters of recommendation
- must have completed at least 40 semester hours in mathematics, computer science, physics, biology, chemistry and/or geology
- may be required to take the GRE if their undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0
Students are admitted for the fall and spring semesters. The deadline for a complete application for fall admission is April 15; for spring admission it is October 15.