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Ready to Apply to UCCS Graduate School?

All applicants must review the requirements for their program of interest before beginning an application.

Click on the following for more details:

  • Review program of interest's requirements
  • Refer to "How to Submit Transcripts" below for instructions on how to submit your official transcripts to UCCS
  • Apply NOW
  • Submit a $60 non-refundable application fee through the online application
  • Having problems with the online application? Email us for assistance!

How to submit transcripts:

We require an official transcript from each college or university you've attended in order to give you an admission decision. Please confirm below that you have requested or will request your transcript(s) be sent in order to complete your application. 

Please request that your official transcript(s) be sent to the following address: 

UCCS
Office of Admissions
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3733

Your application may not be considered complete until all transcripts have been received. Check with your program about this.

How to submit transcripts:

We require an official transcript from each college or university you've attended in order to give you an admission decision. Please confirm below that you have requested or will request your transcript(s) be sent in order to complete your application. 

Please request that your official transcript(s) be sent to the following address: 

UCCS
Office of Admissions
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3733

Transcripts being submitted electronically from the college or university are to be sent to gradapp@uccs.edu.

* In addition, below programs require applicants with course-work from any foreign college submit a course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation by a NACES member. (Please note: Official evaluations received directly from WES and ECE credential agencies may enable more efficient review and processing of transfer credit by UCCS.)

  • All College of Business

  • All College of Education

  • All Computer Science Programs

  • All Nursing programs

Your application may not be considered complete until all transcripts have been received. Check with your program about this.

  • Graduate-level students can take 9 to 12 credit hours as an unclassified student. Some programs will allow you to apply those credits to a Master's program.
  • Refer to your program of interest to see if they require transcripts
  • Access Online Application HERE
  • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee within the application

The Streamline Application is designed to offer outstanding UCCS students and alumni an expedited application to graduate school in participating programs.

 

  • If you are interested in applying, please fill out the regular application. Once you select that you have previously attended UCCS, it will ask you if you will be submitting the streamlined application. Apply online NOW!

  • Submit the application, a $60 non-refundable application fee, and all required supporting documents
     
  • Call us if you have questions along the way: 719-255-3417
     
  • Current programs that participate in the streamlined application include:
    • Biochemistry, MSc
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.2
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 4 years
      • Application requires 2 recommendations, goal statement
    • Chemistry, MSc
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.2
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 4 years
      • Application requires 2 recommendations, goal statement
    • Geography, MA
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 1 year
      • Application requires 1 recommendation, goal statement
    • Health Promotion, MSc
      • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 OR a minimum program specific GPA of 3.25
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 4 years
      • Application requires goal statement, resume, 2 recommendation letters (one from current faculty member)
    • History, MA
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.3
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 4 years
      • Application requires 1 recommendation from grad dept faculty, a 10 page writing sample
    • Sociology, MA
      • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and minimum program specific GPA of 3.33
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 3 years
      • Application requires a goal statement
    • Computer Science, MS
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 1 year
      • Application requires 1 recommendation from dept chair
    • Computer Science: Games & Media Integration, MS
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 1 year
      • Application requires 1 recommendation from dept chair
    • Electrical Engineering, MS
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 4 years
      • Application requires 1 recommendation, resume, goal statement
    • Cybersecurity, ME
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 1 year
      • Application requires 1 recommendation from dept chair
    • Software Engineering, ME
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 1 year
      • Application requires 1 recommendation from dept chair
    • Mechanical Engineering, MS
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25
      • Must be about to graduate or graduated in the last 2 years
      • Application requires 1 recommendation from dept chair

Apply now!

The Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) allows high achieving students to pursue existing Bachelor's and Master's degrees in an accelerated manner. The program is normally a 5 - 6-year program for currently enrolled full time UCCS students and allows students to take graduate level courses which will count towards graduation requirements for both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

Declaring Intent:

If you are an undergraduate student at UCCS in one of our programs that offers an AMP degree plan, please read through the student steps for the admission process.

If you decide this program seems like a good fit, your first step is to submit the intent application. This form will be approved by the program and placed on your undergraduate record. This allows the university to know that you intend to enter in to the master's program with these dual counting courses.  The approval of the intent application also allows you to begin taking graduate level courses that will count towards both programs.

Documents:

Available Programs:

If you were involved in one or more of the following scholar programs, you may be eligible for an application fee waiver. When you apply, you will be asked to upload a letter of verification from the program coordinator.

Gate Millennium Scholars Program
GEM:National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science Program
Maximizing Access to Reach Careers (MARC) Program
PREP: Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program
Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program
The McNair Scholars Program
Trio Support Student Services (SSS) Program
Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-Star) Program
Extended Studies agreement EdAssist

 

 

To qualify for a financial need application fee waiver, you must fall in to one of the following categories:
College seniors:
1. A dependent, who has Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows a parental contribution of not more than $2,500 for the senior year (submit a copy of the 1st page of your Student Aid Report) OR
2. Self-supporting and have a Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows a contribution of not more than $3,000 for the senior year (submit a copy of the 1st page of your Student Aid Report) OR
3. If you received a fee reduction voucher from ETS to take the GRE test, you qualify for an application fee waiver. Please send us a copy of the fee reduction voucher you received from ETS for the GRE test.

Unenrolled college graduates:
1. Have applied for financial aid, AND
2. Have a Student Aid Report (SAR) that indicates self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $3,000 (submit a copy of the 1st page of your SAR) OR
3. If you received a fee reduction voucher from ETS to take the GRE test, you qualify for an application fee waiver. Please send us a copy of the fee reduction voucher you received from ETS for the GRE test.

If you believe you might be eligible for a financial need based application fee waiver based on the criteria above, please contact the Financial Aid office at finaidse@uccs.edu. If approved for a fee waiver, you will be provided a code to submit your application without payment.

If you do not meet any of the criteria listed above but would still like to pursue other application fee waiver options, please email the Office of Admissions at gradapp@uccs.edu to explain your circumstances. A graduate admissions staff member will contact you to discuss any other options and provide you with your next steps.