Admissions

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 Online
  • 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

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

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.

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 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.

  • 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
    • 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
    • Information Assurance, 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

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:

  • The UCCS Graduate School is honored to offer an application fee waiver for all McNair Scholars applying to any of our programs. Please follow the traditional applicants instructions and when you submit your application, choose McNair waiver on the payment screen. Please submit proof of participation in the McNair Program to selsey@uccs.edu after submitting your application.