Master of Science in Anesthesiology Program

Picture of Ann Michael-HollandThe University of Colorado Master of Science in Anesthesiology Program takes great pride in offering students the highest caliber of training from our faculty and the clinical opportunities provided by a world class facility. Anschutz Medical Campus, including the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado, provides an unparalleled clinical learning experience and the Department of Anesthesiology faculty is heavily invested in the success of our students.  This rigorous 28-month program challenges students to become excellent clinical providers focused on the highest quality of patient care. 

Graduates of the CU AA Program join a very special group of alumni who have proceeded to represent the University locally as well as nationwide. Our program has graduates in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin.

We celebrate continued success as far as the type of well-rounded, professional, and highly skilled graduates our students have become. We also commend all of the CU graduates on a record of 100% job placement and 100% passing on the National Certification Exam.

We look forward to continued success and growth.

Ann-Michael Holland, CAA, MMSc
Program Director

Application Info

The 2021-2022 application portal on CASAA opens on April 15, 2021.

Applicants who are accepted during this cycle will begin the program in August 2022.

Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis, so please consider applying early.

Notes about COVID-19

We are currently working remotely so please reach out to the program office via email with any questions. Please see the link above for CASAA updates. We will continue as normal for applications with the dates listed above. We usually start interviews towards the end of summer and will update this page if anything changes due to COVID-19. 
Thank you for your understanding during this time.

MCAT Concerns

We are aware of MCAT exams being cancelled and we will adjust our admissions process and end dates accordingly. If you upload your application without an MCAT score, please let us know that you will be taking the exam when they are offered again. When you receive your score, please reach out to CASAA to have it added to your application. ​

Shadowing Concerns

We understand that many hospital sites are no longer offering shadowing opportunities due to COVID-19. You can submit your application without shadowing hours and we will adjust our requirements as needed. When hospitals offer shadowing again, you will be expected to fufil your hours and it is your responsibility to upload the document to CASAA.​

Notice of Non-Discrimination


The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. The University takes action to increase ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity, to employ qualified disabled individuals, and to provide equal opportunity to all students and employees. All students shall have the same fundamental rights to equal respect, due process, and judgment of them based solely on factors demonstrably related to performance and expectations as students. All students share equally the obligations to perform their duties and exercise judgments of others in accordance with the basic standards of fairness, equity, and inquiry that should always guide education.