Admissions and Cost

The MSMHA program prepared me for a career path that I did not know existed. Because of its dedicated faculty, warm and inclusive culture, and cutting-edge education, this is the best program for the scientist who is ready to take on the careers of the future.

Rossana Blanco | MHA Class of 2018

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Application Deadlines for Fall 2025 Admission

The Master of Science in Modern Human Anatomy matriculates students in fall semesters only.

Who Should Apply?


Selection of candidates will favor the diversity of talents or backgrounds that are complementary to the intended project focus of this program. Consideration will be given to applicant profiles that promise to strengthen team oriented project development as well as the technical and academic demands of the curriculum.

The program is potentially attractive to applicants who are:

Prerequisites and Coursework

Applicants must have:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a BA or BS degree (or equivalent)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from all colleges or universities attended to enter program on "Good" academic standing

Successful applicants will have undergraduate backgrounds that include science courses such as:

  • 2 semesters of general biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of general chemistry with labs
  • 1 semester of statistics
  • 1 semester of college physics (algebra or calculus based)

Applicants who have not completed the above courses may be considered for the program based on the applicant’s strengths, background, and competencies.

Application Requirements

A complete application includes the following components:

  • Online University of Colorado Denver application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Past Work/Experience
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Application fee ($50.00 domestic or $75.00 international)
  • One official transcript from all colleges attended
  • Test Scores (recommended, not required)

Have electronic transcripts emailed to:


Have physical copies sent to:

Graduate School
Mail Stop C296
Fitzsimons Building, W5107
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO  80045


The submission of test scores is recommended, not required.  Scores should be 5 years old or less.

  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam, General Exam, use university code 4875)
  • MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test, email your AAMC ID number and your Verification Code directly to Jennifer Thurston)
  • DAT (Dental Admissions Test, email a copy of your scores to Jennifer Thurston)
Please contact Jennifer Thurston if you need accommodations in place for any portion of the admissions process. 


Upon the Admission's Committee review of all applications and supporting materials received, selected applicants will be invited to interview.

In general, the timing of interviews are:

  • Early Admissions Deadline:  interviews in early to mid December
  • Traditional Admissions Deadline:  interviews in early and mid April
  • Final Admissions Deadline:  interviews in mid may

Exact interview dates will be posted as the dates draw near.

Tuition and Cost

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Establishment of Colorado Residency

An individual must have been domiciled in Colorado for one calendar year before they are entitled to in-state tuition. A domicile is a person's true, fixed and permanent home. Having a domicile in Colorado involves more than mere physical presence or "residence" in the state. In order to establish a domicile for tuition purposes, there must be 1) physical presence for at least 12 months within the state along with 2) demonstrated intent to make Colorado one’s permanent home. Intent is demonstrated by several kinds of connections with the state dated one year prior to the beginning of classes. Please see Residency Information for Future and Current Students for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Master of Science in Modern Human Anatomy

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place


Aurora, CO 80045

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