For those wishing to matriculate in Fall 2020, the Priority Deadline is March 1, 2020, and the Second Application Deadline is May 1, 2020.
The MSMHA Admissions Committee accepts the GRE, MCAT, and DAT, and these exams are recommended (not required) for admissions.
Please login to the ETS website and request for your scores to be sent to the University of Colorado Denver, school code: 4875
DAT: You may email a copy of your DAT scores directly to Jennifer Thurston.
The GRE, MCAT, or DAT are recommended for admissions, and the MSMHA program does not have a minimum test score for consideration.
Average GPA of all applicants: 3.2
Average GRE of all applicants: 152-V, 152-Q, 4.0-A
Average MCAT of all applicants: 126-CPF, 126-CAR, 126-BBF, 126-PSB
Due to a low sample size, we do not have an average DAT.
No, students from a variety of academic majors have successfully completed the program. However, we recommend students have some background in general science coursework, which in past student cohorts shows a strong association with the likelihood of success in first-year coursework.
Yes, we do accept Committee Letters. Please have the letters sent directly to the Program Administrator, Jennifer Thurston, via regular mail or email.
Yes, provided the transcripts are official and sent by the Registrar of the respective college or university.
The Admissions Committee extends interview invitations around the last week of March to those applicants believed to be a strong match for the MSMHA program. Invited applicants are encouraged to interview on campus, however faculty are happy to interview via Skype if visiting campus is not a viable option. Applicants who are able to visit campus have one interview with a small group of faculty members (2-3), and have the opportunity to meet current students and tour the campus. Again, an on-campus interview is not required for admission.
If admission materials are missing (for example, only 2 recommendation letters have been received, or only an unofficial GRE score has been reported), you will be notified of the missing materials by the Program Administrator prior to the Admissions Committee's review of your application.
The Admissions Committee will conviene approximately 2 weeks after the admissions deadline, to allow for supporting application materials to arrive. If all application materials have not been received by that date, the application will be reviewed "as is."
Around the first and second weeks in April.
No, the program’s desire is to help students build that background. A strong interest in learning new technology is important.
Tuition is $749 per credit for Colorado residents.
$1211 per credit for non-residents.
The fees at the Anschutz Medical Campus are $133.00 per semester. Included in these fees are:
The MSMHA Program does participate in WRGP, which is a tuition-reciprocity arrangement with 15 participating states and 1 Commonwealth. The WRGP program allows students who are residents of these participating states to pay in-state tuition for the duration of the MSMHA program.
In addition to Colorado, the participating states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
A limited number of WRGP slots are awarded for each incoming class of students. Those wishing to apply for WRGP status must complete the WRGP Application and submit it to the Program Administrator at the same time that the UCDenver application is submitted online.
Most Master's programs in the United States do not have graduate stipends; these funds are typically reserved for PhD students. In the main, students largely fund their costs with student loans.
The MSMHA degree is considered a 2-year program (21 months if a student completes the requirements according to the Curriculum Map on our website). Students must take and complete the 43 credit hours of the program in order to receive the Master of Science degree.
Yes, it would be extremely difficult to complete this rigorous curriculum in less than 2 years.
Yes, students may transfer up to a maximum of 16 graduate-level credits into the MSMHA program. The courses being considered for transfer credit must meet the following conditions:
All courses being considered for transfer must be evaluated by the Curriculum Committee to determine the transferability of the course and how the course may be applied to MSMHA curriculum requirements.
While the MSMHA curriculum is primarily designed for full-time students, it is possible to complete the curriculum on a part-time basis. Students must consult with their assigned advisor to create a road-map for a plan of study to ensure proper sequencing while adhering to the course offering schedule.
No, Summer semester enrollment is not required. However, participating during the Summer semester will enable the student to graduate within 21 months of matriculation.
Graduate level training at most institutions requires completion of a thesis or a scholarly project. The Capstone Project suffices as the means by which students will demonstrate scholarly achievement at the end of year two of the Master’s program. Students will develop and receive approval of a project that details specific aims, background and rationale, methods, resources and references. Students will learn the basic principles of educational research methodology (such as how to design a survey) and the steps involved in obtaining COMIRB approval. Students will largely work in one of three thematic areas in the anatomical sciences: general research, technology (including simulation, computer-based educational tools, imaging technology) and educational methodology. Students are expected to invest over 320 hours in completing this work.
Yes, you may work while completing the MSMHA curriculum, however no special accommodations can be made to provide flexibility around a work schedule.
A variety of choices exist for students in selecting a teaching option. For the one credit required, the program pays for that credit of tuition as compensation for the student’s work. Some students have chosen to teach a segment of gross anatomy in the PA/PT summer program; others have elected to teach in the medical school’s Human Body Block or in the School of Dental Medicine's gross anatomy course. A detailed list of teaching options will be provided so students can consider what fits their time schedule best and where they believe they can do the most effective job. Students are required to take ANAT 6412, Foundations of Teaching, that will assist in gaining a foundation regarding educational methodology. However, continuous study of subject matter becomes primary in ensuring a successful outcome.
Master’s students, whether enrolled full time or part time, have five years from matriculation to complete all degree requirements, including completion of the Capstone Project.
The CU Anschutz Medical Campus (CU-AMC) is located in Aurora, near the Denver/Aurora city borders. AMC is located at the site of the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Garrison.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU-AMC) is a campus within the University of Colorado Denver (CU-Denver).
The University of Colorado (CU) system is comprised of 4 campuses: CU-Boulder, CU-Denver, UCCS (Colorado Springs) and CU-AMC.
The CU Anschutz Medical Campus primarily serves graduate students and those in professional programs - in fact, only 1 undergraduate program is housed at CU-AMC (B.S. in Nursing). Due to this student population, there are no dormitories at the CU-AMC Campus.