Application Deadlines and Process



The Master of Science in Modern Human Anatomy matriculates students in fall semesters only. There are two application deadline for the Fall 2021 class:

March 1, 2021 - Priority Deadline & International Applicant Deadline

​May 1, 2021 - Second Deadline

Upon the Admission's Committee review of all applications and supporting materials received, selected applicants will be invited to interview.  Due to COVID-19, it is expected that interviews, information sessions, and a Q&A with current students will occur digitally via Zoom.

Priority Deadline Interviews:


Second Deadline Interviews:


Admissions Process

Formal admission into the M.S. in Modern Human Anatomy requires the completion and submission of the online University of Colorado Denver Graduate Application.  The application is first available on September 1st of each year.

Application requirements include:

Completion of the online University of Colorado Denver application. This application includes the submission of your Statement of Purpose, your Resume, and your Educational Goals statement.

One official transcript from all colleges attended. Transcripts may be mailed or emailed electronically:

Official transcripts should be mailed to:

University of Colorado Denver-Graduate Admissions
Campus Box 163
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO  80217

DHL, FedEx transcript(s) to:

University of Colorado Denver-Graduate Admissions
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO  80204
Phone: (303) 315-2183

Recommended: MSMHA accepts the following entrance exams (must be 5 years old or less):

GRE (Graduate Record Exam, General Exam)

MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test)

DAT (Dental Admissions Test)

​To submit GRE scores, please use University of Colorado Denver code 4875 (no department code is needed). A copy of the official MCAT Score Report may be emailed directly to Jennifer Thurston. Please contact Jennifer if you wish to submit DAT Scores.  

Three letters of recommendation

$50.00 application fee for domestic applicants; $75.00 application fee for international applicants

International Applicants

The application deadline for international applicants is March 1st. International applicants are required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores that are two years old or less. Please see the Office of International Affairs' website for additional information.


MSMHA Student, Fred Gonzales

Should I 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 in any of the following categories:

Teachers or prospective teachers interested in advanced training in anatomy, particularly those focused on future teaching in pre-professional programs, medical or dental schools, undergraduate anatomy/biology programs, and training programs for physician-assistants and paramedical services​ 

Students seeking to strengthen their credentials to enter professional schools in medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, physical therapy, physician assistant, or paramedical training in medicine-associated disciplines ​

Technology-oriented students focused on using advanced imaging applications in clinical and basic science departments

Engineering or computer science majors interested in advanced imaging applications and software development, and opportunities in medical device design and prosthetics

Illustrators and 3D artists seeking anatomical training for employment in medico-legal, advertising, or entertainment venues


Admissions Criteria



Requirements Include

  • 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
  • GRE, MCAT, or DAT scores that are 5 years old or less are recommended

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

  • 2 semesters of college-level 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.


Tuition and Costs

2019-2020 Colorado Resident Tuition:  $749.00 per credit hour

2019-2020 Non-Resident Tuition:  $1211.00 per credit hour 


​The fees at the Anschutz Medical Campus are $133.00 per semester.  Included in these fees are:

Academic Services Fee:  $75.00 per semester
Activity Fee:  $20 per year
AMC RTD College Pass:  $48.35 per semester

Please note that matriculating students are required to ​pay a one-time $140 Matriculation Fee.​  These fees can be reviewed on the Graduate School's website.

Financial Aid

We encourage interested students to visit the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office website for information on student loans, work study, and scholarship opportunities.  

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

The MSMHA Program participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (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. 

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 UC Denver application for admission is submitted online.

WRGP Application


Establishment of Colorado Residency

An individual must have been domiciled in Colorado for one calendar year before he or she is 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 contact the Program Administrator for more details.​​​​​​​​​​​​

MSMHA Program Computer Requirement

The MSMHA program highly recommends that each student have a laptop computer with the following specifications:


• 64-bit dual core CPU (Intel Core i5 or equivalent)
• 8 GB RAM minimum (16 GB strongly recommended, especially for Mac computers)

Highly Recommended

• 64-bit quad core CPU (Intel Core i7 or equivalent)
• OpenGL-compatible graphics card (with at least 1 GB RAM)
• 256 GB (or larger) SSD drive (solid state drives are much faster than ordinary drives, but hold less data)​


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