The Graduate School is committed to diversity and equity in the recruitment and retention of students. We actively seek persons from underrepresented populations, which include, but are not limited to, underrepresented ethnic groups, disabled persons,
and those students who are economically disadvantaged, from rural areas, or first-in-family college graduates.
Students may be eligible for an Application Fee Waiver if they meet one of the following criteria and are able to provide documentation:
Note: Application fee waivers cannot be applied to applications that have already been paid. Requests for waivers must be submitted at least 1 week before the final application deadline.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or are ready to apply your application fee waiver.
As a member of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, the Graduate School provides detailed statistics from Biomedical Science programs on: Admissions and matriculation data of PhD students, Average time-to-degree and completion data for PhD programs, and Demographics of PhD students by gender, underrepresented minority status, and citizenship status.
CU Denver works to create welcoming and respectful learning environments where a culture of inclusion can flourish. At CU Denver, we honor our diversity of experiences and perspectives in the committed belief that they enrich the educational experience for all. Recent enrollment data of graduate students in all programs at CU Denver, broken down by race and ethnicity.
Basic overview of important considerations related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
Center for Identity and Inclusion
The University of Colorado Denver Center for Identity & Inclusion (CII) consists of American Indian Student Services (AISS), Asian American Student Services (AASS), Black Student Services (BSS) and Latinx Student Services (LSS). CII provides vital links to the culturally rich and diverse community surrounding CU Denver.
Office of Inclusion and Outreach
The Office of Inclusion and Outreach at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has a mission to promote and support a diverse community that acknowledges values, fosters, and benefits from the unique qualities, rich histories, and wide variety of cultural values and beliefs that mirror and fulfill the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus mission of education, healthcare, research, and community service.
Women and Gender Center
The Women & Gender Center (WGC) at CU Denver is committed to advancing issues of gender equity and supporting the gender-focused needs of students, faculty, and staff on the Auraria campus. Their mission is to address gender inequities and foster a campus community that values inclusion, social justice, equity, and respect for everyone regardless of background and experience. They are committed to enacting intersectional feminism in their programming by exploring gender as it overlaps and interacts with the multiple identities that people inhabit across their lifespans. They serve all members of the CU Denver community, regardless of gender identity.
Undocumented Student Services
Our university remains committed to providing access to all qualified students, including students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) programs. ASSET, DACA, Mixed Family Status and undocumented students are valuable members of our student body whom we strive to ensure are safe and respected on our campus. We are pleased to provide a variety of services, support, and information for students, faculty, and staff to help undocumented students succeed at CU Denver and CU Anschutz
Our university supports a diverse student body and doesn't discriminate against persons with disabilities in admissions policies and procedures nor educational programs, services and activities.
The Office of Disability Resources and Services maintains disability-related records, determines eligibility and develops plans to provide academic accommodations for students. We encourage academically-qualified students with disabilities to utilize all the appropriate accommodations available to them.