Graduate Degree Programs Overview


The Graduate School of the University of Colorado Boulder offers instruction leading to the following advanced degrees:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) (through Leeds School of Business)
  • Master of Engineering (ME)
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Master of Music (MMus)
  • Master of Music Education (MMusEd)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMusA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


MA programs in:

*Master’s degree offered as part of the PhD program only.

ME programs in:

MFA programs in:



MS programs in: 

*Master’s degree offered as part of the PhD program only.



PhD programs in:

Inquiries regarding admission to graduate programs should be addressed to the graduate department in which the applicant wishes to study (see the University of Colorado Boulder Directory for campus addresses or see

Concurrent Bachelor's/Master's Program

Concurrent Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Programs

Concurrent BS/MS and BA/MA degree programs are offered in several departments at CU-Boulder. These programs allow a student to receive both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years of study without compromising the academic integrity of either degree.

Currently approved concurrent degree programs in arts and sciences include:

  • applied mathematics
  • art history
  • Asian languages and cultures
  • classics
  • cognitive psychology
  • ecology and evolutionary biology
  • engineering physics/physics
  • film/art history
  • French
  • Germanic studies
  • integrative physiology
  • linguistics
  • physics/engineering physics
  • mathematics
  • religious studies

Currently approved concurrent degree programs in business include:

  • accounting/accounting
  • finance/accounting
  • information systems/accounting
  • information systems/telecommunications
  • all departments in engineering.

These concurrent degree programs are open only to highly qualified CU-Boulder undergraduates. Students are formally admitted at the end of their sophomore year or the beginning of their junior year. They are admitted through the admission procedure of their department and do not go through the normal process of admission to Graduate School. When students have completed the program requirements, they receive both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree simultaneously. Students wishing to continue studying toward a doctorate must formally apply for admission to the Graduate School.

Students interested in a concurrent bachelor’s/master’s program should inquire in the department.

Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree Programs 

In an environment where there is a rapidly increasing desire for interdisciplinary and professional skills, receiving two master’s degrees in complementary fields can be a real asset. Contact the individual departments for details.

Combinations with MBA 

  • Art and Art History/MBA
  • Anthropology/MBA
  • Computer Science/MBA
  • Environmental Studies/MBA
  • German/MBA
  • Juris Doctor/MBA
  • Telecommunications/MBA
  • Theatre and Dance/MBA

Combination within the Graduate School 

  • Applied Math/MCD Biology
  • Audiology/Speech, Language, and Hearing Ssciences (both through the Department of SLHS)
  • Engineering Management/Telecommunications
  • Music (two areas)
  • Religious Studies/Asian Languages/History (any two)

Combination with Law 

  • Environmental Studies/Law
  • Telecommunications/Law