Domestic applicants (U.S. Citizens, green card holders):

  • Spring Admission – October 1
  • Fall Admission – December 1

International applicants:

  • Spring Admission – October 1
  • Fall Admission – December 1

All Application Materials, including application, application fee, statement of purpose, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation*, GRE and TOEFL scores (if applicable), MUST BE RECEIVED by the application deadline. Late applications are not accepted and the application fee is non-refundable.

*Recommenders do not receive the online link to the recommendation form until your application has been submitted. You should submit your application at least two weeks prior to the posted deadline so recommendation letters can be received by the application deadline.


Domestic Applicants

There is a $60 application fee for all domestic applicants.

International Applicants

There is an $80 application fee for all international applicants.

Application Fee Waivers

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder is offering a program that allows qualifying PhD applicants to waive their application fees until November 15, 2022. Find out how to qualify at the fee waiver website.