Thank you for your interest in continuing your studies at CU Boulder! To get started with your application, please review the process and deadlines below. If you have questions, begin by reviewing the Graduate Student FAQs

The Department of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering particularly encourages applications from students who would broaden the diversity of our graduate community. We know that diversity is essential to academic and workplace success, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative community. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder Diversity Initiative.

If you are only planning to pursue a graduate certificate, without applying to a master's or PhD program, please visit our Certificate Admissions page. 

Application Fees

There is a $60 application fee for all domestic applicants. However, the College of Engineering and Applied Science is allowing qualifying PhD applicants to waive their application fees until Dec. 1, 2018. To receive a fee waiver, applicants must:

The waiver will be applied automatically to qualifying students in the application portal; no code is needed. The application fee will not be waived for applicants seeking a terminal master’s degree. Learn more.

Application Process

This section applied to anyone born in the U.S., who has a green card or is a refugee seeking asylum in the U.S.

You must submit your application by the deadlines below in order to be considered in a timely way for funding.

Application Details

When filling out the university application:

  1. Click the "U.S. Students" link
  2. Carefully read the information on the resulting page.
  3. Click on the gold "Graduate Application” link at the bottom.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: Dec. 1. Note: The software closes on this date at 23:59 p.m. Mountain time.
  • Spring Admission: Sept. 1
  • Summer Admission: Only for those enrolled and advancing to PhD

It is important to submit as early as possible. To be considered for admission in your preferred semester, all of your application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. MT on the preferential or final date. Applications received beyond that time will not be considered. "All application materials" is defined as:

  • the application itself
  • payment of application fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV
  • GRE scores sent solely by ETS
  • scanned copies (unofficial are fine for the application) of all transcripts, marksheets and proof of degree/s earned at any university or (community) college in any country globally
  • three recommendation letters

Application Details

When filling out the university application:

  1. Click the "International Students" link
  2. Carefully read the information on the resulting page.
  3. Click on the gold "Graduate Application” link at the bottom.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: Dec. 1 (application closes at 23:59 p.m. Mountain time)
  • Spring Admission: Sept. 1
  • Summer Admission: Only for those enrolled and advancing to PhD 

It is important to submit as early as possible. To be considered for admission in your preferred semester, all of your application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. MT on the preferential or final date. Applications received beyond that time will not be considered.

"All application materials" is defined as:

  • the application itself
  • payment of application fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV
  • GRE and TOEFL scores sent solely by ETS (or IELTS in lieu of TOEFL)
  • scanned copies (unofficial are fine for the application) of all transcripts, marksheets and proof of degree/s earned at any university or (community) college in any country globally
  • three recommendation letters