Admission to the Graduate School

All masters and doctoral applicants should submit the following material:

  • Online graduate application available at the Graduate School application page.

  • One unofficial transcript for each institution attended (undergraduate and graduate);

  • Three completed recommendation forms/letters (you will be asked to supply the names of your recommenders as well as their email addresses within the application);

  • A personal statement identifying possible faculty mentors and detailing the applicant's reasons for pursuing a graduate degree;

  • The department recommends that you include the following information in your personal statement 

    • areas of science you are interested in conducting research [if applicable]

    • that you have spoken with specific faculty mentors about the possibility of joining their lab [if applicable]

    • indicate what IPHY courses you could serve as a Teaching Assistant for if you were admitted 

  • An up to date Curriculum Vitae that highlights your:

    • Education

    • Research experience

    • Professional work experience

    • Teaching experience

    • Awards & honors

  • A $60.00 ($80.00 for international students), non-refundable processing fee. Domestic and international applications due on December 1st.

    • In order to receive an application fee waiver, a faculty member must agree to cover the cost of  your application fee. If they choose to do so, they will contact Graduate Program Advisor  and they will perform the necessary actions. You can find a list of faculty members that have active graduate student training programs and their contact information here: https://www.colorado.edu/iphy/research

Domestic Applicants:

All parts of your application, transcripts, supporting credentials, and correspondence in reference to your application (and not previously submitted online) should be sent directly to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553

For overnight or express mail send to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine St., Bldg. RL3
Ste. A122
Boulder, CO 80303-1058
(303) 492-6301

All International Applicants:

All parts of your application, transcripts, supporting credentials, and correspondence in reference to your application (and not previously submitted online) should be sent directly to:

Overnight/Express Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, Fedex)

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street - 65 UCB
BLDG RL3 Suite A122
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine St Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA