Graduate Applicants

The Ritchie School offers students a pathway to their future through flexible graduate programs. Our students enjoy small classes designed by experts in their field, career support, and a strong alumni network. 

At our R1 institution, graduate students explore solutions to the world’s most complex technological challenges while preparing for the next generation of in-demand careers in engineering and computer science.

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Graduate students studying at the Engineering & Computer Science School at the University of Denver

Tuition & Fees

Professional Programs

Our MS programs are between 48-60 credits in length and can be completed within two academic years. 

For the 2023-2023 academic year, tuition is $806 per credit for our cybersecurity and systems programs and $1,178 per credit for our data science program. 

Traditional Programs

Our traditional MS and PhD programs in engineering and computer science vary in credit requirements. To learn more about each program, visit our graduate programs page

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Our professional programs in cybersecurity and data science offer reduced tuition on a per-credit-hour basis for all admitted students. Therefore, we do not provide additional departmental scholarships, graduate teaching, or graduate research assistantships in these programs.

Federal student loans are available for domestic students. More information on financial aid, including private loans for international students can be found on DU's financial aid website.

Our traditional programs in engineering and computer science offer graduate teaching and graduate research assistantships. Although our assistantships are competitive, you are encouraged to apply before our priority admissions deadline. Learn more about GTA/GRA positions at DU.  

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Application materials needed:

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    Unofficial Transcripts

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    2-3 Recommendations

    Recommendations requirements may differ by program. 

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    Personal Statement

  • Gold icon of a globe depicting our proof of English proficiency requirement

    Proof of English proficiency 

    International applicants must submit official test scores to prove English proficiency.  

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