24 months
1293 USD/credit 23274 USD/year
1293 USD/credit 23274 USD/year
388 USD/credit 6984 USD/year
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If a student prefers flexibility in constructing an individualized course of study in the social sciences, the Master of Social Science program from University of Colorado Denver emphasizes integration of knowledge across and beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. 


Courses derive primarily from the social science disciplines, like anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology, but may be integrated with other disciplines and programs including English, philosophy, education, health sciences, public affairs, fine arts, and architecture. 

Students who choose the Master of Social Science program at University of Colorado Denver often develop interdisciplinary perspectives in areas like public policy, gender and identity studies, educational reform, cross-cultural studies, or politics.

Study tracks

Students may also focus in one of several areas of concentration or formal tracks.  By focusing one's studies in a track, the student is able to develop a concentrated and interdisciplinary master level expertise in a given area of interest:

  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Society and the Environment
  • International Studies
  • Community Health Science
  • Social Justice
  • Ethnic Studies​

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations and Theories in Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • Methods and Practices in Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • Research Perspectives in the Social Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Graduate Admission Application
  • $50 non-reimbursable fee
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation. At least two of these letters must be academic -- that is, from former professors of yours. To ensure the complete objectivity of evaluation, students should not have had access to these letters. Letters should be sent by your recommender.
  • Statement of Purpose or Letter of Intent
  • Writing sample
  • Transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended including those foreign. Mailed copies must be in a sealed envelope.  E-transcripts are also accepted and can be sent to graduateadmissions@ucdenver.edu.​

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 388 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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