Metropolitan State University of Denver

Master's Programmes

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Metropolitan State University of Denver was founded in 1965 as an opportunity school. The concept was that people from all walks of life could have a chance at a college education. By design, MSU Denver is required to be accessible to all, which is why it consistently has some of the lowest tuitions of four-year Colorado colleges and universities.


Programs range from the traditional disciplines, such as history and biology, to contemporary fields of study, such as environmental science and communication design. MSU Denver offers several bachelor’s degree programs unique in Colorado, including aviation management, health care management, land use, meteorology, and integrated therapeutic practices.


The Undergraduate Research Program promotes, supports, and celebrates MSU Denver faculty and student engagement in undergraduate research activities. These undergraduate research experiences enhance students’ preparedness and competitiveness for future employment and the pursuit of advanced degrees.


With career counseling students can:

  • Learn to apply networking skills in their field
  • Prepare customized resumes and cover letters
  • Complete applications to grad school
  • Find career resources
  • Overcome barriers to success.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

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Student services

Metropolitan State University of Denver provides the academic resources to make academic success a reality for all students. From tutoring to adaptive technology to programs that provide support for groups of students with special needs, the University is here to help.

Library services

Auraria Library offers research help, study spaces, technology, and many other services to the three institutions on the Auraria Campus: University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver. Library services include:

  • in-depth help with your research (Research Help);
  • help with technology in the library (Tech Help);

ICT services

MSU Denver's Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a fast and secure encrypted wireless network for all current students, faculty, and staff members of the University. The wireless network can be accessed by MSU Denver members on any mobile device, tablet, or laptop by using their Network ID.

Medical services

MSU Denver's accredited health and counseling centers provide the best care possible in a campus setting.

Student Life

Campus life

Metropolitan State University of Denver is located on the Auraria Campus in the heart of downtown Denver - walking distance from Elitch Gardens, the Pepsi Center, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, LoDo's restaurants and shops, and the Denver business district. The campus has access to numerous light-rail stations, bus routes and B-cycle stations but is also conveniently accessible by car.

Sports facilities

The following facilities are available to Campus Recreation at Auraria participants:

  • Dance Studio
  • Event Center Gymnasium
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Loft
  • Lobby
  • Multipurpose room
  • Outdoor Adventure Center
  • Athletic Fields
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Squash Courts

Student clubs

Metropolitan State University of Denver has over 120 student organizations whose focuses range from academic to social.


Metropolitan State University of Denver is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Student Reviews

If I could do it again... I would!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Incredible, hands-on approach to learning with many, varied options for specialization and further education. Extended major in Advanced Manufacturing Sciences with a concentration in Operations Management, plus certificates in Additive Manufacturing Engineering and Advanced Composite Materials. Well-rounded University offering a full range of courses on a diverse...

My small journey
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was okay I guess I don't know what I needed to learn plus extra I met with people from all over, I love my teachers who were nothing but supportive. I did to enjoy student Life I found it tedious but on general it was a journey that I must take to go from being a child to be a man

I can't recommend MSU Denver enough
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

In my last two semesters before graduating, my financial aid ran out. They went out of their way to help me fund my education. The professors were great and had a knack for explaining complicated concepts in an understandable way.

Denver, Colorado, United States

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