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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Master's Programmes

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Medicine & Health (1)



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. Approximately a third of the student body are students of color.


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.

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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);
  • viewing books or articles on Reserves (Course Reserves);
  • requesting a book or article that we don't have here (Interlibrary Loan);
  • disability services;access to the library's resources from off campus (Off-Campus Access);
  • reservable group study rooms;and wireless access and printing services.

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

MSU-Denver, I highly recommend
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love the classes, the professors, and the hands-on approach they take.

Growing within the box, need to grow better outside the box.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am an honor student, I was paying my tuition fee through Pell grant and out of my pocket but now I found it difficult to do so. I also need to transfer to a better school.

MSU Denver
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I transferred to MSU Denver this year from another university. The transition was difficult but the faculty and students at MSU made it a lot easier. The professors at MSU Denver care about the students and their studies the way many professors at large universities don't. All of the professors I have had at MSU have been there to help with my studies and answer any...

Denver, Colorado, United States

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