Graduate School Contacts
Dean: David Engelke, PhD
Senior Associate Dean: Inge Wefes, PhD
Assistant Dean: Shawna Cox, PhD
Assistant Dean and Director, Postdoctoral Office and Career Development Office: Bruce Mandt, PhD
Assistant Dean and Director, Recruitment: Kristine Sikora, PhD
Director of Graduate Admissions (Interim): Kelly Santa Maria
Student Progress Coordinator: Stephanie Puello
CLAS Application Specialist: Lindsey O'Reilly
Office: 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 1251
Campus Box 163
1380 Lawrence St, Room 1251
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80204
Welcome to the Graduate School at CU Denver. Almost half of our students on the Denver Campus are enrolled in graduate programs. We have a higher ratio of graduate to undergraduate students than most other universities in the country. This special emphasis on graduate education provides a strong culture of graduate studies on the campus and has engendered a number of innovative programs and teaching methods. Graduate programs on the Denver Campus also benefit from CU Denver’s immediate proximity to the city, which provides rich opportunities for internships and employment, collaborations between the university and the city and a wealth of real-world problems that can test and elaborate ideas gained in the classroom.
The mission of the Graduate School is three-fold in support of the University, our students, the faculty, and our training programs.
- Education: to enhance and advance outstanding educational experiences for all members of the university and the adjacent community through excellence in graduate education;
- Innovation: to encourage and support excellence and innovation in research, creative and scholarly work;
- Leadership: to recruit and train the next generation of highly educated leaders from diverse backgrounds to serve and lead in our communities, nation and the world
Not all post-baccalaureate programs at CU Denver|Anschutz fall under the auspices of the Graduate School. Programs that offer “professional” degrees that are independently accredited are overseen by their respective School or College.
For those Graduate Programs or Certificates that fall under the auspices of the Graduate School, the relevant administrative responsibilities are distributed between the central Graduate School office and the home School or College. The graduate programs that fall under the auspices of the Graduate School are listed in the Graduate School Policies ad Procedures document found on the Graduate School website. Individual graduate programs are detailed in the school/college sections of this catalog.