Application Requirements

Admission standards for Morgridge College of Education Online programs match University of Denver’s high standards for excellence, and are the same as for on-campus programs. All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution to be considered for admission.

The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree.

To complete your application, you must submit the following items:

  • two letters of recommendation
  • a current resume
  • unofficial transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you attended; if admitted, official transcripts will be required
  • a $65 application fee
  • your statement of professional goals
  • your diversity statement

GRE test scores are not required for admission.

COVID-19: How We Are Supporting Prospective Students

We are actively accepting applications, and our online courses are ongoing. We are here to support you as you work toward your goals, and we have made a change to our admissions requirements to help you keep your application on track:

We are now accepting transcripts electronically.

  • School-issued electronic transcripts: If your school issues official transcripts electronically, please have them send your encrypted transcripts to appsvcs@morgridgeonline.du.edu.
  • Unofficial transcripts: We will continue to accept unofficial transcripts if you are unable to submit your official transcripts at this time. Order your unofficial transcripts to be sent to your home, and scan them or take a photo to send to appsvcs@morgridgeonline.du.edu. We will still need your official transcripts once you matriculate.

If you are unable to submit your official transcripts electronically, you may have them mailed to our campus address:

University of Denver
Application Processing Center
Morgridge College of Education Online
P.O. Box 30096 022-004
College Station, TX 77842

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.

Two letters of recommendation

Your application requires at least two recommendations from individuals (non-relatives) who can evaluate your background, professional performance and potential to succeed in a graduate program.

The recommendation portion of the application asks that you input your recommenders’ contact information; we will contact them directly asking for the recommendation.

We strongly suggest that you input the information in advance so your recommenders have enough time to thoughtfully write your letters.

Current resume

You will be asked to upload a current resume to your online application. Your resume should include information about your educational and professional experiences.

Transcripts

Official academic records from all postsecondary institutions must be submitted directly from those schools to the University of Denver. You may send unofficial transcripts to receive an admissions decision, but we will need to receive official transcripts before you begin classes.

All transcripts should be sent to the following address:

University of Denver
Application Processing Center
Morgridge College of Education Online
P.O. Box 30096 022-004
College Station, TX 77842

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.

E-scripts (electronic transcripts) may be sent to: appsvcs@morgridgeonline.du.edu.

Application fee

There is a nonrefundable $65 application fee for Morgridge College of Education programs. Waivers are offered if you are:

  • a University of Denver alumnus/a
  • a current or former member of the U.S. military, AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps or Teach For America

You may also receive a waiver if you submit your application before the priority submit deadline or attend a webinar.

For more information on application fee waivers, contact the MLIS@Denver Admission team.

Statement of professional goals

Your statement of professional goals must be two to three typed and double-spaced pages that discuss:

  • the personal, educational and professional experiences that have shaped your interest in earning a master’s degree
  • your professional objectives and how you developed them

Diversity statement

The diversity statement should be two to three typed and double-spaced pages. The statement should outline your views of equality, diversity and social justice and what they mean to you as a future professional in the library and information field.

This may include:

  • any concerns and opportunities for equity, diversity and social justice within the library and information field
  • any personal, academic and/or professional experiences that have shaped your understanding and commitment to equity, diversity and social justice in the library and information field

International Applicants

It is strongly encouraged that you submit all application materials at least 14 business days in advance of a priority deadline to allow enough time for your application to be evaluated by the Office of International Admission.

For information regarding visa documentation and federal and university policies please refer to International Student & Scholar Services.

If you are living outside of the United States, please contact admissions@morgridgeonline.du.edu to learn more about your options for completing the program requirements.

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or C1 Advanced are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Your TOEFL/IELTS/CAE scores are valid for two years from the test date.

The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/C1 Advanced test score requirements for this degree program are:

  • Minimum TOEFL Score (Internet-based test): 80
  • Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-based test): 550
  • Minimum IELTS Score: 6.5
  • Minimum C1 Advanced Score: 169