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School of Education

Boulder, CO


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University of Colorado Boulder Graduate School Overview

Established in 1876, CU Boulder lies in the heart of the city and produces some of the best and brightest in these fields. University of Colorado Boulder’s talented faculty, students and alumni are leading the way for the next generation by inspiring inventive, humanitarian and social enterprises around Colorado, the U.S. and the world. 

CU Boulder is Top 3% worldwide for scholarly research citations and consists of 12 research institutes and 75 research centers.

There are currently over 5,700 graduate students from over 100 countries enrolled at CU Boulder Graduate School. As one of the nation’s top-ranked Tier 1 research institutions, CU Boulder Graduate School offers more than 190 graduate programs across seven colleges and schools. 

Prospective students can take a virtual tour of CU Boulder.

Explanation of Key Facts at University of Colorado Boulder: School of Education

Transform communities and lives through leadership. The University of Colorado Boulder’s School of Education is devoted to creating a community of thought leaders and engaged educators, researchers and policymakers who make a positive impact in education and the surrounding communities. 

The School of Education is ranked Top 30 education school for graduate students (U.S. News & World Report, 2018) and #1 graduate education program in the state of Colorado (U.S. News & World Report, 2020).

Majors and Degree Offerings at University of Colorado Boulder: School of Education

The School of Education offers the following areas of study: 

Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum and Instruction + Licensure, Education, Education Equity and Cultural Diversity, Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice, Learning Sciences and Human Development, and Higher Education. 

Further details about the School of Education can be found. 

CU Boulder Graduate School has produced 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 MacArthur ‘genius grant’  fellows and has been ranked Top 15 public university for entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report, 2019). 

There are 850+ visiting international scholars and CU Boulder Graduate School is listed as Top 30 in the world in education (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2018). CU Boulder Graduate School is one of only 34 public research universities in the Association of American Universities. The school is proud to have 51 Fulbright fellows since 2006 and 20 Rhodes scholars.

Admissions at CU Boulder: School of Education

Admission to CU Boulder Graduate School will be considered once all material is received, including letters of reference. Deadlines vary by program type and materials are due on their respective date at 10pm MST. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or have done work equivalent to that required for such a degree.

Applicants must show promise of ability to pursue advanced study and research, as judged by the student’s scholastic record and have adequate preparation to enter graduate study in the chosen field. Applicants should have at least a 2.75 (2.00=C) undergraduate grade point average. 

Further information can be found on the CU Boulder Graduate School of Education.

CU Boulder School of Education: Costs and Financial Aid

CU Boulder Graduate School offers fellowships, teaching and research assistantships, and training grants to eligible students. To learn more about financial assistance, contact the department to which you are applying.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 133
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 20.36%
Black or African American 3.34%
White or Caucasian 67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 0.91%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.3%
Two or more races 1.82%
Unknown 3.65%


Male (25%)
Female (74%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 38
Part-time - 0
Male (14)
Female (24)


Focus of faculty research: Teacher education; educational reform; literacy; equal educational opportunity; minority education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address Boulder, CO  80309
United States

Phone: 303-492-1411
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