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Start with your Department

The final approval for your application is made by the Graduate School, but the recommendation to admit is made by the department in which you intend to study. Departments may have requirements in addition to or more stringent than those of the University. It is critical that you review the specific departmental requirements on your department’s website well in advance of the application deadline. Please visit our program pages for contact information, website, deadlines, and additional information.

Graduate Certificate Program Application

Update your professional profile and advance your career by developing new skills and building expertise in a specialized area. We offer a mix of certificates both online and on campus with more being developed each term.  For available certificate programs and information including program contact information, please visit our program pages. Certificate-seeking students require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Check with your departmental program contact for additional requirements they may have.

Application for Certificate Program

Graduate Degree Program Application

World-class teaching and research work together to produce a top-ranked educational experience for Colorado State University graduate students. Start by checking with your department about specific deadlines, application requirements, and supporting information for admission. Visit our program pages for departmental program contact information.

We currently have two application systems.  Choose the appropriate “Application” link below.  Summer 2016 applicants will use the same application regardless of College. Fall 2016 and future applicants must select the appropriate application based on the College your program falls under.  Each college link below lists programs by department.

Summer 2016 Applicants

With this system, documents are sent directly to the department to which you apply. Recommenders are listed in the application, but your recommenders will need to provide a letter of recommendation outside of the system. Request that all documents be sent directly to the department to which you apply.

Application for Summer 2016

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 – College Group 1

For applicants applying to Fall 2016 and forward. With this system, most documents are uploaded directly by the applicant. Letters of recommendation are processed and submitted automatically. Your recommenders will be notified and prompted to supply a recommendation letter through the system. For documents that cannot be submitted through the system, such as official transcripts and test scores, request the documents be sent to the Office of Admissions:

Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1062

Send official electronic test scores using code 4075.

The colleges that are accepting applications through this system are listed below. Each college link below lists programs by department:

Application for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 – College Group 1

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 – College Group 2

With this system, documents are sent directly to the department to which you apply. Recommenders are listed in the application, but your recommenders will need to provide a letter of recommendation outside of the system. Request that all documents be sent directly to the department to which you apply. The colleges that are accepting applications through this system are listed below. Each college link below lists programs by department:

Application for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 – College Group 2