Admission Requirements for Doctoral Programs

Doctorate programs at Colorado Technical University are designed for students desiring an advanced, comprehensive, doctorate-level education commensurate with the needs of industry.  To be considered for admission to a doctorate degree program, applicants must fulfill the University’s admissions requirements listed below:

1. Participate in an admissions interview with an admission’s advisor.

2. Submit a complete Colorado Technical University application for admission.

3. An official transcript verifying completion of an accredited master's degree. 

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is required to enter the CTU doctoral program. Foreign transcripts must be translated into English, if necessary, and must be evaluated for equivalency to U.S. degrees by an approved agency.

4. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for admission.

5. Submit a copy of your resume. The resume should highlight a minimum of five years of related employment experience and your education history.

6. Submit a brief essay (1800-3000 words). The essay should be your personal statement. This component of the admissions application provides the admissions committee evidence of your research focus, personal/professional motivation, specific concentration compatibility and overall ability to be successful in the program.

Colorado Technical University offers students the opportunity to be conditionally admitted pending receipt of their official transcript verifying completion of an accredited master's degree. Students will have up to the first day of the second quarter or term in the program of study to provide the required documentation. Extension may be granted upon approval from the Registrar’s Office. Upon receipt and review of the official transcript verifying completion of an accredited master's degree, students may be officially admitted to the university as a regular student. Students who are conditionally admitted will incur tuition and fee charges and are financially responsible for all costs of attending the University.