Earn a Masters Degree Abroad

Combined Undergrad & Graduate Program

Undergraduate students can study abroad through our Global Masters Scholar program. A Global Masters Scholar program is an articulated agreement between a DU academic department, a strategic or priority partner institution, and the DU Office of Internationalization where the curriculum is mapped to ensure student success. The program allows students to earn their bachelors degree from DU and a masters degree from a partner institution all within 5 years.

Global Masters Scholar Model

The Global Masters model consists of the first 3 years of undergraduate study taking place at DU, then 1 year of study abroad at the partner institution (DU's fourth year). The 3 years at DU and 1 year of study abroad constitute a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Denver. The fifth and final year of study will take place at the partner institution, in which upon completion the student will be awarded a Master's degree by the partner institution. Students enrolled at DU can opt into the Global Masters programs if they meet eligibility requirements at each university, DU's study abroad and exchange requirements, and any additional requirements specifically determined for any of the Global Masters programs.

3 Undergraduate Years at DU

1 Study Abroad year as an undergraduate

1 Final Year abroad as a graduate student to finish your master's degree

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Faculty: Want to set up Global Masters Scholar Program in your academic area?

Contact the Office of Internationalization for more information.

Email Office of Internationalization

Admissions Process

These are the general guidelines for GPA requirements for Global Masters Scholars at the University of Denver. Please consult with the individual DU academic department on other specific requirements.

  • Students must be majoring in the Global Masters Program's subject area at the University of Denver.
  • A minimum 3.0 overall GPA at the time of application for the Global Masters program with DU department and maintained through degree program after application submission (Deadlines are typically in the Fall as established by the department or unit).
  • A minimum 3.5 GPA in the major is recommended by the Office of Internationalization. However, the DU department or unit, in collaboration with the partner university, will establish the GPA requirement.

The general process students undergo is outlined below. Click here to download an interactive PDF file with links to applications, faculty advisors and study abroad advisor contact info.

Admissions Process

  • Meet with the Global Masters Faculty Advisor in department by early fall of 2nd year.

  • Complete and submit the department's application by the department's deadline.

  • Complete Study Abroad Nomination by January deadline of 3rd year.

  • Meet with Study Abroad Advisor to plan for Study Abroad Year in fall of 3rd year.

  • Complete all study abroad pre-departure requirements and on-campus degree requirements including INTZ 2501.

  • Depart to destination.

  • Apply for the master's program directly through the host university, and prepare for the logistics of the master's year (i.e. housing, immigration, etc.).

  • Become a full-time student at the host university (no longer a DU student) and complete a master's degree.

For academic questions, contact the program’s DU Faculty Advisor. For financial, travel, and living abroad questions, contact the program’s Study Abroad Advisor.

Global Masters Scholar Programs

DU has three international institutions at which you can complete your Global Masters degree.

Lund University

Lund University in Sweden hosts four Global Master's Programs in Gender Studies, Biological Sciences, Political Science, and Geography. Click here for information on Lund University program logistics, such as housing options, culture, cost, travel, etc.

  • Global Masters in Gender Studies

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU Gender & Women’s Studies program and Lund University’s Department of Gender Studies. It is available to students completing a BA in Gender & Women’s Studies at DU. For more information on eligibility requirements, the application process, and to apply to the program see the DU Gender & Women's Studies program.

    For more information regarding the academics and master’s degree at Lund University, see here.

    Ready to apply? Find the application and get started here.

    Students participating in a Global Masters Program will also need to meet with the DU Study Abroad Advisor for the university in which they plan to attend.

    Advisor: Dr. Lindsey Feitz, Director & Associate Teaching Professor

    Email: Lindsey.Feitz@du.edu

  • Global Masters in Biological Sciences

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU Department of Biological Sciences and Lund University’s Department of Biology. It is available to students majoring in biology at DU. For more information on eligibility requirements, the application process, and to apply to the program see the DU Department of Biological Sciences.

    For more information regarding the academics and master’s degree at Lund University, see here.

    Ready to apply? Find the application and get started here.

    Students participating in a Global Masters Program will also need to meet with the DU Study Abroad Advisor for the university in which they plan to attend.

    Advisor: Dr. Shannon Murphy, Associate Professor Email: Shannon.M.Murphy@du.edu

  • Global Masters in Political Science

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU Department of Political Science and Lund University’s Department of Political Science. It is available to students completing a BA in Political Science at DU. For more information on eligibility requirements, the application process, and to apply to the program see the DU Department of Political Science.

    For more information regarding the academics and master’s degree at Lund University, see here.

    Ready to apply? Find more information on applying through the DU Department of Political Science here.

    Students participating in a Global Masters Program will also need to meet with the DU Study Abroad Advisor for the university in which they plan to attend.

    Advisor: Dr. Lisa Conant, Professor & Chair

    Email: conant@du.edu

  • Global Masters in Geography

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU Department of Geography & the Environment and Lund University’s Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science. It is available to students majoring in geography at DU. For more information on eligibility requirements, the application process, and to apply to the program see the DU Department of Geography & the Environment.

    For more information regarding the academics and master’s degree at Lund University, see here.

    Ready to apply? Find the application and how to apply through the DU Department of Geography & the Environment here.

    Students participating in a Global Masters Program will also need to meet with the DU Study Abroad Advisor for the university in which they plan to attend.

    Advisor: Dr. Michael Keables, Associate Professor & Chair

    Email: mkeables@du.edu

 

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow partners with DU to offer two Global Masters programs in English Literature and Engineering.

  • Global Masters in English Literature

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU Department of English & Literary Arts and the University of Glasgow’s School of Critical Studies. It is available to students completing a BA in English and Literary Arts at DU. Contact the DU Department of English & Literary Arts for more information on eligibility and academics.

    For more information regarding the academics and master’s degree at the University of Glasgow, see here.

    Ready to apply? Contact Dr. Billy Stratton for more information on eligibility and applying.

    Students participating in a Global Masters Program will also need to meet with the DU Study Abroad Advisor for the university in which they plan to attend.

    Advisor: Dr. Eleanor McNees, Professor

    Email: emcnees@du.edu

  • Global Masters in Engineering

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering. It is available to students completing a BSCpE, BSEE, or BSME at DU. Contact the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering or DU Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering for more information on eligibility and academics.

    For more information regarding the academics of the master’s degree at University of Glasgow, see here.

    Ready to apply? Contact Dr. Matt Gordon (BSME students) or Dr. Goncalo Martins (BSCpE and BSEE students) for more information and approval.

    Students participating in a Global Masters Program will also need to meet with the DU Study Abroad Advisor for the university in which they plan to attend.

    Advisor: Dr. Matt Gordon, Professor & Chair

    Email: Matthew.Gordon@du.edu

 

University of Western Australia

There are five Global Masters Programs available through the University of Western Australia. Click here for information on University of Western Australia program logistics, such as housing options, culture, cost, travel, etc.

  • Global Masters in Business Information & Logistics Management

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU's Daniels College of Business and University of Western Australia's Faculty of Arts, Business, Law, and Education. It is available to students completing a BIA at DU. Contact the Department of Business Information & Analytics for more information on eligibility and academics.

    For more information regarding the academics of the master’s degree at University of Western Australia see here.

    Ready to apply? Contact Dr. Andrew Urbaczewski for more information and applications.

    Students participating in a Global Masters Program will also need to meet with the DU Study Abroad Advisor for the university in which they plan to attend.

    Advisor: Dr. Andrew Urbaczewski, Associate Professor & Chair Email: Andrew.Urbaczewski@du.edu

  • Global Masters in Biological Sciences

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU's Department of Biological Sciences and University of Western Australia's Faculty of Science. It is available to students majoring in biology at DU. See the Department of Biological Sciences page for more information on eligibility and academics.

    Students may specialize the masters degree in the following specializations:

    • Conservation Biology
    • Ecology
    • Marine Biology
    • Zoology

    For more information regarding the academics of the master’s degree at University of Western Australia see here.

    Ready to apply? Find the application and get started here.

  • Global Masters in Biotechnology

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU's Department of Biological Sciences and University of Western Australia's Faculty of Science. It is available to students majoring in biology at DU. See the Department of Biological Sciences page for more information on eligibility and academics.

    Students may specialize the masters degree in the following specializations:

    • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    • Genetics & Genomics
    • Synthetic Biology

    For more information regarding the academics of the master’s degree at University of Western Australia see here.

    Ready to apply? Find the application and get started here.

  • Global Masters in Environmental Science

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU's Department of Biological Sciences and University of Western Australia's Faculty of Science. It is available to students majoring in biology at DU. See the Department of Biological Sciences page for more information on eligibility and academics.

    Students may specialize the masters degree in the following specializations:

    • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    • Genetics & Genomics
    • Synthetic Biology

    For more information regarding the academics of the master’s degree at University of Western Australia see here.

    Ready to apply? Find the application and get started here.

  • Global Masters in Professional Engineering

    This program is offered in collaboration between DU's Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and the University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. It is available to students majoring in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering with a concentration on Mechatronic Systems, and Mechanical Engineering at DU. Contact the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering or DU Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering for more information on eligibility and academics.

    Ready to apply? Contact Dr. Matt Gordon (BSME students) or Dr. Goncalo Martins (BSEE students) for more information and approval.

    For more information regarding the academics of the master’s degree at the University of Western Australia see here.