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The recruitment, retention, and support of students from underrepresented backgrounds is central to the Graduate School's mission. We strive to develop and promote efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion campus-wide. Application fee waivers are offered to eligible applicants.

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We are committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical) who meet the technical standards of the program, with or without reasonable accommodations.

If you are an applicant with a disability who would like to engage in a confidential consultation about disability access at CU Anschutz, or who requires accommodations to complete the application or interview process, please contact The Office of Disability, Access & Inclusion. 

Entrance Requirements

The Integrated Physiology Program seeks highly motivated students with the strong backgrounds in quantitative sciences and a passion for biomedical research.

GPA and Test Scores (optional) | The average undergraduate GPA of accepted students is 3.40. If you are submitting GRE scores, take the exam no later than October so that their scores will be available to the Program.

Coursework and Research | Students seeking admission should have taken Organic Chemistry, Biology, General Physics, and college level mathematics through Calculus. Courses in Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Genetics and Physiology are recommended. Research experience is strongly recommended. Students with excellent records and research experience who lack specific courses are encouraged to apply. Where additional course-work is necessary to provide background of sufficient depth for our rigorous curriculum, supplemental courses or reading programs can be designed. 

How to Apply

Application will open on September 1st.


To apply for admission applicants must submit the following:

  • Online Graduate School application.
  • A $50.00 domestic and $75.00 international non-refundable application fee [credit card (on-line only), check, or money order]. No application will be processed unless this fee is paid.
  • One (1) official transcript of all academic work completed to date. To be considered "official", the transcripts must come from the issuing institution directly to the University of Colorado Denver Graduate Admissions.

Electronic Transcripts should be sent to:

If sending a physical transcript, please mail to:

Graduate School
Campus Box 163
PO Box 173364
1380 Lawrence Street Suite 1250
Denver, CO 80205-3364

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • GRE test scores (optional)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores and financial support verification (international students only).

Questions should be directed to:

Deanne Sylvester, Program Administrator
Office Phone: (303) 724-3120

Financial Aid

The Integrated Physiology PhD program is fully funded. Departmental and research grant funds are used to provide all graduate students with a stipend and to pay the costs of tuition and fees as well as the student's individual health and dental insurance. The stipend for the 2021-2022 academic year is $34,000, which is comparable to or better than graduate programs of other universities in this region. Students receive support from the Graduate School for their first year. After their first year, student support comes from their research mentor. Students who are US citizens and are not residents of Colorado are expected to become Colorado residents. More information about Colorado Residency

International Applicants


Applications submitted between November 1 and December 1 may only be considered if complete.

International students must meet ALL of the requirements above and those required by International Admissions. 

Visit International Admissions for more information.