Application Deadlines

MSPC Domestic Applicants: May 1
Certificate Domestic Applicants: June 1 
MSPC and Certificate International Applicants: April 2
Fellowship Applicants: January 15


How to Apply to the MS or Certificate

To apply for admission applicants must submit the following:

  • Online Graduate School application
    • Personal Statement: A one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s career goals and purpose for studying palliative care.
    • Resume: The applicant’s current resume or curriculum vitae, including professional work/practice since graduating with a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
    • Educational Goals statement.
    • Two recommendations: to be completed by people who know your professional, academic and/or personal achievements or qualities well. As such, references must be from professional contacts, such as employers, supervisors, former faculty, preceptors, or professional colleagues. References from clergy, family members, friends or politicians will not be accepted.
  • Licenses and Certificates: A notarized copy of the applicant’s current professional license and a copy of the photo identification used in the license notary process or online verification of the applicant’s current professional license. (Biomedical Track only)
  • Driver’s License: A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state-issued ID.
  • Application Fee: $50 (domestic), $75 (international).
  • Interview: After the application is complete a telephone or video interview will be arranged with the applicant and two faculty members. This interview will afford the program the opportunity to understand the needs of the applicant and for the candidate to ask questions. The interview process is designed to assess the applicant’s knowledge of the profession, communication, and ability to perform in a positive, professional manner when working with others. To be considered for admission, applicants must participate in the interview process.
  • Transcripts: All official transcripts from all post-secondary colleges and/or universities (MS) or the highest degree-bearing transcript (Certificate) should be submitted.


Electronic Transcripts should be sent to:

If sending a physical transcript, please mail to:

Graduate School
Mail Stop C296
Fitzsimons Building, W5107
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO 80045

NOTE: Only the highest degree-bearing transcript is required for the Certificate. 

International Applicants - Important Information

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

Visit International Admissions for more information.


How to Apply to Fellowship

Fellowship applicants will need to be currently enrolled in the MS in Palliative Care degree program here at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Some items for that application such as the Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendations for the MSPC are applicable to the application. Fellowship applicants will also need to submit the following:

  • Fellowship application (contact the program directors)
  • An additional Letter of Recommendation for a total of three (3).
  • Letter from the appropriate medical board approving this demonstration project CB-HPM Fellowship as an acceptable training option. American Board of Medical Specialties and the supporting boards have been contacted and are aware of this program. We have a sample letter that could be used.
  • Approval Letter from Host Site. We have memo that is used for this purpose. This program is unique and it is critical to your success that your community is aware of your interest in this training option and supportive. A conversation may be required to questions that arise.