Apply to the MS Information and Communication
Technology for Development (ICTD) program

The ATLAS MS-ITCD program seeks diverse applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to high technology/engineering, international development (including returning Peace Corps volunteers, military veterans and individuals with international aid or foreign service experience) and students from the Global South.

Click here to submit an online application for the ATLAS Institute MS-ICTD.
Direct questions about the program to Ruscha Cohen, graduate program adviser, at

To apply for admission,
the following materials must be submitted prior to March 15, 2015:

(Applications that are completed before the deadline are given priority review.)

1. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning that you have attended (only one copy of each transcript is required).

2. Three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to judge your potential for success in graduate school. Letters may be submitted by recommenders online or sent to the appropriate address above directly by the recommenders.

3. Minimum Graduate Record Exam scores (GRE), general exam only:

GRE taken 2011 or before: (1150 verbal + quantitative), with a score of at least 550 verbal.

GRE taken after 2011: verbal score 156, quant. 160 for a total of 316

Applicants who possess an earned terminal graduate degree (e.g., Ph.D., J.D., M.D., or Ed.D.) may request a waiver of the GRE requirement.  Waivers are not granted automatically and all other applicants must take the GRE. Online GRE testing is available frequently.
GRE codes are: Institution Code: R4841, Department Code: 5101.

4. If you are an international student and your native language is not English, you must submit a documented TOEFL score. The minimum required score for consideration is 560 (paper based exam) or internet-based exam 83.

The TOEFL codes are: Institution: 4841, Department: 99.
* Equivalent score based on the computer-administered TOEFL.

** Score on the internet based TOEFL.

For more information on application requirements for international students,
see the CU-Boulder Graduate School website.

5. A 3-5 page statement of purpose (submitted online) which includes your academic and professional interest in ICTD, your longer term goals in ICTD, and a description of how your background qualifies you for the MS-ICTD program.

6. A resumé.

US applicants: please send documents to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553

Visit Graduate Admissions.

For overnight or express mail send to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine St Bldg RL3
Ste A122
Boulder, CO 80303-1058

International applicants, please send documents to:

Courier Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, Fedex):

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street – 65 UCB
BLDG RL3 Suite A122
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine St Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

For further information, download the program description or email Ms. Ruscha Cohen, graduate program adviser, at