Apply to the Master of Science Program

The ATLAS MS Technology, Media and Society program seeks applicants from a variety of technical, creative and scientific backgrounds. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please contact ATLAS graduate program advisor, Ruscha Cohen.


To be considered for fall 2016 admission for the ATLAS Institute Professional Master of Science in Technology, Media and Society, we must receive your application by March 1, 2016. For more information, visit graduate admissions. (Late applications will be considered until the program reaches capacity, but those completed before the deadline are given priority.)

Application Instructions

All applicants must complete the online application, which includes submitting all required materials listed below.

1. Transcripts from all institutions of higher learning that you have attended. (One unofficial transcript from each institution is acceptable.)

2. At least three, and no more than five, letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to judge your potential for success in graduate school. Letters must be submitted directly by the recommenders, either online or to the address provided below.

3. Graduate Record Exam scores (general exam only). Minimum Graduate Record Exam scores: verbal 156, quantitative 160, for a total of 316.

Applicants who have earned terminal graduate degrees (e.g., Ph.D., J.D., M.D., or Ed.D.) may request a waiver of the GRE requirement. Waivers are not granted automatically.   All other applicants must take the GRE unless extraordinary circumstances prevail, in which case a detailed explanation must be submitted.

The University of Colorado–Boulder GRE institution code is 4841, and our department code is 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 scores are as follows: 560 for paper-administered tests, 220 for computer administered tests, and 83 for Internet-administered tests. (UC-Boulder TOEFL institution code is 4841, department code is 99.) For more information on international student applications, click here.

5. A 3-5 page statement of purpose, which includes your academic and professional interest in the MS-TMS degree. Indicate which track you intend to pursue (ICTD or Creative Technologies and Design), detail your longer term goals, and describe how your background has prepared you to pursue this degree.

6. A resumé.

7. An optional portfolio of your work, submitted as a URL pointing to online work.

Where to Send Your Application

To begin your application, click here.

Domestic applicants using regular USPS mail:
Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553

Domestic applicants using overnight or express mail:
Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine St Bldg RL3
Ste A122
Boulder, CO 80303-1058

International applicants using regular mail, USPS Priority or Express:
Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine St Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

International applications sent via courier (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 more information, email Ruscha Cohen.