Like any sound investment, your graduate degree will yield positive outcomes for years to come. That’s why the Daniels College of Business is committed to making private-school education attainable. Take a look below at our tuition rates and various aid options to help finance your degree.


Graduate programs at Daniels run on a quarter system in which the standard course is 4 credits. Our portfolio of programs is designed to meet the needs of all prospective students, with emphasis for typical program tracks centering around maximum affordability and pace of completion. Our specialized master’s programs are structured to allow completion within three or four quarters (9-12 months), and our MBA programs all run for less than 2 calendar years (18-21 months), but there are different paths and timeframes to suit every candidate.

Tuition rates for Daniels graduate programs are based on a cost per credit-hour set by the University of Denver, and the rates are the same for all students, inside and out of Colorado.

If you want more information about Daniels’ programs and tuition structures, please call our Admissions office at 303-871-3416.

The University of Denver reserves the right to make changes in tuition, additional program charges and fees, or refund policies without advance notice. Tuitions below are based on the cost per credit-hour for the 2024–2025 academic year. Expenses for subsequent academic years may be higher due to tuition and cost-of-living increases.

MBA Programs Tuition

These figures represent tuition for the entire degree program for 2024–2025 enrollees.

More than 85 percent of our students receive merit scholarships. For more information about eligibility, contact the Graduate Admissions team at or 303-871-3416.

Program Length
The Denver MBA (full time)
21 months
Part-time Professional MBA
21 months
Online MBA
21 months
Executive MBA
18 months

* Tuition includes global learning trip abroad.
Tuition includes personal executive coaching throughout the program.

Specialized Master’s Programs Tuition

The standard cost per credit hour for specialized master’s programs for the 2024–2025 academic year is $1,668 per credit, with our programs typically ranging from 40 to 48 quarter-system credits and designed to be completed in as few as 9 months.

The Master of Science in Business Analytics is assessed at $1,219 per credit for 58 quarter-system credits and is designed to be completed in as few as 12 months.

For total tuition, see the program page for each specialized master’s degree.

Scholarships & Aid

The Daniels College of Business strives to make attending our programs as accessible and affordable as possible for qualified candidates. We automatically consider all accepted students for merit-based scholarships and graduate assistantships as long as applicants indicate interest in their applications to the program. More than 85 percent of our students receive merit-based aid.

There are also a wide array of work study and loan programs available to help you achieve your goal.

To learn more about Daniels’ financial aid options, contact the graduate admissions office at or 303-871-3416.

Although limited, need-based work study may be available for domestic graduate students. The amount is dependent on the level of need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please contact the University of Denver’s Office of Financial Aid for more information.

In partnership with the Veterans Administration, Daniels offers unlimited funding for eligible Yellow Ribbon candidates to cover full tuition. Learn more about funding for GI Bill students.

Most graduate students partially fund their education through student loans. All federal loans require the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or special status immigrants.

MPower Financing also provides loan opportunities for University of Denver students, both domestic and international, including no-cosigner options.

The University of Denver welcomes students whose tuition is reimbursed by their employers. The reimbursement program allows students to defer payment until after final grades have been distributed each quarter. For more information, view the Employer Reimbursed Payments section of the Bursar’s Office website.

Do You Have Questions?

Luke Parrott

Director, Graduate Admissions

Reach out to Luke or your dedicated admissions advisor any time if you have questions about the admissions process.


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