Application Requirements

Master of Development Practice

Admission Criteria
  • Completed BA/BS degree; Regis senior-level undergraduates accepted faculty permission
  • Recommended 3.5 GPA
  • International documentation (if applicable)

Application Materials*
  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Current resume
  • Completed essay prompt
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript. If your undergraduate degree is from outside the U.S., a course-by-course International Credential Evaluation is required.
    • International Credential Evaluation* - Submit an official academic transcript, course-by-course transcript evaluation of foreign educational undergraduate credentials from one of the approved agencies. NACES® is an association of independent, nongovernmental organizations providing credential evaluation services to individuals who have completed part or all of their education outside the United States. Through stringent membership requirements, NACES® ensures that its members are dedicated to ethical standards and providing high-quality, reliable evaluations that are prepared with integrity. While Regis does not endorse any particular outside agency, most often our students use the following NACES® approved agencies for their credential evaluations:

Regis University
3333 Regis Boulevard, A-12
Denver, CO 80221-1099

*If you are an international student and received your undergraduate education outside the U.S., please ensure you submit your transcripts to be evaluated for U.S. equivalency through an approved NACES credentialing agency, as noted above. This process can take between 2-6 weeks, depending on the agency selected. Please contact admissions via email at if you have questions or concerns about the evaluation process.

Applicants may be provisionally admitted to the Development Practice Certificate program without an evaluation. Provisionally admitted students have until December 15 of the same year to submit their official credential evaluations to Regis University, at which point they will be allowed to continue in program and move to the Master’s degree track if they wish; failure to provide the evaluation by the December 15th deadline may result in discontinuation of Development Practice courses. Please contact admissions via email at if you have questions about the evaluation process.

If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language requirement via the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or equivalent English language test.

Minimum scores for English language competency tests are as follows:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based - 87
  • TOEFL: Computer-based - 227
  • TOEFL: Paper-based - 567
  • IELTS: 5
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE), minimum grade B

If your undergraduate degree was taught in English but obtained in a country outside the U.S., an official letter from your university’s registrar’s office stating your university taught courses in English will suffice as proof of English language competency. Send this official letter or proof of English proficiency through one of the above to:

Regis University
Office of Admissions
Mail Code A-12
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099

Electronic official copies may be sent to

The application process is competitive and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as they become interested. Enrollment is capped annually to admit a maximum of 28 of the most qualified applicants to begin class in August.