Calling all changemakers!

A thriving university fosters change, determination, skill and heart. At MSU Denver, we are calling all aspiring changemakers. Turn ambition into achievements with classroom-to-career connections, degrees in high-demand fields, and excellent faculty.

Start today. Shape tomorrow.

Every dream welcome.

Niquete Dominique had always been interested in cybersecurity, but she found it hard to see herself in the male-dominated field. So she established the Women in Cybersecurity organization for MSU Denver students. Dominique received her master’s in Cybersecurity from MSU Denver in December 2022 and was the first in her family to receive an advanced degree. 

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Turn goals into greatness.

Public Health student Jackie Schwartz turned an internship into a full-time job at a senior-living community. And though the opportunities in aging services are plentiful and well-paying, it’s a profession powered by the heart. “It’s a huge honor to spend someone’s final section of life with them and accompany them on that journey,” Schwartz said.

Find your future.

Brian Ysasaga, an MSU Denver student in Aerospace Systems Engineering Technology, was always obsessed with space. He originally came to Denver to get a pilot’s license and then learned he could major in aerospace. Ysasaga is well on his way to a career in his desired field, as he’s working with local aerospace-and-defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. 

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Create your career.

Steven Finch recently graduated from MSU Denver with a degree in Advanced Manufacturing Sciences and a concentration in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He said his career prospects were boosted by MSU Denver’s relationship with local businesses. He was propelled straight into a job with Ball Aerospace. 

Turn your dream into a degree.

Education student Amber Osborn is the daughter of a teacher and didn’t grow up thinking she would pursue the same path. But after working as a para-educator in her mother’s school, she changed course. Now, she’s student-teaching in her hometown of Aurora. “I love my community here,” she said.

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Discover your brilliance.

Dylan Poch was home-schooled and taught himself advanced chemistry and mathematics. While a Chemistry and Biochemistry student at MSU Denver, Poch joined the Bonham Research Lab and published his findings in multiple journals. Poch’s hard work resulted in a dream scenario: He earned a full scholarship to a doctoral program at Yale University. 

Achieve your dreams.

Molly Quinn received her BFA in painting, printmaking and ceramics from MSU Denver in 2020. Now, she sells her paintings as prints, stickers and journals under the brand Molly Quinn Art. Quinn said that her Art courses taught her not only technique but how to market and brand herself to have a successful business, making a living doing what she loves most. 

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Rise above.

After numerous setbacks, Maya Ries returned to college and became the fastest hurdler in MSU Denver history. The Communication Design student broke the school record indoors four times and the outdoor mark three times in 2022. With her early uneasiness about returning to school behind her, Ries is looking forward to running at Nationals and a career in graphic design.   


Be a changemaker

MSU Denver strives to launch the most Colorado changemakers through high-quality, transformational education. Nearly 80% of MSU Denver students stay in Colorado.  

High-value, quality education

The University offers a wide breadth of academic programs and flexible, hands-on educational opportunities in high-demand fields.  

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Access for all

As a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), MSU Denver advocates and advances opportunities for our Latino/a, Chicano/a and Hispanic students. MSU Denver was founded on the principle of access and equipping and emboldening communities that other higher-education institutions have historically ignored.  

Trailblazers for Colorado’s success

Roadrunners are trailblazers, and MSU Denver empowers students and alumni to become active citizens, effecting change and paying it forward in their communities.  


Share Your Story

Are you, or is someone you know, a member of the MSU Denver community who’s chasing dreams and making change?

Tell us about it!