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As a doctoral research university, we can help you start or advance your professional or academic career with small class sizes, nationally recognized faculty, sophisticated facilities and affordable tuition with more than 100 programs of study on campus, off campus or online.

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Graduate Student Success Stories

Potrait photo of graduate student Leslie Hillen

Teacher Burnout Addressed in Research Project Investigating Yoga as an Intervention Strategy

Over the last decade, a growing number of public schoolteachers have experienced burnout, and many of them have left the field. Leslie Hillen, an educator with more than 20 years of experience as a K-12 teacher and administrator, is concerned about veteran teachers' well-being. Her research focuses on using yoga to promote wellness in educators.

Read Leslie's story

Potrait photo of graduate student Sarah Sparks

Research in Cognition and Metacognition Aims to Improve Mathematical Communication

Sarah Sparks' fascination with mental processing has led her to research math students' metacognition during proof writing 鈥 a vital mathematical process to convince others that their deductive arguments are accurate. Sparks is in her final year of studies in the Educational Mathematics (now Mathematics Education) Ph.D. program at the University of Northern Colorado.

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Measuring School Performance: Looking Beyond Standardized Testing and Scores

A University of Northern Colorado study is reexamining Elliot Eisner's framework for school improvement. The late Stanford professor, who worked in school curriculum and qualitative research, advocated viewing education as an ecosystem of mutual dependence. Sarah Campbell, a student in UNC's Educational Studies Ed.D. program, is undertaking the study with Professor Christy McConnell in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences' School of Teacher Education.

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Industry-Funded Research Found CBD Beverage Neither Helped nor Hurt Healthy Adults

Ryland Townsend, a student in the University of Northern Colorado's Sport and Exercise Science Ph. D. 鈥 Exercise Physiology Concentration, was a student project lead on CBD-related research. Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. awarded UNC a $250,000 grant to support the study. The placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial investigated whether different doses of a CBD beverage would affect physical or mental health.

Read Ryland's story

 
  • More Graduate Student Success Stories

    Statistical Literacy Research to Benefit Students in Introductory Courses
    Sam Waters, Mathematics Education Ph.D. 
    Read Sam's story

    It's Time to Level the Playing Field, Student Researcher Says
    Betsey Hubbard, Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D. 鈥 Sport Administration Concentration
    Read Betsey's story

    Research on Culturally Appropriate Music Plays Out In Middle School Band Class
    Victoria DiMarzio, Music M.M. 鈥 Music Education Concentration
    Read Victoria's story

    Acclaimed Artist and Performer Represents Spirit of the Times in Race-Related Dissertation
    Edward W. Hardy, Music D.A. 鈥 Music Performance Concentration
    Read Edward's story

    Creating Better Educational Outcomes for Children with Visual Disorder
    Emily Cantillon, Special Education Ph.D.
    Read Emily's story

    Student Explores Misconceptions About Burnout in New Research
    Ali Ryan, School Psychology Ph.D.
    Read Ali's story

    Audiology Student Researches Security Vulnerabilities in Hearing Aids
    Katie Kim, Audiology Au.D.
    Read Katie's story

    Doctoral Student Develops Groundbreaking Theory About Chopin
    Jessica Castleberry, Music D.A. 鈥 Music History and Literature
    Read Jessica's story

    Student Research Suggests Achievement Emotions May Hold Key to Academic Success
    Alex Graves, Chemical Education Ph.D.
    Read Alex's story

    Biological Sciences Master's Student Research Could Lead to Improvements in Liver Disease Outcomes
    Raznin Joly, Biological Sciences M.S. 鈥 Thesis Concentration
    Read Raznin's story

    Student鈥檚 Research Aims to Shed Light on Invisible Barriers
    Allie Tate, Rehabilitation Counseling M.A.
    Read Allie's story

    Language Teacher Turns Card Games into Problem-Solving Lesson
    WeiHsuan Lo, Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy Ph.D. (now Educational Technology Ph.D.)
    Read WeiHsuan's story

    Doctoral Student鈥檚 Love for Music Inspires Research
    Mike Cleary, Music D.A. 鈥 Conducting Concentration
    Read Mike's story

    Doctoral Student Aims to Improve Preschool Inclusion in Rural Kansas
    Lena Kisner, Special Education Ph.D.
    Read Lena's story

    Doctoral Student Studies Pandemic-era Anxiety, Depression and Resiliency
    Kimberly Crystal Monroe, Educational Psychology Ph.D.
    Read Kimberly's story

    Social Emotional Learning Drives Doctoral Student鈥檚 Research 
    Angie Keedy, Music D.A. 鈥 Music Education Concentration
    Read Angie's story

    Graduate Student Leverages the Power of Play to Support Kids鈥 Health
    Danielle Belcher, Sport and Exercise Science M.S. 鈥 Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Concentration
    Read Danielle's story

    Doctoral Candidate Probes COVID鈥檚 Impact on Special Education
    Vanessa Giddings, Educational Leadership Ed.D.
    Read Vanessa's story

    English Master鈥檚 Student Explores Clowns and Community in 鈥楪odspell鈥
    Karsen Gromm, English M.A.
    Read Karsen's story

    Student's Research Reveals Risk of Noise Exposure at Hockey Games
    Sean Hoverson, Audiology Au.D.
    Read Sean's story

    Student's Award-Winning Research Could Influence Future of Sports Marketing
    Alicia Romano, Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D. 鈥 Sport Administration Concentration
    Read Alicia's story

    Dissertation Examines Maya Education in Postcolonial Belize
    Jenny Pettit, Educational Studies Ed.D.
    Read Jenny's story

    Graduate鈥檚 Psychological Safety Study Could Change Nursing Education
    Melissa Anozie, Nursing Education Ph.D.
    Read Melissa's story

    Applied Statistics and Research Methods Graduate Uses Data Science to Improve Victim Outcomes
    Idilio Moncivais, Applied Statistics and Research Methods M.S. and Ph.D.
    Read Idilio's story

    Dissertation Fellowship Supports Student鈥檚 Cancer Research
    Lea Haverbeck Simon, Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D. 鈥 Exercise Physiology Concentration
    Read Lea's story

    Criminal Justice Master鈥檚 Student Honored with Dean鈥檚 Citation for Excellence
    Naya Russell-Coprich, Criminology and Criminal Justice M.A.
    Read Naya's story


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Graduate School
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Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: May 10-July 26, the office will be closed on Fridays, however, staff will be working remotely Friday mornings. If you need assistance, please visit the staff directory

Phone: 970-351-2831
Email: grad.school@unco.edu

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