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Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Message from the Chair

The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver is a community of undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty exploring psychology together. Whether you are just starting your study of psychology or are seeking the expertise to advance the field as a researcher, professor and/or clinical scientist, we offer a collaborative culture in which to learn and pursue rigorous research that has an impact on the world around us.

With more than 20 faculty teaching courses in their areas of expertise and working with undergraduate and graduate students to conduct important research, we are a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary perspectives and connections across traditional areas of psychology. As part of the University of Denver, we share the vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good and value inclusive excellence, which recognizes that our success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of constituents. Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to public good and inclusive excellence goals through scholarship, teaching, and service.

The power of our undergraduate programs  

Our undergraduate curriculum and programs focus on preparing students to achieve their goals after graduation. Students receive broad training in multiple areas of psychology and learn to think critically about research in psychology. Many of our students go on to pursue advanced degrees in psychology, medicine, or law.

We offer opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. For example, students may work in one of our faculty research groups, take our year-long field experiences course to gain hands-on experience in clinical settings, or take our 5-quarter research sequence and work with one of our faculty to complete a senior honors thesis, thus earning distinction in the major.

A PhD that advances your psychology career

Our four doctoral programs prepare students to advance the field of psychology through rigorous and innovative research, teaching, clinical science, and/or public service and policy work.

With low boundaries between traditional areas of psychology, we approach research questions from multiple perspectives using cutting edge methods. In this environment, students apply the theories and methods of research across training programs to answer their own innovative research questions. From our research offices in Frontier and Nagel Halls to the communities in and around Denver, faculty and graduate students work together to do rigorous basic and applied research that contributes to the public good.

I hope you will enjoy finding out what we offer, and that you will consider joining us to advance your own education and skills, and working with us to advance the field of psychology.

Anne DePrince, PhD
Professor and Chair of Psychology