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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Graduate Study

Why study psychology at the University of Denver?

  • Offers close collaborative junior colleague relationships between faculty and students
  • Graduate student/faculty ratio of 2:1
  • Award-winning faculty with grant-supported research
  • Students successful in publishing in prestigious journals, in receiving external funding, obtaining first choices for clinical internships and obtaining good jobs
  • History of funding all graduate students with both tuition waiver and stipend
  • Values diversity along many dimensions, including culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socioeconomic status and language
  • Situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver combines urban culture with readily accessible skiing, hiking, and biking in a climate that has more than 300 days of sunshine
  • Find out more information about applying here. 

Degree Programs:

  • Affect, Social, Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in clinical child)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (a concentration available for students in all programs)

Graduate Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge, skills and experience in psychology necessary to enable students to perform and disseminate quality research, to compete effectively for external grants, and to pursue careers in research, teaching, and professional practice
  • Understand and adhere to ethical principles and values involved in performing psychological research and providing clinical service.
  • Understand the diversity of cultural experiences necessary to enable students to perform psychological research on and to provide clinical services for people representing all cultures.


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