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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
About us

A Message from the Dean

Dean Shelly Smith-Acuna

At the University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology, we are ready to guide you on a lifechanging journey that will prepare you for a rewarding career. Our mission is to provide you with a comprehensive and cutting-edge education of the highest quality, helping you accomplish your goals within a nurturing and challenging academic environment of cooperation and collaboration.

As a GSPP student, you will become a critical thinker and self-determined professional. Here, you will foster a deep, abiding respect for the diversity of the human condition while learning the application of scientific methods and theories to applied clinical practice. You will develop essential skills through work in our innovative service clinics, participation in a wide range of community field placements, and experience with internationally recognized experts through our continuing education program.

We welcome you to explore our programs and purpose. Please use our website to learn more about us and get to know who we are as a School and network of psychology practitioners.

Thank you for your interest.

Shelly Smith-Acuna, Ph.D.