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Graduate School of Professional Psychology

MA International Disaster Psychology

Accepting Applications Until the Class is Full

A Letter From The Director

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our program!

As you will notice from the brief overview of our program that follows, our academic and clinical training is quite unique. Our program is stimulating, rich and engaging and we look forward to you learning about us. A recent article in University of Denver Magazine highlights the work of our students: "Disaster psychology students help healing efforts after Colorado floods." GSPP's video library features 2nd-year students reporting on their summer internships abroad. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions or for more information. I would be very happy to talk with you.

Online Information Session:

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Judith Fox, PhD
[email protected] 
(303) 871-3879


History & Mission

The University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology is proud to offer our Master's Program in International Disaster Psychology. This degree is designed for those who wish to provide effective mental health and psychosocial services to individuals and communities in the US and globally who are affected by traumatic events, acute and chronic civil conflict, natural disasters, and health-related pandemics. Our program is recognized for 'Innovative Graduate Training' by both the American Psychological Association & the National Council of Schools in Professional Psychology, and is the first master's program of its kind in the nation.

A Few Program Highlights

  • We provide foundational skills in clinical psychology combined with the specific skills needed to work in the field of trauma and disaster globally.
  • Overall, our program offers students a unique blend of trauma psychology, global mental health, and policy and program development from a universal lens.
  • Our program includes a vast array of Denver-based field-placements as well as international internships that are central to our training model of combining theory and practice.  Our students work with all populations, including under-served and marginalized populations.
  • We have recently launched our in-house training clinic, the Trauma and Disaster Recovery Clinic, serving the larger Denver community.
  • We recently established the Colorado Resilience Collaborative (CRC), an interdisciplinary initiative addressing identity-based violence due to radicalization and discrimination based on race/ethnicity, nationality, faith, and ideology.
  • Our students and faculty work together creating a collaborative learning environment that fosters professional development.