Application Deadline: December 15*
Admission to CU Denver's Clinical Health Psychology PhD Program is competitive with an average of 5 students admitted each year. Students in the program receive the highest quality training and mentoring as well as financial assistance. Minimum requirements for admission include a BA or BS from an accredited college or university, GPA of 3.5 and undergraduate courses in Introductory Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, and Abnormal Psychology. The admissions committee also looks favorably on courses in the biological and physical sciences.
Each year many applicants who meet and exceed the minimum requirements are not selected for admission. While the admissions committee considers all applicants with excellent academic credentials, research potential and clinical interest or experience, successful applicants are those who best demonstrate an excellent fit with our program and faculty in their applications and interviews.
Clinical Health Psychology Core Faculty
Elizabeth Allen, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Couples Functioning & Health, Military Marriage, Relationship Education, Infidelity
Evelinn A. Borrayo, Ph.D. Professor & Executive Director, Latino Research & Policy Center. Expertise: Health disparities in the prevention, control, and treatment of cancer among ethnic minorities, women, and older adults
Kevin Everhart, Ph.D. Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology & Director, Psychological Services Center. Expertise: Clinical Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology, Infant Mental Health
James Grigsby, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience
Kristin Kilbourn, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Stress and Health, Psychosocial Oncology, Palliative Care, Psychoneuroimmunology, Caregiver Stress
Krista Ranby, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Social Psychology, Substance Abuse
Kevin S. Masters, Ph.D. Professor & Clinical Health Psychology Program Director. Expertise: Spirituality & Health, Cardiovascular Disorders, Exercise
Barbara Walker, Ph.D. Clinical Professor of Psychology & Coordinator of Clinical Training. Expertise: Clinical Health Psychology, Chronic Pain, Integrated Primary Care
Michael Zinser, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Clinical Psychology
Clinical Health Psychology Affiliated Faculty
Abbie Beacham, Ph.D. Visiting Associate Professor of Family Medicine. Expertise: Management of health behaviors related to chronic pain in primary care patients
Mary Coussons-Read, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology & Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities. Expertise: Prenatal, perinatal & maternal stress effects on health
Mitchell Handelsman, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology & CU President's Teaching Scholar. Expertise: Ethics, Teaching
Peter Kaplan, Ph.D. Professor & Chair. Expertise: Postpartum depression and child development
*Students are admitted only in the fall semester. International students should submit all materials at least two weeks before the deadline to ensure they arrive on time.