Colorado Masters in Psychology Degree Programs and Resources

Colorado colleges that offer terminal (masters in psychology only) and non-terminal (masters in psychology with doctorate) degree programs are categorized below and ranked by affordability. There are 8 schools providing 22 postgraduate psychology degree programs. These programs are in the areas of general psychology, addiction counseling, educational psychology; clinical mental health counseling contemplative psychotherapy and buddhist psychology; clinical track, international disaster psychology, sport and performance psychology, forensic psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, clinical health, geropsychology, trauma psychology; and child, family and school psychology. See the “Colorado Psychology Resources” section below for sites featuring useful, local information. States surrounding Colorado that offer psychology graduate programs include New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Colorado Masters in Psychology

Colorado Masters in Psychology Degree Programs (Terminal)

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Aspen University The AU Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling is structured around courses that address primary theories of individual and family counseling as well as addiction-specific topics related to the treatment and prevention of substance abuse. Graduates will increase their understanding of addiction, including its psychological and neurological aspects and appropriate treatments.
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University of Northern Colorado The UNC MA in Educational Psychology is designed to be flexible and authentic. Courses are offered on campus, at off-campus extension sites in Denver and other locations, and online.
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Naropa University The NU MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology degree program is a counseling program that grounds itself in the Buddhist contemplative wisdom tradition and includes current humanistic psychological approaches to give you the insight and skills to show up fully for yourself and others. Cultivate self awareness through meditation classes and retreats.
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs The UCCS Master of Arts in Psychology Clinical track is an adult-focused program that follows the Boulder scientist/practitioner training model which emphasizes the integrated roles of science and practice. The clinical MA track has a focus on adult populations. The MA Psychology Psychological Science track provides the student with a solid foundation in psychological research. Coursework includes psychological Science design, research methodology, and statistics.
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Colorado State University The CSU Master of Science (MS) in Psychology has a terminal master’s program in Addictions Counseling. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide addiction counseling treatment services.
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University of Denver DU offers a Master of Arts in International Disaster Psychology, a Master of Arts in Sport and Performance Psychology, and a MA in Forensic Psychology. Some speciality choices include: Latinx Psychology, Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology, Oncology Psychology, Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, or Substance Use Disorder Psychology.
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University of Denver (MPCAC) The DU Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program offers three areas of concentration: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Research Based. Our M.A. program focuses primarily on adolescent and adult counseling; however, you can pursue interests in child counseling through practicum opportunities or you can focus on marital and family counseling through coursework.
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Colorado Educational Specialist and Doctorate in Psychology Degree Programs

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University of Northern Colorado (APA)(NASP) The UNC PhD in School Psychology mission is to develop health service providers in the specialty of school psychology who are able to apply, through careers in research and practice, psychological and educational principles to improve the psychosocial environments of children (ages birth-21) and their families.
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University of Northern Colorado The UNC EdS in School Psychology is designed for those students who wish to become school psychologist practitioners. Training is primarily oriented toward the acquisition of those skills necessary for effective functioning in the educational environment as a school psychologist.
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University of Northern Colorado (APA) The UNC PhD in Counseling Psychology students that complete our program are appropriately trained in health service psychology to be eligible for licensure as doctoral level psychologists.
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University of Colorado Denver (APA) The UCD PhD in Clinical Health Psychology (CHP) adheres to the scientist-practitioner model. Training emphasizes the contribution of research to the understanding, treatment and prevention of a wide range of health-related problems, and the application of knowledge that is grounded in scientific evidence.
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University of Colorado Denver (APA)(NASP) The UCD PsyD in School Psychology provides students with advanced professional training in psychological assessment, direct and indirect interventions, prevention strategies and research methodologies. Nationally-recognized faculty provide innovative professional training in the delivery of culturally responsive school-based psychological services to meet the mental health needs of children and youth.
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs (APA) The UCCS PhD in Clinical Psychology - Geropsychology trains students according to the scientist-practitioner model in mental health diagnosis, assessment, and intervention for adults and older adults, and in basic and applied research on the psychological functioning of adults and aging individuals. UCCS also offers a PhD in Clinical Psychology - Trauma Psychology.
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Colorado State University (APA) The CSU PhD in Psychology has five areas of study including: Applied Social and Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Counseling Psychology, or Industrial Organizational Psychology.
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University of Colorado Boulder (APA) The UCB PhD in Clinical Psychology main goal is to train clinical scientists who will produce and apply scientific knowledge in understanding, assessing, preventing, and treating emotional and behavioral problems. Students receive a Master of Arts degree in the course of working toward the PhD.
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University of Denver (APA)(APCS) The DU Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology has a strong foundation in the practitioner/scholar model of training (also known as the Vail model). Since its inception, the program has provided four key training experiences: Academic coursework, in house clinical work, community-based clinical work, and departmental mentorship.
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University of Denver (APA) The DU PhD in Counseling Psychology is intended for those preparing to become counseling psychologists. Through coursework and hands-on experience, you will learn to evaluate theories and research critically, while gaining a deeper understanding of the communities and individuals you will serve.
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University of Denver (NASP) The DU EdS in Child, Family and School Psychology offers you practical experience, research opportunities, and well-rounded coursework. You will learn the skills needed to work with children of all developmental abilities (aged birth to 21 years), as well as their families, in school or community settings. Also offered is a optional Early Childhood School Psychology Concentration.
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University of Denver The DU PhD in Child, Family and School Psychology (CFSP) offers two tracks: one for students who are currently licensed school psychologists and one for students who are not licensed school psychologists (but want to become licensed). Within each track, you will take advanced classes in assessment, clinical practice, supervision, and research methods to develop concentrated expertise in the field.
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Colorado Psychology Resources

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Colorado Psychologist License Lookup Psychologist License Search in Colorado
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Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners Find applications and forms; Laws, rules and policies; Search for a license
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Colorado State Board of Registered Psychotherapists Find applications and forms; Laws, rules and policies; Search for a license
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Mental Health Colorado Mental Health Colorado is the state’s leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
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Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council The CBHC is the statewide membership organization for Colorado’s network of community behavioral health providers.
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National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado NAMI Colorado provides advocacy, education, and support to individuals of all ages and to families impacted by serious and persistent mental illness.
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Colorado Psychological Association The CPA advances the profession of psychology through advocacy and education for the promotion of psychological health and well-being.
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UNC Educational Psychology Society the official organization for the University of Northern Colorado Ed Psych graduate students, though our meetings and events are open to all.
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Colorado Psychiatric Society The CPS is an association of physicians whose mission is to promote excellence in psychiatric care through advocacy, education, and research.
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Colorado Counseling Association The CCA is an organization of mental health professionals and students who work in education, health care, residential, private practice, community agencies, government and business/industry settings.
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Colorado Society of School Psychologists The Mission of CSSP is to strengthen the effectiveness of school psychologists in addressing academic, social, and emotional needs of children and youth in Colorado.
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Denver Psychoanalytic Society The DPS offers continuing education, lectures, seminars, films and other programs to promote the understanding of psychoanalysis in an effort to enrich the human experience for those in our communities.
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Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health COAIMH is a nonprofit organization of volunteers who work to promote education and research related to infant mental health and facilitate networking and cooperation among those concerned with the optimal development of infants.
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Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis The FCAB is an independent, non-profit, professional organization affiliated with the Association for Behavior Analysis International, an organization dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analyses of behavior.
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Colorado Association for Behavior Analysis COABA is a nonprofit professional membership association devoted to serving the needs of behavior analysts in the state and disseminating information about behavior analysis to the public.
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Colorado Psychological Association of Graduate Students Founded in July 2014, COPAGS represents all Colorado graduate students in the field of psychology.
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Colorado Bilingual School Mental Health Network A community of practice centered on bilingual mental health services for students in Colorado
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Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium The CO-PIC mission is to prepare and retain psychologists to provide high quality behavioral health care for Coloradans of all ages.
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