Application Information

Deadline: November 15, 2023 for Fall 2024

Your complete application to the Clinical Program must be submitted by November 15 to be considered for admission to the department for the following fall semester.  Please see the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience's Graduate Program Application Information.  

Selecting Applicants

Although it is necessary for a student to have a moderately high grade point average (i.e., above 3.3) to be considered, grades are not the chief determinant of acceptance to our program. We look for students whose interests come close to our training objectives and whose research interests match those of the faculty. We are also looking for students who have had supervised research experience and practical experience (perhaps at a volunteer level) relevant to clinical psychology. Admission to the program is competitive (roughly 1–4% of applicants have been admitted in recent years) so strength in all aspects is beneficial. Semi-finalists will be interviewed via zoom from TBD. Finalists will be invited to an in-person interview, which will take place on TBD.

Providing GRE scores is optional.


Graduate students choose a research mentor who will oversee their progress in research training. Students may sample from a variety of research topics currently represented among the clinical faculty. On the application, applicants are asked to indicate the faculty member with whom they would like to work.The application includes an optional diversity statement. Faculty and current graduate students will review de-identified diversity statements. All graduate student reviewers agree not to attempt to identify applicants and all graduate students and faculty agree to keep application materials confidential.

The following Clinical faculty will be considering new students for Fall 2024:

  • Joanna Arch 
  • Roselinde Kaiser
  • Chelsea Kilimnik
  • Soo Rhee
  • Erik Willcutt 

Financial Aid

Students who submit a complete application for admission to graduate study in psychology will automatically be considered for all university scholarships and fellowships for which they are eligible, as well as for teaching assistantships. In addition, if students complete a financial aid application, they will be considered for other need-based monies. A number of different types of financial aid are administered by the Graduate School. These include University of Colorado fellowships, scholarships, and loans.

Admitted Clinical graduate students receive either a Teaching Assistantship or a Research Assistantship award that pays tuition remission, a monthly stipend of around $1,750 to $2,200 during the academic year, and about 75-90% of the cost of the Student Gold Health Insurance Plan.  Students are required to pay student fees and the remaining health insurance costs.