The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder offers PhD degrees in five subplans: Behavioral, Psychiatric, and Statistical Genetics, Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience, and Social Psychology. Although we do not offer a graduate degree in developmental psychology, a substantial number of our faculty have related research interests. The department also participates in a number of interdisciplinary degree and certificate programs. Use the links below to learn more about the different program subplans.

*There is no Developmental subplan, per se, but this link takes you to a page that lists faculty with related interests.

For information on how to apply to a particular subplan, see the Application Information page. If you apply to work with someone who is not actively recruiting students, your application won't be considered:

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We provide our students with a tuition waiver and a stipend, generally funded by teaching or research assistantships, for the first five years of the program. These assistantships provide a monthly stipend, tuition waiver, and cover part of the student health insurance. The student is responsible for the remaining health insurance costs.