Program Requirements

The Clinical Health Psychology PhD Program has six components: Core Courses & Electives, Master's Thesis, Clinical Practica, Comprehensive Clinical Competency Evaluation (CCCE), Doctoral Dissertation, and Pre-Doctoral Internship. Each component contributes to developing the scientist-practitioners who are the hallmark of clinical health psychology training.  It is possible to complete the program in five years.  Click here for CU Denver and Anschutz Medical Center course descriptions.

Required Courses

  • Personality Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Advanced Psychopathology
  • Advanced Cognition & Emotion
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Diversity in Clinical Psychology
  • Advanced Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Clinical Research Methods
  • ​Clinical Behavioral Medicine
  • Clinical Practica
  • Master's Thesis
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Psychotherapy I
  • Psychotherapy II
  • Health Psychology I
  • Health Psychology II
  • Ethics & Professional Issues
  • Historical & Philosophical Foundations
  • Advanced Statistics
  • ​Multivariate Statistics
  • ​Dissertation
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship

Sample PhD Curricula

Sample curriculum for students entering in an odd year

Sample curriculum for students entering in an even year