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

Sample PhD Curricula

Sample curriculum for students entering in an odd year

Sample curriculum for students entering in an even year