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University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Department of Psychology

Colorado Springs, CO

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University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Overview

University of Colorado Colorado Springs / Department of Psychology is located in Colorado Springs, CO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum score of 1200 cumulative on the Verbal and Quantitative sections, or above the 50th percentile using the new scoring)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

330
Applied
82
Accepted
15
Enrolled
25%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements BA in psychology or equivalent background; minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum score of 1200 cumulative on the Verbal and Quantitative sections, or above the 50th percentile using the new scoring)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all undergraduate courses, 3.5 graduate

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.04%
Black or African American 4.08%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.08%
Unknown 8.16%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 10
Male (14)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Attention, emotion, neuroscience, adult development, relationship attachment style, attraction, event-related brain potentials, human adaptation from trauma, behavioral genetics, personality disorders, adolescent development, memory and executive function across the life span, early detection of Alzheimer's disease, psychometrics, differential attitudes toward and etiology of sexual abusers, clinical psychology, behavioral gerontology, forensic neuropsychology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
593,416

Location & Contact

Address 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO  80918
United States
Contact Dr. Mary Coussons-Read
Department Chair
Email: mcousson@uccs.edu
Phone: 719-255-3107
Fax: 719-255-4166