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University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Department of Psychology

Colorado Springs, CO

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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
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Psychology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 27
Doctoral Degrees 0

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 Graduate Record Exam scores (Verbal, Quantitative, Written Analysis) are required for application and are taken into account in the admissions process; the GRE Psychology test is NOT required, but it is recommended.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

265
Applied
44
Accepted
21
Enrolled
17%

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 December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements BA or BS degree or an equivalent from an accredited college or university; minimum GPA of 3.0 or above. Competitive applicants have Graduate Record Exam scores of the 50th percentile or higher on both the verbal and quantitative sections. The advanced psychology subject test is strongly recommended. Four letters of recommendation.
Doctoral Degree Exam Graduate Record Exam scores (Verbal, Quantitative, Written Analysis) are required for application and are taken into account in the admissions process; the GRE Psychology test is NOT required, but it is recommended.
Doctoral Degree Requirements An average of 3.0 on a 4.00 point scale or above in all undergraduate courses, and 3.5 or better on graduate coursework. An adequate undergraduate program in psychology including college-level mathematics, statistics, experimental psychology, and some background in the biological, physical, and social sciences. Four letters of recommendation.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

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

62
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.45%
Black or African American 1.61%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.84%
Unknown 3.23%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 8
Male (11)
Female (16)

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:
791,466

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

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