Applying to the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology with Curricular Emphasis in Geropsychology or Curricular Emphasis in Trauma Psychology

All application materials are due on the 1st of December.  PhD applicant interview days is tentatively scheduled for Friday of the first full week in February. Applicants may be requested to attend this interview day, so please plan accordingly.

All applications are completed online by visiting Application Materials and Submission at the Graduate School website.

Application requirements for the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology with Curricular Emphasis in Geropsychology or with a Curricular Emphasis in Trauma Psychology are as follows:

  • Complete the online application and pay the application fee.
  • Complete the Additional Graduate Applicant Information Form as part of the online application.
  • Obtain four letters of recommendation through the online application.
  • Submit a statement describing your interests, background, and reason for applying to our program as part of the online application.
  • Submit official transcripts from EACH college or university attended.
  • Take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) so that official scores are reported before the December 1st application deadline. The Institution Code for UCCS is R4874. The Department Code for Clinical Psychology is 2001. The general GRE is required of all applicants. The subject GRE is strongly recommended. For more information about the GRE, please visit ETS.
  • Optionally, you may upload a vita or resume as an attachment in the online application.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is strongly recommended for all applicants. Applicants do not need to submit the original application to the department. Instead, have your results sent to UCCS at school code 004509. Please keep in mind that the FAFSA you will need to complete will not be made available until after the January 1st application deadline.

How to Submit Official Transcripts

For transcripts from outside institutions:  

Electronic Submission:  Transcripts can be submitted electronically if the issuing institution is contracted with a secured server. Electronic transcripts should be sent directly to  

By Mail: Any application materials that need to be mailed in should be sent to the following address:  

Office of Admissions & Records
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3733