Welcome to the Department of Psychological Sciences

Clinical & Counseling Club

Did you know that we are one of the largest departments at MSU Denver? We have over 1200 students majoring or minoring in Psychology or Human Development and Family Studies, where we strive to connect classroom learning with applied, real-word experiences.

Students will learn foundational knowledge in a range of courses and sub-disciplines including clinical, developmental, social and cognitive psychology. Whether in-person, online or utilizing a combination of learning formats, our faculty and staff work closely with every student to help them reach their unique career goals. As a STEM discipline, the skills you will develop within our program are in high demand in any profession!

In addition to our regular course offerings, our students can join a variety of departmental clubs, including the Psi Chi International Honor Society, Research Club, and the Clinical & Counseling Club. Students can also work with individual faculty mentors to conduct and present their own original research or serve as teaching assistants within the classroom. We also encourage students to get involved within their community by completing internships at local organizations.

We look forward to fostering and supporting you on your career journey ahead.

Lisa Badanes, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair



Who should I see for advising?

You should meet with an academic advisor:

  • If you haven’t met with one of them yet this year
  • If your questions are about registration holds or Academic Standing
  • If you are graduating next semester

You should meet with a faculty advisor:

  • When you want to talk about specific courses
  • When you want to discuss the field of Psychology or Human Development & Family Studies
  • When you have a quick question that can’t wait (Advisor Schedules fill quickly during registration periods)


American Psychological Association

The Department of Psychological Sciences at MSU Denver has designed its curriculum according to the American Psychological Association’s guidelines.

Psi Chi Seal

Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.


Giving to the Department of Psychological Sciences

Your generous donations support MSU Denver students pursue their dreams. 

Your tax-deductible donation will help the Department of Psychological Sciences continue to provide a quality and competitive education for our students.

Contact the Department of Psychological Sciences

Contact us by E-mail

Phone: 303-615-0699

Campus Location:
Plaza Building Suite 220
Business Hours:

Mailing Address

Department of Psychological Sciences
PO Box 173362
Campus Box 54
Denver CO 80217-3362