Doctor of Psychology
Develop your gift for helping others. Achieve the pinnacle of academic achievement with your Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from University of the Rockies.
In this ultimate curriculum, you will discover how to further the emotional and mental health of your fellow human beings whether you’re in a clinical setting or a modern workplace. Begin by building a knowledge base in the history and systems of psychology. Then you will pursue more advanced courses with research, statistics, and measurement. Next, learn on the job and earn real-world experience by working your practicum. Finally, demonstrate your expertise by writing your dissertation.
Go deeper and specialize in one of psychology’s many specific applications:
Criminology and Justice Studies
Evaluation, Research, and Measurement
Health and Wellness
Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Mental Health Administration
Sport and Performance Psychology
Degree Completion Requirements
To fulfill the requirements for the Doctor of Psychology,* you must successfully:
- Complete program coursework of 68** credits
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
- Achieve 180 hours of practicum
- Complete dissertation requirements
Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student's transcript and diploma will reflect the date the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of an electronic version of the dissertation for binding, the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.
* There are unique degree requirements for the Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Specialization. Please visit the PsyD, Clinical Specialization page to read its specific requirements.
**Students who waive ORG/PSY 5001 and ORG/PSY 5002 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet degree completion requirements.
Your course schedule is flexible and includes these features:
- Classes are offered in a combination of evening and weekend formats.
- Evening courses meet for four hours one night per week over a nine-week term.
- Weekend classes meet on three weekends over the nine-week term. The typical course load is two courses per term.
Your course schedule is flexible. Take online courses one at a time. Online courses are offered in an accelerated six-week format and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dissertation courses are nine weeks in length.
Your faculty members all have earned doctorates and have recent experience practicing what they teach. At University of the Rockies, both the theory and its practical application are taught. Your instructors will enliven your discussions and enhance your feedback with real-world lessons from their workplace experience.
Although you will be enrolled in an online program, certain facets of your doctoral coursework necessitate one-on-one or group interaction. For the specializations under the Doctor of Psychology program, three courses will require you to visit the University of the Rockies campus in Colorado Springs, CO for a weekend. Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this in-residence requirement.
Call 866.621.0124 to learn more.