University of the Rockies Catalog - Degree Programs and Graduate Certificates

University of the Rockies Catalog - Degree Programs and Graduate Certificates

Section Nine: Degree Programs and Graduate Certificates

University of the Rockies offers Master’s and Doctorate degree programs and Graduate Certificates in the social and behavioral sciences through two schools. The School of Professional Psychology prepares tomorrow’s counselors, coaches, and psychologists for the future. The School of Organizational Leadership offers graduate studies for leaders of every kind of organization, large and small.

Degree programs and graduate certificates at University of the Rockies are offered in a variety of formats including online, on campus in Colorado Springs, and at the Denver Instructional Site. Students may also choose from among a variety of specializations within most degree programs.

 


Graduate Certificate Programs

University of the Rockies offers Graduate Certificate programs online and at the Denver Instructional Site for non-degree seeking students. Students earn graduate-level credit and gain exposure to various fields in social and behavioral sciences. Students enrolled in a degree-seeking program are not eligible for a graduate certificate.

 


Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology (15 credits)

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

Emphasis is on the application of organizational psychology principles and theories in the management of teams and organizations, with an emphasis on nurturing diversity, teamwork, and ethical behavior.

 

  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6505 Diagnosing Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6600 Principles of Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 5525 Psychology of Marketing & Purchasing Behavior (3 credits)

Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Justice Studies (15 credits)

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

Study our nation’s legal system and the origins of law. Apply the principles of psychology to analyze and assess complex law enforcement strategies.

 

  • ORG 5574 Criminal Justice Organizations & their Functions (3 credits)
  • ORG 6570 Victimology: Theory, Research & Policy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6572 Law Enforcement & Communities (3 credits)
  • ORG 6574 Law & Society (3 credits)
  • ORG 6580 Correctional Philosophies & Strategies (3 credits)

Graduate Certificate in General Psychology (15 credits)

Offered Online 

Emphasis is on building a solid foundation of knowledge in the science of psychology, including human development, and the biological, cognitive, emotional, and social bases of behavior.

 

  • PSY 5130 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • PSY 5330 History of Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 6501 Psychology of Personality (3 credits)
  • PSY 5410 Physiological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSY 5520 Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior (3 credits)

Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership (15 credits)

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online 

Emphasis is on applying leadership training in the non-profit, civilian, governmental, or private companies in fields ranging from accounting and finance to operations, marketing, and program/product management.

 

  • ORG 5520 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6515 Social Capital (Networking in Organizations) (3 credits)
  • ORG 6505 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6525 International Leadership (3 credits)

Graduate Certificate Completion Requirements

To be eligible for Graduate Certificate program completion, a student must successfully:
  • Complete the approved program of 15 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Submit a Completion of Certificate form.

 

Please note: Upon acceptance to a University of the Rockies degree program, up to 15 credits of non-degree seeking coursework may be applied to a Master’s degree program.

 


School of Professional Psychology

Mission Statement - School of Professional Psychology

Within the mission of University of the Rockies, the School of Professional Psychology provides ethical, scholarly, and personalized graduate education that prepares individuals for practice in the applications of psychology.

 

Degree Programs 

The School of Professional Psychology offers specialization options for the Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling, Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree programs. The Master of Arts in Counseling includes specializations in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. The Master of Arts in Psychology includes specializations in Career Management and Counseling, General Psychology, and Sport and Performance Psychology. The Doctor of Psychology degree program offers two specialization options: Clinical and Sport and Performance Psychology. The MA in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy or Mental Health Counseling and the PsyD, Clinical Specialization are considered mental healthcare practitioner programs and are offered exclusively on campus in Colorado Springs.

 


Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization

Offered on Campus in Colorado Springs 

This program may lead to licensure.*

In the Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization at University of the Rockies students take a core curriculum that includes the study of theoretical and applied psychology and counseling with the objectives of understanding human development, family dynamics and systems, treatment strategies for couples and families, professional ethics, assessment and statistics, and counseling techniques. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/comapsy.

 

*Licensure Information

All prospective students are advised to contact individual state boards of marriage and family therapists for additional information relating to licensure requirements prior to enrolling. A list of state marriage and family therapy boards is available here: www.amftrb.org/stateboards.cfm. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change. This program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which may be a requirement for licensure in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field.

 

Note: Students entering the program without an appropriate foundation in psychology as outlined in the Colorado Springs Campus Admissions and Academic Policies section of this Catalog will be required to take PSY 5001 Survey of Psychology I and PSY 5002 Survey of Psychology II. Credits earned will be in addition to published program requirements.

 

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization will be able to:

  1. Analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to ethical practice in marriage and family therapy;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of client situations and problems and think critically about the process of change;
  3. Evaluate and apply psychological research in marriage and family therapy practice and communicate this knowledge effectively;
  4. Evaluate one’s own decisions and behaviors as they affect relationships with clients and colleagues;
  5. Relate prior knowledge to current therapy situations; and
  6. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in professional practice.

 

Program Requirements 

First Year Courses

 

  • CSL 5130 Life Span Development (3 credits)
  • CSL 5101 Professional Orientation & Issues in Counseling (3 credits)
  • CSL 5280 Ethics, Laws & Standards of Professional Practice* (3 credits)
  • CSL 6600 Theories & Techniques of Marriage & Family Therapy I (3 credits)
  • CSL 6160 Family Systems & Dynamics (3 credits)
  • CSL 6210 Survey of Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • CSL 6951 Marriage & Family Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
  • CSL 6580 Human Sexuality & Sexual Disorders (3 credits)
  • CSL 6610 Theories & Techniques of Marriage & Family Therapy II (3 credits)
  • CSL 6952 Marriage & Family Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
  • CSL 5530 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • CSL 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • CSL 6953 Marriage & Family Therapy Internship (1 credit)

 

Second Year Courses

 

  • CSL 5610 Psychometrics: Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • CSL 6460 Marital Systems (3 credits)
  • CSL 6954 Marriage & Family Therapy Internship (1 credit)
  • CSL 6220 Family/Marital Assessment (3 credits)
  • CSL 6230 Treatment of Family Violence (3 credits)
  • CSL 6955 Marriage & Family Therapy Internship (1 credit)
  • CSL 6380 Seminar in Marriage & Family Therapy (3 credits)
  • CSL 6120 Lifestyle & Career Development (3 credits)
  • CSL 6956 Marriage & Family Therapy Internship (1 credit)
  • CSL 6470 Theories & Techniques of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • CSL 6957 Marriage & Family Therapy Internship (1 credit)
  • Elective (2 credits)
  • Comprehensive Examination

            Total Credits    60

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Electives to Be Chosen from Among:  

  • CSL 6585 Play Therapy (2 credits)
  • CSL 6570 Comparative Styles in Parenting (2 credits)
  • CSL 6575 Couples Communication (2 credits)
  • CSL 6370 Addiction Counseling (3 credits)

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 60 credits;
  • Complete 20 hours of personal psychotherapy;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00;
  • Complete practicum and internship requirements; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling Specialization

Offered on Campus in Colorado Springs 

This program may lead to licensure.*

In the Master of Arts in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling Specialization at University of the Rockies students take a core curriculum that includes the study of theoretical and applied psychology and counseling with the objectives of understanding human development, child and adult psychopathology and treatment, professional ethics, assessment and statistics, counseling techniques. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/comapsy.

 

*Licensure Information

All prospective students are advised to contact individual state boards of counselors for additional information relating to licensure requirements prior to enrolling. A list of state counseling boards is available here: http://www.nbcc.org/Directory. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change. This program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which may be a requirement for licensure in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field.

 

Note: Students entering the program without an appropriate foundation in psychology as outlined in the Colorado Springs Campus Admissions and Academic Policies section of this Catalog will be required to take PSY 5001 Survey of Psychology I and PSY 5002 Survey of Psychology II. Credits earned will be in addition to published program requirements.

 

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling Specialization will be able to:

  1. Analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to the ethical practice in psychology and counseling;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of client situations and problems and think critically about the process of change;
  3. Evaluate and apply psychological research in clinical practice and communicate this knowledge effectively;
  4. Evaluate one’s own decisions and behaviors as they affect relationships with clients and colleagues;
  5. Relate prior knowledge in clinical domains to current clinical situations; and
  6. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in clinical practice.

 

Program Requirements

First Year Courses

 

  • CSL 5130 Life Span Development (3 credits)
  • CSL 5101 Professional Orientation & Issues in Counseling (3 credits)
  • CSL 5280 Ethics, Laws & Standards of Professional Practice* (3 credits)
  • CSL 5290 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits) 
  • CSL 6210 Survey of Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • CSL 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • CSL 6851 Counseling Practicum (1 credit)
  • CSL 5410 Physiological Bases of Behavior (3 credits) 
  • CSL 5420 Principles of Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • CSL 6852 Counseling Practicum (1 credit)
  • CSL 6501 Psychology of Personality (3 credits)  
  • CSL 5330 History of Psychology (3 credits)
  • CSL 6583 Counseling Internship (1 credit)

 

Second Year Courses

 

  • CSL 5610 Psychometrics: Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • CSL 6160 Family Systems & Dynamics (3 credits)
  • CSL 6854 Counseling Internship (1 credit)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • CSL 5530 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • CSL 6855 Counseling Internship (1 credit)
  • CSL 6120 Lifestyle & Career Development (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • CSL 6856 Counseling Internship (1 credit)
  • CSL 6470 Theories & Techniques of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • CSL 6857 Counseling Internship (1 credit)
  • Comprehensive Examination

            Total Credits    61

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Electives to Be Chosen from Among:  

  • CSL 6230 Treatment of Family Violence (3 credits)
  • CSL 6580 Human Sexuality & Sexual Disorders (3 credits)
  • CSL 6600 Theories & Techniques of Marriage & Family Therapy I (3 credits)
  • CSL 6820 Treatment of Children & Adolescents (3 credits)
  • CSL 6140 Assessment of Children & Adolescents (3 credits)
  • CSL 6370 Addiction Counseling (3 credits)
  • CSL 6585 Play Therapy (2 credits)
  • CSL 6570 Comparative Styles in Parenting (2 credits)
  • CSL 6575 Couples Communication (2 credits)

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 61 credits;
  • Complete 20 hours of personal psychotherapy;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00;
  • Complete practicum and internship requirements; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization

Offered Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure*

The Master of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in Career Management and Counseling at University of the Rockies is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline who seek careers in the application of psychological science and principles to career decision-making, job seeking, and career change. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy.

 

*The Career Management and Counseling Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes  

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization will be able to:

 

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of, and skill in applying psychological research principles and methodology;
  2. Understand the basic principles impacting human learning and how these principles can be used to affect behavior change;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of social psychology, particularly the ways in which groups impact behavior, behavior in groups, and changes that occur in behavior as a function of group membership/interaction;
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of human development and developmental patterns;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the biological bases of behavior, basic neurological processes, the central nervous system, and body/behavior interaction;
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of cognitive bases of behavior, principles of sensation, perception, learning and human information processing systems;
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of personality theories, personality types, emotional patterns and bases of behavior related to personality types;
  8. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic statistical principles and psychometric theory;
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of career development patterns and processes;
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the world of work and methods of acquiring occupational information; and
  11. Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques used in career counseling and career assessment/testing.

 

Core Course Requirements 

  • PSY 5003 Introduction to Applied & Professional Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 5130 Life Span Development (3 credits)
  • PSY 6501 Psychology of Personality (3 credits)
  • PSY 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • PSY 5280 Ethics, Laws & Standards of Professional Practice* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5800 Mental Health & Psycopathology in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • PSY 5610 Psychometrics: Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • PSY 5290 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • PSY 6290 Learning Theory & Behavioral Applications (3 credits)
  • PSY 6120 Lifestyle & Career Development (3 credits)
  • PSY 5530 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • PSY 6121 Theories & Techniques of Career Counseling (3 credits)
  • PSY 6122 Occupational/Educational Information (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

            Total Credits  39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements 

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Psychology, General Psychology Specialization

Offered on Campus in Colorado Springs and Online 

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Psychology, General Psychology Specialization is a graduate degree in psychology designed primarily for students who wish to meet one of the following goals: (a) prepare for careers as psychological researchers or technicians in behavioral or mental health research organizations, (b) gain education in psychological foundations and research methodologies, demonstrate their ability to succeed in graduate level work and in conducting graduate level research in preparation for entering a Doctoral program, or (c) gain further depth of knowledge in the science of psychology.

 

Students in the program build a solid foundation of knowledge in the science of psychology, including psychometric theory, statistics and research methodology, human development, learning theory and behavior, and the biological, cognitive, emotional, and social bases of behavior. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy for online program information and www.rockies.edu/pd/comapsy for Colorado Springs campus program information.

 

*The General Psychology Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, General Psychology Specialization will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of, and skill in applying psychological research principles and methodology;
  2. Understand the basic principles impacting human learning and how these principles can be used to affect behavior change;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of social psychology, particularly the ways in which groups impact behavior, behavior in groups, and changes that occur in behavior as a function of group membership/interaction;
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of human development and developmental patterns throughout the life-span;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the biological bases of behavior, basic neurological processes, the central nervous system, and body/behavior interaction;
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of cognitive bases of behavior, principles of sensation, perception, learning and human information processing systems;
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of personality theories, personality types, emotional patterns and bases of behavior related to personality types; and
  8. Have knowledge and understanding of basic statistical principles and psychometric theory.

 

Core Course Requirements 

  • PSY 5003 Introduction to Applied & Professional Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 5130 Life Span Development (3 credits)
  • PSY 6501 Psychology of Personality (3 credits)
  • PSY 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements  

  • PSY 5280 Ethics, Laws & Standards of Professional Practice* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5330 History of Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 5410 Physiological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSY 5520 Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSY 5530 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • PSY 5420 Principles of Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 6290 Learning Theory & Behavioral Applications (3 credits)
  • PSY 5610 Psychometrics: Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • Elective: Any 5000 or 6000-level course not previously taken, excluding ORG/PSY 5001, 5002, 5010, and 5011.
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

            Total Credits  39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements 

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, General Psychology Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, General Psychology Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization

Offered on Campus in Colorado Springs and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Psychology with a Specialization in Sport and Performance Psychology is open to students with a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline. The program is appropriate for those seeking careers in the application of psychology in sports, performance, business and health settings.

 

The curriculum introduces students to a broad base of psychological assessment and change strategies designed to enhance performance. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of sport and performance psychology, human development, physiological functioning, psychosocial factors and group dynamics. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy for online program information and www.rockies.edu/pd/comapsy for Colorado Springs campus program information.

 

*The Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization will be able to:

  1. Apply psychological methods and research with individuals and groups in sport and performance settings;
  2. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in sport and performance settings;
  3. Describe normal and abnormal behavior in sport and performance settings;
  4. Employ competence in the delivery of appropriate counseling skills to facilitate growth and change;
  5. Utilize the principles and implementation strategies of ethical practices in sport and performance settings;
  6. Function as an effective change agent with individuals, groups and organizations; and
  7. Exemplify appropriate leadership qualities through sport and performance psychology services.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • PSY 5003 Introduction to Applied & Professional Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 5130 Life Span Development (3 credits)
  • PSY 6501 Psychology of Personality (3 credits)
  • PSY 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • PSY 5280 Ethics, Laws & Standards of Professional Practice* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5290 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy(3 credits)
  • PSY 5520 Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSY 6301 Cultural & Historical Approaches to Sports & Performance (3 credits)
  • PSY 6310 Physiological Factors in Sports & Performance (3 credits)
  • PSY 6312 Performance Enhancement (3 credits)
  • PSY 6315 Enhancing Health & Well-Being in Sports & Performance Settings (3 credits)
  • PSY 6318 Youth Development & Sports (3 credits)
  • PSY 6320 Group & Team Dynamics (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

            Total Credits  39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization, a student must successfully:

  •  Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization.

 


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Specialization

Offered on Campus in Colorado Springs

This program may lead to licensure.*

Clinical psychology training at University of the Rockies follows the Practitioner-Scholar Model, which prepares all students, regardless of previous earned master’s degrees** or transfer credits, to be skilled practitioners who provide mental health services that are based upon and firmly grounded in the science of psychology. The program philosophy is to prepare practitioners with the knowledge and skills requisite to critically evaluate and effectively apply scientific research findings to everyday practice. To this end, students complete research methodology coursework and engage in research as a part of the program. Through this experience, students grow in their ability to evaluate the research of others and to conduct research that will ultimately enhance the effectiveness of the services they provide.

 

Further, the program employs an educational model of experiential learning wherein students learn by and while doing. This is clearly reflected through student involvement in practicum experiences that allow for sequentially graduated levels of responsibility and complexity, from the point of matriculation through the completion of all foundation and applied skill coursework.

 

Classes are offered in either an evening or weekend format and are taught on campus in a face-to-face format.

 

Within the PsyD, Clinical Specialization, Doctoral candidates may pursue one of five areas of concentration: Clinical Neuropsychology, Forensic/Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Sport Neuroperformance. The completion of a Concentration is not required in order to graduate with the PsyD, Clinical Specialization degree, but may be chosen by students who want focused education and/or experience in one of the concentration areas. The completion of a Concentration will not be noted on the diploma, but will be listed on graduate transcripts following the granting of the degree.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/copsyd.

 

* Licensure Information

The Clinical Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology program is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or registered with the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), which is a requirement for licensure in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to contact individual state boards of psychology for additional information relating to licensure requirements prior to enrolling. In addition, beginning in 2017, APA accreditation will be a requirement for students who intend to participate in APPIC Match or APPIC-member internships, which may be a requirement for licensure in some states. A list of state psychology boards is available here: www.asppb.net/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3395. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

 

**Students entering the program without an appropriate foundation in psychology as outlined in the Colorado Springs Campus Admissions and Academic Policies section of this Catalog will be required to take PSY 5001 Survey of Psychology I and PSY 5002 Survey of Psychology II. Credits earned will be in addition to published program requirements.

 

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates of the PsyD, Clinical Specialization will be able to:

  1. Exhibit behavior and comportment that reflects the values and attitudes of psychology;
  2. Demonstrate awareness, sensitivity, and skills in working professionally with diverse individuals, groups, and communities who represent various cultural and personal background and characteristics; 
  3. Apply ethical concepts and legal issues regarding professional activities with individuals, groups, and organization; 
  4. Practice with personal and professional self-awareness and reflection, with awareness of competencies, and with appropriate self-care;
  5. Relate effectively and meaningfully with individuals, groups, and/or communities; 
  6. Understand research, research methodology, techniques of data collection and analysis, biological bases of behavior, cognitive-affective bases of behavior, and development across the lifespan. Respect scientifically derived knowledge; 
  7. Generate research that contributes to the professional knowledge base and evaluate the effectiveness of various professional activities;
  8. Integrate research and clinical expertise; 
  9. Assess and diagnose problems, capabilities, and issues associated with individuals, groups, and/or organizations;
  10. Use interventions designed to alleviate suffering and to promote health and well-being of individuals, groups, and/or organizations; 
  11. Provide expert guidance and/or professional consultation in response to a client’s needs or goals; 
  12. Provide instruction, disseminate knowledge, and evaluate acquisition of knowledge and skill in professional psychology; 
  13. Supervise and train others in the practice of psychology; 
  14. Identify and interact with professionals in multiple disciplines and be aware of key issues and concepts in related disciplines;
  15. Manage the direct delivery of services and/or the administration of organizations, programs, or agencies; and 
  16. Advocate for change at the individual, institutional, and/or systems level regarding the impact of social, political, economic or cultural factors.

 

 PsyD, Clinical Specialization Program Requirements

 First Year Courses

 

  • PSY 5003 Introduction to Applied & Professional Psychology* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5130 Life Span Development* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5280 Ethics, Laws & Standards of Professional Practice*^ (3 credits)
  • PSY 5290 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotheraphy* (3 credits) 
  • PSY 5400 Statistics & Research Design* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5330 History of Psychology* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5410 Physiological Bases of Behavior* (3 credits) 
  • PSY 5420 Principles of Social Psychology* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5530 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5520 Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior* (3 credits)
  • PSY 6501 Psychology of Personality* (3 credits)    

 

Second Year Courses

 

  • PSY 6160 Family Systems & Dynamics* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5610 Psychometrics: Tests & Measurements* (3 credits)
  • PSY 7961 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • Doctoral Qualifying Exam
  • PSY 7210 Psychopathology I: Adults^ (3 credits)
  • PSY 7220 Clinical Personality Assessment: Objective Techniques (3 credits)
  • PSY 7962 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 7360 Psychopathology II: Children & Adolescents^ (3 credits)  
  • PSY 7340 Assessment of Intelligence (3 credits)
  • PSY 7963 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 7480 Neuropsychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 6470 Theories & Techniques of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • PSY 7964 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 6580 Human Sexuality & Sexual Disorders (3 credits)
  • PSY 7540 Clinical Personality Assessment: Projective Techniques (3 credits)
  • PSY 7965 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)

 

Third Year Courses

 

  • PSY 7870 Substance Abuse & Dependence (3 credits)
  • PSY 7640 Quantitative Research Design & Methods (3 credits)
  • PSY 7971 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 7740 Qualitative Research Design & Methods (3 credits)
  • PSY 7490 Integrative Report Writing (2 credits)
  • PSY 7720 Evidence-Based Practices in Psychotherapy
  • PSY 7972 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 7880 Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
  • PSY 7620 Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 7973 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 7940 Advanced & Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3 credits)
  • PSY 7950 Theories & Methods of Supervision & Consultation (3 credits)
  • PSY 7974 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • PSY 7975 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)

 

Fourth Year Courses

 

  • Doctoral Comprehensive Exam
  • PSY 7981 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 7982 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 7983 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 7984 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 7985 Clinical Practicum (1 credit)
  • PSY 8990 Dissertation (1 credit per term, 5 terms) (5 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 

Fifth Year Courses

 

  • PSY 8980 Pre-Doctoral Internship 1,500 Hours (1 credit per term, 5 terms) (5 credits)

 

                 Total Credits    121

 

*Required to complete the Master of Arts in Psychology (39 credits). A minimum of 27 credits taken at University of the Rockies must be earned at the Master’s level in order to earn a Master of Arts in Psychology en route to a PsyD, Clinical Specialization degree. Students must successfully complete the Doctoral Qualifying Exam in order to be awarded a Master of Arts in Psychology.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. For students who have successfully completed their Dissertation requirements and whose final graduation requirement is the Pre-doctoral Internship, the date of degree conferral will reflect the date the final requirement was met. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

^This course may not be transferred in.

 

Please refer to Comprehensive Examination in the Colorado Springs Campus Admissions and Academic Policies section of this Catalog for additional information on the Doctoral Qualifying Exam and the Doctoral Comprehensive Exam.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PsyD, Clinical Specialization, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 121 credits*;
  • Doctoral Qualifying Exam;
  • Doctoral Comprehensive Exam;
  • 1,500 hours or Practicum;
  • Pre-doctoral Internship;
  • Personal Therapy requirement;
  • Dissertation requirements; and
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00;

 

*Students who elect to enroll in the Sport Neuroperformance Concentration are required to complete 127 total program credits.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a PsyD, Clinical Specialization.

 

Areas of Concentration

Students in the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program may prepare as a generalist or may choose an emphasis in one or more of University of the Rockies’ concentrations. Students who desire a concentration may choose an area and complete the elective courses required for each concentration.

 

Concentrations are offered in the following areas:

  • Clinical Neuropsychology (9 credits)
  • Forensic/Correctional Psychology (9 credits)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (9 credits)
  • Sport Neuroperformance (15 credits)

 

Clinical Neuropsychology Concentration Requirements

University of the Rockies offers a concentration in Clinical Neuropsychology within the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program. In addition, the Clinical Neuropsychology specialization can be completed by individuals already holding a graduate degree in psychology who wish to acquire a certificate in Neuropsychology. The concentration is primarily aimed at developing competencies in administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide variety of neuropsychological assessment instruments. The systematic training includes coursework in clinical neuroanatomy, clinical neuropsychopathology (e.g., Parkinson’s Disease, movement disorders, dementias, traumatic brain injury), clinical psychopharmacology (neuroactive drugs that can skew measurement), and supervised practice in neuropsychological assessment.

 

Courses in biological bases of behavior and psychopharmacology are a part of the PsyD, Clinical Specialization degree program.

 

Note: Neuropsychology is typically a post-Doctoral specialty designation, requiring state licensure as a psychologist and several years of specialized training and supervised practice. The concentration and certification at University of the Rockies can provide the foundation and initial steps needed in meeting the acceptable entry standards of neuropsychology.

 

Courses (9 credits):

  • PSY 8185 Pediatric Neuropsychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 8110 Neuropsychological Assessment (3 credits)
  • PSY 8170 Neurofeedback Assessment & Treatment (3 credits)

 

Forensic/Correctional Psychology Concentration Requirements

The Forensic/Correctional Concentration within the PsyD, Clinical Specialization is designed to give students an introduction to the exciting and emerging fields of Forensic and Correctional Psychology. At its core, Forensic Psychology is the application of psychological principles, research, assessment and practice to the legal, correctional, and criminal/civil justice systems, while Correctional Psychology is the application of psychological principles, research, assessment and practice to correctional systems and facilities. Students who complete this concentration will have a good understanding of the various areas in which forensic and correctional psychologists practice, including corrections, law enforcement, research, consultation and assessment. Students examine the forensic and correctional applications of traditional personality and cognitive assessment instruments and specific forensic instruments used for evaluation of such areas as competency to stand trial, psychopathology, propensity to commit sexual offenses, risk of violent behavior, and general response style. Through hands-on practice (under supervision), students develop a basic competency in the major personal and social theories of correctional mental health practice and family violence, including elder abuse, and develop skills in the treatment of inmates and victims of family and other types of violence.

 

Courses (9 credits):

Choose 9 credits from the following:

  • PSY 8540 Forensic Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 8160 Forensic Assessment (3 credits)
  • PSY 8310 Correctional Mental Health: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • PSY 6230 Treatment of Family Violence (3 credits)

 

Health Psychology Concentration Requirements

The Health Psychology Concentration within the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program is designed to prepare psychologists to function more effectively in health care settings and to develop a much deeper understanding of the interrelationships between physical and emotional health. Students may focus their studies within the concentration in general health psychology or in pain management.

 

Courses in biological bases of behavior and psychopharmacology are a part of the PsyD, Clinical Specialization degree program.

 

Courses (9 credits):

  • PSY 8820 Health Psychology (3 credits)

Choose 6 credits from the following:

  • PSY 8821 Major Illnesses: Health Psychology's Role (3 credits)
  • PSY 8822 Treatment Approaches in Health Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 8823 Medical Ethics in Health Psychology (3 credits)

 

Marriage and Family Therapy Concentration Requirements

The Marriage and Family Therapy Concentration within the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program prepares the clinician to work with a wide range of issues that confront families and systems. This concentration focuses on the systemic approach for numerous problem areas and diagnoses. Topics covered include: assessment, treatment and interventions.

 

Courses (9 credits):

Choose 9 credits from the following:

  • PSY 6460 Marital Systems (3 credits)
  • PSY 6600 Theories & Techniques of Marriage & Family Therapy I (3 credits)
  • PSY 6610 Theories & Techniques of Marriage & Family Therapy II (3 credits)
  • PSY 8620 Advanced Seminar in Marriage & Family Therapy (3 credits)

 

Sport Neuroperformance Concentration Requirements

University of the Rockies offers within the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program a concentration in Sport Neuroperformance. The concentration is primarily designed to prepare psychologists to work with athletes and other performers in a variety of contexts. With an emphasis on neuropsychology, students in this concentration learn neuropsychological assessment skills, concussion assessment and management skills, psychological aspects of injury, as well as performance enhancement techniques. This concentration consists of 15 credits of coursework, and can be completed by students enrolled in the University of the Rockies PsyD, Clinical Specialization.

 

Courses (15 credits):

  • PSY 8110 Neuropsychological Assessment (3 credits)
  • PSY 8170 Neurofeedback Assessment and Treatment (3 credits)
  • PSY 7314 Rehabilitation in Sports & Performance (3 credits)
  • PSY 7301 Advanced Performance Enhancement I: Core Mind-body Practices (3 credits)
  • PSY 8190 Sport Neuropsychology (3 credits)

 

Note: This concentration in the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program does not lead to Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) certification. AASP does not certify programs or curricula, but rather approves specific courses in 12 areas leading to certification. Many of the courses in the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program, Sport Neuroperformance Concentration at University of the Rockies have been approved by AASP as meeting criteria in specific content areas, but students may need to use undergraduate courses or take additional courses to meet all AASP requirements. Students will complete practicum courses as part of this Concentration that may meet some or all of AASP internship requirements for certification. Students are strongly encouraged to check with AASP to determine specific internship requirements.

 

Electives

Electives are offered based on the interests and needs of the student body and the availability of faculty with expertise in each area. Electives required for a concentration are offered on an “as needed” basis. Students should consult their Registrar Advising Specialist concerning the timing of enrollment in relevant electives. Students usually take electives in their third year of study; however, certain one-hour electives offered by visiting faculty are open to students in the first and second years of the program. Students should consult the Registrar’s Office concerning the timing of enrollment in relevant electives. Students are advised that taking electives out of their normal course sequence could delay completion of their program.

 

Annual Student Review

At the conclusion of each academic year, the faculty review the progress of each student in the program. This review includes grades, course evaluations, practicum work, and other feedback from faculty, instructors, and supervisors. Faculty Mentors provide feedback to their students, including strengths and any areas that may need improvement. This feedback is documented on the Annual Student Review form.

 

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are generally held once a term. Grand Rounds offer students and faculty an opportunity to participate in a school-wide presentation by a student, faculty member, or other professional who presents on a professional or clinical topic of interest. The Director of Clinical Training, who serves as the moderator, appoints a panel consisting of at least one faculty member and one student who have a special interest in the topic. The faculty member and the student lead the discussion after the presentation. All students and faculty are invited to attend the Grand Rounds, which may, in certain instances, be required as part of Professional Issues.

 

Enrolling in Practica and Advancement to Pre-Doctoral Internship

Students in the PsyD, Clinical Specialization must complete 1,500 hours of practica. To enroll in practica, students must complete all prerequisite courses and have approval from the Director of Clinical Training. In addition, students who are completing a practicum in Colorado must obtain registration with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) prior to beginning their practicum experience at the University, and all clinical or counseling students in the School of Professional Psychology must have personal liability insurance prior to beginning practicum. Students will be required to provide documentation of registration with DORA if they are completing practicum hours in Colorado, and documentation of a current professional liability policy for all clinical or counseling practicum experiences.

 

Students in the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Specialization are eligible for advancement to Pre-Doctoral Internship after successfully completing a minimum of 111 semester hours of required and elective graduate credit, passing the Doctoral Comprehensive Exam, and having completed the formal Dissertation Proposal. The student can then enroll in Pre-Doctoral Internship (PSY 8980). The PsyD, Clinical Specialization program requires a 1,500-hour Pre-Doctoral Internship at a University of the Rockies approved site. The Pre-Doctoral Internship is a State of Colorado requirement for licensure as a psychologist. Students must complete the Pre-Doctoral Internship in no less than 12 months and no more than 24 months. The Pre-Doctoral Internship is designed to provide an intensive clinical experience building upon the coursework, practica experiences, and supervision skills developed during the previous years of the Doctoral program. The Pre-Doctoral Internship must be conducted in a setting which meets the same requirements as APPIC or APA internship sites and must be approved by the University of the Rockies Director of Clinical Training.

 

To prepare for the Pre-Doctoral Internship, students are encouraged to read Guide to Obtaining a Psychology Internship (4th ed., 2001) by E. Megargee. This book describes the Pre-Doctoral Internship application process, and specific chapters cover preparation of the curriculum vitae and the interview process. For further detailed information, see the University of the Rockies Pre-Doctoral Internship Handbook and contact the Director of Clinical Training.

 

Successfully completion of the Pre-Doctoral Internship and successful defense of the Dissertation are required for graduation and awarding of the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree.

 

Clinical Program Time Limits

In keeping with some licensing board regulatory statutes, students cannot complete a Clinical Doctoral program at University of the Rockies in less than three years. To satisfy the residency requirement, the University requires students to complete full-time enrollment of 6 semester credits or more of regular course work for five (5) consecutive terms (one academic year). Students should be aware that this is a requirement for graduation. In addition, the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program has a seven year time limit from the term that the student was admitted to the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program. Students can expect to complete the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program in four and one half years to five years of continuous full-time study from their beginning term. Students entering the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program with a clinical Master’s degree in psychology or a related field from a school other than University of the Rockies may transfer in up to 36 credit hours of comparable academic work.

 

In some circumstances it may take longer for an individual student to earn his or her Doctoral degree. For instance, not maintaining full-time status, taking an academic leave from the program, retaking a class, failing to advance to the next stage of the program at an annual review, or failing to pass the Comprehensive Examinations, or the Dissertation defense, can delay a student’s completion of the program. From the time a student enters the first term of the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program, he or she has a maximum of seven years to complete the program, except in exceptional cases as recommended by the Dean of the School, approved by the Academic Governance Council, and approved by the Provost and President.

 

Guidance in the Profession

University of the Rockies will assist students and graduates in preparing to find employment in the mental health field either while attending the University or upon graduation. Part of the Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology (PSY 7620) curriculum for PsyD, Clinical Specialization students includes helping graduates prepare for, and succeed in, positions within the field of psychology.

 

Members of the University faculty are available to talk to students about what it means to be in the profession and to give advice on career decision making. Collectively, the faculty has many years of experience in the mental health profession and can be a rich resource to students in career planning.

 

The Career Services department is available to provide students with additional assistance with interviewing, resume preparation, job search techniques, and informational resources.

 


Doctor of Psychology, Respecialization

University of the Rockies does not provide a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Respecialization course of study. Students wishing to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology who already have an advanced degree in psychology should consult with an Admissions Counselor or the Dean of the School of Professional Psychology to determine the recommended program of study at University of the Rockies.

 


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization

Offered on Campus in Colorado Springs and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The PsyD with a Specialization in Sport and Performance Psychology is designed for students with career aspirations in applying the principles of psychology to sport and performance. The emphasis of the program is to train students in advanced psychological assessment and change strategies designed to enhance performance. Students learn to utilize comprehensive approaches in the evaluation of sport and performance psychology, human development, physiological functioning, psychosocial factors and group dynamics. The course materials present diverse and in-depth ways of realizing human potential. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/opsyd for online program information and www.rockies.edu/pd/copsyd for Colorado Springs campus program information.

 

*The Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PsyD, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization will be able to:

  1. Evaluate effective applications of physiological and psychological research in sport and performance settings;
  2. Examine the impact of social and cultural diversity in sport and performance settings;
  3. Evaluate normal and abnormal behavior in sport and performance settings;
  4. Employ ethical practices in sport and performance settings;
  5. Assess group and team dynamics in sport and performance settings;
  6. Execute appropriate performance enhancement interventions with individuals, teams and organizations; and
  7. Demonstrate leadership skills appropriate for sport and performance settings.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements

 

  • PSY 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)
  • PSY 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete PSY 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and PSY 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

 

  • PSY 7509 History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 7510 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSY 7600 Family Systems (3 credits)
  • PSY 7210 Psychopathology I: Adults (3 credits)
  • PSY 7260 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • PSY 7272 Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations* (3 credits)
  • PSY 7302 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • PSY 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • PSY 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • PSY 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • PSY 7301 Advanced Performance Enhancement I: Core Mind-Body Practices (3 credits)
  • PSY 7305 Advanced Psychomotor Development & Kinesiology (3 credits)
  • PSY 7311 Advanced Performance Enhancement II: Integrative Mind-Body Practices (3 credits)
  • PSY 7314 Rehabilitation in Sports & Performance (3 credits)
  • PSY 7330 Sport & Performance Psychology as a Business* (3 credits)
  • PSY 7317 Advanced Group Dynamics in Sports & Performance Settings (3 credits)
  • PSY 7321 Advanced Performance Enhancement III: The Psychology of Peak Experience (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • PSY 8770 Doctoral Capstone Seminar (4 credits)
  • PSY 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • PSY 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • PSY 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

                        Total Credits         68

 

* This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PsyD, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

* Students who waive PSY 5001 and PSY 5002 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a PsyD, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization.

 


School of Organizational Leadership

Mission Statement - School of Organizational Leadership

Within the mission of University of the Rockies, the School of Organizational Leadership provides high quality, accessible degree programs that develop the expertise and competence required for individuals to lead contemporary organizations.

 

Degree Programs

The School of Organizational Leadership offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree programs. The MA and PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership programs are focused on academic disciplines of organizational development and leadership for a range of commercial, governmental, and non-profit organizations. The MA in Psychology and PsyD programs focus on the application of industrial and organizational psychology to organizational issues. All programs offer specializations within the degree programs. Several degree programs share common core elements, and degree programs are offered online, on campus in Colorado Springs, and at the Denver Instructional Site.

 


Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership (Standard Program of Study)

Offered on Campus in Colorado Springs, at the Denver Instructional Site, and Online.

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership at University of the Rockies is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline and who seek careers in the application of psychological science and principles to improving the design, development, structure, and operation of organizations.

 

The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership is designed both for students who desire Master’s level preparation to practice and for those preparing to enter a doctoral program in the field. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omaodl for online and Denver Instructional Site program information and www.rockies.edu/pd/comaodl for Colorado Springs Campus program information.

 

*The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership program will be able to:

  1. Apply the methods and principles of psychological research in organizations;
  2. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in organizations;
  3. Assess organizations’ performance, structure, and development;
  4. Analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to ethical practices in Organizational Development and Leadership;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of organizational systems and functions as an effective change agent through evidence-based application of psychological research in organizations; and
  6. Design appropriate organizational learning and development solutions based upon principles of human performance technology.

 

Program Requirements

  • ORG 6504 Leadership & Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6523 Teams in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6534 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 5100 Assessment - Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 6512 Training & Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 6505 Diagnosing Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 5520 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 6520 Professional Ethics, Standards of Practice & Law* (3 credits)
  • ORG 6511 Introduction to Human Performance Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6522 Fundamentals of Coaching (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

             Total Credits     39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership.

 


Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline, and who seek careers in the application of psychological science and instructional principles within the field of training. Students will learn to conduct needs analyses, design, develop, implement, and evaluate training courses, programs, and initiatives. Program graduates will be prepared for roles such as instructional designer, corporate trainer, and internal/external performance consultant. The curriculum focuses on both the theoretical foundation and practical application of various training approaches. An emphasis is placed on adult learning, human development, instructional best practices, and emerging technological tools that support learning in the corporate environment.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omaodl for program information.

 

* The Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization in the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Apply the methods and principles of instructional design and psychological research in organizations;
  2. Assess individual and organizational performance to identify training and development needs;
  3. Apply appropriate training solutions to improve individual and organizational performance and enhance development;
  4. Evaluate the quality and impact of training in organizations;
  5. Analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to ethical practices in Training, Organizational Development, and Leadership; and
  6. Analyze the complexity of organizational systems and functions through evidence-based application of psychological research.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6504 Leadership & Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6523 Teams in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6534 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 5100 Assessment - Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 6200 Adult Learning & Human Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 6210 Instructional Systems Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 6212 21st Century Learning Methods & Modalities (3 credits)
  • ORG 6215 E-Learning & Instructional Technology (3 credits)
  • ORG 6217 Ethical & Legal Issues in Training & Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 6220 Training & Facilitation Skills (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization at University of the Rockies prepares students to pursue a wide variety of career opportunities, including senior management positions in corporations, governments, and not-for-profit/non-governmental organizations. It is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline who wish to work in or lead innovation within organizations, including entrepreneurial ventures. The curriculum provides the foundations for managing and driving innovation and for the startup and management of entrepreneurial ventures, with an emphasis on application of principles and practices to a range of potential innovations.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omaodl for program information.

 

* The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization in the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and apply research in entrepreneurship;
  2. Analyze and apply principles and practices of product and service development and management;
  3. Apply methods and principles of financing development and growth;
  4. Evaluate potential viability/feasibility of marketing and managing innovations;
  5. Apply skills and ethical principles in managing products and services within corporations, public agencies, and/or entrepreneurial ventures;
  6. Apply principles and best practices of innovation on entrepreneurial ventures; and
  7. Assess the impact of innovations and entrepreneurial ventures on internal and external stakeholders (including the evaluation of social and cultural diversity in organizations).

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6504 Leadership & Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6523 Teams in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6534 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 5100 Assessment - Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 6800 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ORG 6802 Product & Service Development & Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6805 Financing Development, Innovation & Growth (3 credits)
  • ORG 6807 Marketing & Managing Innovation  (3 credits)
  • ORG 6810 Measuring & Managing Innovation (3 credits)
  • ORG 6812 Managing through Growth Stages (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity Specialization

Offered in Denver and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline and who seek careers applying principles related to diversity in the workplace. Students in the specialization will gain knowledge about the theory, policy, and dynamics of human differences and the influence that these differences can have in practice on an organizational system.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omaodl for program information.

 

*The Organizational Diversity Specialization in the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Apply the theory and practice of organizational leadership to individuals, teams, and organizations;
  2. Examine the influence that human differences have on individuals and teams in organizations;
  3. Evaluate concepts that are critical to ethical practices in organizational leadership;
  4. Explore the history of the policy and practice of diversity, organizational leadership, and management;
  5. Design appropriate organizational change solutions based upon principles of human resources and management;
  6. Identify appropriate leadership skills to address the dynamics of human differences and the influence that these differences can have in practice on an organizational system; and
  7. Communicate an understanding and sensitivity to issues of diversity and people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6504 Leadership & Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6523 Teams in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6534 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 5100 Assessment - Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • ORG 5520 Principles of Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 6701 Emotional Intelligence & Diversity (3 credits)
  • ORG 6705 Cross-Cultural Communication (3 credits)
  • ORG 6522 Fundamentals of Coaching (3 credits)
  • ORG 6710 Strategic Diversity Management (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity Specialization a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Risk Management Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Risk Management Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations to be Risk Management Specialists. Students will master and apply the theories and processes of enterprise risk management to improve domestic and global organizational strategic planning, development, execution, and assessment as related to organizational systems and personnel. This includes the theoretical and practical study of risk management, including processes of planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of an organization in order to minimize the effects of risk on the organization.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omaodl for program information.

 

* The Risk Management Specialization in the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Risk Management Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Examine the historical foundations and emergence of the field of Risk Management;
  2. Evaluate and apply theoretical and practical knowledge of Risk Management in organizations;
  3. Identify and evaluate the impact of risk upon various organizational processes and systems;
  4. Assess leadership behavior as impacted by risk management and as related to change management, decision making and general leadership abilities;
  5. Evaluate fundamental human resource functions and issues as they relate to risk management; and
  6. Analyze implications of effective risk management in global business environments.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6504 Leadership & Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6523 Teams in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6534 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 5100 Assessment - Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 6420 Fundamentals of Risk Management & Organizational Strategy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6423 Leadership's Impact on Organizational Risk Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6425 Fundamentals of Risk Management Tools & Terminology (3 credits)
  • ORG 6430 Managing Risk in Organizational Change Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6434 Human Resources & Risk Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6440 Risk Management in a Global Environment (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Risk Management Specialization a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Risk Management Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students who have a BA/BS degree in any academic discipline, who seek careers in the application of both psychological principles and theories of media and technology to improving the design, development, structure, and operation of organizations. The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership is designed both for students who desire Master’s level preparation to practice and for those preparing to enter a doctoral program in the field. The course will cover all aspects of how technology is not just about the latest iPhone application or handheld device, but is deeply embedded in how organizations transform themselves. Students will also explore theories of how people communicate and form identity through social media, as well as how media and communication technologies sit within and outside organizations. Other topics will include the ethics surrounding the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into organizations, the role of ICTs in decision-making, and leadership effectiveness.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omaodl for program information.

 

* The Social Media and Technology Specialization in the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Apply the theory and principles of organizational leadership to individuals, teams, and organizations;
  2. Analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to ethical practices in organizational leadership;
  3. Design appropriate organizational change solutions based upon principles of human resources and management;
  4. Examine current scholarship in communication and media technologies, and how these technologies are applied to organizational leadership, growth and development;
  5. Examine the management and implementation of current and/or emerging technology projects in organizations; and
  6. Apply theories and current research on technological innovation in organizations to the professional practice of organizational development.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6504 Leadership & Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6523 Teams in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6534 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 5100 Assessment - Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 6900 Technology, Communication & Media in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6902 Effects of Technology Projects in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6905 Emerging Media & Social Networking in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6907 Technology Innovation in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6910 Introduction to Organizational Development Facilitation Using Technology (3 credits)
  • ORG 6912 Current Trends: How Media & Communication Technologies are Transforming Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline and who seek careers in the field of sport, wellness, and/or fitness management. Students will complete a degree program that addresses principles to improve the design, development, structure and operation of organizations and emphasizes the complexity of organizational systems and aspects of facilitating organizational change. Additionally, this specialization focuses on the application of specific sport, wellness, and fitness concepts and affords students a comprehensive curriculum covering the areas of marketing, administration, facilities management, finance, fundraising, law, personnel management, sociology and ethics.

 

This program is an ideal complement for professionals in the area(s) of sport performance psychology, coaching, organizational wellness and/or sport industry consulting. This program prepares students for positions in professional sport, interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics, college and university recreation and intramural programs, coaching, sport facility management, sport marketing, sport industry consulting, community sport programs, and fitness/wellness management. In addition, the curriculum prepares students to enter a doctoral program after course completion, if desired.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omaodl for program information.

 

* The Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization in the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization program will be able to:

 

  1. Demonstrate competence in the theories, practices, and concepts associated with the management and leadership of sport, fitness, and wellness;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact sociological concepts and ethical trends have in sport, fitness, and wellness settings that can influence the field;
  3. Evaluate and apply marketing theory, mass communication/promotional concepts, and public relations that are paramount to the success of the sport, fitness, and wellness manager;
  4. Interpret the importance of controlling budgeting, finance, and the use and application of fundraising and other economic concepts in the sport, fitness, and wellness management field; and
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the potential legal and risk management issues with event and facility management.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6504 Leadership & Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6523 Teams in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6534 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 5100 Assessment - Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 6470 Sport, Fitness, & Wellness Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6742 Fundraising & Financial Concepts in Sport, Fitness, & Wellness Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6745 Marketing in Sport, Fitness, & Wellness (3 credits)
  • ORG 6747 Facilities Management in Sport, Fitness, & Wellness (3 credits)
  • ORG 6750 Legal Concepts & Personnel Leadership in Sport, Fitness, & Wellness (3 credits)
  • ORG 6752 Sociological Aspects & Ethical Issues in Sport, Fitness, & Wellness (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

In the Business Psychology Specialization from University of the Rockies, focus is on the application of organizational psychology principles and theories in the management of teams and organizations, with an emphasis on nurturing diversity, teamwork, and ethical behavior. The curriculum prepares students for exceptional career opportunities, especially as an entrepreneur and consultant in new business ventures. Through a wide variety of diverse seminars and courses, students use creativity, breakthrough thinking, human performance, and knowledge and skills to learn how to motivate people and make business more effective. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy for program information.

 

* The Business Psychology Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization will be able to:

  1. Apply best practice methods and principles based upon published research in psychology to organizational effectiveness;
  2. Evaluate the impact of leveraging social, psychological, and cultural diversity in business to create competitive advantage;
  3. Assess for-profit businesses’ performance, structure, and development from the perspective of human performance, social psychology, and organizational psychology;
  4. Exemplify the ethical practice leadership and organizational psychology in the management of teams and organizations; and
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of organizational systems, functioning as an effective change agent through evidence-based application of research and best practices in organizational psychology.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6300 Human Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 5270 Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 6530 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 6520 Professional Ethics, Standards of Practice & Law* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 5525 Psychology of Marketing & Purchasing Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6505 Diagnosing Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6600 Principles of Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6610 Principles of Project, Program, & Operations Management (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass of the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Psychology, Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Criminology and Justice Studies at University of the Rockies is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline who seek careers in the application of psychological science and principles to criminology and within criminal justice programming. It is appropriate for those who work in the criminal justice system (law enforcement, corrections, or the courts) or who want to pursue careers in these, or similar, areas. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy for program information.

 

* The Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain a variety of criminological theories of crime and delinquency;
  2. Assess the development, structure, and performance of organizations involved in the criminal justice system and identify the system’s complexities and distinctions from the juvenile justice system;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the history behind law enforcement strategies and address how social changes have yielded adaptations of these strategies to enhance their service to and relationships with communities;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the origins of law and the role that society plays in the evolution of the legal system, and gain comprehension of the role that law plays in governing responses of criminal justice agencies to offenders and victims;
  5. Associate correctional philosophies with correctional programming; and
  6. Identify the role of victims in the criminal incident and criminal justice processing and programming.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6300 Human Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 5270 Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 6530 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 6520 Professional Ethics, Standards of Practice & Law* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 5571 Traditional Criminological Theories (3 credits)
  • ORG 5574 Criminal Justice Organizations & their Functions (3 credits)
  • ORG 6570 Victimology: Theory, Research & Policy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6572 Law Enforcement & Communities (3 credits)
  • ORG 6574 Law & Society (3 credits)
  • ORG 6580 Correctional Philosophies & Strategies (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

 *This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass of the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization.

 

 


Master of Arts in Psychology, Educational Leadership Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in Educational Leadership at University of the Rockies is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline who seek careers in the application of psychological science and principles to leading educational programs, organizations or departments. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy for program information.

 

*The Educational Leadership Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional or a licensed teacher/school administrator. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Educational Leadership Specialization will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and apply psychological research in leading educational programs, projects, and organizations;
  2. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in offering education in organizations;
  3. Assess human behavior, both normal and abnormal, and demonstrate the ability to facilitate appropriate learning, growth and change;
  4. Analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to ethical practice in leading educational programs and organizations;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of organizational systems and develop educational initiatives that function effectively in achieving organizational outcomes; and
  6. Recognize and integrate appropriate leadership skills in the practice of education in organizations.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6300 Human Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 5270 Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 6530 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 6520 Professional Ethics, Standards of Practice & Law* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 6508 Adult Learning Theory (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6510 Introduction to Human Performance Technology (3 credits)
  • ORG 6512 Training & Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6513 Leading & Evaluating Learning Programs (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Educational Leadership Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass of the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, Educational Leadership Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Psychology, Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Psychology with a Specialization in Health and Wellness Psychology is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline who seek careers in the application of psychological science and principles to foster employee health and wellness while satisfying the needs of the organization. The Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization prepares the student to ethically support organizations in development of proactive wellness models for the employees that impact state, national and global community life. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy for program information.

 

*The Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization will be able to:

  1. Appraise psychological research on health and wellness in organizations;
  2. Collect organizational climate data to create strategies for effective change;
  3. Design wellness programs and methods that both meet employee needs to improve health and wellness and employer needs to operate a cost-effective, productive workplace;
  4. Interpret workplace wellness data to explain employee wellness program needs and to demonstrate the impact of wellness programs on their employer organization; and
  5. Manage a sustainable workplace health and wellness program.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6300 Human Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 5270 Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 6530 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 6520 Professional Ethics, Standards of Practice & Law* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 6340 Critical Issues in the Health of the Nation (3 credits)
  • ORG 6343 Intervention Strategies in Wellness Programs (3 credits)
  • ORG 6346 Best Practices in Health Promotion Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6350 Wellness Program Leadership (3 credits)
  • ORG 6354 Communication Methods & Technologies in Health Promotion (3 credits)
  • ORG 6358 Evaluating the Impact of Health Promotion Interventions (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass of the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Psychology, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Psychology with a Specialization in Mediation and Conflict Resolution is designed to provide students with a foundation to become practitioners in conflict mediation and resolution. The program moves students from assessing their own conflict management styles to strategy development in conflict mediation at various organizational levels. Students will learn to apply the complexities of conflict and conflict resolution, and to adapt conflict resolution strategies according to different contextual requirements. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy for program information.

 

*The Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization will be able to:

  1. Recognize how the complexities of how conflict impact human relations in a variety of contexts, including families, partnerships, marriages, organizations, and communities;
  2. Apply the tools available to mediate and resolve conflicts, including appropriate communication techniques and methods;
  3. Evaluate causal factors and dynamics leading to conflicts;
  4. Assess self-awareness of values and beliefs related to conflict resolution;
  5. Assess organizational dynamics of conflict, including cultural diversity and power in groups and organizations;
  6. Construct strategies to mediate and resolve conflicts at the group/organizational level; and
  7. Implement conflict management strategies at governing policy levels.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6300 Human Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 5270 Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 6530 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 6520 Professional Ethics, Standards of Practice & Law* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 5600 Theories of Conflict (3 credits)
  • ORG 5601 Diagnosing Conflict (3 credits)
  • ORG 6650 Managing Conflict: Intra- & Intepersonal (3 credits)
  • ORG 5605 Communication Strategies for Conflict Resolution & Mediation (3 credits)
  • ORG 6651 Managing Group & Organizational Conflict (3 credits)
  • ORG 6655 Intercultural, Societal & Global Conflict Resolution & Mediation (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Psychology, Mental Health Administration Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Psychology, Mental Health Administration Specialization is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline who wish to apply psychological science and principles to leadership, human behavior and performance in mental health service delivery organizations that provide mental health care services at the community, regional or state levels. The program emphasizes leadership in ethical human, physical and fiscal resource planning and management and compliance with mental health policy and law, rather than delivery of mental health services. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy for program information.

 

*The Mental Health Administration Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Mental Health Administration Specialization will be able to:

  1. Analyze needs and effectiveness of mental health programs/agencies/systems development, structure, and performance;
  2. Examine the complexities of mental health delivery systems within the context of special populations and the community-at-large;
  3. Develop leadership skills to integrate into the management of mental health delivery systems;
  4. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in mental health program development, the delivery of psychological services, and the operations of the providing agency/system;
  5. Exemplify ethical decision-making skills in delivering psychological and mental health services to specific populations and the community-at-large; and
  6. Develop written and verbal communication skills to advocate for psychological and mental health policies and treatment methods.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6300 Human Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 5270 Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 6530 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 6520 Professional Ethics, Standards of Practice & Law* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • HUM 5010 Overview of Human Services (3 credits)
  • ORG 6610 Principles of Project, Program,& Operations Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 5100 Assessment - Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 5650 Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Care Compliance (3 credits)
  • ORG 5652 Managing Human Capital in the Mental Health Care Environment (3 credits)
  • ORG 6660 Fiscal Administration in Mental Health Care Systems (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Mental Health Administration Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, Mental Health Administration Specialization.

 

 


Master of Arts in Psychology, Non-Profit Management Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Psychology, Non-Profit Management Specialization, which includes the study of the methods and principles of psychological research in non-profit organizations, students evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in non-profit organizations, including their missions, governance, and operations.

 

Coursework will also assess non-profit organizations’ performance, structure, and development as well as analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to the ethical practice leadership and management in non-profit organizations. As a psychology discipline, the Non-Profit Management Specialization will allow students to demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of organizational systems and functions while also being able to recognize and integrate into non-profit organizations the appropriate leadership skills. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy for program information.

 

*The Non-Profit Management Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Non-Profit Management Specialization will be able to:

  1. Apply the methods and principles of published research in non-profit organizations;
  2. Evaluate and advocate for the positive impact of embracing socio-cultural diversity in non-profit organizations, including their missions, governance, and operations;
  3. Assess non-profit organizations’ development, structure, and performance;
  4. Analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to the ethical practice of leadership and management in non-profit organizations; and
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of organizational systems and functions as an effective change agent through evidence-based application of best practices in non-profit organizations.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6300 Human Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 5270 Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 6530 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 6520 Professional Ethics, Standards of Practice & Law* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 5520 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • HUM 5010 Overview of Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUM 5060 Grant Writing in Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUM 5210 Recruiting & Coaching Volunteers (3 credits)
  • HUM 5220 Non-Profit Principles & Practices (3 credits)
  • HUM 5300 Human Services Policy (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Non-Profit Management Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, Non-Profit Management Specialization.

 

 


Master of Art in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization prepares students to pursue a wide variety of career opportunities, including senior management positions in corporations, governments, and not-for-profit/non-governmental organizations. The program is an ideal compliment to professional expertise in fields ranging from accounting and finance, to operations, marketing, and program/product management. In addition, the curriculum prepares students for opportunities in the areas of human resources, management consulting, organizational development, and management development. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omapsy for program information.

 

*The Organizational Leadership Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and apply psychological research in organizations;
  2. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in organizations;
  3. Assess human behavior, both normal and abnormal, and demonstrate the ability to facilitate appropriate growth and change;
  4. Analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to ethical practice in organizations;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of organizational systems and functions as effective change agents; and
  6. Recognize and integrate appropriate leadership skills.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • ORG 6300 Human Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 5270 Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 6530 Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • ORG 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 5400 Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 6520 Professional Ethics, Standards of Practice & Law* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 5520 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6515 Social Capital (Networking in Organizations) (3 credits)
  • ORG 6505 Diagnosing Organizations  (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506 Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6525 International Leadership (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

 

                Total Credits     39

 

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 39 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization.

 

 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership (Standard Program of Study)

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations in applying the principles of psychology of human performance in organizations to improve organizational operations and strategic execution.

 

The PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership resembles the traditional scientist-practitioner model for the student who desires more preparation in the application of research, statistics, assessment, and related methodologies in organizational psychology. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/ophd for program information.

 

*The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership program will be able to:

  1. Design and evaluate research in organizations according to evidence-based methods and principles of psychological research in organizations;
  2. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in organizations and connect diversity to competitive and strategic advantages for organizations;
  3. Assess, evaluate, and design organizations’ performance, structure, and development;
  4. Apply concepts, demonstrate skills, and evaluate initiatives that are fundamental to the ethical practice of Organizational Development and Leadership;
  5. Explain the complexity of organizational systems and functions as an effective change agent through evidence-based application of psychological research in organizations;
  6. Anticipate the impact of developmental progresses, strategic initiatives, and change processes in organizations; and
  7. Design appropriate organizational learning and development solutions and evaluate their impact based upon principles of human performance technology.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program who do not hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human performance technology, instructional systems design, human resource development, organizational leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, or a related field, are required to successfully complete ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits) and ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7519 History & Systems of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 8530 Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500 Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8511 Advanced Topics in Performance Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8510 Advanced Seminar: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518 Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7410 Research Design & Methods - Qualitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7400 Research Design & Methods - Quantitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 8540 Advanced Instructional Systems Theory & Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 8512 Leadership & Organizational Cultures (3 credits)
  • ORG 8532 Advanced Seminar: The Leader as Coach (3 credits)
  • ORG 8615 Advanced Topics in Organizational Development & Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8619 Current & Global Issues in Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 8534 Advanced Seminar: Human Resources Business Strategy (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5010 and ORG 5011 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership.

 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations and research interest in corporate training and e-learning. The specialization emphasizes the complexity of learning and development as it relates to organizations. The coursework applies a systems approach to learning initiatives, with a focus on planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating learning systems to meet organizational expectations. Students explore instructional strategies, systems theory and design, training needs assessment models and methods, as well as the impact of diversity and globalization on learning and design. This specialization provides the foundation to develop research and expand knowledge in the fields of corporate training and e-learning.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/ophd for program information.

 
*The Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization in the Doctor of Philosophy is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Design and evaluate research in organizations according to evidence-based methods and principles of psychological research in organizations;
  2. Assess organizational effectiveness and performance improvement/development needs;
  3. Apply knowledge and skills that are fundamental to the ethical practice of Training, Organizational Development and Leadership;
  4. Analyze the complexity of organizational systems;
  5. Design appropriate organizational learning and development initiatives; and
  6. Evaluate the impact of training as it pertains to offering competitive and strategic advantages for organizations.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program who do not hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human performance technology, instructional systems design, human resource development, organizational leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, or a related field, are required to successfully complete ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits) and ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7519 History & Systems of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 8530 Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500 Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8511 Advanced Topics in Performance Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8510 Advanced Seminar: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518 Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7410 Research Design & Methods - Qualitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7400 Research Design & Methods - Quantitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 8201 Learning Strategies in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 8540 Advanced Instructional Systems Theory & Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 8205 Training Needs Assessment Models & Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 8210 Training Evaluation Models & Methods* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8213 Strategic Talent Development (3 credits)
  • ORG 8215 Global Issues in Training & Development (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5010 and ORG 5011 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership, Corporate Training and E-Learning Specialization.

 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations to lead innovation functions within corporations or public agencies, or develop new ventures focused on the development of innovative products and services. The curriculum is focused on the principles, practices, and methods of fostering and managing innovation and entrepreneurship in organizations at a global scale, and emphasizes emerging practice in the field. It focuses on providing students with the tools required to provide leadership and drive change in organizations that are trying to increase their innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/ophd for program information.

 

*The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization in the Doctor of Philosophy is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Design and evaluate research in organizations according to evidence-based methods and principles of psychological research in organizations;
  2. Assess human behavior and facilitate appropriate growth and change;
  3. Design strategies, structures, and tactics for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in organizations including organizational learning and development solutions;
  4. Assess the culture, structures, and processes of an organization for their impact on innovation and entrepreneurship;
  5. Anticipate the impact of innovation and entrepreneurial ventures on internal and external stakeholders;
  6. Apply the principles of innovations and entrepreneurship in a professionally ethical manner to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of product & service development in organizations;
  7. Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to the development of innovations and entrepreneurial ventures;
  8. Explains the evolving practice of global entrepreneurship and evaluates the impact of social and cultural diversity in and on organizations); and
  9. Demonstrate leadership skills appropriate for a variety of settings and complexities.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program who do not hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human performance technology, instructional systems design, human resource development, organizational leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, or a related field, are required to successfully complete ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits) and ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7519 History & Systems of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 8530 Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500 Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8511 Advanced Topics in Performance Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8510 Advanced Seminar: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518 Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7410 Research Design & Methods - Qualitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7400 Research Design & Methods - Quantitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 8801 Organization Design for Innovation (3 credits)
  • ORG 8805 Managing for Agility (3 credits)
  • ORG 8810 Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ORG 8803 Creating a Culture of Innovation*(3 credits)
  • ORG 8813 Advanced Market & Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)
  • ORG 8815 Global Issues in Innovation & Entrepreneurship(3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5010 and ORG 5011 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization.

 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations and research interest related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This specialization focuses on a critical examination of theory, method, practice and policy that equips leaders, teachers, scholars and practitioners to apply the concepts and principles related to diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion to their discipline or area of practice. This specialization helps to extend knowledge in the field of diversity and examines the influence that multiculturalism and differences have on an organization system.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/ophd for program information.

 

*The Organizational Diversity Specialization in the Doctor of Philosophy is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Determine, apply, and interpret relevant data collection methodologies and analytic techniques to address research questions and apply the concepts covered to individuals, teams and/or organizations;
  2. Evaluate the influence of social, emotional, and cultural dynamics in organizations and relate these dynamics to organizational strategy;
  3. Explore the history, policy, and practice of diversity, performance management, and industrial and organizational psychology;
  4. Analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are essential to the ethical practice in diverse and multicultural organizations;
  5. Assess, plan, and execute appropriate interventions in complex, changing organizational systems;
  6. Apply concepts, demonstrate skills, and evaluate initiatives that are fundamental to the ethical practice of organizational leadership in changing times;
  7. Evaluates the influence that human differences have on organizations and on our role as instruments of change; and
  8. Demonstrates, through written and oral communication, respect for issues of diversity and to bias-free research.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program who do not hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human performance technology, instructional systems design, human resource development, organizational leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, or a related field, are required to successfully complete ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits) and ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7519 History & Systems of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 8530 Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500 Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8511 Advanced Topics in Performance Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8510 Advanced Seminar: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518 Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7410 Research Design & Methods - Qualitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7400 Research Design & Methods - Quantitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 7701 Theoretical Foundations for Diversity Work (3 credits)
  • ORG 7715 Social Aspects of Diversity (3 credits)
  • ORG 8270 Diversity & Inclusion - Research in Action (3 credits)
  • ORG 7705 Advanced Topics in Cross-Cultural Communications* 3 credits)
  • ORG 8520 Coaching for High Performance (3 credits)
  • ORG 7710 Cross-Functional Diversity Alignment (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity Specialization a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5010 and ORG 5011 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity Specialization.

 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Risk Management Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Risk Management Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations and research interest related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This specialization focuses on a critical examination of theory, method, practice and policy that equips leaders, teachers, scholars and practitioners to apply the concepts and principles related to diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion to their discipline or area of practice. This specialization helps to extend knowledge in the field of diversity and examines the influence that multiculturalism and differences have on an organization system.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/ophd for program information.

 

*The Risk Management Specialization in the Doctor of Philosophy is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Risk Management Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Analyze the inter-dependence of all phases of risk management and organizational strategy;
  2. Research and analyze behaviors and strategies leaders use to manage risk in organizations, and apply best practices for managing organizational risk;
  3. Evaluate and apply financial and strategic development tools and models that impact decision making processes and systems in organizations;
  4. Research and integrate principles, models and paradigms of organizational change with effective risk management practices;
  5. Evaluate concepts and formulate plans essential to ethical risk management in organizational systems and processes; and
  6. Research and apply risk management processes to global business environments.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program who do not hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human performance technology, instructional systems design, human resource development, organizational leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, or a related field, are required to successfully complete ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits) and ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7519 History & Systems of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 8530 Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500 Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8511 Advanced Topics in Performance Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8510 Advanced Seminar: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518 Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7410 Research Design & Methods - Qualitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7400 Research Design & Methods - Quantitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 8172 The Principles of Risk Management & Organizational Strategy Overview (3 credits)
  • ORG 8175 The Role of Leadership in Organizational Risk Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8177 Risk Assessment, Financial & Strategic Development Tools (3 credits)
  • ORG 8180 Organizational Change Management & Paradigm Shifts as Related to Managing Risk* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8182 Risk Management of Human Capital (3 credits)
  • ORG 8185 Risk Management & Global Organizational Business Practices (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Risk Management Specialization a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5010 and ORG 5011 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership, Risk Management Specialization.

 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students with careers in applying the principles of psychology of human performance in organizations, as well as current research in communication media and technology, to improve organizational operations and strategic execution. Students will have the opportunity to apply theories of how people communicate and form identity through social media to organizational development and leadership. Students will use knowledge of how media technologies sit within and outside complex organizations to conduct original research into how communication technologies like social media can structure and transform organizations. More broadly, students will apply knowledge of how technology is not just about the latest iPhone application or handheld device, but is deeply embedded in how organizations transform themselves since the beginnings of the industrial revolution. The program challenges students to build plans and models based on research, as well as providing them a toolkit for using technologies effectively with leadership and within organizations. The ethics surrounding the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into organizations and the role of decision-making will also be explored.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/ophd for program information.

 

*The Social Media and Technology Specialization in the Doctor of Philosophy is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Determine, apply, and interpret relevant data collection methodologies and analytic techniques to address research questions and apply the concepts covered to individuals, teams and/or organizations;
  2. Evaluate the impact of technology on social and cultural diversity in organizations;
  3. Develop a technology-based toolset for the ethical practice of OD&L;
  4. Examine current scholarship in communication and media technologies, and how these technologies are applied to organizational leadership, growth, and development;
  5. Formulate a project plan for managing and implementing a current technology or communication platform (social media collaboration site, an upgraded technological process, etc.) into an organization; and
  6. Create field-specific models for the implementation of information/communication technologies, using theories and current research on technological innovation in organizations.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program who do not hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human performance technology, instructional systems design, human resource development, organizational leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, or a related field, are required to successfully complete ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits) and ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7519 History & Systems of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 8530 Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500 Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8511 Advanced Topics in Performance Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8510 Advanced Seminar: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518 Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7410 Research Design & Methods - Qualitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7400 Research Design & Methods - Quantitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 8850 Theorizing Technology, Communication & Media in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 8853 Organizational Implications of Implementing Technology Projects (3 credits)
  • ORG 8855 Advanced Social Networking for Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 8857 Building Innovative Organizational Capabilities* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8860 Leveraging Technology Toolsets as an Organizational Development Practitioner (3 credits)
  • ORG 8863 Advanced Topics: How Media & Communication Technologies are Transforming Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses 

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5010 and ORG 5011 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization.

 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students who seek careers in the field of sport, wellness, and/or fitness management. The academic program provides students with the ability to refine critical thinking and decision making skills through the use of a comprehensive curriculum covering the areas of marketing, public relations, finance, fundraising, law, personnel management, group and team dynamics, organizational and athletic burnout as well as transformational leadership. This degree program also focuses on research, statistics, assessment, and related inquiry specific to sport, wellness, and fitness concepts.

 

This program is an ideal complement for professionals in the area(s) of sport performance psychology, coaching, organizational wellness and/or sport industry consulting. The program offers the necessary preparation for graduates to pursue employment in this rapidly growing industry. Opportunities can be found in professional sport, interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics, college and university recreation and intramural programs, coaching, sport facility management, sport marketing, sport industry consulting and research, community sport programs, and fitness/wellness management.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/ophd for program information.

 

*The Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization in the Doctor of Philosophy is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Develop proficiency in the scholarly theories, practices, and concepts associated with leadership and management of sport, fitness, and wellness;
  2. Determine, apply and interpret data collection methodologies and analytic techniques to address research questions and apply the concepts related to individuals, teams and/or organizations;
  3. Describe the impact of sociological concepts and ethical trends in sport, fitness, and wellness settings that can influence the field;
  4. Utilize the principles and application of ethical theories to provide the structure for socially responsible management in sport, fitness, and wellness management;
  5. Evaluate and apply marketing theory, mass communication/promotional concepts and public relations that are paramount to the success of the sport, fitness, and wellness managerations;
  6. Interpret the importance of controlling budgeting, finance, and the use and application of fundraising and other economic concepts in the sport, fitness, and wellness management field; and
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the potential legal and risk management issues with event and facility management.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program who do not hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human performance technology, instructional systems design, human resource development, organizational leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, or a related field, are required to successfully complete ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits) and ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7519 History & Systems of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 8530 Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500 Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8511 Advanced Topics in Performance Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8510 Advanced Seminar: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518 Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7410 Research Design & Methods - Qualitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7400 Research Design & Methods - Quantitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements 

  • ORG 8015 Marketing & Public Relations in Sport, Fitness & Wellness (3 credits)
  • ORG 8001 Sport Funding & Finance for the Sport, Fitness & Wellness Manager (3 credits)
  • ORG 8003 Law & Personnel Management for the Sport, Fitness &Wellness Manager (3 credits)
  • ORG 8005 Group & Team Dynamics in Sport, Fitness & Wellness* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8010 Organizational Burnout in Sport, Fitness & Wellness (3 credits)
  • ORG 8013 Transformational Leadership & Corporate Wellness in Sport, Fitness & Wellness (3 credits) 

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                    Total Credits     68

 

 *This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5010 and ORG 5011 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership, Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization.

 


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Business Psychology Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization from University of the Rockies focuses on applying in-depth principles and theories of modern organizational psychology to businesses and complex organizations, with a strong emphasis on team performance, diversity, and ethical behavior. Students also learn to maximize the engagement and impact of human resources in business organizations by applying best practices in organizational and industrial psychology.

 

Graduates of this program often pursue organizational development, human resources, and management positions.

 

Through advanced seminars, courses, and practica in creativity, breakthrough thinking, and human performance, students apply their knowledge and skills to making business more effective. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/opsyd for program information.

 

*The Business Psychology Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PsyD, Business Psychology Specialization will be able to:

  1. Oversee research in organizations according to evidence-based methods and principles of applying psychology to business organizations;
  2. Exemplify the celebration of diversity in business organizations, including their missions, governance, and operations, based on current published psychological research;
  3. Maximize the engagement and impact of human resources in business organizations by applying best practices in organizational and industrial psychology;
  4. Exemplify the ethical practice of leadership and organizational psychology in the management of teams and organizations;
  5. Diagnose the complexity of organizational systems, functioning as an effective change agent through evidence-based application of psychological research in organizations; and
  6. Anticipate the organizational and psychological impact of developmental programs, strategic initiatives, and change processes related to human resources in businesses.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7509 History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 7510 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 7600 Family Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7210 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment I (3 credits)
  • ORG 7260 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7272 Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7302 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 8534 Advanced Seminar: Human Resources Business Strategy (3 credits)
  • ORG 7525 Issues & Methods in Market Research (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500 Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8600 Innovation & Business (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518 Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8621 Advanced Seminar: High Performance Teams (3 credits) 
  • ORG 8612 Advanced Seminar: Organizational Culture & Performance (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                    Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students these three courses have a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PsyD, Business Psychology Specialization, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5001 and ORG 5002 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a PsyD, Business Psychology Specialization.

 


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Psychology with a specialization in Criminology and Justice Studies at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations in applying the principles of psychology of human performance to criminology and within criminal justice programming. This degree is designed for professionals who have or desire careers at a high level in the criminal justice system (except those requiring a law degree). Preparation through this curriculum is designed to advance careers in law enforcement, the criminal justice system, public policy and research related to crime, criminals and criminology. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/opsyd for program information.

 

*The Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PsyD, Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization will be able to:

  1.  Assess contemporary theories and how they have impacted criminal justice responses to both offenders and victims;
  2. Distinguish between different types of crimes and describe socio-demographic differences in population distributions between offense types;
  3. Describe the processing of offenders from arrest through correctional outcomes, demonstrating an understanding of the complexity of such processing given due process and constitutional requirements;
  4. Identify differences between the ways in which the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems process offenders, and compare philosophical differences in treatment between the two systems;
  5. Describe the relationships of mental health and drug addiction with criminality and the criminal justice processing of offenders and victims of crime; and
  6. Evaluate programs in criminal justice organizations according to evidence-based methods and principles of psychological, criminological and criminal justice research.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7509 History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 7510 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 7600 Family Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7210 Adult Psychopathology & Treatement I (3 credits)
  • ORG 7260 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7272 Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7302 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 8571 Contemporary Criminological Theory (3 credits)
  • ORG 8573 Types & Characteristic of Crime (3 credits)
  • ORG 8575 Advanced Analysis of Ciminal Justice Processes (3 credits)
  • ORG 8577 Juvenile Justice (3 credits)
  • ORG 8580 Mental Health & Crime* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8582 Drugs, Addiction, & Crime (3 credits) 
  • ORG 8586 Evaluating Criminal Justice Interventions (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                    Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students these three courses have a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PsyD, Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5001 and ORG 5002 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a PsyD, Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization.

 


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Educational Leadership Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The PsyD with a specialization in Educational Leadership at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations in applying the principles of psychology of human performance to leading educational programs, organizations or departments, including the design and implementation of educational strategies. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/opsyd for program information.

 

*The Educational Leadership Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional or a licensed teacher/school administrator. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PsyD, Educational Leadership Specialization will be able to:

  1. Evaluate, conduct, and apply psychological research in leading educational programs, projects, and organizations, and in designing and implementing educational strategies;
  2. Advocate convincingly for the leveraging of social and cultural diversity in offering education in organizations;
  3. Assess human behavior, both normal and abnormal, and demonstrate the ability to facilitate and lead others toward appropriate learning, growth and change;
  4. Exemplify concepts and skills that are fundamental to ethical practice in leading educational programs and organizations;
  5. Diagnose complex organizational systems and develop initiatives that function effectively in achieving organizational outcomes and executing strategies; and
  6. Exemplify and integrate appropriate leadership skills in the practice of education in organizations.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7509 History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 7510 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 7600 Family Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7210 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment I (3 credits)
  • ORG 7260 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7272 Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7302 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 8530 Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8512 Leadership & Organizational Cultures (3 credits)
  • ORG 8534 Advanced Seminar: Human Resources Business Strategy (3 credits)
  • ORG 8540 Advanced Instructional Systems Theory & Design (3 credits)
  • ORG 8542 Advanced Seminar: Learning Strategies in Organizations* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8545 Advanced Seminar: Learning Initiatives & Organizational Change (3 credits) 
  • ORG 8550 Organizational Systems Theory (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                    Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students these three courses have a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PsyD, Educational Leadership Specialization, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5001 and ORG 5002 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a PsyD, Educational Leadership Specialization.

 


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The PsyD with a Specialization in Health and Wellness Psychology is designed for students with career aspirations in applying the principles of psychology of human performance to prepare students to ethically transform organizations through diagnosis, development and measurement of proactive wellness models for employees that impact state, national global community life. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/opsyd for program information.

 

*The Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PsyD, Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization will be able to:

  1. Conduct psychological research on health & wellness organizations;
  2. Assess organizational climate to implement strategies for effective change;
  3. Negotiate deliverables while protecting the integrity of the data;
  4. Support innovation that fosters diversity;
  5. Create a sustainable health and wellness program;
  6. Apply your knowledge supported by research to comparing the US health care system with that of another country of your choice;
  7. Explore the impact of environmental hazards on human health and wellness and apply your knowledge to a specific example supported by research; and
  8. Explore and apply self-awareness and self-discipline to efficiently helping others.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7509 History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 7510 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 7600 Family Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7210 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment I (3 credits)
  • ORG 7260 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7272 Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7302 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 7340 Advanced Leadership in Health Promotion Programs (3 credits)
  • ORG 8300 International Comparison of Health Insurance Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7343 Advanced Intervention Strategies in Wellness Programming (3 credits)
  • ORG 8320 Environmental Stress on Mind & Body (3 credits)
  • ORG 8340 Exploring the Self: Increasing the Efficiency of Helping Others* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8560 Health & Wellness Business Consulting (3 credits) 
  • ORG 7356 Integrative Medicine in Health Promotion Programs (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                    Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students these three courses have a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PsyD, Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5001 and ORG 5002 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a PsyD, Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization.

 


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The PsyD with a Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization provides students with a consultative framework to address the complex challenges and conflicts public and private entities experience. Students will learn to analyze, influence, and effect change in familial, organizational and community systems that require mediation and conflict resolution. Students will also evaluate systems theory, ethical practices, and legal requirements in the context of conflict resolution and organizational change. In addition, they will employ various methodologies to validate resolution and change initiatives. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/opsyd for program information.

 

*The Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PsyD, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization will be able to:

  1. Ascertain components of organizational systems and conflict dynamics;
  2. Interpret ethical practices and legal requirements in relation to conflict resolution;
  3. Develop mediation and conflict resolution strategies, plans, and policies;
  4. Influence organizational leaders to change perceptions, attitudes, and practices related to mediation and conflict resolution;
  5. Integrate culturally diverse best practices into mediation and conflict resolution systems; and
  6. Validate implementation of conflict resolution processes.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7509 History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 7510 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 7600 Family Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7210 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment I (3 credits)
  • ORG 7260 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7272 Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7302 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 8500 Advanced Topics in Organizational Consulting (3 credits)
  • ORG 7650 Organizational Systems & Conflict Theories (3 credits)
  • ORG 8629 Legal & Ethical Issues in Conflict Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8630 Influencing Leaders to Resolve Conflict (3 credits)
  • ORG 8635 Developing Conflict Resolution Plans & Policies* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8510 Advanced Seminar: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits) 
  • ORG 8632 Evaluating Conflict Resolution Processes (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                    Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students these three courses have a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PsyD, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5001 and ORG 5002 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a PsyD, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization.

 


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Mental Health Administration Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The PsyD with a Mental Health Administration Specialization is designed for students with career aspirations in applying the principles of psychology of human performance as professionals in positions of significant and advanced leadership in large and complex community-based organizations or organizations at the state or national level. The emphasis of the program is to develop innovative, strategic leaders who can ethically move complex organizations and mental health services toward proactive wellness models of service delivery. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/opsyd for program information.

 

*The Mental Health Administration Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PsyD, Mental Health Administration Specialization will be able to:

  1. Evaluate mental health programs/agencies/systems development, structure and performance;
  2. Explain the complexities of mental health delivery, systems and the interactions within special populations and the community-at-large;
  3. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in mental health program development, the delivery of psychological treatment and assessment services, and the effectiveness of operations of the providing agency/system;
  4. Predict changes in the delivery of mental health and psychological services based on the legal environment, compliance issues, treatment research, funding sources, and strategic initiatives;
  5. Defend formulated ethical decisions made in the delivery of psychological and mental health services to specific populations and the community-at-large; and
  6. Persuasively argue/advocate for, in both verbal and written form, the support for specific psychological and mental health administrative policies and delivery methods.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

 

  • ORG 7509 History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 7510 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 7600 Family Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7210 Adult Psychopathology & Treatement I (3 credits)
  • ORG 7260 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7272 Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7302 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 8516 Ethical Leadership in Organizaional Culture (3 credits)
  • ORG 8534 Advanced Seminar: Human Resources Business Strategy (3 credits)
  • ORG 8061 Administration of Grants & Contracts: Governmental & Community Funding (3 credits)
  • ORG 8530 Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8650 Strategies & Policies to Advance Menal Health Care* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8160 Mental Health Programs & Services for Special Populations (3 credits) 
  • ORG 8165 Mental Health in the Context of Community Wellness (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                    Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students these three courses have a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PsyD, Mental Health Administration Specialization, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5001 and ORG 5002 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a PsyD, Mental Health Administration Specialization.

 


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Non-Profit Management Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

In the PsyD, Non-Profit Management Specialization, which includes the study of the methods and principles of psychological research in non-profit organizations, students evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in non-profit organizations, including their missions, governance, and operations.

 

Coursework will also assess non-profit organizations’ performance, structure, and development as well as analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to the ethical practice leadership and management in non-profit organizations. As a psychology discipline, the Non-Profit Management Specialization will allow students to demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of organizational systems and functions while also being able to recognize and integrate into non-profit organizations the appropriate leadership skills. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/opsyd for program information.

 

*The Non-Profit Management Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PsyD, Non-Profit Management Specialization will be able to:

  1. Design and evaluate research in organizations according to evidence-based methods and principles of published research in non-profit organizations;
  2. Evaluate and advocate for the positive impact of embracing socio-cultural diversity in non-profit organizations, including their missions, governance, and operations;
  3. Assess, evaluate and design non-profit organizations’ performance, structure, and development;
  4. Apply concepts, demonstrates skills, and evaluates initiatives that are fundamental to the ethical practice of leadership and management in non-profit organizations;
  5. Explain the complexity of organizational systems and functions as an effective change agent through evidence-based application of best practices in non-profit organizations; and
  6. Anticipate the impact of developmental progresses, strategic initiatives, and change processes in non-profit organizations.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7509 History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 7510 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 7600 Family Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7210 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment I (3 credits)
  • ORG 7260 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7272 Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7302 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • HUM 7200 Governance & Finance in Non-Profit Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500 Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8532 Advanced Seminar: The Leader as Coach (3 credits)
  • HUM 8519 Advanced Seminar: Ethical Issues in Non-Profit Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8522 Transformational Leadership, Coaching Top Level Executives* (3 credits)
  • HUM 8060 The Non-Profit Executive as Fund Raiser (3 credits) 
  • HUM 8070 Advanced Seminar: Volunteers & Non-Profit Governance (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                    Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students these three courses have a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PsyD, Non-Profit Management Specialization, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5001 and ORG 5002 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a PsyD, Non-Profit Management Specialization.

 


Doctor of Pscyhology (PsyD), Organizational Leadership Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

In the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Organizational Leadership Specialization, learn the theoretical and practical study of psychology as applied to organizational environments with the objective of understanding human behavior, characteristics and performance dynamics. Programmatic goals are to increase individual leadership potential and enhance organizational effectiveness through the application of knowledge and interventions that raise individual performance, improve process relationships, enhance understandings of culture and equity and promote leadership. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/opsyd for program information.

 

*The Organizational Leadership Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PsyD, Organizational Leadership Specialization will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and apply psychological research in organizations;
  2. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in organizations and formulate assessment plans and strategies;
  3. Assess human behavior, both normal and abnormal, and facilitate appropriate growth and change;
  4. Evaluate concepts and formulate plan(s) essential to ethical practice in organization;
  5. Assess, plan and execute appropriate interventions in complex organizational systems; and
  6. Demonstrate leadership skills appropriate for a variety of settings and complexities.

Program Requirements

 Introductory Course Requirements*

  • ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

  • ORG 7509 History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 7510 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 7600 Family Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7210 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment I (3 credits)
  • ORG 7260 Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7272 Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations* (3 credits)
  • ORG 7302 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402 Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101 Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership* (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 8530 Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8512 Leadership & Organizational Cultures (3 credits)
  • ORG 8520 Coaching for High Perfomance (3 credits)
  • ORG 8534 Advanced Seminar: Human Resources Business Strategy (3 credits)
  • ORG 8522 Transformational Leadership, Coaching Top Level Executives* (3 credits)
  • ORG 8500 Advanced Topics in Organizational Consulting (3 credits) 
  • ORG 8535 Organizational Cnsulting as a Business (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • ORG 8770 Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

                    Total Credits     68

 

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the PsyD, Organizational Leadership Specialization, a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 68 credits*;
  • Dissertation requirements;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students).

 

* Students who waive ORG 5001 and ORG 5002 are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a PsyD, Organizational Leadership Specialization.

 


School of Social, Human, and Educational Development

Mission Statement - School of Social, Human, and Educational Development

Within the mission of University of the Rockies, the School of Social, Human, and Educational Development provides scholarly, high quality, and personalized graduate degree programs that prepare individuals for leadership and professional service.

 

Degree Programs

The School of Social, Human, and Educational Development offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Education, Master of Arts (MA) in Human Services, Doctor or Philosophy (PhD) in Education, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services. The Master of Arts in Education includes specializations in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment as well as Distance Education. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education includes specializations in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and Distance Education. These degree programs are offered online and at the Denver Instructional Site.

 


Master of Arts in Education , Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online.
This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization program at University of the Rockies is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline and who seek careers in the field of curriculum, instruction and assessment. The curriculum in this program focuses on the design, delivery, and assessment of programs, units and lessons, and allows students to conduct comprehensive examination and evaluation of educational and instructional settings. The Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization is aimed at improving instructional methods, curriculum design, assessment strategies, and advanced pedagogical theories. The core courses in this program provide the foundation of knowledge and skills you will need to provide leadership to diverse populations in areas of curriculum development, instructional design, and assessment at all levels.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit http://www.rockies.edu/omaed for online program information and http://www.rockies.edu/dmaed for Denver Instructional Site program information.

*The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization in the Master of Arts in Education is not CAEP**, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

 

**The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Investigate historical, theoretical and philosophical foundations of human learning with an emphasis on adult learning; 
  2. Develop curriculum, instructional strategies & assessments that leverage educational resources and emerging technologies in diverse education; 
  3. Apply learning theories and models and engage in reflective practice regarding curriculum and instruction; 
  4. Utilize pedagogical models, frameworks, and approaches; 
  5. Apply and evaluate assessment models for decision- making related to student learning; 
  6. Apply principles of legal and ethical decision- making to inform policy and practice; 
  7. Critically analyze issues of cultural diversity;  and
  8. Apply emotional intelligence, communication and leadership skills in diverse learning communities.

 

Specialization Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply adult and other learning theories, pedagogical models, and frameworks to current issues in curriculum, instruction, and assessment; 
  2. Utilize varied instructional strategies and incorporate innovative technologies and enhance student learning; 
  3. Analyze and apply various methods of assessing, monitoring, and evaluating student learning; 
  4. Examine legal and ethical issues facing educators; 
  5. Exercise leadership skills resulting in educational effectiveness; and 
  6. Design, implement, and evaluate curricula that address diverse learner needs and interests.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • EDU 5101 Learning Theory (3 credits) 
  • EDU 5200 Law, Ethics, & Equity in Education (3 credits) 
  • EDU 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits) 
  • RES 5240 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EDU 5260 Issues & Trends in Teaching and Learning (3 credits) 
  • EDU 5280 Emerging Trends in Technology & Distributed Learning (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • EDU 6205 Foundations of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment (3 credits) 
  • EDU 6215 Curriculum Design & Implementation (3 credits) 
  • EDU 6235 Strategies for Assessment & Evaluation (3 credits) 
  • EDU 6249 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Capstone (3 credits)

 

Total Credits 30

 

Graduation Requirements
To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 30 credits; and 
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization.

 


Master of Arts in Education, Distance Learning Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online.
This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*
The Master of Arts in Education, Distance Learning Specialization program at University of the Rockies is designed for students who seek to advance their skills and career options or seek employment in the new and exciting field of distance learning. It is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in any discipline who wish to work or lead innovation within educational organizations. The curriculum provides the foundation needed to succeed in the field of distance learning and students in this specialization will gain knowledge about the emerging information and communications technologies being used in the fast-emerging field of distance learning. Students in this specialization will be exposed to gain skills related to collaborative problem solving and critical thinking.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit http://www.rockies.edu/omaed for online program information and http://www.rockies.edu/dmaed for Denver Instructional Site program information.

 

*The Distance Learning Specialization in the Master of Arts in Education is not CAEP**, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

 

**The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

 

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Education, Distance Learning Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Investigate historical, theoretical and philosophical foundations of human learning with an emphasis on adult learning;
  2. Develop curriculum, instructional strategies & assessments that leverage educational resources and emerging technologies in diverse education; 
  3. Apply learning theories and models and engage in reflective practice regarding curriculum and instruction; 
  4. Utilize pedagogical models, frameworks, and approaches; 
  5. Apply and evaluate assessment models for decision- making related to student learning; 
  6. Apply principles of legal and ethical decision- making to inform policy and practice; 
  7. Critically analyze issues of cultural diversity; and
  8. Apply emotional intelligence, communication and leadership skills in diverse learning communities.

 

Specialization Learning Outcomes

  1. Research and apply learning theories and engage in reflective practices regarding various distributed and computer-mediated learning and technology standards, theories, models and learners; 
  2. Apply various instructional strategies, methods, approaches, and techniques, incorporating innovative and emerging technologies to enhance student engagement and learning;
  3. Evaluate, develop and leverage educational resources for distance learning;
  4. Devise methods of supporting diverse populations through distributed learning and technology;
  5. Analyze ethical and legal issues related to distance learning;
  6. Implement technology solutions based on assessed needs; and
  7. Analyze issues related to distributed, online, distance, and computer-mediated learning in a variety of learning communities.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • EDU 5101 Learning Theory (3 credits) 
  • EDU 5200 Law, Ethics, & Equity in Education (3 credits) 
  • EDU 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits) 
  • RES 5240 Research Methods (3 credits) 
  • EDU 5260 Issues & Trends in Teaching and Learning (3 credits) 
  • EDU 5280 Emerging Trends in Technology & Distributed Learning (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • EDU 6305 Foundations of Distance Learning (3 credits) 
  • EDU 6315 Developing & Managing the Distance Learning Infrastructure (3 credits) 
  • EDU 6345 Tools & Technologies in Distance Learning (3 credits) 
  • EDU 6359 Implementing Technology Solutions Capstone (3 credits)

 

Total Credits 30

 

Graduation Requirements
To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Education, Distance Learning Specialization, a student must successfully: 

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 30 credits; and 
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Education, Distance Learning Specialization.


Master of Arts in Human Services

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Master of Arts in Human Services at University of the Rockies is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in any academic discipline who seek to advance their skills and career options or seek employment in a wide variety of human services positions.

 

The program allows these prospective students to acquire the conceptual, analytical, and operational knowledge to assume new or more advanced positions in the field of human services. The content is focused around an essential core of learning experiences and skill sets and provides two specializations: Not-for-Profit Management and Mental Health Administration. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit www.rockies.edu/pd/omahs for program information.

 

*The Master of Arts in Human Services is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Human Services program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of human behavior systems ranging from individuals and groups to organizations, communities, and society;
  2. Communicate the core values of the human service profession, its history, ethics, professional standards, and the need to be aware of one’s own values in guiding and directing the work of others; understanding the values, lifestyles, and goals of service consumers and employees;
  3. Demonstrate awareness of laws governing service delivery in the human service professions, funding methods, sources, and regulations;
  4. Develop and effectively communicate an understanding of, and sensitivity to issues of diversity in human service delivery; and
  5. Develop a basic understanding of organizational structure, operation, and management techniques essential to operate human service programs, including grant-writing, planning, and managing budgets, implementing information systems, and developing and leading people.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • HUM 6500 Issues in Human Diversity (3 credits)
  • HUM 5010 Overview of Human Services (3 credits)
  • PSY 5280 Ethics, Laws & Standards of Professional Practice* (3 credits)
  • PSY 5420 Principles of Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • HUM 5060 Grant Writing in Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUM 6405 Applied Research in Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUM 5100 Integrative Project for Human Services Learners (3 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

                Total Credits        24

*This course may not be transferred in.

 

Students must choose from the following specializations:

  • Mental Health Administration
  • Not-for-Profit Management

 

Mental Health Administration Specialization Requirements

  • HUM 5300 Human Services Policy (3 credits)
  • HUM 5400 Organizational Behavior & Leadership (3 credits)
  • HUM 5500 Human Services Administration (3 credits)

                Total Credits         9

 

Not-for-Profit Management Specialization Requirements

  • ORG 6515 Social Capital (Networking in Organizations) (3 credits)
  • HUM 5210 Recruiting & Coaching Volunteers (3 credits)
  • HUM 5220 Non-Profit Principles & Practices (3 credits)

                   Total Credits         9

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Human Services, a student must successfully:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 33 credits;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

 

The degree for the Mental Health Administration Specialization will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Human Services, Mental Health Administration Specialization.

 

The degree for the Not-for-Profit Specialization will be noted on the transcript as a Master of Arts in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization.

 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online
This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations and research interests related to education and specifically to the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The advanced curriculum in this specialization focuses on providing the students with the skills needed to design and evaluate various curriculum, instruction, and assessment models. The program also focuses on applied research intended to improve instruction using innovative curriculum design and a variety of assessments methodologies. This specialization offers advanced theory and practice in research methodology and the application of curriculum mapping, instructional assessment, and collaborative curriculum development. Research is critical to the advancement of knowledge in this profession. In addition to course-related research activities, students in this PhD program will complete a dissertation, which is a major piece of original research.

 

The In-Residence experience: As a doctoral learner, you will attend three non-credit weekend workshops at various stages of your program in Denver, Colorado, in addition to your regular coursework. These workshops are designed to provide students with insights and knowledge related to research as well as provide them with valuable, timely in-person interaction with one of their professors as they first prepare for and then undertake research and complete their dissertation.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit http://www.rockies.edu/ophded for online program information and http://www.rockies.edu/dphded for Denver Instructional Site program information.

 

*The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization in the Doctor of Philosophy in Education is not CAEP**, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

 

**The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

 

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the PhD in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Research and evaluate educational theories, systems, learning, and learning communities; 
  2. Leverage systems, resources, and tools to support diverse populations; 
  3. Evaluate policies and initiatives fundamental to ethical and legal practice in educational settings and learning communities; 
  4. Design and evaluate appropriate instructional strategies and systems to support student learning; 
  5. Analyze the complexity of educational systems and functions as an effective change agent through evidence based application of educational research; and
  6. Apply diverse methods and principles of inquiry, discovery, evaluation, and original scholarship to educational research questions and practices.

 

Specialization Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate history, theories, methods, issues and trends related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment; 
  2. Leverage skills, tools, resources, and systems to support diverse populations; 
  3. Evaluate policies and initiatives that are fundamental to ethical and legal practice in educational settings and learning communities; 
  4. Design and evaluate appropriate instructional strategies and systems to support student learning; 
  5. Propose strategies for effective change in educational systems through evidence based application of educational research; and
  6. Apply diverse methods and principles of inquiry, discovery, evaluation, and original scholarship to educational research questions and practices.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Requirement 

  • EDU 5005 Survey of Education*^ (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, educational leadership, teaching, or a related field are required to successfully complete EDU 5005 Survey of Education as part of the program. This course is designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program. This course is intended to familiarize students with nomenclature and concepts specific to the profession of education including curriculum design, theories of learning, and models of instruction.

 

Core Course Requirements

  • EDU 7000 Learning & Cognition (3 credits) 
  • EDU 7100 History of Education & Social Change (3 credits) 
  • EDU 7120 Transformative Issues & Trends in Education (3 credits) 
  • EDU 7200 Strategies for Teaching & Learning (3 credits) 
  • EDU 7220 Educational Leadership: Challenges & Opportunities (3 credits) 
  • EDU 7240 Diversity in Education (3 credits) 
  • RES 7400 Research Design & Methods – Quantitative (3 credits) 
  • RES 7410 Research Design & Methods – Qualitative (3 credits)
  •  Research Course (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements 

  • EDU 8205 Advanced Theories & Designs of Learning (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8215 Assessment Research & Evaluation (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8225 Culture, Curriculum& Learning (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8235 Curriculum Development in an Adult Learning Environment (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8240 Theories & Models of Instructional Systems Design (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8250 Curriculum, Assessment, Design, & Evaluation (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8260 Transforming Leaders (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • EDU 8770 Doctoral Capstone Seminar^ (4 credits) 
  • EDU 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit) 
  • EDU 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit) 
  • EDU 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

Total Credits 62

 

^ This course may not be transferred in.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

Choose from the following Research Courses (3 credits each):

  • RES 7415 Advanced Statistics – Quantitative 
  • RES 7420 Advanced Statistics - Mixed Research Methods 
  • RES 7430 Action Research 
  • RES 7440 Advanced Statistics - Qualitative

 

Graduation Requirements
To be eligible for the PhD in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization a student must successfully complete: 

  • The approved program consisting of 62 credits*; 
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; 
  • Three non-credit In-residence Workshops**; and 
  • Dissertation requirements.

 

* Students entering the program with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, educational leadership, teaching, or a related field are required to take 59 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

** Please refer to In-Residence Workshop Requirement in the General Academic Policies and Information section of the Catalog for more information on in-residence workshop requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization.

 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education, Distance Learning Specialization

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online
This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education, Distance Learning Specialization at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations and research interests related to education and specifically to the area of distance learning. The advanced curriculum in this specialization is designed to provide opportunities for increasing both depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of distance learning. This specialization offers advanced theory and practice in research methodology and the application of a variety of distance learning theories and practices. Research is critical to the advancement of knowledge in this profession. In addition to course-related research activities, students in this PhD program will complete a dissertation, which is a major piece of original research.

 

The In-Residence experience: As a doctoral learner, you will attend three non-credit weekend workshops at various stages of your program in Denver, Colorado, in addition to your regular coursework. These workshops are designed to provide students with insights and knowledge related to research as well as provide them with valuable, timely in-person interaction with one of their professors as they first prepare for and then undertake research and complete their dissertation.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit http://www.rockies.edu/ophded for online program information and http://www.rockies.edu/dphded for Denver Instructional Site program information.

 

*The Distance Learning Specialization in the Doctor of Philosophy in Education is not CAEP**, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

 

**The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

 

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the PhD in Education, Distance Learning Specialization program will be able to:

  1. Research and evaluate educational theories, systems, learning, and learning communities; 
  2. Leverage systems, resources, and tools to support diverse populations; 
  3. Evaluate policies and initiatives fundamental to ethical and legal practice in educational settings and learning communities; 
  4. Design and evaluate appropriate instructional strategies and systems to support student learning; 
  5. Analyze the complexity of educational systems and functions as an effective change agent through evidence based application of educational research; and
  6. Apply diverse methods and principles of inquiry, discovery, evaluation, and original scholarship to educational research questions and practices.

 

Specialization Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply research based theories and practices to emerging educational issues distributed learning and technology; 
  2. Assess root causes of educational problems distributed learning and technology; 
  3. Develop education-based solutions to societal problems distributed learning and technology; 
  4. Demonstrate leadership competencies to transform educational policy and practice distributed learning and technology; and
  5. Conduct research and disseminate innovative solutions for educational challenges distributed learning and technology.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Requirement

  • EDU 5005 Survey of Education*^ (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, educational leadership, teaching, or a related field are required to successfully complete EDU 5005 Survey of Education as part of the program. This course is designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program. This course is intended to familiarize students with nomenclature and concepts specific to the profession of education including curriculum design, theories of learning, and models of instruction.

Core Course Requirements

  • EDU 7000 Learning & Cognition (3 credits) 
  • EDU 7100 History of Education & Social Change (3 credits) 
  • EDU 7120 Transformative Issues & Trends in Education (3 credits) 
  • EDU 7200 Strategies for Teaching & Learning (3 credits) 
  • EDU 7220 Educational Leadership: Challenges & Opportunities (3 credits) 
  • EDU 7240 Diversity in Education (3 credits) 
  • RES 7400 Research Design & Methods – Quantitative (3 credits) 
  • RES 7410 Research Design & Methods – Qualitative (3 credits) 
  • Research Course (3 credits)

 

Specialization Requirements

  • EDU 8310 Research into the Effective Use of Technology in Education (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8320 Change in People, Society, Bureaucracies, & Institutions (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8330 Bridging the Digital Divide (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8340 Laws, Legislation, & Policy in the Use of Technology (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8350 Technology Infrastructure Plans (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8360 Distance Learning Concepts & Configurations (3 credits) 
  • EDU 8370 Involvement & Advocacy in Distance Learning (3 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses

  • EDU 8770 Doctoral Capstone Seminar^ (4 credits) 
  • EDU 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit) 
  • EDU 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit) 
  • EDU 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

 

Total Credits 62

 

^ This course may not be transferred in.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Choose from the following Research Courses (3 credits each):

  • RES 7415 Advanced Statistics – Quantitative 
  • RES 7420 Advanced Statistics - Mixed Research Methods 
  • RES 7430 Action Research 
  • RES 7440 Advanced Statistics - Qualitative

 

Graduation Requirements
To be eligible for the PhD in Education, Distance Learning Specialization a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 62 credits*; 
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; 
  • Three non-credit In-residence Workshops**; and 
  • Dissertation requirements.

 

* Students entering the program with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, educational leadership, teaching, or a related field are required to take 59 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

** Please refer to In-Residence Workshop Requirement in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on in-residence workshop requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Distance Learning Specialization.

 

 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services

Offered at the Denver Instructional Site and Online
This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services at University of the Rockies is designed for students with career aspirations and research interests related to guiding the policies and practices needed to address the needs of diverse and underserved populations, including those struggling with addiction, illness, poverty and violence. The advanced curriculum in this specialization is designed to provide opportunities for increasing both depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of human services. This specialization offers advanced theory and practice in research methodology and the application of a variety of human services theories and practices. Research is critical to the advancement of knowledge in this profession. In addition to course-related research activities, students in this PhD program will complete a dissertation, which is a major piece of original research.

 

The In-Residence experience: As a doctoral learner, you will attend three non-credit weekend workshops at various stages of your program in Denver, Colorado, in addition to your regular coursework. These workshops are designed to provide students with insights and knowledge related to research as well as provide them with valuable, timely in-person interaction with one of their professors as they first prepare for and then undertake research and complete their dissertation.

 

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit http://www.rockies.edu/ophdhs for online program information and http://www.rockies.edu/dphdhs for Denver Instructional Site program information.

 

*The Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

 

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the PhD in Human Services program will be able to:

  1. Design and evaluate research about theories and systems related to human services based on student’s specific interests in the field; 
  2. Investigate matters of social justice in human services organizations, including weaving socio-cultural diversity into their missions, governance structures and operations; 
  3. Assess, evaluate, and design human services performance structures, capacity building, and talent development implementation strategies specific to the specialization course interests of the student; 
  4. Apply concepts, demonstrate skills, and evaluate policies and initiatives that are fundamental to ethical and legal practice in human services settings tailored around the student’s specialization course interests; 
  5. Assess the general complexity of human services systems and formulate effective strategies based on best practices; and 
  6. Advocate through multiple communication methods in support of specific strategies, standards, policies, practices, and service delivery methods.

 

Program Requirements

Introductory Requirement

  • HUM 5005 Foundations of Human Services Policy & Practice *^ (3 credits)

 

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human services, human performance technology, human resource development, organizational leadership, or a related field are required to successfully complete HUM 5005 Foundations of Human Services Policy & Practice as part of the program. This course is designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program and is intended to familiarize students with nomenclature and concepts specific to the profession of human services including the general scope of policies, practices, and services provided by the discipline.

 

Core Course Requirements 

  • HUM 7100 History and Systems of Human Services (3 credits) 
  • HUM 7120 Ethics, Equity, & Professional Issues in Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUM 7140 Socio-Cultural Determinants in Society (3 credits) 
  • HUM 7160 Organizational Operations & Human Services Administration (3 credits) 
  • HUM 7170 Financial & Grant Management (3 credits) 
  • HUM 7175 Program Review & Evaluation (3 credits) 
  • RES 7400 Research Design & Methods – Quantitative (3 credits) 
  • RES 7410 Research Design & Methods – Qualitative (3 credits) 
  • Research Course (3 credits)
  • HUM 7210 Leadership & Advocacy (3 credits) 
  • HUM 7250 Emerging Trends & Innovations in Human Services & Social Sector (3 credits) 
  • HUM 7480 Evidence-based Practice in Human Services (3 credits) 
  • Electives (15 credits)

 

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses 

  • HUM 8770 Doctoral Capstone Seminar^ (4 credits) 
  • HUM 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit) 
  • HUM 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit) 
  • HUM 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

 

Total Credits 65

 

^ This course may not be transferred in.

 

Please refer to Dissertation in the General Academic Policies and Information section of the Online Catalog for more information on dissertation requirements.

 

Choose from the following Research Courses (3 credits each):

  • RES 7415 Advanced Statistics – Quantitative 
  • RES 7420 Advanced Statistics - Mixed Research Methods 
  • RES 7430 Action Research 
  • RES 7440 Advanced Statistics - Qualitative

 

Choose 5 courses from the following Electives (3 credits each):

  • HUM 8105 Applied Human Services Policy 
  • HUM 8115 Theories & Strategies of Community Development & Advocacy 
  • HUM 8125 Performance & Quality Management 
  • HUM 8135 Advanced Issues in Socio-cultural Concepts & Practices 
  • HUM 8145 Child & Family Advocacy 
  • HUM 8205 Change Agents in Human Service Systems 
  • HUM 8215 Special, Vulnerable& Underserved Populations in Human Services 
  • HUM 8225 Human Services Information Technology

 

Graduation Requirements
To be eligible for the PhD in Human Services a student must successfully complete:

  • The approved program consisting of 65 credits*;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; 
  • Three non-credit In-Residence Workshops**; and 
  • Dissertation requirements.

 

* Students entering the program with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human services, human performance technology, human resource development, organizational leadership, or a related field are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

** Please refer to In-Residence Workshop Requirement in the General Academic Policies and Information section of this Catalog for more information on in-residence workshop requirements.

 

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which 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.

 

The degree will be noted on the transcript as a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services.

 

 

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