University of Colorado Denver's School Psychology Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program offers comprehensive, supervised training and a strong foundation in school psychological theory and clinical practices that are evidence-based, culturally responsive, socially just and collaborative. The foundational mission of the program is to train culturally and linguistically responsive school psychologists. All of the courses revolve around themes of equity and social justice. We meet the highest standards in the profession. This program is one of only 14 School Psychology PsyD programs in the country to receive APA accreditation. It is one of only a handful of APA-accredited programs in the country that offers an optional bilingual school psychologist concentration. The program has a 100 percent job placement rate.
Many of our out-of-state students qualify for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) program. Residents of WICHE member states qualify to pay resident tuition. See if you qualify for WICHE.
Students in this degree program will:
Students in the optional bilingual school psychologist concentration will:
Our graduates earn a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree and are eligible for licensure in School Psychology by the Colorado Department of Education. Graduates also have the option of pursuing licensure by the State Board of Psychologist Examiners. School psychologists work in public and nonpublic school systems, hospital and medical pediatric clinics, community mental health centers, and public policy, public education and health agencies.
You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as a school psychologist. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver's School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top schools in the country.
This 100-credit-hour program is based on the Accreditation Domains and Standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services endorsed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The program requires:
Students also must earn a passing score on the School Psychology Praxis exam as well as a written comprehensive examination. For detailed course requirements, please visit the School Psychology Student Resources page.
The PsyD in School Psychology has the following application requirements: Bilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to pursue our bilingual concentration. Bilingual students have more access to scholarship funding. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.315.6300. Accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to:
Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
APA accreditation website
The PsyD in School Psychology has the following application requirements:
Bilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to pursue our bilingual concentration. Bilingual students have more access to scholarship funding.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 303.315.6300.
Accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists