Degree: PsyD License
Classroom Type: On campus
CU Denver's APA-accredited PsyD program prepares innovative school psychologists to be culturally responsive practitioners in diverse settings.
Interest Categories: Education Mental Health
Campus: CU Denver
Accreditation: APA Accredited and NASP approved
The School Psychology Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program offers comprehensive, supervised training and a solid foundation in school psychological theory and clinical practices. Graduates will gain an evidence-based, culturally responsive, socially just, and collaborative approach. 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 (Spanish-English) school psychologist concentration. It is also the only school psychology program to offer an optional graduate credential in Neurosequential Model in Education™ (NME), a trauma-informed approach to education.
The program has a 100 percent job placement rate and is considered the best value in Colorado for this type of degree. The foundational mission of the program is to train culturally and linguistically responsive school psychologists. All the courses revolve around themes of equity and social justice. Students obtain supervised training and a solid foundation in theory and clinical practices.
Ask our recruitment team about the Project ASPIRE student scholarship opportunity funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
As a Student, You Will:
Students in the optional Spanish/English bilingual school psychologist concentration will:
Students in the optional NME Graduate Credential program will:
Our graduates earn a 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. Graduates work in school systems, hospital and medical pediatric clinics, and community mental health centers. Additionally, graduates find roles in public policy, public education, and health agencies.
Recommended Completion Time:4 years
Required Credits for Completion:100
Due to the competitive nature of this program, faculty are only able to review complete applications. In order to secure your application as “complete” in sufficient time for faculty review and consideration we highly recommend submitting your application at least one to two months prior to the deadline to ensure we have ample time to work with you on your application should items be missing. To avoid your application remaining incomplete at the time of the posted deadline please be sure to complete the steps below as early as possible.
Fall Semester: November 15
The Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).
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
Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists