Degree: PsyD License
Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
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. This is one of only 14 school psychology PsyD programs to receive APA accreditation (currently on contingency). A bilingual concentration is available. Graduates experience a 100% job placement rate.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver
Accreditation: APA Accredited (on contingency) and NASP approved
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.
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: December 1
The Program is accredited, on contingency by the American Psychological Association (APA).
This status, available to new doctoral programs, is effective beginning 04/15/18 and was granted through April 2023.
In the spring of 2021, APA’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) will review outcome data for students in the program and program graduates via a self-study and a subsequent site visit after which the program will be reviewed for full accreditation status. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to:
Commission on Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
APA accreditation website
Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists