Degree: PsyD License
Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
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 (on contingency) 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.
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.
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 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. We have a site visit scheduled for Fall 2022 to review our program for full accreditation status. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to:
University of Colorado Denver