University of the Rockies, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and offers highly specialized psychology degrees at the master and doctorate levels. The University of the Rockies was founded to provide a professional graduate education in psychology to individuals who seek licensure as psychologists or practice in other arenas of the profession. The mission is to provide an ethical, scholarly, and personalized graduate education that prepares individuals for practice in the applications of psychology. The University of the Rockies was formerly known as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology.
University of the Rockies provides high-quality, accessible learning opportunities globally for diverse groups of individuals seeking preparation for life goals, professional practice, service, and distinguished leadership.
The University's Core Values are Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Diversity. Administrators, staff, faculty members, Board Members, and students must strive to embody these Core Values in all their activities and dealings with individuals both inside and outside the Rockies community.
Integrity means University of the Rockies will model, both in attitude and in behavior, a strong sense of "doing the right thing for the right reason."
Service means University of the Rockies will work to meet the learning demands of the individual student through a quality program and a supportive learning environment.
Excellence means University of the Rockies will deliver its programs in such a manner as to ensure academic rigor and relevance.
Diversity means University of the Rockies encourages students of all cultures and experiences to seek higher learning opportunities and learn from one another.
University of the Rockies was founded June 18, 1998 as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology (COSPP). In 2007, Bridgepoint Education Inc. purchased COSPP, and the name was changed to University of the Rockies.
The School of Professional Psychology provides ethical, scholarly, and personalized education that prepares individuals for practice in the applications of psychology. On campus, the School of Professional Psychology offers the Master of Arts in Psychology with different specialization options, as well as a Doctor of Psychology, Sport and specialization, and the Doctor of Psychology, Clinical specialization. Online, the School of Professional Psychology offers three specializations at the Master's level as well as the Doctor of Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology specialization.
The School of Organizational Leadership provides high quality, accessible that develop the expertise and competence required for individuals to lead contemporary organizations. On campus and online, the School of Organizational Leadership offers both the Master of Arts in Psychology and the Doctor of Psychology with multiple specialization options. In 2011, the School of Organizational Leadership introduced three new both on-campus and online: the Master of Arts in Human Services, the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, and the of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership.