University of the Rockies Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (37)
I would rate this college as a C. It has all the stuff to get you a degree in Psychology. Is it the best program? Not by a long shot. It does not prepare you to write the dissertation and does not give you a sturdy foundation in research. I completed all the course work for Psychology/ Criminal Justice and I believe they need more research classes since a PsyD is a research based degree. The beginning of the program was well organized and seemed to go smoothly. I am in dissertation phase and it seems be an issue with not enough experienced professors available to choose from. I was told I have one choice in my field of interest and it's not working out so I have to make some adjustments. I think choice is important. It is a very short list to go from and I am not feeling the love right now. Those in organizational leadership seem to get way more attention by the school and that seems to be what they specialize in. Seems like as soon as the dissertation started the help stopped. Seems like you are completely on your own for this. This is not what I was promised when I enrolled in the program. Not like I can change schools now. I would if I could. The program is not the best one to take if you have time to enroll in a university and attend real classes. If you want APA accreditation Online there is only one University that offers a Hybrid program and that is Fielding. You need to meet in the community once a month and do your program online. Lots of people complain about this. So I figured I would address it. Only the main school campus can get APA accreditation and if that was what I was doing I would enroll in a school that was already accredited rather than one that isn't accredited yet. I did read some unfair remarks in these reviews. One was that you cannot transfer credits. That's not true the college is accredited. You can transfer credits to other Universities... it is just not worth it if you are far along in the program as other universities do not take all your credits. There are limits to what you can transfer. Over all I would like a better situation but this school will get the job done eventually just wish it was put together correctly prior to my enrolling. Being a white rat kinda bites!!!
The PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership program has greatly enhanced my abilities as a leader. I have leveraged the skills acquired in this program to improve the effectiveness of my current organization. Students will require self-motivation in this program but the outcome is definitely worth the effort.
Good school. Learned a lot. I would recommend this school. You will learn a great deal online and then evenn more during your residence. Comparatively the cost is appropriate. It is also one of the only schools that offers a PsyD program with an emphasis in criminology and forensic studies.
Since being enrolled at UoR, I have had the most enjoyable experience with my studies and especially the work with the professors on staff. There has never been a time that questions were not answered, and any problem that I have had with the course, my professors have always been that guiding light to lead me to understanding the subject matter. When after searching for an on-line Masters program, and seeing all the deceptive ads, and misleading advisors on how their school is the perfect fit for what I needed to study, my choice of UoR has been the best experience I have ever had. I would recommend UoR to everyone who wants a great education with professionals who care.
Went here on Veterans Administration Vocaitional Rehabilitation program. From the beginning I stated I wanted to go back into the military or work with the Veterans Administration. Was told that their PsyD program would be APA credentialed and MHC program would be CACREP certified. Like the other reviewer, I was told with either their PysD or MHC programs, I could attain my goals. Neither was true. If you want to work for the military, you need to become a Psychologist, and need to go to a school that is accredited by the APA. Or become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work for the military or Veterans Administration. The military does not take LPC or LMFTs. And the VA rarely takes LPC or LMFT; and when they do, they only CACPREP or COAMFTE graduates. UofR has none of these. But they will tell you a good story and take your and the governments money. Still cannot get simple transcripts, that's how bad this place is. I would rate everything as poor.
The course design is bad, the materials are elementary, the faculty are negligent at best, and many materials are outdated. Smart, motivated people should avoid this institution at all costs. You will be disappointed and likely angry. If you want a superficial bachelor-degree-level, it's fine. However, this place has no business granting doctorates. I wish I could have transferred out but no other schools would transfer the coursework I had already completed (not uncommon in graduate programs).
As a student of U of R you will be self motivated. The career set you sign up for will be exceptional. Most books you can get online and easy to read. I found this University's strong points to be their instructors/professors, professional, knowledgeable and available. I found the weak points to be the cost and the communication with the advisors. All in all U of R was a GREAT experience. I am very happy I am an alumni. I would recommend this university to those who are self motivated and are able to get past the cost and improve communication. Good Luck everyone.
Started the master's program in sports and performance psychology. After a few courses, I realized that I can get my own books and learn just the same for free. I decided not to complete the program and they charged me for classes that I didn't even take. When I told them they should have explained this to me beforehand they basically said oh well. I'm in debt $25,000 for NOTHING! These people are SCAMMERS and all about making MONEY, NOT EDUCATION!
My salary has doubled since I started this degree. In addition, I will not even be completed until July 2015.
I am completing my course requirements in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of the Rockies and will be starting my dissertation in June. The program is rigorous for the serious mature student that is disciplined enough for on-line doctorial work. Like most serious graduate students we look for accreditation as a requirement for serious consideration in deciding what school to attend. The University of the Rockies is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). The university is also an associate member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) and is an American Psychological Association (APA) approved graduate school for continuing education credits. If you are intently concerned about an APA accredited online PhD/Psy.D program I suggest you review the following web site for information on the difficulty APA has had within its own accreditation program in accrediting new legitimate on line psychology doctoral programs- http://www.geteducated.com/careers/534-apa-accredited-online-psychology-programs. APA leans heavily towards traditional doctoral psychology programs and is trying to incorporate that tradition into accrediting the new and high demand on-line doctoral programs. The University of the Rockies faculty is very good. And I have found them to be equally or better at challenging me than the faculty in my prior residency graduate degrees. Good luck in your decision.