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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The course design is bad, the materials are elementary, the faculty are negligent at best, and many materials are outdated.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.
I am about to finish my PsyD program at the University of Rockies, and I like to tell you that it is the best school. The employees, and instructors go out of their ways to help the students.
The in-residence week, or week-ends are also very informative, and fun. The financial aid department was always helpful, and I could get hold of anyone on the phone almost in the spare of a moment. I chose this school, and you should also.
I highly recommend this school.
When filling out applications and such, where all schools are listed by state, even online schools, UoR is never an option. The school is not recognized! If you are going for any type of graduate degree, you are wasting your time and money; you will learn a lot but your degree will not be recognized.
Also the financial aid department is unprofessional! They failed to tell me they didnt get me packaged for financial aid for my last class and after I completed the program they told me I had to pay them $2,600 before they will send me my degree. So now, on top of repaying my student loans I also have to pay them over $200 a month for a year to get my degree. DONT DO IT! Just suck it up and go to a campus and get a quality and professional education!
I will begin my seventh class at UoR next week and my experience, so far has been wonderful!
I work two jobs, have a family, as well as take classes and it is very convenient to obtain this type of superior education from home. I researched for just the right online school with the program I wanted for six months before I decided on UoR. The reason I picked UoR was because of some of the reviews, the awards bestowed, and intuition told me it was the right choice for me.
The instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful, student services is usually quick to answer any questions, there is positive interaction with fellow students, and the tuition is no more than any other graduate degree.
I highly recommend UoR to anyone who wants the freedom of learning from home, and who wants an excellent educational experience.
And so too my enthusiasm for schooling. My focus is criminology and criminal justice and only had 3 classes in 4 years dealing with my study focus. The school was originally the Colorado School of Professional Psychology and probably should have stayed as such.
All my classes have focused around organizational behavior and because I have first hand knowledge of this I chose a field of interest...to me. I changed over from internship to the new capstone program and I think it was hastily assembled as there are conflicting instructions for assignments and becomes very confusing and it is not me, but confirmed from fellow students in class. The school should rethink PsyD programs in criminology and focus on their strengths or focus on making new programs understandable.