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 di...
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. Explore degrees in programs such as psychology, organizational leadership, and education, and learn from faculty members who are also professionals with decades of experience.
Location: Denver, Colorado
Total Students: 1,425
Student Ratio: 72% Female and 28% Male
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Learn about all of the financial options and scholarships that are available for you.
Get the help you need to finance your education with University of the Rockies' Financial Services Department. If you're studying online there are several options avaible for you! You many be eligible to apply for the following student financial aid programs:
Direct Loans (unsubsidized)
Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
Military Tuition Assistance
One of the Core Values of a University of the Rockies’ education is diversity. Believing that diversity creates an enriched learning environment for all students, University of the Rockies supports and fosters international student diversity in the classroom. In support of continuing our diversity initiative, we offer an international student diversity grant to admissible international students who qualify.
Online Non-Term Programs: Applicants awarded this Grant will be eligible for a waiver of the Technology Services Fee and net tuition costs for every third course, after the successful completion of preceding courses.
For those who are searching for a scholarship. The University of the Rockies provides students with over ten different scholarships to apply for such as the Diversity Scholarship, International Diversity Grant and the Presidential Alumni Scholarship.
If you are like most online students, then you are probably a working adult, and maybe it has been some time since you took a college-level class. Have no fear! University of the Rockies' online degree programs are specifically designed for adult learners. You will have your own personal Student Advisor who will support you through the entire process, and to whom you can direct your questions. You will find your instructors very understanding, supportive, and easy to contact.
As an online student with University of the Rockies, your online classes take place in the University's online platform. The online learning platform lets you log in at any time at your convenience. You will communicate with your instructor and fellow students, read some assigned digital course readings, post your assignments, and comment on other students' assignments, all through the online learning platform.
Thanks to University of the Rockies' accelerated pace, you can finish your Master's degree in about 18-20 months or your Doctorate degree in about three years.
Classes begin throughout the year, rather than in traditional semesters. Typically, you take one course at a time and move on to the next course without a break. Opportunities to enroll and begin a course sequence in a degree program are available frequently.
Alesia Grice-Dyer of East Moline, IL, has spent most of her life tending to other people’s needs. Currently employed as a registered nurse, she is a...
Alesia Grice-Dyer of East Moline, IL, has spent most of her life tending to other people’s needs. Currently employed as a registered nurse, she is also the primary care giver for her elderly mother. In spite of her desire to help others, Alesia knows the importance of taking care of herself, too. “I always felt there could be more to my life than just caregiving,” she says. “My parents advised me to aim high and strive to be the best, so here I am.”
By “here,” she means enrolled in University of the Rockies’ Doctor of Psychology, Health and Wellness Psychology specialization. Alesia, 59, is pursuing her doctorate after obtaining several other degrees during her adult life, including an Associate’s degree in Nursing, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Behavior, and two Master’s degrees – one in Heath Education and Promotions and another in Community and Behavioral Health. She is on track to finish her doctoral dissertation in fall 2014.
Of her long-term career plans after graduation, Alesia says, “I plan to apply my degree in a manner that will motivate more minority individuals to become involved in their communities and pursue academics as a way to enhance their lives and others’ quality of life,” she says. “I also hope to encourage young minorities to reach high and not settle.”
Alesia says she is already applying the knowledge and skills from her doctoral program to her everyday life. She credits her professors with supporting her and guiding her along the way, especially during the times she struggled with her coursework because of her familial obligations. “My professors at University of the Rockies are people who practice what they preach; there are no pretenses,” she says.
"Pursuing my education at University of the Rockies was one of the wisest decisions I’ve ever made.”
In addition to her work as an R.N. and the care she gives to her mother, Alesia is currently mid-way through the process of adopting her three “amazingly smart and exceptionally sweet” nephews. She hopes to inspire them as well, saying, “Pursuing my education at University of the Rockies was one of the wisest decisions I’ve ever made.”
Brianna Penney is a licensed massage therapist and certified infant massage educator living in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She holds an Associate of Scie...
Brianna Penney is a licensed massage therapist and certified infant massage educator living in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She holds an Associate of Science in Massage Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Psychology, with a specialization in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, through University of the Rockies' online program.
Brianna came to University of the Rockies because she wanted to further her career opportunities in the field of psychology. "In this field, a Bachelor's degree does no more than guarantee me an entry-level position, which by no means will satisfy me professionally. Once I finished my Bachelor's, and after I relished in a two-week cerebral sabbatical, it was time to make a decision. I could either settle for a mere taste of the profession I loved, or I could continue working. As you can see, a nosh of psychology was not enough for me."
The decision to pursue her degree with University of the Rockies was one that came after extensive research, and hinged on the university's professionalism and online offerings. "Online education fits my lifestyle and work schedule, and it accommodates the proverbial 'monkey on my back' – my adult ADHD – because I can avoid both the distractions of a traditional classroom and my anxiety about test taking." Brianna was also impressed by UoR's history, accreditation, instructor quality, and myriad degree specializations. "University of the Rockies accommodates the professional psychology student who wants more than a cookie-cutter education. I am serious about my education, and UoR reciprocates by taking my education seriously."
Shortly after beginning her first course at University of the Rockies, Brianna and her husband received a surprise – two positive pink lines. "My husband and I were expecting, and the event was a happy one. However, working a full-time job, pursuing a degree, being pregnant at 40, and being unable to take my prescribed ADHD medication was a serious 'mental' caseload to carry. Fortunately, my instructors understood, and they helped me through the brain fog associated with pregnancy, fatigue, and ADHD."
On October 10, 2010, Savannah joined the Penney family. She was born during her mother's second week of ORG 6520: Professional Ethics, Standards of Practice, and Law. After a one-week break, Brianna was back in class. "I have been surrounded by the virtual family at University of the Rockies. I never anticipated being part of a university where everyone matters. Thank you!"
After she graduates, Brianna hopes to find employment in the court system as a friend of the court/family court mediator. "I am most interested in behavioral analysis. Conflict resolution, mediation, and peace-keeping satisfy my desire to analyze and design potential solutions. I hope to put my skills to use in the court, where empathetic and qualified mediators are needed." She also plans to continue with UoR and pursue her Doctor of Psychology, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization.
"I have been surrounded by the virtual family at University of the Rockies."
"If anyone doubts that a quality education can be obtained online, or believes that life is too much of a distraction or that age is a factor, give University of the Rockies a chance to prove you wrong. Anything is possible if you take a chance on yourself and on the Rockies!"
Get a firsthand look at the University of the Rockies alumni explaining how graduate degrees are changing their lives.
Dr. Mel Campbell empowers people to go the extra mile in their personal and professional lives. Earning a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Executive Coaching specialization* online from University of the Rockies now gives him prestigious credentials to continue his quest to become one of the top motivational speakers in the country.