University of the Rockies

Doctor of Psychology in Business Psychology

Students enrolled in University of the Rockies' Doctor of Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization have an opportunity to study organizational culture and performance, innovation and business, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the Doctor of Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization

School Offering Program:

University of the Rockies; School of Organizational Leadership

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Doctor of Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization program should have strong communication and problem-solving skills and be interested in how psychology can play a role in the business world. Applicants to University of the Rockies doctoral programs should have a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a graduate level cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or an earned doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The University of the Rockies Doctor of Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization program is designed to teach students about innovation and business, high performance teams, professional and business ethics in organizational leadership, organizational culture and performance, and diversity in the workplace. Additional topics covered in the curriculum include advanced statistics, advanced research methods, advanced tests and measurements, and adult psychopathology and treatment. Students are required to complete and defend a dissertation before the degree can be awarded.

Learning Format:

Online and Denver

Total Credits Required:

68 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Aid opportunities include scholarships, federal financial aid programs, and veterans benefits programs.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of the Rockies to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Course Requirements

  • ORG 5001: Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)*
  • ORG 5002: Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)*
  • ORG 7509: History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 7510: Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 7600: Family Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7210: Adult Psychopathology & Treatment I (3 credits)
  • ORG 7260: Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7272: Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)**
  • ORG 7302: Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402: Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415: Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101: Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership (3 credits)**
  • ORG 8534: Advanced Seminar: Human Resources Business Strategy (3 credits)
  • ORG 7525: Issues & Methods in Market Research (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500: Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8600: Innovation & Business (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518: Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership (3 credits)**
  • ORG 8621: Advanced Seminar: High Performance Teams (3 credits)
  • ORG 8612: Advanced Seminar: Organizational Culture & Performance (3 credits)
  • ORG 8770: Doctoral Capstone Seminar (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910: Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912: Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990: Dissertation (5 credits)

*Students entering the program without a Bachelor's or Master's degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

** This course may not be transferred in. For online students these three courses have a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

Graduates of University of the Rockies Doctor of Psychology, Business Psychology Specialization program have an opportunity to compete for jobs in the field. Job applicants should have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills. Some potential employers include businesses and corporations in the private sector in areas such as manufacturing, retail, technology, and consulting.

Some careers that graduates could pursue:

  • Industrial-organizational psychologist
  • Professor
  • Human resources specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Training and development specialist
  • Management analyst

Special terms and conditions:

The Business Psychology Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student's responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

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