Bridgepoint Education's University of the Rockies Introduces Graduate Certificate Programs in General Psychology, Business Psychology and Organizational Leadership

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) announced today that University of the Rockies, its graduate school specializing in psychology programs at the master's and doctoral levels, has introduced Graduate Certificate programs in General Psychology, Business Psychology and Organizational Leadership.

These 15-credit programs, offered both on campus and online, provide students with an opportunity to enhance their qualifications and resumes.

"Graduate Certificates have the potential to bolster qualifications for positions in various organizations. For example, someone who works in information technology could be in a better position to land a management position with a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership," Dr. Stephen Kirkpatrick, dean of the School of Organizational Leadership, said.

"A police or corrections officer could make their application for a higher ranking position, or a position with another agency, more competitive with a Graduate Certificate. A professional in human resources or marketing could improve their likelihood of career success with a certificate in Business Psychology or General Psychology.

"Students who earn a Graduate Certificate also take significant steps in earning a master's degree in Psychology from the University of the Rockies," Kirkpatrick added.

Students may apply all of the credits they earn in the Graduate Certificate program toward earning a master's degree in Psychology from the University of the Rockies in the same specialization, provided they meet all application requirements. The certificate applicant must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally credited institution or the proper equivalent. Certificates do not confer any type of degree or eligibility for licensure.

"The University of the Rockies is pleased to offer these new Graduate Certificate programs to prospective students. Enrollment for these programs is currently underway," Kirkpatrick said.

About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a graduate school specializing in psychology programs at the master's and doctoral levels at its campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of the Rockies also offers specialized degree programs online. San Diego-based Bridgepoint Education is the parent company of University of the Rockies, formerly known as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology. University students provide free and low-cost psychological services to the underserved through the University of the Rockies Foundation's Switzer Center. The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization supporting students through scholarships, assistantships and other activities. For more information, visit

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.