Master's Degree in Social Sciences in Illinois in USA

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Social Sciences

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Courses in the social sciences prepare students to engage within human society. Through courses such as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, students may gain a better understanding of how the world around them works.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

The city of Chicago is third highest in population in America with almost 10 million residents. It has some of the best national universities to attend in the country.

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Master in Police Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Chicago

The Master of Arts degree in Police Psychology is designed for individuals currently in the field of law enforcement. The Program is designed to provide a theoretical background in clinical and social psychology and learn to apply the basic principles of these disciplines to managerial, field, interpersonal, and organizational concerns that arise within the police environment. [+]

MA in Police Psychology

The Master of Arts degree in Police Psychology is designed for individuals currently in the field of law enforcement. The Program is designed to provide a theoretical background in clinical and social psychology and learn to apply the basic principles of these disciplines to managerial, field, interpersonal, and organizational concerns that arise within the police environment.

This Master of Arts degree is not designed to teach the student to conduct therapy or engage in psychological testing. There neither are clinical hours required nor a practicum to complete. This degree does not lead to any type of licensure or certification. Rather, this program is designed to teach students how to practically apply psychology to the field of law enforcement. A number of courses are team-taught, combining experts from both fields of study.... [-]


Master in Marriage and Family Counseling

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Chicago

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling program is designed to prepare highly-skilled, entry-level therapists with specialized expertise in treating couples and families. [+]

MA in Marriage and Family Counseling

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling program is designed to prepare highly-skilled, entry-level therapists with specialized expertise in treating couples and families. Students are trained to perceive individuals, couples, and families from a system's perspective. The clinically-intensive coursework and practicum experiences provide students with strong conceptual, assessment, treatment planning, and intervention skills based on the major models of couple and family therapy.

Marriage and family therapists work with individuals, couples, and families in a wide variety of clinical settings including hospitals, schools, substance abuse treatment programs, community mental health centers, correctional institutions, residential treatment programs and private practice. The ability to work with families is particularly valuable for clinicians treating children and adolescents.... [-]


Master in Counseling & Organizational Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Chicago

The Master of Arts in Counseling & Organizational Psychology program combines the theories and skills of counseling psychology with organizational theory, design, and development to prepare graduates to provide counseling and intervention for individuals, couples, families, work groups, and organizations. [+]

MA in Counseling & Organizational Psychology

The Master of Arts in Counseling & Organizational Psychology program combines the theories and skills of counseling psychology with organizational theory, design, and development to prepare graduates to provide counseling and intervention for individuals, couples, families, work groups, and organizations. Upon graduation, you will be trained and qualified to be an entry-level counselor with skills in assessing and providing intervention:

In organizational settings on the level of the individual, in a selection, leadership development, executive coaching, career assessment, and counseling. On the workgroup level, in team assessment, team issue resolution, and team building. On the organizational level, in talent audits, needs analysis, strategic planning, and organizational design and development. ... [-]

Master in Art Therapy

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Chicago

Deep respect for individual integrity; strong conviction about the healing dimension of the creative process; a commitment to helping people—these are the qualities of a successful art therapist. [+]

MA in Art Therapy

Deep respect for individual integrity; strong conviction about the healing dimension of the creative process; a commitment to helping people—these are the qualities of a successful art therapist. The Adler School’s Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy program will help you develop them.

The program combines traditional counseling theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of the creative process. The program prepares graduates to work in a variety of clinical, educational, and social service settings with diverse populations. These settings include medical and psychiatric hospitals, primary and secondary schools, wellness centers, children’s agencies, correctional facilities, geriatric settings, drug and alcohol treatment programs, community mental health centers, and violence shelters.... [-]


Master in Counseling Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Chicago

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree prepares students to be knowledgeable in foundational theories and methods of clinical mental health counseling. [+]

Counseling Psychology

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree prepares students to be knowledgeable in foundational theories and methods of clinical mental health counseling. Graduates of the program are well prepared for a wide variety of mental health positions in human service agencies and organizations in both the public and private sectors. The program offers traditional graduate degree training coupled with an emphasis on the education and training in socially responsible practice. The comprehensive coursework and supervised practicum required for this program can be completed in a two-year period as a full-time student. Through our vast network of community partners, students are able to complete their practical training in a variety of different and specialized settings.... [-]


Doctor of Psychology in Military Clinical Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Chicago

The Adler School offers a Military Clinical Psychology track within the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program. Today’s veterans have long been a marginalized population within society. Collectively they suffer above-average rates of [+]

Doctor of Psychology in Military Clinical Psychology

The Adler School offers a Military Clinical Psychology track within the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program.Today’s veterans have long been a marginalized population within society. Collectively they suffer above-average rates of psychological problems, substance abuse, suicide, and chronic homelessness. One of the most recognized veteran populations is from the Vietnam War, a population of people who were often marginalized the minute they stepped off the plane following their combat tours of duty. Veterans of that war, as well as the veterans of the current conflicts, often experience challenges with reintegration into society, preparing for additional deployment, recovering from a traumatic injury, trying to further their education, and trying to manage all of the above while attempting to seek treatment for mental health or substance abuse problems. Our military, retirees, veterans, and their families can be greatly assisted by trained clinical psychologists.... [-]


Doctor of Psychology in Child and Adolescent Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Chicago

The Adler School offers a Child and Adolescent Psychology track within the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program. Through coursework, students are provided with knowledge and skills pertinent to issues of health and dysfunction with children and adolescents; assessment and intervention methods appropriate to these types of clients; and the broader structural and socio-cultural factors that impact their well-being. [+]

Doctor of Psychology in Child and Adolescent PsychologyThe Adler School offers a Child and Adolescent Psychology track within the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program. Through coursework, students are provided with knowledge and skills pertinent to issues of health and dysfunction with children and adolescents; assessment and intervention methods appropriate to these types of clients; and the broader structural and socio-cultural factors that impact their well-being.

Psychologists who work with children and adolescents work in a variety of settings to assist young people who are struggling with mental health issues and other challenges such as peer pressure, body image, drugs or alcohol, relationships, sexuality, or coping with difficult life changes like parental divorce or death. They conduct formal diagnostic tests, provide counseling and other therapeutic services, develop community-based youth programs, lead prevention initiatives, serve as mentors, and more.... [-]


MSW in Social Work

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years August 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is designed to prepare students for professional social work practice with individuals, families, and communities. There are two levels in the master’s degree – foundation and advanced. The foundation curriculum provides students with the knowledge, values, and skills of a generalist social worker similar to that in the bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and is designed for those who enter the program without the bachelor’s degree in Social Work. [+]

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is designed to prepare students for professional social work practice with individuals, families, and communities. There are two levels in the master’s degree – foundation and advanced. The foundation curriculum provides students with the knowledge, values, and skills of a generalist social worker similar to that in the bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and is designed for those who enter the program without the bachelor’s degree in Social Work. The advanced curriculum provides students with concentrations in specialized areas of practice or advanced generalists determined by the needs and demands in the community in which the program is located. These concentrations are generally on the micro, mezzo, and/or macro level and are taken only after the student has completed the foundation curriculum.... [-]