The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,300 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science since 1979. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.
Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the school was the first of its kind to be named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.
Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as Child & Adolescent Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, International Psychology, and more.
The Chicago School is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.
Set Yourself Apart
At The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, education is not just about theory—it is rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community. Our practitioner faculty integrate classroom learning with relevant, applicable examples from their own experiences in the field, providing students with valuable skills that they carry with them throughout their careers. Graduates emerge ready to make positive changes in diverse communities and organizations at a local and global level.
The Engaged Professional Model of Education
Our unique model of education provides students with a rich spectrum of practical experience and assists them in developing an inclusive approach to practice and research.
Through The Chicago School’s fieldwork and practicum opportunities, students spent more than 1.2 million hours serving our global community in 2014 alone.
For many graduates, working with underserved populations is a life-changing experience that they carry with them throughout their careers and for the rest of their lives.
With 20 global academic partners, we offer many international and study abroad experiences, helping students develop a global perspective for various career fields.
With degrees ranging from Organizational Leadership to Clinical Psychology, our alumni have been empowered to turn their passions into successful professions.
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