The Chicago School

Introduction

About The Chicago School

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, New Orleans, 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.

Fast Facts

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a private, not-for-profit institution
  • TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral sciences for 38 years.
  • TCSPP is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) with more than 4,300 students at locations in Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, San Diego & Irvine, CA, Washington, D.C., and online.
  • Formats include traditional weekday coursework as well as flexible evening weekend and online options
  • Available funding opportunities include, financial aid, scholarships, fellowships, student loans, and paid employment
  • Each year, students are linked with enriching practicum, internship, and community service opportunities at approximately 500 diverse organizations across the country, and have opportunities to participate in a range of multicultural learning and international travel opportunities.

Student Demographic Information (as of Fall 2016 Census)

  • Mean age 33.2 years old
  • 79.6% female
  • 20.3% male
  • 22.8% Black / African American
  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • 5.7% Asian
  • 15.7% Latino(a)/Hispanic
  • 44.2% White/Caucasian
  • 3.4% Two or more races
  • 2.9% International
  • 4.9% Not Reported

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013 (for the sixth consecutive year) and the only school of professional psychology to receive this award with distinction
  • 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
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been the recipient of the Military Friendly award for three consecutive years
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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M.A. in Clinical Psychology

Online & Campus Combined Full time 5 years September 2018 USA Irvine San Diego Chicago + 2 more

The Clinical Psychology programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology®️ equip graduates with the skills necessary to succeed as licensed clinical psychologists in a variety of fields. [+]

What is Clinical Psychology?

At The Chicago School, we define Clinical Psychology as the branch of psychology concerned with the assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment of mental illness and disability.

History of Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School

The Chicago School’s Clinical Psychology programs train clinical psychologists in assessment, case conceptualization, and evidence-based models of psychotherapy. Graduates are prepared to work with clients of all ages to promote optimal personality development, emotional health, and well-being.

As engaged members of their communities, clinical psychologists utilize their skills and knowledge of cultural and individual differences to help clients with a variety of needs, ranging from conflicts impacting relationships, workplace, or school environments to more severe situations involving phobias, affective disorders, or more severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.... [-]


M.A. in Forensic Psychology

Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Irvine Los Angeles Washington DC Chicago USA Online + 4 more

At The Chicago School, we define Forensic Psychology as the study of the issue relating to psychology and the legal system, including public policy, the public’s view of criminals, criminal behavior, demographics, insanity and mental illness, the court system, and the correctional system. [+]

What is Forensic Psychology?

At The Chicago School, we define Forensic Psychology as the study of the issue relating to psychology and the legal system, including public policy, the public’s view of criminals, criminal behavior, demographics, insanity and mental illness, the court system, and the correctional system.

History of Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School

The Chicago School’s Forensic Psychology programs train graduates who work directly within the arena of police and public safety, whether as a full-time employee or part-time consultant, police officer, hostage negotiator, or EAP specialist.

Our Forensic Psychology programs offer a track enabling graduates to sit for licensure as a professional counselor upon graduation, enabling them to practice as counselors who provide specialized therapy for clients in forensic settings.... [-]


M.A. in Psychology

Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA USA Online + 1 more

At The Chicago School, we define General Psychology as a field concerned with creating coherence among psychology’s diverse specialties by incorporating multiple perspectives from psychology’s subdisciplines into research, theory, and practice psychology in practical, real-world contexts. [+]

History of General Psychology at The Chicago School

The Chicago School has been an innovator in the field of psychology since 1979. Our General Psychology programs are led by accomplished and highly supportive faculty, who bring their clinical, applied research, and community-based expertise to each course. Students develop a foundational and multicultural understanding of psychology in order to work in a variety of professional settings. The General Psychology programs can also be a strong stepping-stone to doctoral study.

General Psychology Master's Programs M.A. in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Child, and Adolescent Psychology Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Generalist Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Forensic Psychology Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, International Psychology Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Public Health Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Social and Community Concentration – Online Careers in General Psychology ... [-]

Psy.D. in Applied Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Irvine Los Angeles San Diego + 2 more

At The Chicago School, we define Applied Clinical Psychology as the practical application of clinical psychology techniques concerned with the assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment of mental illness and disability. [+]

What is Applied Clinical Psychology?

At The Chicago School, we define Applied Clinical Psychology as the practical application of clinical psychology techniques concerned with the assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment of mental illness and disability.

History of Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School

At The Chicago School, we train applied clinical psychologists that serve as lead practitioners and/or senior administrators in both educational and multidisciplinary clinical psychology settings, such as private clinical practice, community mental health programs, hospitals, and wellness centers.

Graduates from the Applied Clinical Psychology program emerge with the skills and training to begin their careers.... [-]


Contact

Address 4199 Campus Dr., Suite 400 Irvine, CA
92612 Irvine, California, USA

Address 617 W. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA
90017 Los Angeles, California, USA

Address 401 W. A Street at 1 Columbia Place San Diego, CA
92101 San Diego, California, USA

Address 901 15th St., NW Washington, D.C.
20005 Washington DC, Washington, D.C., USA

Address 2101 Waterview Pkwy, Richardson, TX
75080 Dallas, Texas, USA

Address 325 North Wells St. Chicago, IL
60654 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Address 1 Drexel Drive New Orleans, LA
70125 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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