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.
- 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
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