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Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants to the master's and doctorate programs must have a bachelor's degree or higher.

The Chicago School

About The Chicago School

Since 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been training and equipping its students to make positive change in the lives of the people of their community and the world. The Chicago School is a non-profit institution offering programs from the bachelor's to the doctoral level in behavioral and clinical psychology, nursing, forensic psychology, health services, and more. Students engage in their studies and their communities through The Engaged Practitioner Model, which immerses them in professional hands-on training in a number of settings and environments, teaching them to contribute to the overall health of their communities and the world.

The Chicago School's main campus is located on the riverfront in the heart of downtown Chicago. However, students can also study at campuses in New Orleans, Dallas, Washington D.C., and three campuses in California at Irvine, LA, and San Diego. The school also offers 48 of its certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs online. For additional convenience, there are several start dates offered throughout the year.

Student Testimonials

''As an alumnus, my goal is to bring us together and help to assist other alumni after graduation. I look forward to giving back to the institution that has given me so much.''

-Gary Goines, Hybrid M.A. in Forensic Psychology

''The Chicago School's intensive online program provided me with an avenue to access the credentials to help me develop a niche in the field while caring for my family. I was able to infuse my interest in autism into the curriculum, which was extremely valuable.''

-Rhonda Greenhaw, Online M.A. in Psychology

Why The Chicago School

  • Practical Training: Students participate in over 1.2 million hours of hands-on learning experience through work at campus service centers, community service involvement, and research opportunities.
  • International Study: Study abroad, full-immersion training, and long-term practicum options expand students' cultural and professional awareness.
  • Professional Success: Career Services and continuing education events equip students and graduates for rewarding and successful careers in their chosen discipline.
  • Community Improvement: Students are taught how to seek and make positive improvements in the community and globally by serving under-served communities.
  • The Engaged Practitioner Model: From the start, each program integrates real-world experiences through community engagement in a diverse range of environments.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to The Chicago School must have or be completing a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Some programs have additional requirements.

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 offers the following degree programs:

  1. Associate
    • Associates Degree in Nursing
    • Vocational Nursing
  2. Bachelors
    • B.A. Psychology
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  3. Doctorate
    • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
    • Ed.S. School Psychology
    • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis, Credential Track
    • Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track
    • Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track
    • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision
    • Ph.D. International Psychology
    • Ph.D. Organizational Leadership
    • Ph.D. Psychology, Behavior Analysis Specialization
    • Psy.D. Applied Clinical Psychology
    • Psy.D. Clinical Forensic Psychology
    • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
    • Psy.D. Marital and Family Therapy
    • PsyD School Psychology
  4. Graduate Certificates
    • Certificate in Forensic Psychology - M.A. Non-Licensure Track to Licensure Bridge Program
    • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate
    • Crisis-Informed Care for a Diverse, Globalized World Certificate
    • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Industrial & Organizational Psychology Generalist Certificate
    • Instructional Design Certificate
  5. Masters
    • 2 Year M.A. Clinical Psychology, MFT Specialization
    • Dual Degree: MA Counseling Psychology and MS Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Dual Enrollment: Master of Health Service Administration and Master of Public Health
    • M.A. Behavioral Economics
    • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization
    • M.A. Counseling Psychology
    • M.A. Forensic Psychology
    • M.A. Forensic Psychology, Professional Counselor Licensure Track
    • M.A. Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track
    • M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: ARP Track
    • M.A. International Psychology
    • M.A. Organizational Leadership
    • M.A. Psychology
    • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
    • M.S. Clinical Psychopharmacology
    • M.S. Clinical Psychopharmacology Illinois Prescriptive Authority Preparation Track
    • MA Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track AND Master of Legal Studies
    • MA Industrial/Organizational Psychology: ARP Track AND Master of Legal Studies
    • MA Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Internship Track AND Master of Legal Studies
    • Master of Health Services Administration
    • Master of Public Health

The Chicago School offers flexible online learning and the following campus locations: