The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The Chicago School’s online-blended master’s degree programs in psychology are taught by faculty who are renowned experts in their fields, and deliver the same rigorous, world-class education that is the hallmark of a Chicago School education. Through the curriculum, students are able to integrate theoretical learning, with the practice of making a positive difference, and apply that learning to the workplace. All programs are designed to accommodate the full-time commitments of students with career demands and other obligations. Students are able to specialize in the area of psychology that interests them.
The programs are taught predominantly online with a one or two hour virtual residency component where students are expected to be online simultaneously. This online-blended portion of our program benefits students with both a flexible online learning experience combined with the social inclusion aspects of a traditional education which is important especially in the field of Psychology.
We provide Chicago School students with the resources and learning they need to enter and thrive in their chosen areas of practice and communities. To become a successful professional and leader, real-world experience is necessary in addition to academic preparation and field placement training.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a private, not-for-profit institute of higher learning. The Chicago School is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the council for Higher Education Accreditation. It is also an institutional member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.
Master Degree Options:
PLEASE NOTE: These programs require a Bachelor’s Degree for admittance and do not follow any Psychology Licensure track.
The rapidly growing field of Forensic Psychology focuses on the application of psychology and mental health knowledge to the law and our legal system. The Chicago School’s Forensic Psychology M.A. program is the only one of its kind in the Midwest. It is designed specifically for professionals who work in fields such as law enforcement, corrections, victim assistance, court, probation and protective services, jails and prisons, and specialized agencies such as child advocacy centers. With two specializations, Adult Offenders or Juvenile Offenders, students can customize their learning experience.
Workplace Diversity: The Workplace Diversity program is particularly relevant for people working in human resources, affirmative action, equal opportunity offices, and cross cultural workforces. The course work for this program focuses attention on three important areas: meeting the challenges of global human resources management, building ethical organizations, and promoting diversity within these organizations. Students will be prepared to: manage the challenge of balancing conflicting values across cultures; identify important considerations in international staffing; and develop a decision making strategy based on fundamental definitions of right and wrong that can be applied across cultures. This degree can be earned is as little as 20 months, working approximately 10 hours per week.
Organizational Effectiveness: This program offered at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology allows participants to choose from graduate-level courses to design an individualized curriculum to respond to their specific career goals, experiences, and challenges. Earning this degree will help you to identify limitations in current work processes, management approaches and team building practices, allowing you to help create a more effective workplace. Students will be prepared to: structure a compensation policy; design internally fair salary structures; leverage survey data to increase organizational effectiveness; and navigate fair employment and other important labor laws. This degree can be earned is as little as 20 months, working approximately 10 hours per week.
Leadership for Healthcare: Leadership for Healthcare Professionals is designed for experienced healthcare professionals. Current professionals will build the necessary skills to become successful in a leadership role in the healthcare field and to make business decisions that positively affect the quality of patient care. This program teaches participants to deal with the legal framework of the healthcare industry, its systems of care, and the implications of social, cultural, and behavioral aspects of health-related issues. This degree can be earned is as little as 20 months, working approximately 10 hours per week.
Consumer Psychology: This degree can aid sales managers and advertisers in the creative development of marketing strategies that will draw more attention to their brand, by building effective marketing, advertising, and merchandising strategies based upon the mastery and advantage of the psychology of consumer motivation and the decision-making process. The dedicated instructors are not only scholars, but also practicing psychologists with years of hands-on experience in the field of consumer psychology. This degree can be earned is as little as 20 months, working approximately 10 hours per week.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology also offers certificate programs in the following areas:
- Applied Forensic Psychology
The Chicago School is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 800-621-7440).