Chicago School of Professional Psychology Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
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(3.72 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 94 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize, City: Large
  • Student Population: 4,295 (33 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 71% part-time, 29% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $25,296
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1.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology does a disservice to marginalized communities. It lacks the awareness of the most common types of oppressions our marginalized communities face and does not view the intersectionality's of our identities. I have found that the institution and the faculty members are attempting force students into molds that fit our societal norms which re-institutionalized the ism's that directly impact both the consumers and the consumes (both at the level of the school and the future clientele as well as the clinicians.) I was fortunate enough to later attend Antioch University which I felt created a space for people to be the expert of themselves and create a learning environment that helped them navigate their futures, lives, and cultivate the knowledge and skills to be an effective clinician. I was bullied for many months at the school by individuals in my cohort and when I brought this to the faculties attention I was met with one of two responses. 1. Deal with it or we will label you as emotionally dysregulated and expel you from the program. 2. Unfortunately I am just an adjunct faculty and I do not want to lose my position. Yes, it is vital to be able to emotionally regulate. In addition to this, it is also vital that you place of education provides a safe platform for you learn. A few members of my cohort created an unsafe environment where I faced oppression, discrimination, verbal assaults, cyberbullying and much more. The core faculty and adjunct faculty were fully aware. Some because they were present and witnessed it and provided small bits of sympathy and others were aware because I reached out for help because I expected a safe environment to cultivate the skills I need to be an effective therapist. It is disheartening to see such a flawed system that lacks social justice, especially with its own students. I know I am not the only one who has experienced this. When I reached out to other students who witnessed my experience, they were all too frightened to speak up for fear of being expelled and/or risking the faculty making their learning environment more difficult for them. There is no blatant rule that states certain identities are privileged to graduate and others are not. Some examples of the ones that the school will inadvertently, by their actions, state is acceptable are: White, cis-gendered, heterosexual, able-bodied, passing, and so much more, that my privilege prevents me from being aware of to see. How are we able to be effective clinicians if we are taught by people who are blind to the roles privilege, isms', and oppression play? Really consider this prior to going to this school. Everyone I know who has applied has gotten in, I do not think it is about talent, I find it more to be about money and the bare minimum. Just because something does not impact/affect you, does not mean it is not real. Let's stop being blinded by our privilege. There were a few knowledgeable and compassionate professors, all were adjunct. The ones whom actually work for the school care more about themselves then the students. Academically, super easy, I went there an entire year, got A's and never opened a book. There is plenty of parking. Would highly recommend this school for individuals who seek higher education without any challenge and expect to walk away paying a lot of money for close to 0 education. It is an expensive school. If you are not: hetero passing, cis-"passing", white "passing, middle to upper class, able-bodied, and any other intersectionality of your identity fits into the "norm" of our societal constructs then this is not the school for you. I highly recommend Antioch University, I learned more there in 1 quarter than I learned my entire year at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a great program for self-starters and for individuals who are extremely independent. The curriculum provides a thorough understanding of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and how it will be applied to real world practice. The program overviews theory but teaches you the skills necessary for practice. This program is NOT for students who went to schools where they were predominately guided by the professor. This program is treated more like a PhD program where there is a HIGH degree of autonomy. The professors I learned from where high level senior executives in large organizations such as Ford, Bonaventure Hotels, Willis Tower Watson, California Edison and professors from New York University. This program is generally built for working professionals who have a full-time job. The program lacks student services and financial services as these functions are remotely handled by the main Chicago Campus.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

TCSPP offers many resources that help with your career development that you must take advantage of.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

It's a great school! I learned so much and stufents work together.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

From the get go the admission counselors at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology were extremely informational and helpful. I met a few of the faculty before starting school and they were also phenomenal. The campus is beautiful and the program was more than I could of hoped for.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

I was in an online program through my school and would not recommend the program itself, but I did think it was a great school. The degree opened up many doors for me.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2008

It was a great experience. The professors were very invested in their students. I felt supported by both the faculty as well as my cohort.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a not for profit institution that has equipped me with the knowledge base to become a clinical mental health practitioner. Teachers and staff are very helpful and resourceful. I am very satisfied with the curriculum and training they provide. Class schedules are flexible.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2008

I enjoyed my college experience. My school was small and all my professors knew my name.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2007

I attended when the ABA program was new. The school is in a great location and facility is nice. The program had some kinks to iron out but overall, I learned a tremendous amount and felt prepared to work in the field
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