Chicago School of Professional Psychology Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(3.78 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 92 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA
  • 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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Other than the financial aid aspect, this program has been fulfilling and challenging.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are that finding practicum placement is very good, with a 100% placement rate. The cons are that while about half of the faculty is really great at lecturing, the other half seems to care very, very little. It is also not a particularly challenging school, intellectually.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I am very happy with my decision to attend the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I am excited to be a part of a growing and developing campus in Washington D.C. (the campus is only 4-5 years old) and can already foresee the large impact the school will have in the city in the future. The faculty and staff inspire me daily to begin the process of developing my professional identity as a counselor and also to think critically about what my passions are. Also, I love my classmates, and commend the school for displaying in action its commitment to diversity through its student body. The unfortunate aspect about the campus being so new is that it can be difficult for both the staff and students to be in the know about program/facility changes. Because we are new, we are still trying and developing new ideas, so things tend to be in constant change or new development. It can be difficult to stay on top of it all. Overall though, I am very pleased with my education so far!
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: students have easy access to assistance in academic and career plans, professors are very knowledgable, as the matter of fact lots of them are in practice as counselors, therefore students have great opportunities to be supervised by experienced psychologists and counselors. Cons: very limited scholarships and financial aids
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I really enjoy the balance of the education I am receiving.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Graduate program is definitely a competitive core program that will prepare students for future careers in psychology. Parking and transportation can be difficult being that the campus is in a large city. Overall, the campus is safe, the professors are knowledgeable, and the students are driven and friendly.
3.88 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The program I am in is tailored toward forensic psychology, which is exactly what I was looking for. The parameters of the program are in line with the licensing requirements of Illinois, which is very helpful. Most of the faculty that I have encountered are highly knowledgeable in their field and very approachable; there have been only a couple of exclusions.The workload is substantial, but that is to be expected in a graduate program. The school is located in downtown Chicago, which can be convenient thanks to public transportation. There is not much by way of financial aid coming from the school, though they do offer some fellowships and work study opportunities. Overall, this has been a positive experience with only a few isolated hi-jinks along the way.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

This school is such a great place to study. The faculty and instructors are so willing to help you with your needs.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: The program fits perfectly with my lifestyle. Currently, I work full-time and therefore, the schedule makes it easier for me to handle both my school and work. I also have so much respect with the quality of my education since my professors are highly educated and knowledgeable with the field because of their exposure to the field itself while teaching the course. Cons: The major cons I have with the program/school is the availability of scholarships for continuing students. They have several scholarships available for incoming students but there are no opportunities for students like me who are trying to finish the program. Graduate school is extremely expensive that is why I decided to work and go to school at the same time. More scholarships opportunities for continuing students would be greatly appreciated!
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are the faculty. They are always available when you need them and they always challeng us to think more, do more, ask more questions. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has a very diverse population. I've made plenty of cohorts. The classes are small, which is great because the faculty knows you on a personal level. The cons are that....I cant think of any!
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