Chicago School of Professional Psychology Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.68 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 95 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 4,359 (96 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 5 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 73% part-time, 27% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $28,927
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

So far, I feel that the pros of this graduate programs are the professors. Since they are required to be practicing clinicians, they are able to provide various examples as to what it takes to become a competent Marriage and Family Therapist. Thanks to this program, I will be able to take my first study abroad trip, which has always been a dream of mine. Furthermore, there are various resources readily available for students to aid in academic advancement. Public transportation and an array of eateries are readily available upon exiting the building.Classes are held once a week which still allows for decent work hours and social life. Unfortunately, the only cons to the Los Angeles campus are the printers running out of ink very often and discovering that the basement of the building is off limits because it is the bakery for Bottega Louie (a student favorite)!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a very good program. They provide students with opportunities to gain experience in working with clients from diverse backgrounds. The faculty is very supportive and willing to provide assistance when needed. I would recommend the program to prospective psychology graduate students.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2017

This program provides me with all the steps to be successful when working in the field.
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.
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