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

3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros are the amazing professors as they are always willing to help and do everything they can to make sure you understand the material. Cons are that the program is extremely small.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Great education - excellent balance between theory and application; continuous experiential learning opportunities, and the ability to learn from both the experienced faculty as well as fellow students and the wealth of knowledge, experiences and perspectives they also bring to the table. I would appreciate more grants and scholarships, although they do offer them. It is also known that master's level programs are harder for students to get scholarships for. But this is an area they have an opportunity to be more competitive in.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a great school. The workload is heavy, but I feel it will be worth it once I'm done. Through the help of the school, I landed an awesome practicum site for my training, which I feel I'm going to gain a ton of knowledge from. I'm excited for my future!
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I have been exposed to so many great opportunities as a result of attending this school. Most of those opportunities have allowed me to utilize and improve my leadership skills in volunteer roles. My professors have been very helpful, readily available, and always willing to help me better understand assignments, offer advice, and they are also really approachable. The cons of the school are minimal, although the biggest one for me is the diversity issue. My school prides itself on being diverse, yet I do not feel our student population is an accurate representation. I understand that investing in a graduate school experience is costly and not everyone is able to make such a sacrifice (which could definitely contribute to the lack of diversity), however, it is still a little disappointing. I'd say one other con is the fact that our school is in two different buildings, separated by a busy street, so that can be slightly inconvenient during adverse weather conditions. Lastly, the availability of scholarships is minimal and those that are available are not prominently advertised. Other than that, this is a great school and I have enjoyed my experience here thus far.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: the program elicits good diversity and competent professors that work with you to become a successful candidate in the field of therapy. Students in the program are focused and welcoming of new peers and help support each other during rough times. The program is focused on helping each person find his/her calling within the field by integrating various methods of therapy. The newly renovated campus creates a better learning environment for students who are serious about getting something out of the program. Cons: Some of the adjunct faculty are not always the ones with the best experience when it comes to teaching.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is a blended-style, where 54% of academic hours are face-to-face lectures and 46% of hours are online. This allows me the flexibility to work a part-time job during normal business hours throughout the week. This style of learning is good for me, as I am self-disciplined enough to complete all my readings and online assignments thoroughly and promptly. This program also emphasizes hands-on learning, as seen through mandatory second-year practicums. The blended-style program allows for more practicum opportunities, as the students are available on weekdays.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program is important for polishing my hands on deck skills as clinician especially in our current society of rapid growth in mental illnesses. The cons is that it is expensive and lengthy process.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

The biggest con is their lack of scholarship money. The pro is that it is a really good school and the name will follow me into my career in a good way.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

TCSPP is a decent school to attend. The on ground programs are better than the blended programs. I learned a lot and gained a ton of lifetime friends.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I chose The Chicago School because it prides itself in diversity and incorporating the community. Though I am have a great and challenging experience, I feel that there is always room for improvement, particularly within the sense of community within the student body. The faculty is extremely supportive and encouraging and the president of the university is extremely open and approachable. The campus is easily accessible via the CTA brown line and the campus seems relatively safe.
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