Program Overview

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a program that prepares students for a career offering mental health services in a variety of settings. Students will learn how to help diverse clients through issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, stress, relationship difficulties, and suicidal impulses. Courses include topics such as ethics, research, diagnosis, prevention, assessment, multiculturalism and more. 

Graduates have an in-depth understanding of a wide range of mental health issues that will be seen as a strong asset in a variety of professional arenas, such as:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Government
  • Nonprofit
  • Integrative healthcare

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing


    Resume. Three letters of recommendation. Admissions interview. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university. Essay.

    Must attend two, mandatory, four and a half day residencies at the Chicago campus.

    School Overview

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a private not-for-profit agency, was founded in 1979 by a group of professionals as a means to advance training for graduate students interested in the study of psychology. To date, The Chicago School is the oldest and largest graduate school focusing specifically on degrees in psychology and related behavior sciences. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has maintained a vision of providing small school environments, located in urban settings, in order to promote effective graduate research and instruction. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has campuses located throughout Chicago, Los Angeles/Orange County, Washington, D.C., in addition to an Online campus.

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers the following Online/Blended programs in two basic formats: blended or synchronous virtual residency. Blended formats integrate online and on-campus learning while synchronous virtual residency programs are delivered online and require students to attend a one-or-two hour virtual session per term simultaneously with their class.


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