Chicago School of Professional Psychology Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $21,934
71% of 95 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 95 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Janani Vaidya
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Other than the financial aid aspect, this program has been fulfilling and challenging."
JM
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2015
  • Degree: Forensic Psychology
"I attended this school because of the Forensic Psychology option. However, the information provided during orientation never lived up to the reality of the school. Felt cheated in what turned out to be a very expensive education. The teachers ARE great, however, the school itself is deceptive on what it can deliver and not the best option for a REAL career. Beware and look elsewhere, there are much better and cheaper alternatives"
Victoria Carrice
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2015
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"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!"
Lu Jin
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"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"
Ana Waterman
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"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."
Megan Vilmain
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"This school is such a great place to study. The faculty and instructors are so willing to help you with your needs."
cara reese
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"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!"
Alana Model
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2015
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"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."
Amima Diagne
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Sandra Cortez
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"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!"
Daysie
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The Chicago School is a great campus if you desire to learn on a more intimate interaction; the instructors are awesome and the input that they give to your career and also to the field of counseling is awesome. I really am impressed with the school and I am excited about going into the field."
Macy Wilson
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Crystal Sanchez
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"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."
Melissa Henry
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The course helped me to build my career. I got a chance to reveal myself through this course and I appreciate that. Psychology is something so amazing which I can't able to express. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology did the tweaks for me and changed my life. For that I'm so glad and thankful to the course coordinators and professors for their awesome lessons. I taught a lot and it's helping me to step forward living my life. I chose my career in psychology and I'm doing well as I believe. The faculty members are truly helpful so that my course ended so smoothly. I will love to recommend this school for the psychology lovers."
S. H.
  • Reviewed: 6/7/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has definitely had a positive impact on my life. I enrolled knowing that I would be willing to commit to a career in psychology. My professors and fellow students at the Chicago School reinforced my convictions in my career choice. The professors were firm and stuck to their schedule, but they always found time to help you out if you had a question or just wanted to talk. I'm the kind of student who would always like to take advantage of office hours and I knew the emails of my professors on the top of my head. I'm happy that the professors patiently helped me since I hear that other professors in other schools don't have as much time to help students. My fellow classmates were fun to be around and I made plenty of friends and study buddies. I'd have to say that my experience at the Chicago school was exceptional. I should mention that the guys at the college asked me to write this review. Overall, I would recommend this school to any student serious about committing to psychology."
NICOLAS SANTO
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Anna Mary
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The memorable campus life which I love to live once again if I get the chance. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology gave me more than I expected. It added an extra layer of satisfaction and memory to my life. My experience with this school is superb which I can't express through words. I will never manage to finish this too, if I start. I will mention some of the many, including my professors, friends, library times, effective study system and environment, affordable cost & so on. Everything related to my study went well with this school and for this, I'm now so able to manage my expected job. I'm so satisfied with this school. I will never mention, it's the best - but I must say, it's one of the remarkable graduate schools of U.S.A."
Alana Coscia
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Keaton
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Most of my classes were done online and so I barely spent any time on campus, aside from the few classes I took on campus. Though the time that I was there, was always one of the best experiences I've had. The people are so nice, my teachers were amazing, their instructions were great and I found myself understanding everything. I think the Chicago school can take pride in the fact that they have some of the greatest teachers making sure the students pass their classes. It was rather stressful at times, but isn't any school stressful? However, once you apply yourself, and take discipline, you'll find that everything else becomes much easier and you kind of have fun with your classes. It helps if this is your passion, and if you love helping people. I would have rated everything excellent, but not everything is perfect, though this comes quite close to it."
James
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"I spent about 8 years studying in this school for my PhD. I was lucky to begin studying early at 17 years old. Although I knew what I was getting myself into when I began on my journey to get a PhD. I always prepared myself for the worst and focused solely on my studies. I must say, Chicago school makes it easier than expected. I didn't get that stressed as I could have in other schools, and I was really thankful for this. But I guess it depends on your level of discipline, when you start on a long journey such as this. This is a really great school, from the beginning they teach you new skills that you can use to start getting ready within your desired field. With this, I started working in a related field in Psychology, with kids and teenagers before even graduating. It helps that they see you are capable to deal with this though. I wasn't treating the kids, I was simply helping and assisting and working in the offices where they did. If you have a love for the job, then you will find it really rewarding. Before this, I had to support myself working on other jobs unrelated to the field I work in now. Like post offices, coffee places, and so on... Anyway, as long as you persevere with your chosen field I believe you can go far. I came here without expectations and free of a mind with a set future. I let the journey take me where it had to, and that helps a lot with the stress of having to hand in homework on time, while also balancing a job. I've finished graduating at 2012 and am now working in Psychology, with my very own patients and it definitely gets easier. You get to choose your schedule, and you work at your own pace while maintaining a good relationship with your patients and being financially stable. I didn't give it such a perfect rating, because there were times when the teachers were definitely unfair, but that's not the school's fault. You just have to learn how to choose your teachers, and deal with the ones that you don't like, just like in any other school. But if you know where to go, you can avoid immature students as well as teachers. Most of the teachers that taught me where indeed very professional, and wise beyond their years, and I appreciated that they were always willing to help me out. So, if you're looking for a good choice of school, this one is it."