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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Since 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been committed to delivering only the finest cutting-edge, classroom-based theoretical and applied knowledge. As the nation's oldest, largest, and premier nonprofit graduate school dedicated exclusively to psychology and related behavioral sciences, The Chicago School has helped thousands of students enhance their expertise and advance their careers through the online-blended programs taught by leading industry experts who put psychology principles into practice every day.

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Private, non-profit

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The Chicago School is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized the school for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity, and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.*

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The Chicago School is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (

M.A. in Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track

With its wide applications to the justice systems, civil matters, and child protection services, the value of forensic psychology can never be underestimated. Whether a forensic psychology practitioner is helping a psychiatric patient, a family in crisis, or the victim of a crime, their skills are vital. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a curriculum led by leading forensic experts specifically designed to advance the careers of their students. The online-blended M.A. in Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track program at The Chicago School has helped numerous individuals like you realize their dreams by offering flexible schedules (with courses offered every eight weeks); a renowned faculty composed of expert practitioners in their field; and ample support and advising.

MA in Industrial & Organizational Psychology: Applied Research Project Track

In a time when business is swayed by one trend or another, one thing remains fixed: employees are an organization's most valuable assets. For this reason, more and more organizations are looking for highly qualified industrial and organizational psychology practitioners to help them increase employee effectiveness and promote success throughout their enterprises.

With an M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, you'll learn to apply psychology principles to your workplace in order to effect meaningful organizational change. Designed with today's working professionals in mind, the school's M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program offers you:

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Generalist Certificate

Increased opportunity for success is just one of the many benefits you’ll enjoy by enrolling in the online-blended I/O Psychology Certificate offered by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Designed for working professionals like you who are eager to further their careers, The Chicago School’s accelerated I/O certificate program gives you the opportunity to increase your marketable expertise in applying psychology principles to the workplace to improve organizational performance and employee effectiveness, all while allowing you to maintain your work/life balance.

Best of all, the flexible nature of the curriculum allows you to design a customized course of study that fits your own interests and professional goals. You will take one required course, IO 510 Organizational Behavior, and choose two electives from a diverse array of options, including courses on training theory, performance evaluation, team dynamics, consumer motivation, and more. Your certificate can have applications in health care, human resources, management, retail, and many other industries and fields.

Open to applicants with a bachelor’s degree, the online-blended I/O Generalist Certificate offered by The Chicago School consists of three seven-week online learning sessions, with a week-long break between them.

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