The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

M.A. Applied Psychology


325 North Wells Street

Chicago, IL 60610

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Applied Psychology

Format: Online

Program Description:

The M.A. Applied Psychology program will prepare you to apply psychology principles and multicultural understanding across sectors, roles, and organizations. You can utilize the general master’s degree to access promotional and leadership opportunities in fields such as human services, government, business, education, nonprofits, criminal justice, and healthcare. The program can also be a strong stepping-stone to doctoral study.

You will set yourself apart through the creation of an Applied Research Project that will highlight your area of concentration in a real-life application of scholarly theory and practice.

Guided by your supportive faculty advisor, you will choose one of 10 concentrations to focus your Applied Research Project. Concentrations include:

    Applied behavior analysis (with pathway to BCBA exam)
    Child and adolescent psychology
    Forensic psychology
    Generalist psychology
    International psychology
    Online teaching and learning
    Organizational leadership
    Public health
    Social and community psychology
    Suicide and cyberbullying prevention

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

    Integrate knowledge of psychological theory, research, and professional literature to choose professional activities that promote optimal health and well-being in individuals, groups, and systems.
    Respond ethically and effectively to individual and group differences across racial, ethnic, gender, age, social class, disability, sexual orientation, and religious boundaries.
    Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and practices of ethical decision-making and behavior.
    Demonstrate understanding of research, research methodology, techniques of data collection and analysis, as well as ability to apply scientifically derived knowledge.


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 2011. To learn more about WSCUC, please see their contact information via this link

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Federal Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Locale: Large City

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