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The Master of Arts degree recognizes graduates as having a mastery or extensive knowledge of an area of study. An M.A. can help students advance their current career or prepare them to pursue a doctoral degree. Graduates of our M.A. programs obtain the training necessary to apply learned theories, concepts, and best practices to their present and future work. Real-world training, community service opportunities, and a multicultural approach to education prepares students to excel in a number of fields.

The Chicago Campus offers the following M.A. programs:

M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Health Psychology Concentration: TCS-OPP:Chicago

Offered: TCS-OPP:Chicago, IL

The Health Psychology concentration within the Counseling Psychology master's program is ideal for students seeking to understand how biological, psychological, and social factors affect illness as well as health. The M.A. in Counseling Psychology program ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​at the Chicago Campus helps students acquire both the clinical foundation and counseling skills to become outstanding practitioners working with a wide range of clinical populations.

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M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Latino Mental Health Concentration: TCS-OPP:Chicago

Offered: TCS-OPP:Chicago, IL

The Latino Mental Health Concentration within the Counseling Psychology master's program teaches students to understand cultural factors that interact with Latino/as’ mental health and the integration of that knowledge into clinical work with Latino/as. The concentration is designed to provide formalized training and specific education in the areas of assessment and treatment of Latino/as clients and their families.

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M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Concentration: TCS-OPP:Chicago

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Students in this concentration learn in-depth skills and knowledge that will prepare them to work more effectively with families and couples. Specific and key areas of family and couples work – domestic violence, divorce, sexual relations - are presented and explored in the classroom setting with the use of didactic material and real case vignettes. Assessment of family dynamics is covered through a systems perspective.

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M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Trauma and Crisis Intervention Concentration: TCS-OPP:Chicago

Offered: TCS-OPP:Chicago, IL

Students in the trauma and crisis intervention concentration within the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program develop knowledge and skills to effectively assess and treat both the acute and long-term effects of trauma.

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M.A. in Forensic Psychology: Professional Counselor Licensure Track: TCS-OPP:Chicago

Offered: TCS-OPP:Chicago, IL

The Chicago School's Forensic master's program prepares students to apply the art and science of psychology within the legal system and related fields. Chicago Campus students gain hands-on experience at The Chicago School Forensic Center, which provides high-quality forensic psychological services and programming to improve the health and well-being of individuals within diverse communities.

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M.A. in Forensic Psychology, Child Protection Concentration: TCS-OPP:Chicago

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Students in the Child Protection concentration within the Licensure Track of the M.A. Forensic Psychology program explore issues surrounding child maltreatment and trauma and learn how to apply empirically-based treatments with children and families. Students select a two-course sequence and gain a mastery of forensic psychology, enabling them to bring psychology into legal and public policy arenas in an ethical, academically informed, and research-based manner.

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M.A. in Forensic Psychology, Corrections Concentration: TCS-OPP:Chicago

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The Corrections concentration within the Forensic Psychology Licensure Track master's program gives students a broad and informed perspective concerning public policy, legal issues, and the nuances of working with public offenders. Courses in violence and risk assessments, trauma and crisis intervention, and substance abuse will lend students the skills to effectively work with individuals within the corrections system.

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M.A. in Forensic Psychology, Sex Offender Concentration: TCS-OPP:Chicago

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Students in the Chicago Campus' M.A. in Forensic Psychology Licensure Track program may choose a concentration in sex offenders. This program prepares students to provide services to inmates and ex-offenders as well direct programs to help reduce recidivism rates.

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M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Internship Track, Human Resources Concentration: TCS-OPP:Chicago

Offered: TCS-OPP:Chicago, IL

The Human Resources concentration within the Industrial Organizational M.A. program's Internship Track prepares students to be successful and impactful HR professionals. This unique program is the nation’s first and only master’s level I/O program acknowledged by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) for following its recommended minimum standards for HR degree programs.

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M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Child and Adolescent Treatment Concentration: TCS-OPP:Chicago

Offered: TCS-OPP:Chicago, IL

The Child and Adolescent Treatment concentration offered in our Counseling Psychology master's program is designed to provide specific education in the area of the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. Students are prepared to work as entry-level practitioners capable of effectively working with children representing the full age spectrum, from early childhood through adolescence.

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M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Treatment of Addiction Disorders Concentration: TCS-OPP:Chicago

Offered: TCS-OPP:Chicago, IL

The Treatment of Addictions Disorders Concentration provides students with specific education in the area of assessment, intervention/prevention, and treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) and behavioral addictions. This concentration within the Counseling Psychology master's program strives to prepare students to provide effective counseling psychology services for a wide range of addictions in community-based environments.

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M.A. in Counseling Psychology: TCS-OPP:Chicago

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The M.A. in Counseling Psychology program provides students with a solid foundation in the principles of clinical psychology, in addition to gaining the essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultative skills they need to be outstanding clinical counselors. Chicago Campus students can choose from a variety of concentrations, and graduates are prepared to sit for professional counselor licensure in Illinois and surrounding states.

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M.A. in Forensic Psychology: TCS-OPP:Chicago

Offered: TCS-OPP:Chicago, IL

The Chicago School's Forensic master's program prepares students to apply the art and science of psychology within the legal system and related fields. Chicago Campus students gain hands-on experience at The Chicago School Forensic Center, which provides high-quality forensic psychological services and programming to improve the health and well-being of individuals within diverse communities.

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M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Internship/Thesis Track: TCS-OPP:Chicago

Offered: TCS-OPP:Chicago, IL

The Chicago School’s Industrial and Organizational Psychology:Internship/Thesis Track master's program prepares students to apply the principles of both psychology and business to guide organizations and individuals to success. Students benefit from intensive coursework that balances theory and practice coupled with opportunities for a broad range of real-world learning experiences. Chicago Campus students have the opportunity to earn an M.B.A. in an accelerated time frame through a unique educational alliance with Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

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