Academics - Southern California Campuses

An accredited, non-profit institution, The Chicago School has been known as an innovator in the field for more than 30 years – working to push the boundaries and further the impact that psychology and related behavioral sciences has on our world. On the leading-edge of our discipline and its many emerging applications, we provide students extensive options to "customize" their coursework and develop the focused expertise that suits their individual interests and career goals—by selecting concentrations or specializations in areas such as Addiction Disorders, Child and Adolescent, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Forensic, International/Multicultural and more.

The Chicago School is known for fostering one of the field's most pioneering and innovative learning environments, blending world-class theoretical preparation with multicultural training and intensive hands-on learning. Classroom instruction is supported and enhanced by multiple opportunities for applying skills in real-world settings and building resumes that will prepare students for their post-graduate professional lives. Throughout their educational experience, students will benefit from intensive personal and professional mentoring offered by practitioner faculty, and from multicultural training that will prepare them for the global world.

Our faculty members take learning seriously, participating in programs to measure their effectiveness as teachers and receiving year-round training in attitudes, behaviors, and processes that support student learning. We systematically evaluate student learning outcomes and apply the assessment skills and 360-degree feedback tools of the psychology field to help students better understand and capitalize on their unique learning styles.