The Chicago School prides itself on its community of proactive agents of change—the students, faculty, and alumni who are making a profound impact, both locally and globally. Our graduates are representations of The Chicago School's philosophy and approach to learning; they embrace a respect for individual and cultural differences, a commitment to serving the underserved, and the thoughtful integration of psychological theory, scientific research, and professional practice.
Read about some of the ways we are changing the world:
Changing the World, One Family at a Time
For most students, a trip to South Africa is a life changer. But when Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi (Ph.D. 2012) visited the Capetown township of Langa last year as part of her Chicago School Ph.D. International Psychology field experience, the lives that were changed most were those of a family she will never meet.
Child Psychology Helps Kids with Autism
Corey McDonald created "Lunch Buddies" at Auburn Middle School—a program that pairs general education and youth with autism in social situations such as lunch time and recess. The initiative has helped her students learn social cues and norms that are often lost to the disorder.
International Psychology Student Builds a Global Network
Helena Baillio's international psychology professor asked her students how they were changing the world. Determined to find an answer, Helena created International Observation, a website community devoted to global issues that's gained readers from over 80 countries.
Soldier Earns M.A. in Forensics Online from Iraq
In the midst of the Iraq War, Army Captain Matthew Moosey was earning an applied forensic psychology master's degree from his combat outpost in Baghdad.