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Decades of expertise in mental health and related behavioral sciences has prepared us to take the next step in offering innovative health services programs focused on an interdisciplinary approach to the ever-evolving field of health care.

We know that health care doesn't begin and end with a doctor visit, so we've developed graduate-level programs that reflect the entire ecosystem of health services—hospital administration, policy development, client care, and mental health. Through a comprehensive understanding of strategies to influence these services at individual and systemic levels, our graduates enter the field ready to shape what the future of health care will look like.

We developed our programs to ensure that students develop an understanding of psychology's role in integrative health care and the competencies to provide effective patient-centered outcomes. As a society, we must work together to integrate mental health with physical health.


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  • Dual
  • Public Health
    Our Master of Public Health program focuses on the promotion of health and wellness throughout communities. Public health professionals will be instrumental in shaping the health care landscape through conducting research, recommending policies, and managing services that promote accessible, affordable, and quality healthcare.

    Program Highlight
    The Master of Public Health program has a required international field experience project that allows students to impact global communities while pursuing their degree. During these excursions you immerse yourself in local communities experiencing a truly unique hands-on education, including:

    • Visits to multi-service non-governmental organizations
    • Engaging with local leaders
    • Receiving inter-professional experience from frontline health care workers
    • Collaborating with public health programs at local universities

    "Our trip to Peru was eye-opening, not only health-wise...It helped shape my ideology of the developing world. The fact that it is embedded in the program is incredible. Anyone who goes walks away saying, 'I am so happy I experienced that.'"— The Chicago School, Master of Public Health Alumnus

    Faculty Spotlight
    Dr. Mudita Dave, Ph.D.
    A public health researcher and educator with experience studying issues of migration, acculturation, gender and health, her research interests include obesity and chronic diseases, global health, immigrant health, as well as the interactions between culture, environment and health.

    Dr. Dave has the experience of teaching public health at undergraduate and graduate levels, via both traditional face-to-face and online teaching/learning environments. She also leads the International Field Experiences for the Master of Public Health Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

    "The program is designed for current and future community-based public health and healthcare practitioners who are passionate about making a dramatic impact in the health and wellness of others, particularly those marginalized and underserved. Additionally, the curriculum is aligned with the highest national standards and taught by outstanding faculty."
    — Dr. Mudita Dave, Ph.D.

  • Health Services Administration
    Our Master of Health Services Administration program combines business, science, fiscality, and policy. It prepares graduates to impact health care at an administrative level through the planning, directing, and coordination of health services, and acts as the motor of the health services industry.

    Job Outlook
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), health services managers will be one of the fastest growing professions nationally through 2026, due to an aging baby-boomer population.

    Program Highlight
    This program was designed by experts currently in the field, focuses on current diverse health services sectors, and has a curriculum designed to provide students with up-to-date real-world applications. Additionally, the faculty and advisors consist of nationally and internationally renowned health sector leaders.

    "If you are a front-line clinical person going into administration, then this degree has a finance component and hits on the business side of healthcare...In promoting clinical people, that experience [on the business and finance side] is a must. — Director, Mount Sinai Medical Center

    Faculty Spotlight
    Dr. Marianne Jankowski, DHSc.

    Dr. Jankowski earned a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University, a Master's of Science in Public Health and Masters in Business Administration from Walden University, a Bachelor of Science Education in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Brookdale Community. From 1996 until the present, Marianne has worked in various clinical specialty areas as a licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist and Exercise Physiologist, has conducted research and has experience in higher education.

    She is active in a variety of professional organizations including the American Medical Women's Association, COPD Foundation, and the American Lung Association. Additionally, she is active in volunteer groups that support local underserved populations and animals throughout Florida. An important aspect of her life is family—one son, a mechanic and assistant sales manager in specialty automotive parts, her daughter who is an attorney, and her dog.

    "TCSPP's Master of Health Services Administration program is designed to prepare transformational leaders to influence healthcare's future in their chosen career path. The program prepares health service managers with a high level of professional competence to advance in leadership roles throughout various health sectors. The curriculum is focused on the ever-changing needs of our systems, best practices for patients and communities to promote a progressive and equitable healthcare environment." — Dr. Marianne Jankowski, DHSc.

  • Clinical Psychopharmacology
    Our Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology program provides psychologists a way to provide their patients with a broader continuum of care. There is a critical need to train prescribing psychologists to help address the nation's health care disparities in inner-city and rural areas. Additionally, clinical psychopharmacology allows psychologists to aid in the prevention of patient over-medication.

    "Predoctoral training in Clinical Psychopharmacology is our future. You can see the excitement in the eyes of our young psychology trainees. They see the enormous potential of comprehensive, integrative health care. And they are eager to lead the healthcare revolution as prescribing psychologists." — Beth Rom-Rymer, PhD President, Rom-Rymer and Associates, Member, APA Board of Directors, Past President, Illinois Psychological Association

    Program Highlight
    Our program allows for the study of a doctoral degree in psychology, while also obtaining the M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology. Invariably, the economy benefits those professions with prescriptive authority.

    "There is immense patient need and one should seek the maximum return for one's educational investment. In the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology Program we place a premium on student professional development through mentorship, not just in the classroom, but also through scholarship, research, and involvement with professional societies." — Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez, PhD, ABPP, MSCP Chair, MS Clinical Psychopharmacology Program

    Job Outlook
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of physicians and surgeons, including psychiatrists specializing in psychopharmacology, is expected to grow by 14 percent between 2014 and 2024.

    "I am not seeing MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree holders in my department. That is likely just a matter of time, however, based on the increasing education and regulation in dispensing, particularly within hospital settings." — Senior Executive, Kindred Healthcare

    Faculty Spotlight
    Bret Moore, Psy.D.

    A prescribing psychologist and board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Moore is a former active duty Army psychologist and two-tour veteran of Iraq. He was awarded the bronze star in 2008.

    Dr. Moore is the author and editor of 13 books, including:

    • Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook
    • Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life after Deployment
    • Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Overcoming Worry, Stress, and Fear.

    His views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.

  • Dual Enrollment: MPH & MHSA
    Earn two degrees with our dual enrollment that combines the Master of Health Services Administration and Master of Public Health programs, providing students with the opportunity to pair organizational and analytical skills with strategies to provide solutions for complex issues surrounding health care and public health sectors through a diverse, inter-professional, and ethical approach.

    Program Highlight
    Our program takes advantage of the many areas of overlap between each program's curriculum and allows students to receive both degrees upon completion of 69 credit hours.

A broad range of
careers are available
for health services
graduates, including:

Social Worker
Hospital Administrator
Health Services Manager
Private Health Consultant
Data Scientist
Health Educator
Public Health Nurses
Senior Services
Environmental Health Specialist
Program Planning
Development and Evaluation
Health Management
Global Disease Prevention Efforts
Educational Programming
Pharmaceutical Companies