Health Services at The Chicago School

An interdisciplinary approach to health care.


We know health care doesn’t begin and end with a doctor visit, so we’ve developed graduate programs that reflect the entire ecosystem of the health services industry—hospital administration, policy development, client care, mental health.  Prepare to affect positive change at individual and systemic levels and shape what the future of health care will look like. 

Health Services Administration

Public Health

Public health focuses on the promotion of health and wellness throughout communities. The U.S. healthcare landscape is facing pivotal challenges as both Presidential and Congressional leadership dramatically rethink policies concerning the access and provision of healthcare. Public health professionals will be instrumental in shaping the future through conducting research, recommending policies, and managing services that promote accessible, affordable, and quality healthcare.

Public Health Professionals can find employment in both the public and private sectors, including:

  • National and International Nonprofits
  • Think Tanks
  • Public Policy and Advocacy Organizations
  • United Nations
  • Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Companies

“Public health focuses a lot on the core. When people usually think of health care, they picture doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. Public health concentrates on what would happen before that. What’s going to cause X to happen? What steps can we take to stop that? How do we explain to people that X will create Y?”

—Nupur Raval,
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Master’s of Public Health Graduate 2016.

The future of healthcare rests in the hands of those willing to face adversity and make difficult decisions that will impact the lives of millions. The challenges are obvious, but the opportunity is limitless.

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Health Services Administration

Health Services Administration combines business, science, fiscality, policy, and more.  It involves the planning, directing, and coordinating of health services, and acts as the motor of the health services industry. Today’s health administrators face a constantly-evolving landscape that forces them to make critical decisions that affect the communities they serve. This is why it is vital we expand access to education for people seeking to better understand how to lead organizations through these difficult times.

Health Services Administration careers span the spectrum of healthcare, including:

Clinical Psychopharmacology

Battling the negative stigma surrounding mental health is an ongoing struggle. In an effort to better address mental health needs, psychologists have begun working collaboratively with physicians, allowing them to increase the quality and efficiency of assessment, diagnosis, and intervention. However, there is still much work to be done.

Clinical Psychopharmacology allows psychologists to provide their patients with a broader continuum of care. There is a critical need for training prescribing psychologists to help address the nation’s health care disparities in inner-city and rural areas. In many instances, patients do not have access to mental health services and may need to wait weeks for an appointment. For example, in Illinois, there are over 50 counties with no inpatient psychiatric facilities. Additionally, clinical psychopharmacology allows psychologists to prevent and reduce patient over-medication.

Ending the stigma on mental health issues is key to the mental health awareness movement.
The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute (NRCI) for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School provides resources, hope, and community to those who struggle with the stigma of mental illness and those who support them. Support the NRCI and learn more now.

These experiences aren’t all-encompassing. Other career placements for The Chicago School graduates interested in the health services include:

  • Social Worker
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Health Services Manager
  • Private Health Consultant
  • Behavior Health Specialists
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Behavior Education Assistant
  • Behavior Program Coordinator
  • Behavior Therapist
  • ConsultantProgram Coordinator
  • Assessment Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Neuropsychological Technician
  • Therapist Program Manager
  • Senior Behavior Therapist
  • Wellness Consultant
  • Youth and Teen Coordinator

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Transform your passion for mental health awareness into a career.
Our variety of flexible programs will help you start your journey.