The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 2011. Click here to view our Statement of Accreditation Status.
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Previous regional accreditation was achieved from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) from 1984 to 2012.
Reaffirmation of Accreditation Preparation
Capacity and Preparatory Review Report – 2011
Interim Report – Fall 2013
To request attachments referenced in the report, please contact the Accreditation Office.
WSCUC Review Process
As TCSPP prepares for the accreditation visit by the WSCUC, a need to socialize the process, status, Institutional Report contents, and to engage the campus community became evident. To learn more about our reaffirmation activities, click here #WSCUCisComing
Institutional Report – Spring 2016
The institution began preparing for this report the day we received the Commission Action Status Letter in 2011. There are nine components in the Institutional Report linked to four WSCUC Standards and 39 Criteria for Review (CFRs). The components address themes of continuous improvement, capacity of an institution, and educational effectiveness.
The Institutional Report (self-study) describes TCSPP’s accreditation history, including the most recent team report and Commission action letters; a self-review of the Standards and CFRs in the context of TCSPP’s capacity and infrastructure, strengths, weaknesses, priorities, and plans for achieving compliance with the Standards and institutional improvement. To review the report, please click here.
Offsite Accreditation Review – Fall 2016
On October 4, 2016, TCSPP had its Offsite Review. The Offsite Review is conducted by a team who reviews the Institutional Report and accompanying documents. The institution is evaluated on its compliance with the Standards during the one day review which includes a video conference with TCSPP representatives. The evaluation team shared impressions, issues for follow-up including additional questions and documents for review at the onsite visit. The team commended the institution for its accomplishments and practices. The team also identified six lines of inquiry that may be pursued during the Accreditation visit. It was recommended that the accreditation visit proceed as scheduled in March 2017.
Onsite Accreditation Review – Spring 2017
The Onsite Visit will include meetings with TCSPP representatives to follow-up on preliminary findings of the Offsite review concerning both compliance and improvement. Our Onsite Visit will occur Spring 2017. We will plan the specifics for the Onsite Visit after receiving details from the Offsite Review.
During the Offsite Review, the team announced its plans to visit our other campuses. The D.C. site visit will occur on February 6, 2017. The Irvine site visit will occur on February 23, 2017. The Chicago site visit will occur on March 2-3, 2017. Team members are generally welcomed to an institution with tours and poster sessions.
Following the Onsite Visit, the team will share its draft team report with TCSPP for correction of errors of fact and challenges related to proprietary information. The team will then finalize the team report and forwards it to the Commission for action. It is possible that we will receive notification by June 2017 from the Commission. The Commission can accept, defer, or reject recommended follow up visits and reports. If accepted, the Commission can renew TCSPP’s accreditation for a term of up to ten years.
Student Outcomes and Achievement
Integrating theory, professional practice, and innovation, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides an excellent education for careers in psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. The school is committed to service and embraces the diverse communities of our society.
- Scholarship: Graduates will be able to use scientific research and theory to inform their practices and be able to prepare scholarly work broadly defined;
- Diversity: Graduates will be able to apply theoretical and practical knowledge about ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, cultural and religious, age, and disability difference in their professional work;
- Professional Behavior: Graduates will be able to function in a professional and ethical manner;
- Professional Practice: Graduates will be able to conduct assessments, develop appropriate interventions, and implement interventions in their specialty area of professional psychology.
Program Learning Outcomes
- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Academic Program Review 2016
- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Student Achievement Metrics 2017
To view each program’s learning outcomes, please visit the Programs of Study in the Academic Catalog.
Licensing and Accreditation
|The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (all programs)||All||WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). More information about WSCUC is available here||2011||2013||2017|
|Psy.D. Clinical Psychology||Chicago||American Psychological Association (APA). More information about APA accreditation is available here||2014||2014||2017|
|Psy.D. Clinical Psychology||D.C.||American Psychological Association (APA). More information about APA is available here||2015||2015||2022|
|Ed.S. School Psychology||Chicago||National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). More information about NASP is available here||2016||2016||2022|
|M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis||All||BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST, Inc. (BCBA) approved course sequence. More information about the BCAB is available here||2016||2016||2016|
Programs Under Pre-Application Stage
|M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Online||Please see next column||Will be submitted in Fall 2016 to the Council of Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for accreditation. More information about CMHC (Online Campus) is available here|
|M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling||D.C.||Please see next column||Will be submitted in Fall 2016 to the Council of Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for accreditation. More information about CMHC (D.C. Campus) is available here|
[This approval was obtained exclusively for TCSPP’s online programs ONLY.]
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Affiliations and Recognitions
The Chicago School is an affiliate of the nonprofit TCS Education System (TCS ES), which features a network of fellow nonprofit institutions, each backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible professionals in applied fields such as education, healthcare, psychology, and law. Other TCS ES affiliates include Pacific Oaks College, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Dallas Nursing Institute, Saybrook University, and Pacific Oaks Children’s School.
Learn more at tcsedsystem.edu.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized the school for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity.
This page was last updated August 30, 2016.