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Chicago campus’ clinical psychology doctoral program reaccredited by the APA

Program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1987.

(CHICAGO) (MAY 02, 2017) –The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Clinical Psy.D.) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Chicago Campus has been granted continued accreditation for seven years by the American Psychological Association (APA), the only organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit doctoral-level health service psychology programs.

APA accreditation is recognition that the program meets the rigorous standards set by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA), and that students receive training by adequately trained and numbered faculty within a program that is sequentially organized and well-resourced. The Chicago School (TCSPP) is one of the leading nonprofit universities devoted to psychology, and related behavioral health services.

 “APA  accreditation is confirmation of the commitment our faculty and staff have to the education of our students and to the profession of psychology,” said Chicago Campus Dean Tiffany Masson, Psy.D. “Meeting the standards established by CoA speaks to the efficacy of the program, and means that our program offers students a comprehensive knowledge base that will equip them well for licensure and provide them with increased job opportunities.”

The Chicago School’s Chicago Campus was founded in 1979 and is the University’s founding and largest campus. The Psy.D. Program first achieved APA accreditation in 1987.

“I am proud of the work faculty and staff have done to make our program a successful one, one that has transformational impact on students and the practice of clinical psychology,” said Clinical Psy.D. Department Chair Dr. Kim DellAngela. “Accreditation from the APA is the best endorsement a doctoral clinical psychology program can receive, and we are thrilled to have earned it for another seven years.

“Congratulations to Campus Dean Dr. Tiffany Masson, Department Chair Dr. Kim DellAngela, the program faculty, and the students! Continued accreditation of our founding program, the one that started it all, is an acknowledgement of the success of our University’s unique curricular and training model, and of the unstinting dedication of our faculty, staff and students. I am proud of the effort they have put forth for this well-deserved achievement,” remarked The Chicago School President Michele Nealon, Psy.D.

The Clinical Psy.D. Program on TCSPP’s Washington, D.C. Campus achieved APA accreditation in 2016.


About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health services. The Chicago School is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. The university serves nearly 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. are accredited by the American Psychological Association. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit

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