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The Chicago School earns 10 years accreditation

Receipt of the longest accreditation term possible from WASC Senior College and University Commission is evidence of institutional effectiveness and integrity.

(LOS ANGELES) (JULY 03, 2017) The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and behavioral health services, has been granted reaffirmation of accreditation for 10 years by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accrediting agency serving higher education institutions.

WSCUC determines accreditation through a rigorous process that “assesses the academic quality and educational effectiveness of institutions.” WSCUC  Focusing on student success, institutional structure, processes and resources, the WSCUC Standards of Accreditation consists of four standards of which institutions must be able to demonstrate they are in substantial compliance:

  • Defining institutional purposes and ensuring educational objectives
  • Achieving educational objectives through core functions
  • Developing and applying resources and organizational structures to ensure quality and sustainability
  • Creating an organization committed to quality assurance, institutional learning and improvement

“This achievement is a testament to the excellence of our programs and how our graduates are uniquely positioned to enact positive change in the world,” said President Michele Nealon, Psy.D. “The accreditation process is a comprehensive one, made even more rigorous by the application of it on all of our campuses. The diligent dedication of our staff, faculty and students to our mission and vision has made this possible.”

The Chicago School has been regionally accredited by WSCUC since 2011. The institution’s doctorate in clinical psychology programs at its Chicago and Washington, D.C. campuses are programmatically accredited by the American Psychological Association.

 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 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 www.thechicagoschool.edu

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