The Chicago School Partners with Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at Catholic University of America
February 8, 2018
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding cements new educational partnership.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) (February 8, 2018) –The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) and Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America (MSPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to give more students access to graduate degrees in behavioral and mental health. The Chicago School is a leading nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health sciences. The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies was established to help non-traditional, adult learners achieve their academic and professional goals within a framework of ethical leadership and service to their community.
Through the partnership, active MSPS students who fulfill the admission requirements for the program to which they apply are guaranteed admission to TCSPP, and are eligible for the Partner Preferred Tuition Rate – a 10% reduction toward annual program tuition.
“We are pleased to partner with Catholic University’s Metropolitan School to prepare the next generation of mental health professionals,” said Heather Sheets, Psy.D., Campus Dean, Washington, D.C. Campus, The Chicago School. “Our engaged practitioner model provides students with an education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community, and strongly parallels MSPS’s mission for its students.”
“This agreement expands the opportunities available to our students to develop careers focused on helping others,” said Vincent Kiernan, Ph.D., Dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies. “It also underscores the importance of supporting and expanding postsecondary opportunities for working-age students.”
Already in effect, the MOU allows current eligible MSPS students to enroll in any of The Chicago School’s more than 20 mental health, behavioral health and health services programs at any of its campuses in Washington, D.C., Southern California, Chicago or Online.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private school devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health sciences. The Chicago School is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. The institution serves approximately 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 and behavioral health education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.
About the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies
Established in 1979, the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America serves adult students with programs that integrate a values-based, liberal arts foundation with majors that are applications-oriented and focused on professional career tracks. Online and evening courses are offered in information technology, social work, human services administration, and social science. In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the school offers certificate programs and corporate training for business and professional groups.
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