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The Chicago School and Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas create pathway into M.A. in Psychology Program

(LOS ANGELES) (OCTOBER 27, 2016)The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), one of the leading nonprofit graduate universities devoted to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences, and Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), have signed an Articulation Agreement (AA), providing students who are graduating with a bachelor’s degree from UPC the opportunity to transfer up to one year of credit to TCSPP’s Online Master of Arts in Psychology Program.

“UPC and TCSPP have been long time academic partners supporting comprehensive internationalization at each other’s campuses. This AA builds on our MOU and provides UPC students with the opportunity to continue their education while engaging with professors and students in our Online Campus. Their presence in our classrooms will also help to diversify the conversation for our domestic students, ” said Emily Karem, vice president, Global Engagement and International Administration at TCS Education System, who initiated the relationship between TCSPP and UPC.

The M.A. in Psychology program is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the principles, theories, and applications of psychology, and graduates will be prepared for careers in several industries, particularly in the fields of human services, youth development, marketing, or public relations. Students can select a concentration from the following programs: Applied Behavior Analysis, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Organizational Leadership, International Psychology or Generalist.

UPC students are eligible for the International Student Grant, which is awarded to international students for their academic excellence, their potential to add to the cultural and geographic diversity of the classroom, and their ability to represent the mission of The Chicago School globally upon graduation.

“We are very excited about the collaboration between our two schools,” said Josilu Carbonel, director, International Office at UPC. “This Articulation Agreement is a great way to leverage our partnership to give our students the opportunity to earn a graduate degree from a top institution in the U.S.”

To qualify, graduating UPC students must have a minimum G.P.A. average of 3.0, acceptable proof of English ability, and access to a computer. Students also will be subject to the admission requirements of the master’s program.


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 and health sciences. 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 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. Our San Diego Campus will open in fall 2017.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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