Robert Morris University Illinois and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology sign memorandum of understanding, cementing new educational partnership
February 19, 2016
(CHICAGO) (FEBRUARY 9, 2016) Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) have created a partnership through the establishment of an advanced graduate level program for students pursuing a doctoral degree in business psychology. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a nonprofit university, and one of the leading institutions devoted to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences.
The agreement between the two schools provides a post-graduate path for Robert Morris University students in the School of Business Administration program. As undergraduates, students will be granted admission to The Chicago School upon fulfilling application requirements, the completion of specific coursework, and a minimum GPA. With the objective of completing a Ph.D. in Business Psychology, students will begin graduate work at The Chicago School during the last 36 quarter hours of their Bachelor of Business Administration program at RMU, and complete doctoral studies at TCSPP. Undergraduate degrees will be conferred by RMU and the PhD by The Chicago School.
Both Robert Morris University Illinois and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology are regionally accredited institutions. The new program is intended for RMU management students to matriculate to The Chicago School during their senior year to complete a PhD. Together the schools are providing a new pathway for doctoral study to college students in the greater Chicago area.
“We are pleased to provide the opportunity for advanced graduate study in business psychology to our students,” said Larry Nieman, dean of the School of Business Administration. “Forming relationships with institutions such as The Chicago School encourages our students to think beyond a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Facilitating the process helps to ensure their success.”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve the students of Robert Morris University,” said Michele Nealon, Psy. D., president, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. “Our suite of business psychology programs prepares graduates to assume high-level responsibilities in today’s global and multicultural business environment.”
Robert Morris University Illinois and Morris Graduate School of Management have also established post-graduate programs for its students with John Marshall Law School and Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.
Robert Morris University Illinois is a not-for-profit, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.* The University serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education in business, graphic arts, nursing and health care, culinary and computer studies at its main campus in Chicago, as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Springfield, Peoria, Schaumburg and Lake County. In all communications, please refer to the university by its full name, Robert Morris University Illinois.
For more information, call 800-RMC-5960 or visit the web site at www.robertmorris.edu.
*Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602, 312-263-0456.
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 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. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. 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.