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Chicago School of Professional Psychology - International Psychology Online

About this program

This pioneer program prepares students to respond to global needs in immigration, trauma services, entrepreneurship, environmental advocacy, and consultation. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) has a unique educational model, developing engaged practitioners – learning through community service and active participation to apply their skills and knowledge in new and powerful ways to serve the greater good. 

Having completed their Peace Corps service, Coverdell Fellows will be uniquely prepared to discuss cultural differences, global perspectives, international needs, and commitment to service. They will find the MA IP program as a continuation of the path on which they embarked when they joined Peace Corps, and a launching pad for their professional careers in psychology. 

The MA IP is a 36 credit-hour online program consisting of core courses totaling 27 credits (including a Capstone Project and International Field Experience course), and 9 credits of concentration courses. Full-time students complete the MA IP program in 2 years.

  • Year partnership began: 2016
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 10

Application requirements

Requirements (admissions requirements and process): 

  • Bachelor’s degree (Arts or Sciences) from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Official College/University Transcripts
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 or higher recommended 
  • Work experience recommended
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Page Personal Statement/Essay answering the following: How will your personal and professional accomplishments, academic background, and experience to date, contribute to your success in this Program? How will the successful completion of this Program support your professional career goals?

Admissions process

Requirements (admissions requirements and process): 

  • Bachelor’s degree (Arts or Sciences) from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Official College/University Transcripts
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 or higher recommended 
  • Work experience recommended
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Page Personal Statement/Essay answering the following: How will your personal and professional accomplishments, academic background, and experience to date, contribute to your success in this Program? How will the successful completion of this Program support your professional career goals?

Degrees awarded

Master of Arts in International Psychology (MA IP)

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $44,366 $44,366
Value of fellowship $4,057 $4,057
Net cost $40,309 $40,309

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $0

Cost savings details

Coverdell Fellows are provided a 10% tuition scholarship reducing the cost of tuition for the program. Fellows are also offered a waiver of the application fee ($50).

Internship

TCSPP will work with Coverdell Fellows to support completion of their required internship through a variety of strategies and opportunities. Students will be able to explore a variety of options such as community assistantships, community-based research projects, or service learning, all of which are coordinated through our Office of Community Partnerships.

Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows will complete an on- the - ground internship working with undeserved populations in the US. TCSPP will work with students to support their completion of the required internship through a variety of strategies and opportunities.  Students will be able to explore a variety of options such as community assistantships, community-based research projects, or service learning, all of which are coordinated and supervised.

Internship opportunities will be available in Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Houston, Harlingen, TX. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work remotely conducting research. The MA IP Program Lead and TCPP Director of Community Partnerships will work with each student to provide a suitable internship match, and will identify the specific project, the number of service hours and the method of evaluation of the internship program. The link provided below offers a comprehensive understanding of the work of the TCSPP Community Partnerships Office.

https://my.thechicagoschool.edu/community/campusresources/chicago/communitypartnerships/Pages/default.aspx 

Coverdell Fellows may complete their US based internship after successful conclusion of the Field Experience course, developing their area of interest through earlier coursework, and integrating learning from the Field Experience into their internship project. The MA IP program will work with Fellows to develop a project that meets their interests and supports an underserved population. Project examples include direct volunteer service with children at Erie House or Sue Duncan Children’s Center in Chicago, or the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights (which has offices in Chicago, Washington DC, Harlingen TX, New York NY, and Houston, TX).  Students who wish to do so may opt to complete their internship projects prior to their Field Experience course, and will be supported with the same opportunities. 

Other opportunities

Coverdell Fellows are also eligible to apply for university-wide graduate assistantships and other federal work study positions across our campuses in Chicago, DC, LA, and Online. Please see Fellowships and Scholarships. 

Jobs for alumni

The MA IP program was launched Fall 2014 and the first cohort graduated Fall 2016. We currently do not have Fellows enrolled in the MA IP program.

Nontraditional options

Online degree program

Contact information

Viviane Pecanha
MA IP Program Lead

Phone

312.488.6110

Email

[email protected]

Address

325 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654