Ph.D. in International Psychology
The Chicago School's Ph.D. in International Psychology—the first of its kind in the world—prepares graduates to assume leadership positions in multinational organizations or organizations with international missions. The program is unrivaled in its mission to empower students and faculty to become advocates for international psychology initiatives.
Graduates of the program develop advanced research and program evaluation skills crucial to addressing the individual and group consequences of global events.The International Psychology program is particularly appropriate for professionals who work or desire to work for multinational corporations, international organizations, or faith-based organizations with international missions, including educators, spiritual leaders, medical personnel, mental health professionals, first responders, members of the media, and social service professionals.
This new and innovative field of psychology also addresses global issues of ecology, climate change, and the "greening" of organizations internationally. Graduates are equipped with advanced research and program evaluation skills and with a rich appreciation for the consequences of natural and man-made disasters around the world—preparing them to apply psychological principles to the development of policy, to building collaborations among diverse cultural populations and all levels of international organizations and functional systems, and to the design and evaluation of international programs.
DEGREE PROGRAM CONCENTRATIONS
The Organizations and Systems Concentration within the International Psychology Ph.D. program provides graduates with the cultural competence and collaboration skills to design, evaluate, and lead international programs in corporations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and health- and faith-based organizations with international missions.
The Trauma Services Concentration, within the International Psychology Ph.D. program, provides students with the skills and understanding to assist individuals and organizations in developing prevention and preparedness training, in designing sustainable support services in the aftermath of traumatic events, and in facilitating culturally sensitive programs to address mental health issues related to traumatic experience in a variety of contexts.
ABOUT THE CHICAGO SCHOOL
The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 3,500 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. As the nation's oldest and largest graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral science, TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences. Our focus is not strictly on research or traditional clinical practice, but on preparing students to be extraordinary practitioners, equipped to make a lasting impact on individual lives, in business settings, in diverse and underserved communities, and around the globe.
ABOUT OUR WASHINGTON D.C. CAMPUS
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has brought its singular focus on preparing extraordinary psychology practitioners to the East Coast. Our newest campus, located in Washington, D.C., builds on the success of campuses in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Orange County, Calif. Few cities or metropolitan areas are better matches for our long-held commitment to diversity and our steadfast determination to work within multicultural communities.
Located at the center of the political and governmental action, the D.C. Campus provides students easy access to the historical and cultural riches that our capital city has to offer. Students find themselves close to national monuments and museums, eclectic dining and shopping, and a plethora of organizations and agencies that can provide unparalleled real-world experiences for the psychology-professional-in-training. Like those enrolled at Chicago School campuses in other cities, D.C. Campus students learn from distinguished faculty members whose teaching credentials reach far beyond research and theory. All are active practitioners and leaders in their fields of expertise, bringing a wealth of first-hand understanding, perspective, and insight to the classroom. Integrally engaged in the community around them, faculty will immerse students in dynamic learning communities that include an unsurpassed level of hands-on skill building.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999