The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Holds Virtual Open Houses

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Online events offer prospective students the chance to ask questions, get answers in real time

July 22, 2011: Individuals researching online master’s programs in psychology can now attend convenient, comprehensive open houses at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. The School is offering prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the institution, the curriculums of the programs, and how online learning works by attending one or both of two upcoming Virtual Open Houses. Prospective students will hear from the admissions team and can ask questions about the Master of Arts in Applied Industrial-Organizational Psychology or the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology: Applied Forensic Services.

The agenda for each Virtual Open House includes an overview of The Chicago School, a discussion of the coursework and subject matter involved in the program, potential career applications, a preview of the online learning environment, and a question-and-answer session. Time and dates are as follows:

Program: M.A. in Applied Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. CST

Program: M.A. in Forensic Psychology: Applied Forensic Services
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. CST

These events take place completely online and are accessible through a link that is provided upon registration. No equipment other than a computer with an Internet connection and speakers is required.

“Virtual Open Houses are a terrific way for us to connect with potential future students and give them a truly comprehensive view of The Chicago School’s programs and career paths in psychology,” said Ed Hildy, director of recruitment for The Chicago School’s online programs. “Because the programs have a visual component, attendees can actually see how online learning works, something that a lot of potential students are curious about.”

“Attending a virtual open house was a major factor in my decision to apply to The Chicago School,” said Nicole Cavaliere, a 2010 graduate of the online M.A. in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology program. “The presentation was informative and interesting, and best of all, staff members were right there, ready to answer questions. It was really like attending a traditional open house, but so much easier.”

The Chicago School serves more than 3,500 students both in on-campus programs in Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Westwood, and Orange County, and in online-blended programming. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission1, the School is also an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized the school for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

The School’s master’s degree programs are especially valuable for working professionals interested in learning how to apply principles of psychology to the workplace, either to further their current career or to start a new one. The master’s in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology can help professionals work toward meaningful organizational change and enhance employee productivity in a wide variety of fields and industries. The master’s in Forensic Psychology can be beneficial for those working in law enforcement, corrections, victim assistance, treatment facilities, or other social services agencies.

For questions about upcoming Virtual Open Houses or to register, call 866-907-4209. To find out more about The Chicago School and its online degree and certificate programs, go to http://www.thechicagoschoolonline.net.

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is the nation's leading nonprofit graduate school dedicated exclusively to the applications of psychology and related behavioral sciences.

The School’s community service initiatives have resulted in three consecutive years of recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, including the additional “With Distinction” honor in 2010. Campuses are located in Chicago; in Los Angeles, Westwood, and Irvine, California; and the newest campus in Washington, D.C. Doctoral psychology programs and masters psychology programs are offered on-ground and in an online-blended format, and incorporate academic rigor and real-world applications of psychological theory and principles.

For more information about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, visit http://www.thechicagoschool.edu. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/gradpsychology. Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thechicagoschool.

Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 800-621-7440, http://www.ncahlc.org.

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