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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Irvine

Total Grad Surveys 1
Females 0
Males 1
Avg years at University 4.0
Research Quality C- (3.9)
Research Availability F (0.8)
Research Funding F (0.8)
Graduate Politics D (2.3)
Not Errand Runners B (6.9)
Degree Completion B- (6.2)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] F (0.8)
Sufficient Pay F (0.8)
Competitiveness A- (8.5)
Education Quality D+ (3.1)
Faculty Accessibility C- (3.9)
Useful Research B (6.9)
"Individual" treatment D (2.3)
Friendliness D- (1.5)
Safety A+ (10.0)
Campus Beauty B+ (7.7)
Campus Maintenance A (9.2)
University Spending C- (3.9)
Extracurriculars C (4.6)
Scholastic Success D+ (3.1)
Surrounding City A (9.2)
Social Life/ Environment C (4.6)
Research AvailabilityF
Given the state of the field of clinicalJan 15 2015Psychology
Given the state of the field of clinical psychology, students are far better off going to an APA accredited program. TCSPP Irvine should primarily be a last resort school, not because of the faculty. The professors and most of the students were great; however, low admission standards allow poor candidates to get in to the "accelerated" Applied program. These students ruin the classes for everybody else. Along the same lines of mismanagement, the administration is horrible- condescending, unavailable, and generally good at derogation. They actively work against your success with an impersonalized thesis process that prohibits you from working with your mentors without paying for courses. They also do not in practice accept transfer credit. The administration sets the tone for a terrible experience, despite great resources of professionals and collaboration. The reason for this is clear: most of the work is done by student employees who are used as pawns and the actual management is handled by psychologists with no knowledge of running educational programs. From the top down, the Applied program is designed to strip you of your previous accomplishments and force you to take low level courses in order to prove your worth rather than challenging you with academic pursuits. The administrators tend to be extortive, arrogant, uncaring, and unresponsive. Overall, the Applied program is not worth the cost, nor is it comparable to accredited programs. The other programs are much more rigorous, but for the cost you should at least try to get into an accredited program. Attending the Irvine campus will bankrupt you and you will have difficulty passing the licensing exam. Most of the good admin leave after a short tenure due to the politics.

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