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Graduate Academics

The Chestnut Hill College School of Graduate Studies upholds a long tradition of academic excellence that can help you turn your knowledge, skills, and experience into a career full of purpose. Designed for the ever-changing world, our holistic approach to learning translates academic theory into real-world experience.


Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

Students who enter the program at the same time progress through the program as a cohort and take all of their classes together, thus facilitating cooperation, collaboration, and the development of personal bonds. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
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Clinical and Counseling Psychology
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The program offers a generalist curriculum and six areas of concentration: Child and Adolescent Therapy, Child and Adolescent Therapy: Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders, Couple and Family Therapy, Trauma Studies, and Diverse and Underserved Communities.
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School Counseling
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The program supports a collaborative learning environment that prepares a culturally diverse student body to become competent, responsible, and ethical professional school counselors in both public or private school settings. The degree consists of core counseling courses, specialty area courses, and 520 hours of field experience. 
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Human Services Management
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The program is designed for individuals seeking leadership roles as administrators/directors/supervisors in a broad range of human service organizations. The degree differs from a counseling degree in that students are prepared for management in agencies rather than for the delivery of therapeutic services to clients.
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The program offers a variety of degree and certification programs that provides professionals with fundamental theory, practical experience, and advanced knowledge and competencies required to meet the learning needs of diverse student populations. Our Master’s degree and certification programs meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s requirements. Our goal of providing individualized advising and high-quality teaching is critical to our mission of holistic education.
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Montessori Early Education Program


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The program is a convenient, fully online, 30-credit program with highly competitive tuition.  The online design allows professionals to complete their master’s degree in 20 months. The courses are taught in eight week modules, allowing students to complete six credits per semester over five semesters. Courses are designed and taught by subject matter experts who have diverse experience in the field of cybersecurity. 

Cybersecurity is rapidly expanding and ever evolving field with many types of jobs in private, public, and nonprofit sectors.  Career Outlook for Cybersecurity professionals are expected to see a job growth of 28 percent between 2016 and 2026 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). An average wage of $99,690 was earned by these specialists as of a 2018 bureau report.  Cybersecurity is an exciting field for people who enjoy learning new things and exploring aspects of technology.
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Organizational Leadership

The program prepares graduates to succeed in leading people and organizations in the Philadelphia region’s largest industries and employers including healthcare, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies, higher education, government, banking, and financial services, technology and research, communication and entertainment, corporate, general business, and retail organizations.

The MS in Organizational Leadership focuses on the critical soft skills of managing people and change in organizations while providing solid foundations in managing data, technology, budgets, and resources for organizational success.

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