February 08, 2018
The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America (MSPS) and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to give more students access to graduate degrees in behavioral and mental health. The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies was established to help non-traditional, adult learners achieve their academic and professional goals within a framework of ethical leadership and service to their community. The Chicago School is a leading nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health sciences.

Through the partnership, active MSPS students who fulfill the admission requirements for the program to which they apply are guaranteed admission to TCSPP, and are eligible for the Partner Preferred Tuition Rate – a 10% reduction toward annual program tuition.

“We are pleased to partner with Catholic University’s Metropolitan School to prepare the next generation of mental health professionals,” said Heather Sheets, campus dean, Washington, D.C. campus, The Chicago School. “Our engaged practitioner model provides students with an education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community, and strongly parallels MSPS’s mission for its students.”

“This agreement expands the opportunities available to our students to develop careers focused on helping others,” said Vincent Kiernan, dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies. “It also underscores the importance of supporting and expanding postsecondary opportunities for working-age students.”

Already in effect, the MOU allows current eligible MSPS students to enroll in any of The Chicago School’s more than 20 mental health, behavioral health and health services programs at any of its campuses in Washington, D.C., Southern California, Chicago or Online.

MEDIA: For more information or to schedule an interview, email communications@cua.edu or call 202-319-5600.