Earning your Clinical Psychology Degree in Illinois
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OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com can help you find the right psychology degree. With our directory of schools in Illinois you can request information from multiple programs to compare their benefits with your goals. Review our directory of featured accredited colleges below to get started!

Psychologists in Illinois study human emotions and behavior in order to identify and treat issues related to mental health. After diagnosing a behavioral or mood disorder, psychologists work with patients to help them identify problem areas and make positive changes.

Psychologists also conduct research and perform psychological tests. With a degree in this field, you may work as a school psychologist, an organizational psychologist or open your own practice.

Clinical Psychology Degree Options and Curriculum

Besides an advanced degree, you need a compassionate nature and a strong interest in abnormal psychology to succeed as a clinical psychologist.

If you are considering this career path, the first thing you need to do is complete your undergraduate degree.

A doctorate degree is required for anyone who wishes to practice clinical psychology in Illinois.

Some psychology careers, such as case worker and behavior specialist, require you to hold a master degree.

No matter which degree you ultimately choose to pursue, you can expect to complete the following types of psychology courses:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Statistics
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Behavior Analysis

Each college has its own requirements regarding the number of credits you must complete in your core curriculum, electives and liberal arts classes.

You may be able to complete courses that are heavy in theory and history online. However, you need to be flexible enough to complete off-site fieldwork and to attend classes on campus when a more hands-on approach is required.

Before you select a degree program, make sure that it is accredited by the American Psychological Association or the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations Psychologist Licensing and Disciplinary Board.

Licensing Requirements

After you have received your doctoral degree, you are required to complete 1,750 hours of supervised experience in clinical psychology before you can get licensed.

The hours must be completed no sooner than 50 weeks after receiving your doctorate and no later than 36 months after graduation. You must receive face-to-face supervision from a licensed clinical psychologist.

This person is required to personally supervise your work with clients at least one hour per week. You also need one year of supervised experience before you receive your doctorate in order to apply to take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology.

Career Outlook for Clinical Psychologists in Illinois

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), people who worked as school, clinical or counseling psychologists in Illinois earned a median annual salary of $68,100 in 2012.

Psychologists in all other categories reported average annual wages of $94,440 for the same year. The projected rate of growth for all psychologists is expected to be higher than average through the end of this decade. The percentage of change in employment by job types is as follows:

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, 35 percent
  • Clinical, Counseling and School Psychologists, 22 percent
  • Psychologists, 22 percent
  • Psychologists, all other, 18 percent

The BLS report states that the biggest need for licensed psychologists is expected to be in schools, mental health centers, social service agencies and hospitals.

Due to the large number of aging baby boomers, psychologists are needed to assist older people with their unique life issues. Organizational psychologists are in high demand because companies need help selecting and retaining employees, identifying individual and corporate problems, and increasing productivity.

Learn more about psychology degree programs by contacting the accredited colleges and universities below!


Clinical Psychology Degree Programs

Welcome to the most complete directory on the Web of Clinical Psychology programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 451 schools across the country.



Featured Online Clinical Psychology Programs:


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Traditional On Campus Clinical Psychology Programs:


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Adler School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis
Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Art Therapy
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Child & Adolescent Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Marriage & Family Therapy
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Organizational Development
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Primary Care Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Traumatic Stress
Argosy University (Chicago, IL / Schaumburg, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Certificate in Clinical Health Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Chicago, IL
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Child & Adolescent Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Child & Family Psych
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Diversity & Multicultural Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Family Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Forensic Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Neuropsychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Organizational Consulting
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Psychoanalytic Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Psychology & Spirituality
Aurora University (Aurora, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Clinical
Benedictine University (Lisle, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology - Child Subspecialty
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology - Marriage and Family Subspecialty
Blackburn College (Carlinville, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Clinical & Counseling
Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Arts in Human Development Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Post-Masters Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
Chicago State University (Chicago, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Counseling. - Clinical Mental Health
DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical
Dominican University (River Forest, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Master of Science in Counseling - Clinical
Governors State University (University Park, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Pre-Clinical
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Greenville College (Greenville, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Adult Clinical Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Child/Adolescent Clinical
Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology - Rehabilitation
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Kaplan University (Chicago, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
MS in Psychology - General Psychology (online)
Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
PhD in Clinical Psychology
Midwestern University (Downers Grove, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
MA in Clinical/Counseling Psychology
Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical
Major In Psychology - Clinical
Major In Psychology - Clinical Psychologists
Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Arts in Clinical Professional Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
Master of Science in Clinical Counseling
Saint Xavier University (Chicago, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical Psychology (adult and child specializations)
Master of Science in Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Clinical
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical
Master of Arts in Clinical-Adult Psychology
Master of Science in Education in Clinical-Child and School Psychology
University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical/Community
University of Illinois-Springfield (Springfield, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Clinical/Counseling Psychology
Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Psychology - Clinical/Community Mental Health
Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology