College of Science and Health > Student Resources > Office of Advising & Student Services > Pre-Health Advising > Health Careers > Clinical and Community Psychology
Clinical Psychology is a broad branch of psychology that focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Clinical psychologists provide professional services for the diagnosis, assessment, evaluation, treatment and prevention of psychological, emotional, psychophysiological, and behavioral disorders across the lifespan.
Clinical Mental Health Counselors/Community Counselors are highly-skilled professionals who provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy. Clinical Mental Health Counselors evaluate and assist groups, families, couples, and individuals with various types of problems. They teach patients how to overcome problems and promote mental health.
American Psychological Association
American Counseling Association
Currently, there is no centralized application systems. Students who are interested in applying to clinical psychology or mental health counseling programs must apply directly to each individual school.
Clinical psychology and mental health counseling programs usually require students to take the Graduate Records Examinations (GRE). However, students should check each individual school to learn their specfic requirements.
The 2021 cost of the GRE is $205.00.
Graduate Records Examination
PowerPrep II Software (Free)
It is important for students to check each school's requirements
carefully as some schools will require information not listed below. For
more information about a specific program, please contact the school
Typically most PsyD/PhD programs require:
Typically most MEd/MA in Community Counseling Require:
Clinical Psychology (PsyD/PhD) Programs
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
University of Illinois at Chicago
Community Counseling/Mental Health Counseling (MEd/MA) Programs
Center on Halsted
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Heartland Alliance Heathcare Services
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC)
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network
Release Program (formerly incarcerated)
Teen Living Program
North Side Housing and Supportive Services
Howard Brown Health Center
Youth and FamilyChildren's Research Triangle
National Alliance on Mental Illinois of Chicago
Mental Health America of Illinois
Crisis Test Line