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Master's Degrees

Personnel and Human Resources Development

Students in the M.S. in Personnel and Human Resources Development (PHRD) program learn the skills necessary to advance in the rapidly changing and growing areas of management consulting, human resource management, and industrial relations. Coursework is focused on developing an understanding of human behavior and effectiveness in the workplace, learning how to manage change and promote productivity, using statistical methods to make sound decisions and evaluate effectiveness, and learning critical human resources content areas, such as training and development, and performance management.

The PHRD degree is unusual among master's degrees in I/O or human resources management degrees in that all classes will be taken with our Ph.D. students. This means that students will take part in a challenging, exciting, and comprehensive Ph.D.-quality classroom experience as a master's student.

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Rehabilition and Mental Health Counseling

In Illinois Tech's dually-accredited Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP) M.S. program in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, you will receive outstanding and intensive training geared toward serving persons with disabilities and/or mental health concerns. Ranked 9th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2011, the program will not only prepare you for practice in clinical mental health counseling, but will provide you with specialized training for a career in the dynamic field of rehabilitation counseling. This is a rapidly-growing field that will provide you with many employment opportunities.

There are three different program options for the rehabilitation and mental health counseling master's degree:

M.S. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
M.S. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with Advanced Standing
M.S. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: Working Professionals Program

Ph.D. Degree

The Department of Psychology offers three specializations for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology.

Clinical Psychology

In Illinois Tech's APA-accredited clinical psychology program, you will receive training from the cognitive-behavioral theoretical framework. The program emphasizes an integration of clinical practice and applied clinical research and will prepare you for licensure eligibility in the state of Illinois. Our graduates typically work in medical centers and multi-disciplinary clinical settings as academics, practitioners, and researchers.

Learn more about the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. degree specialization.

In addition to the standard clinical psychology program, there is also a sub-specialization available: Clinical Psychology—Rehabilitation Track.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

As a Ph.D. student in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology at Illinois Tech, you will be part of the oldest, most successful, and most respected program in the Chicago area. The program is ideal if you plan a career in university teaching, industry, government, or consulting. You will gain training in research methods, as well as experience in work settings. The city of Chicago, a vital, lively center of commerce and culture, will provide you with outstanding opportunities for internships, part-time work experiences, and field research.

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Rehabilitation Counseling Education

The rehabilitation counseling education program prepares leaders in the field of rehabilitation counseling at the highest level of training. Illinois Institute of Technology faculty view rehabilitation counseling as a specialized area of professional counseling practice in which the major goal is to assist a person with a disability or chronic illness move to psychological and economic independence. Graduates will be well-equipped to become educators, counselors, supervisors, researchers and leaders in the counseling field.

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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Rehabilitation Engineering Technology
Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation