Admissions FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

General Questions

Are you accredited?

Yes, all academic programs at the Institute for Clinical Social Work are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

When is orientation?

Orientation for new students in all programs takes place in early August; exact dates will be published when finalized.

Do you accept international students?

Prospective students from all locations are welcome to apply and may be admitted. However, ICSW is not currently an approved institution to authorize Visas.

Master’s Program

What degree will I earn in the program?

Graduates earn a Master’s in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy.

How long is the program?

Students enrolled full-time complete the Master’s degree in two years. Students enrolled part-time in the program complete the Master’s degree in three years.

What can I do after I graduate with my Master’s?

After students earn their Master’s in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy at ICSW, they are eligible to sit for the state licensure exam to because a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). There is a 100% licensure exam pass rate among ICSW MA graduates.

What is the admissions deadline?

The priority admissions deadline for Fall 2020 admission to the Master’s program is December 2, 2019. It is strongly encouraged that applicants submit their applications by the priority deadline as ICSW uses rolling admissions and admissions decisions are made as applications are received. Master’s applicants admitted before the priority deadline also will have greater options in selecting a first year field placement. The general admissions deadline is February 24, 2020.

When are classes held?

Currently Master’s classes are Wednesday evenings, Fridays and Saturdays.

How much is tuition? Do you have scholarships/financial aid?

Current tuition rates and information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities can be found here: http://costatropicalinternet.com/masters-tuition

DistancE PhD Program

How often will I be traveling to Chicago?

Distance PhD students come to Chicago for Saturday and Sunday morning twice during the fall and spring terms of each year, and once during the summer term of each year - so 5 weekends annually. In addition, Distance students are expected to come to Chicago for new student orientation.

What is the admissions deadline?

The priority admissions deadline for Fall 2020 admission to the PhD program is February 24, 2020. It is strongly encouraged that applicants submit their applications by the priority deadline as ICSW uses rolling admissions and admissions decisions are made as applications are received. The general admissions deadline is April 1, 2020.

When are classes held?

一道本不卡免费高清Classes meet regularly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the semester through video conferences

How much is tuition? Do you have scholarships/financial aid?

Current tuition rates and information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities can be found here: http://costatropicalinternet.com/phd-tuition

Onsite PhD Program

What is the admissions deadline?

The priority admissions deadline for Fall 2020 admission to the PhD program is February 24, 2020. It is strongly encouraged that applicants submit their applications by the priority deadline as ICSW uses rolling admissions and admissions decisions are made as applications are received. The general admissions deadline is April 1, 2020.

When are classes held?

Classes are Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, every other week during the semester.

How much is tuition? Do you have scholarships/financial aid?

Current tuition rates and information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities can be found here: http://costatropicalinternet.com/phd-tuition