ICSW is pleased to offer its acclaimed, accredited Clinical Ph.D. program in a Distance Learning format. ‘Distance Learning’ is not online education: our students meet in real-time with their fellow classmates and their instructor, via technology (web cams) and software (WebEx), plus come to ICSW’s Chicago campus twice a semester for a weekend of classes. Distance Learning students enjoy the same faculty guidance and attention as On-site students. And on graduation day, all students find themselves better equipped to address the challenges of clinical social work in the twenty- first century.
- Classes meet online in the evenings for a total of five online meetings per semester
- Twice each semester, online students attend live on-site classes at our Chicago campus where they work with faculty members and on-site students
- Coursework is spread over four years, making the curriculum manageable for practicing clinicians
- Complete four classes per semester; intensive on-site classes are held each summer
- Communicate regularly with assigned faculty advisor
- Online access to the Robert Morris Thomas Jefferson Library’s physical and digital holdings and other electronic resources
- Online technology required: an up-to-date computer system, high-speed internet access, a webcam, and an audio headset
The admission guidelines for the Distance Learning and the On-site doctoral programs are the same — applicants must submit the same documentation and meet the same admissions criteria as on-site applicants. Distance Learning students will also be expected to attend an On-site orientation held in August.
Applicants to the Distance Learning program must meet two additional criteria:
- Competence with computer and internet-based technology
- Live outside of a 150-mile radius from downtown Chicago or be able to document that work, family, or religious commitments make commuting to the On-site program impossible