The Institute for Clinical Social Work

Ph.D. Program

ICSW welcomes applicants from many backgrounds and with an array of professional ambitions. If you are interested in joining our Ph.D. program, please review the guidelines below. To discuss exceptions to any of these guidelines or procedures, contact us at (312) 935-4232 or

Admissions Standards

Minimum requirements for consideration for the Ph.D. program include:

Admissions Procedure

Applicants who meet the above criteria and are interested in applying to the program are welcome to apply online. During this process, applicants are asked to submit:

Based on the above materials, applicants who appear well qualified for the program will be invited on-site for the remainder of the application process, which includes an in-person interview with ICSW faculty members and critical thinking assessment.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted year-round. To be considered for the upcoming academic year, we encourage you to submit the general application by May 1 for the On-site program.