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Graduation Requirements

A student is eligible for graduation when he or she has:

  • Earned a total of 60 semester credit hours are required for graduation
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive exam covering concepts from psychodynamic core theory courses
  • Presented a clinical case to a faculty panel (1 credit hour)
  • Fulfilled two Field Placements totaling 350 hours in the first academic-year of the program and 700 hours in the second academic-year of the program
  • Fulfilled all financial obligations

Some credit earned in the master’s program may be transferable to ICSW’s doctoral program. For specific information, please contact ICSW at (312) 935-4232 or