The Institute for Clinical Social Work

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Master’s Program

ICSW welcomes applicants from many backgrounds and with an array of professional ambitions. If you are interested in joining our Master’s 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 Master’s in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university — degree need not be in psychology or social work
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA at all institutions of higher education
  • GRE is not required

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 onsite for the remainder of the application process, which includes an in-person interview with ICSW faculty members and critical thinking assessment.

Application Deadline

For Fall 2018, applications are considered on a case by case basis.

If you experience any technical issues submitting your application/payment, please contact Sebastien Beaudet at 312-935-4234 or

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