Masters in Clinical Counseling
& Psychotherapy

ICSW’s psychodynamic perspective and strong clinical emphasis distinguish us among master’s and doctoral programs. Our educational approach unites theoretical training, real-world experience, and ongoing mentorship to prepare our students to practice at an advanced level.

As the nation’s first and only accredited, independent institution to offer a doctoral program in clinical social work, we make distinct contributions to this vibrant and rewarding field. Whether pursuing a master’s or PhD, our students graduate prepared to become leaders in clinical counseling and psychotherapy.


ICSW offers both a Full Time
and Part Time format

Full Time

You’ll complete your Masters in two years and leave ready to earn your LPC

See The Full Time Course Schedule

Part Time

A slower pace for fast moving working professionals; you’ll be ready to earn your LPC in three years

See The Part Time Course Schedule


Field Placement
For All Students

Students complete 1050 hours of field with with top mental health agencies and social service organizations in Chicago’s dynamic, urban environment.

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Our Campus

Discover our downtown
campus & inspiring city.

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