Welcome to ICSW!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Institute for Clinical Social Work! ICSW is a vibrant community of clinicians and scholars dedicated to clinical practice, social justice, and helping students to reach their academic and professional goals. We are thrilled to welcome you to our dynamic community. Read on for important new student information, including important dates and what to do next!


“I am happy and proud to be a part of the ICSW family. I needed to transfer from another program, and the ICSW team—from the faculty, the staff, the students, and administration have been nothing short of welcoming, warm, and wonderful! They have made it as fluid as possible, considering the complications of my transfer, and I am so grateful. In my short time at ICSW, I already feel enriched and invigorated with the quality of my classes.”

-Jaydee Tumambing Huges, PhD Student

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“Welcome to ICSW!”

-Bill Singeman, MA Student

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New Student Checklist

So, you’ve been accepted! Now what?

  • Celebrate!

  • To secure your place in our incoming class, your non-refundable Enrollment Deposit must be received by the date specified in your acceptance letter. Contact Shawna Jennings at 312-935-4234 or sjennings@icsw.edu to make your payment, or for assistance.

  • Mark your calendar for new student orientation: August 9-10, 2019

  • Apply for a scholarship. The ICSW internal scholarship deadline is June 10. Visit the PhD and MA pages for more information.

  • If you are using financial aid, contact Shawna Jennings at 312-935-4234 or sjennings@icsw.edu.

  • Become familiar with our 2019-20 class schedules.

  • Watch your email throughout the summer for important updates and information.


“Congrats, new students! I hope your experience is as transformative as mine has been. I routinely tell people that choosing ICSW for the masters program was one of the best decisions of my life. And that’s only continued to become truer throughout the ICSW PhD program. You’re in for an adventure - and just remember that you have us to turn to when it gets hard, which it will!”

-Jenna White, MA ‘15, PhD ‘21???

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Important Dates

  • August 9 - 10: New Student Orientation

  • August 14: Master’s Program - First Day of Class

  • August 23: Onsite PhD Program - First Day of Class

  • Sept 7-8: Distance PhD Program - 1st Onsite Weekend (and first days of class)


We Are Here to Help!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to staff if there is anything we can do help make your transition to ICSW.

Andrea Dunbar, MSW, Director of Student and Academic Affairs

adunbar@icsw.edu / 312-935-4245

  • Contact Andrea for any questions about records, registration, orientation, and other administrative needs.

Shawna Jennings, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Communication

sjennings@icsw.edu / 312-935-4234

  • Contact Shawna for any questions about tuition, student billing, financial aid and scholarships


Milka Ramirez, PhD, Academic Associate Dean and Director of the Master’s Program


  • Contact Dr. Ramirez for MA Program Questions

Ida Roldan, PhD, Academic Dean


  • Contact Dr. Roldan for PhD Program Questions

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