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College of Social Work


Accreditation

The Council on Social Work Education is the recognized accreditor for College of Social Work programs. CSWE includes more than 800 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners and agencies.  

Program Accreditation and Assessment

The College of Social Work’s undergraduate and master’s social work programs are reviewed for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education every eight years. The College of Social Work completed a comprehensive self-study and assessment of its two accredited programs, the Bachelor of Science in Social Work and the Master of Social Work, in 2016. Both programs were reaffirmed for accreditation until 2024.

Annual Program Outcomes reports are prepared as part of the ongoing accreditation process with CSWE. The assessment measures tracked in the reports below align with the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards standards outlined by CSWE. All CSWE-accredited programs measure and report students’ mastery of competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all students are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency. 

About CSWE

The Council on Social Work Education, founded in 1952, is the national association recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.  CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development and ensures quality social work education by setting and maintaining national accreditation standards. 

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