When the program applied for candidacy it submitted a Candidacy Eligibility Application and Authorization of Program Review form. The Candidacy Eligibility Application required the program to address six eligibility standards. To determine eligibility for initial accreditation, the program is required to review the six eligibility standards it addressed in the Candidacy Eligibility Application for changes that may have occurred. If there have been any changes, the program must submit updated Candidacy Eligibility Application and Authorization of Program Review forms.
The institution identifies and describes the program in its catalog or similar publication. Program purposes and requirements are specified. The same document specifies the educational level(s) of the program(s) for which CSWE accreditation has been received or is being sought.
The educational institution provides its organizational chart to document the position of the social work program in the governance structure of the institution and to demonstrate its comparable position relative to other professional education programs offered by the institution.
The institution must ensure that the master’s program in social work can be completed in 2 calendar years of full-time study. To meet requirements for the master’s degree a program may also provide a maximum of 4 calendar years of structured part-time professional education, comprising all course work, papers or projects, and the field practicum.
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