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Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.

What's New

CSWE is now accepting feedback on the second draft of the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Providing feedback at this stage is imperative; this will be the last public comment period for the 2022 EPAS.  
Kesslyn Brade Stennis, PhD, MSW, MDiv, has joined the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as the director of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Brade Stennis previously served as the executive director of the Dorothy I. Height Center for the Advancement of Social Justice at Coppin State University where she was also a professor. She brings 25 years of education experience to the MFP and her scholarship has focused on topics that affect African American communities, faith communities, and women.
The Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Social Work & Criminal Justice highlights its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. ​The college was launched on July 1, 2020, with a mission to inspire and prepare criminal justice and social work leaders, scholars, practitioners, clinicians, and policymakers to enact positive change.
​SWHELPER, CSWE, and the Sacred Heart University School of Social Work will host the Fall Anti-Racism Virtual Summit 2021 on October 26–27.