June 24, 2022
CSWE does not agree with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. Simply put, Roe v. Wade aligned with social work competencies by “ensuring dignity and respect for all” by allowing women and people who can become pregnant to make private decisions related to their health and medical needs.
June 15, 2022
Congratulations to the newly elected members of the CSWE Board of Directors and National Nominating Committee!
June 6, 2022
Members voted to ratify revisions from the CSWE Board of Directors that ensure that all faculty, staff, and students of accredited and candidacy social work programs have access to member benefits through the program’s membership, essentially eliminating the need for individual memberships with CSWE.
CSWE's Commission on Accreditation (COA) is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards. In accordance with the requirements of CSWE's recognition body, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation…
Accredited with documented noncompliance with one or more standards that must be addressed within a year
Accredited (Withdrawal in Progress)
Accredited with a planned closure date
Program has completed at least one year of Candidacy process and is moving toward full accreditation within two years
Program has had standards approved in draft form and is scheduled to be reviewed for Candidacy status within one year
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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.
The CSWE organizational mission includes the charge to advocate for social work education and research. CSWE's strategic plan outlines the need for research to inform policy and practice and to serve the needs of CSWE member programs—their deans, directors, faculty members, and students. The CSWE Commission on Research (COR) and CSWE research staff work to serve that need. The COR developed research priorities with input from the CSWE commissions and councils to guide their work; they will report on progress periodically.
Current Number of Social Work Programs
As of the February 2022 COA meeting, there are
accredited baccalaureate programs
accredited master's programs
accredited post-master's fellowship programs
baccalaureate programs in candidacy
master's programs in candidacy
baccalaureate programs in pre-candidacy
master's programs in pre-candidacy