November 17, 2022
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is eager to share an update regarding the organization’s response to the report of harassment during the 2022 Annual Program Meeting (APM) with attendees and CSWE members.
November 12, 2022
On Friday, November 11, 2022, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) announced the appointment of Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi PhD, MSW, MEd, as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Vakalahi was introduced by Board Chair Hilary Weaver at CSWE’s Annual Program Meeting in Anaheim, CA.
September 30, 2022
CSWE extends its deep condolences over the loss of life and destruction caused by the storm and related flooding or winds. In light of these circumstances, we fully understand that social work programs may be disrupted. Read more for any accreditation-related concerns or questions.
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 October 2022 COA meeting, there are
accredited master's programs
master's programs in candidacy
master's programs in pre-candidacy
accredited baccalaureate programs
baccalaureate programs in candidacy
baccalaureate programs in pre-candidacy
accredited post-master's fellowship programs