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Formerly Accredited or Approved Baccalaureate Social Work Programs

CSWE approved baccalaureate social work degree programs from 1968 to 1974. In 1974, CSWE began accrediting baccalaureate programs and discontinued the approved status.
CSWE also served as the accrediting body for all Canadian master's of social work degree programs until 1970, then continued to accredit Canadian master's of social work programs by special request until 1983.

For information about accredited programs in Canada, please contact the Canadian Association for Social Work Education.

Please contact the accreditation staff if you have any questions about previously accredited programs.

Alabama

Huntingdon College - Approved 1968-1971
Spring Hill College - Approved 1968-1970

Arizona

Arizona State University, West Campus - Accredited 1992-2009
University of Arizona - Approved 1968-1968

Arkansas

Lyon College - Accredited 1983-1996

California

California State Polytechnic College - Approved 1970-1973; Accredited 1974-1995
California State University, Northridge - Accredited 1975-1976
Chapman College - Approved 1968-1973; Accredited 1974-1988
Chico State College - Approved 1969-1972
College of Notre Dame - Approved 1969-1973
Fresno State College - Approved 1968-1971
Pepperdine College - Approved 1968-1969
San Fernando Valley College - Approved 1970-1971
University of California at Berkeley - Approved 1968-1970
University of San Francisco - Approved 1968-1971
University of the Pacific - Approved 1968-1969

Connecticut

University of New Haven - Approved 1970-1970

District of Columbia

Howard University - Accredited 1981-1994

Florida

Barry University - Approved 1968-1974
Florida Technological University - Accredited 1974-1978

Georgia

Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University) - Approved 1973 - 1973; Accredited 1983-1989
Fort Valley State University - Approved 1968-1969
Morehouse College - Approved 1972-1973
Morris Brown College - Approved 1972-1973
Spelman College - Approved 1972-1973

Idaho

University of Idaho - Approved 1968-1971

Illinois

Augustana College - Accredited 1982-1996
George Williams College - Approved 1968-1973; Accredited 1974-1982
Illinois Wesleyan University - Approved 1968-1971
Roosevelt University - Approved 1968-1969; Accredited 1974-1986
University of Illinois at Chicago - Accredited 1977-2006
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Accredited 1974-1996
Wheaton College - Approved 1968-1970

Indiana

Grace College - Accredited 1999-2009
Indiana State University - Approved 1968-1970
Marion College - Accredited 1977-1988
Purdue University at Indianapolis - Accredited 1989-1994
University of Evansville - Accredited 1974-1982

Iowa

Clarke University/Formerly College (Collaborative with Loras College) - Accredited 1974-2009
Drake University - Approved 1968-1969
Grace College - Accredited 2000-2009
Graceland College - Approved 1970-1973; Accredited 1974-1977
Iowa State University - Accredited 1977-1996
Loras College (Collaborative with Clarke College) - Accredited 1974-2009
Marycrest International University - Accredited 1974-2002
Morningside College - Approved 1968 - 1971; Accredited 1977-1985
University of Dubuque - Accredited 1974-1996
University of Iowa - Approved 1972-1974

Kansas

Bethany College - Accredited 1975-2011
Kansas State College of Pittsburg - Approved 1970-1970
Saint Mary of the Plains - Accredited 1978-1993
Southwestern College - Accredited 1982-1999
Tabor College - Accredited 1974-1992

Kentucky

Thomas More College - Approved 1973-1974; Accredited 1975-1993
Union College - Approved 1970-1973; Accredited 2008-2016
University of Louisville - Accredited 1974-1984

Louisiana

Loyola University - Accredited 1977-1984
Saint Mary’s Dominican College - Accredited 1977-1984
University of New Orleans - Accredited 1975-1978
Xavier University of New Orleans - Accredited 1977-1984

Maine

University of Maine-Portland-Gorham - Approved 1968-1973; Accredited 1974-1980

Maryland

Saint Joseph College - Approved 1968-1972
Sojourner-Douglass College - Accredited 2010-2015
University of Maryland-Baltimore County - Approved 1968-1972

Massachusetts

American International College - Approved 1968-1968
Atlantic Union College - Accredited 1987-2008
Boston University, Metropolitan College - Accredited 1974-1996
Northeastern University - Approved 1968-1970
Wheelock College - Accredited 1985-2018

Michigan

Albion College - Approved 1968-1970
Alma College - Approved 1968 - 1970; Accredited 1974-1987
Mercy College of Detroit - Approved 1968-1973
Marygrove College - Accredited 1978-2018
Nazareth College of Kalamazoo - Accredited 1978-1982
University of Detroit - Accredited 1976-1981

Minnesota

Carleton College - Approved 1968-1968
College of Saint Benedict (Collaborative with Saint John’s University) - Accredited 1983-2011
College of Saint Theresa - Accredited 1976-1989
Hamline University - Approved 1968-1968
Saint John’s University (Collaborative with College of Saint Benedict) - Accredited 1983-2011
University of Minnesota - Duluth - Approved 1968-1973
University of Minnesota - Morris - Approved 1968-1968
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Approved 1968-1973

Mississippi

Mississippi College for Women - Approved 1968-1973; Accredited 1974-1981
Mississippi State University - Starkville - Approved 1968-1973

Missouri

Columbia College - Accredited 1992-2006
Marillac College - Approved 1969-1974
Missouri Valley College - Approved 1972-1973; Accredited 1974-1979

Montana

Carroll College - Accredited 1974-2001
Montana State University - Approved 1970-1973; Accredited 1974-1979

Nebraska

Dana College - Accredited 1986-2010
Nebraska Wesleyan University (Collaborative with Union College) - Accredited 1982-2005
Union College (Collaborative with Nebraska Wesleyan University) - Accredited 1982-2005
University of Nebraska at Lincoln - Approved 1972-1973

New Hampshire

Mount Mary’s College - Approved 1968-1970

New Jersey

College of Saint Elizabeth - Approved 1968-1969
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Approved 1972-1973; Accredited 1974-1987
Kean University - Accredited 1974-2011
Livingstone College - Accredited 1974-1979
Trenton State College - Approved 1972-1973
Union State College - Approved 1972-1973
Upsala College - Accredited 1982-1995

New Mexico

College of Santa Fe - Approved 1970-1973; Accredited 1975-1986

New York

City College-City University of New York - Approved 1968 - 1970
Cornell University - Accredited 1974-2001
D’Youville College - Accredited 1988-2001
Elmira College - Approved 1968 - 1968
Marymount College - Accredited 1979-2002
Queens College-City University of New York - Approved 1968 - 1969
Rochester Institute of Technology - Accredited 1974 - 2007
Rosary Hill College - Approved 1968 - 1968
State University of New York, College at Brockport - Approved 1973-1974
State University of New York, University at Buffalo - Approved 1969-1974
Syracuse University - Approved 1968-1973 
Wagner College - Approved 1968-1969 

North Carolina

Catawba College - Approved 1968 - 1970; Accredited 1981-1985
Lenoir-Rhyne College - Approved 1968 - 1969; Accredited 1982-1985
Pfeiffer College - Accredited 1979-1987
Sacred Heart College - Accredited 1982-1986
St. Augustine’s College - Approved 1968-1970

Ohio

Antioch College - Approved 1970-1972
Edgecliff College - Approved 1969-1973
Kent State University - Approved 1968-1970
Miami University - Approved 1968-1969
Ohio Dominican University - Approved 1968-1970
Ohio Northern University - Approved 1968-1969
Ohio Wesleyan University - Approved 1968-1970
University of Dayton - Accredited 1974-1992

Oklahoma

Northwestern State College - Approved 1968-1971
Southwestern Oklahoma State University - Accredited 1998-June 2014
University of Tulsa - Approved 1968-1970

Oregon

Mount Angel College - Approved 1968-1970
University of Oregon - Approved 1968-1970; Accredited 1975-1977

Pennsylvania

Albright College - Accredited 1986-1997
Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales - Approved 1972-1973; Accredited 1974-1978
Beaver College - Approved 1968-1968
California State College - Approved 1972-1972; Accredited 1976-1980
Lehigh University - Accredited 1974-1978
Lincoln University - Approved 1970-1971
Messiah University (Collaborative with Temple University) - Accredited 1987-2006
Moravian College - Approved 1972-1973; Accredited 1974-1978
Muhlenburg College - Approved 1968-1973; Accredited 1974-1978
Pennsylvania State University - Accredited 1975-1994
Temple University (Collaborative with Messiah University) - Accredited 1987-2006
University of Scranton - Accredited 1968-1969
Villa Maria College - Approved 1968-1971; Accredited 1974-1979

Rhode Island

Barrington College - Approved 1968-1969; Accredited 1983-1986

South Carolina

Mount Mary College - Approved 1968 - 1970
Newberry College - Approved 1968 - 1968

South Dakota

Augustana College (Collaborative with University of Sioux Falls) - Accredited 1974-2005
Dakota Wesleyan University - Accredited 1975-1979
Mount Marty College - Approved 1968-1970; Accredited 1980-1986
University of Sioux Falls (Collaborative with Augustana College) - Accredited 1974-2005

Tennessee

Carson-Newman College - Approved 1970-1970
Knoxville College - Approved 1968-1968
Lambuth College - Approved 1972-1973; Accredited 1975-1978
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga - Accredited 1976-2005

Texas

Bishop College - Approved 1970-1971
Houston Baptist University - Accredited 1976-1981
North Texas State University - Accredited 1975-1980
Paul Quinn College - Accredited 1979-1995
Southwestern Adventist University - Accredited 1992 - 2007
Texas A&M International University - Accredited 2002 - 2010
Texas Lutheran University - Accredited 1979-2002
Texas Tech University - Approved 1970-1973
University of Central Texas - Accredited 1994-1999

Utah

Brigham Young University - Accredited 1975 - 2010
Southern Utah State College - Accredited 1976-1988
University of Utah - Approved 1968-1973

Vermont

Trinity College - Accredited 1976-2001

Virginia

Averett College - Accredited 1977-1992
Clinch Valley College - Approved 1972-1972
Hampton Institute - Approved 1970-1973
Hampton University - Accredited 1990-1996
Hollins College - Approved 1968-1969
Lynchburg College - Approved 1968-1969
University of Virginia - Approved 1968-1968
Virginia Intermont College - Approved 1976-2014
Virginia State University - Accredited 1975-2001

Washington

Seattle Pacific College - Approved 1968-1968
Washington State University - Approved 1968-1973

West Virginia

Alderson-Broaddus College - Accredited 1983-1992
Fairmount State College - Accredited 1977-1982
Glenville State College - Accredited 1976-1981
Mountain State University - Accredited 2001-2012
Salem College - Accredited 1981-1984
West Virginia Wesleyan College - Accredited 1968-1970

Wisconsin

Carroll College - Accredited 1980-2003
Marquette University - Accredited 1979-2003
Mount Senario College - Accredited 1998-2002
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (collaborative with University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh) - Accredited 2003-2016
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Accredited 1974-1997
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (collaborative with University of Wisconsin-Green Bay) - Accredited 2003-2016

Viterbo University - Approved 1973-1974
 

Formerly Accredited Master's of Social Work Programs

Arizona

Arizona State University at the West Campus - Accredited 2002-2009

Georgia

Atlanta University - Accredited 1928-1987

Illinois

George Williams College - Accredited 1969-1990

Kentucky

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Accredited 1984-1997

Massachusetts

Brandeis University - Accredited 1971-1973
Wheelock College - Accredited 2002-2018

Nebraska

University of Nebraska at Lincoln - Accredited 1940-1975

Ohio

Cleveland State University and University of Akron Collaborative - Accredited 1996 - 2018

Virginia

Richmond Professional Institute - Accredited 1919 - 1968

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Collaborative - Accredited 2003 - 2017

Canada

Carleton University - Accredited 1951-1974
Dalhousie University - Accredited 1952-1975
Laval University - Accredited 1952-1969
McGill University - Accredited 1939-1973
Université de Montréal - Accredited 1951-1969
University of British Columbia - Accredited 1945-1969
University of Calgary - Accredited 1971-1972
University of Manitoba - Accredited 1949-1969
University of Ottawa - Accredited 1951-1966
University of Toronto - Accredited 1939-1974
Waterloo Lutheran University (now Wilfrid Laurier University) - Accredited 1968-1983