Fellowship Accreditation Standards

Fellowship programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) provide those that hold a master’s degree in social work with training and supervision within one or more defined areas of social work practice. The Post-Master’s Social Work Fellowship Accreditation Standards provide a framework for host sites developing fellowship programs and outline the standards for a quality program. 

The Post-Master’s Social Work Fellowship Accreditation Standards, approved and adopted in October 2021,  serves as the primary guiding document for fellowship accreditation.

CSWE staff will be working in 2022 to revise fellowship accreditation materials to allow for additional fellowship programs to seek accreditation. Updates will be posted as they become available.