About Us

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 760 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

To celebrate 5 years of fruitful partnership, the China Collaborative collaborators met in Beijing, China, June 24–25 to review achievements and look ahead to potential opportunities. The conference, titled China-U.S. Conference on Social Work Collaboration in Education, Theories and Practice, featured an overview of the collaborative’s history, reports from each of the seven partnerships, findings from the external evaluation, and thematic reports related to social work education and research.

The CSWE President and CEO and CSWE Board of Directors Chair sent a note to CSWE members regarding California’s inclusion of Texas in the state’s travel ban in response to Texas House Bill 3859. Read the note here

CSWE’s Office of Social Work Accreditation is now offering 2015 EPAS Site Visitor Training through the CSWE Learning Academy. The training includes on-demand, web-based modules and a brief proficiency assessment. For more information, visit the CSWE Learning Academy.

Improve your program’s assessment activities with live workshops and webinars through the 2017-2018 CSWE Assessment Academy. Learn more and register here