WHEN ACADEMIC DEGREES AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE COMBINE
The impact? "I'm not only able to grow my skills, but I'm able to have an influence in my community." ~Jessica Stanis, MSW '15, MPA '15
Social work is about people
- Social workers relieve human suffering; alleviate social and economic injustice; and ensure their clients' social, economic and psychological needs are met.
- Social work is about being an agent of change. You have the desire to help others, to make a difference, to effect changes that have an impact on the world...now you need the knowledge and skills to provide that help.
Learn more about the academic offerings available through the Department of Social Work, including our new Baccalaureate of Social Work (BSW), full- and part-time Master of Social Work (MSW), dual degrees, certificates and continuing education programs.
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The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation of a master's social work program by the Council on Social Work Education' Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
The Baccalaureate of Social Work (BSW) program has achieved Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation.
Candidacy for a baccalaureate's social work program by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance. Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation.
Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.
Students acquire experience and develop competencies that will help them attain their personal and professional goals within a framework of social work values and ethics.