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date: 03 December 2022

Council on Social Work Educationlocked

Council on Social Work Educationlocked

  • Julia M. WatkinsJulia M. WatkinsCouncil on Social Work Education, Alexandria, VA
  •  and Jessica HolmesJessica HolmesCouncil on Social Work Education, Alexandria, VA


The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) provides leadership in social work education through faculty development, research, and accreditation of baccalaureate and master's social work programs. As of February 2012, 689 social work programs were accredited by CSWE. These programs represent an estimated 7,500 faculty members and 82,000 students at the baccalaureate and master's levels. CSWE promotes continued educational innovation and relevancy through setting accreditation standards, which are regularly revised by volunteer representatives from the social work education and practice community and approved by the CSWE Board of Directors.


  • Social Work Profession

Updated in this version

Updated to reflect the 2008 EPAS and its impact on schools of social work in the U.S. Bibliography updated to reflect recent research.

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