ACU School of Social Work’s Accreditation

ACU's accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) assures students that their education meets the highest standards established by the social work profession for quality education.

CSWE requires accredited social work programs to maintain accredited status through demonstrating the measurement of student competency in 10 core areas of social work education:

  • Professionalism
  • Ethical Practice
  • Critical Thinking
  • Diversity
  • Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice
  • Research
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Policy Practice
  • Context Response
  • Engagement, Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation

The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program at ACU has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since October, 1982. This means that the ACU BSSW graduate is prepared for licensure as a social worker, to seek immediate professional employment in a variety of human service settings, and to pursue graduate study in our own M.S.S.W. program or at another school of social work, usually with advanced standing in graduate social work education.

The Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) program at ACU has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 2007. Students earning a Master’s degree in Social Work at ACU are prepared for master’s level licensure upon graduation, and are eligible pursue licensure as a clinical social worker.

Learn more about the importance of accreditation.

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MSSW students are able to use their strengths and interests in their experiences at ACU to pursue the best career path.
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The faculty in the Social Work department connect with students on an individual basis and help to prepare them to make an impact in their career fields.
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MSSW students pursue a variety of different areas of the field through internships.
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes