Master of Science in Social Work program receives full accreditation

Posted December 16, 2010

Abilene Christian University is now offering a newly accredited Master of Science in Social Work program. The program was granted full accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education's Council on Accreditation last month.

"This is particularly wonderful because some of our faculty have been working on this process for years," says Dr. Stephanie Hamm, director of ACU's School of Social Work. "We are extremely grateful to them and their hard work. Being accredited exposes us to more opportunities in our field, and we are excited to discover what that will mean for us."

ACU's program has become part of an elite group of just over 200 accredited master's social work programs in the nation. The CSWE grants accreditation after a multi-step process involving self-studies, site visits and council reviews, according to the CSWE website.

The university's Master of Science in Social Work program trains students to work in case management, counseling or therapy, advocacy, community organization practice, planning, research and management. Learn more about the School of Social Work on their website.

"We will continue to strive for excellence as we constantly improve our curriculum and program implementation," says Hamm.