About CSWE

Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national organization representing social work education in the United States.  Its members include over 730 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.   Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country, CSWE advances quality social work through its commitment to and advocacy of social work education, research and practice.

Mission

CSWE is a national association of social work education programs and individuals that ensures and enhances the quality of social work education for a professional practice that promotes individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice. CSWE pursues this mission in higher education by setting and maintaining national accreditation standards for baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in social work, by promoting faculty development, by engaging in international collaborations, and by advocating for social work education and research.