About Us

Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 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. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.


What's New

Unable to attend the Annual Program Meeting (APM) or want to revisit the insights gained during the headlining events? Select 2017 APM videos are now available on CSWE’s YouTube channel!

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from The New York Community Trust (NYCT), supporting third-cycle efforts in a Policy Practice in Field Education initiative to improve the capacity of social workers to address policy issues. Grant funds for cycles 1 and 2 of this initiative were awarded to CSWE in 2015. Read more.

CSWE is inviting representatives from your school or organization to participate on a national task force being convened to develop specialized practice competencies and curricular resources for licensing and regulation. Learn more here

The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the 2017 award recipients of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) program. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is very pleased to share that of the 136 programs receiving grant money, 58 support social work programs. Read more.