The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has reaffirmed the accreditation of the Master of Science in Social Administration degree (equivalent to MSW) until 2025. As America's first professional university-affiliated graduate school of social work, the school has been accredited since 1919 when the first accreditation standards were created. The year 2019 will mark 100 years of accreditation.
Accreditation of a master’s social work program by CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation, also, provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.