HSU Department of Social Work submits its CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards Self-Study
Humboldt State University's undergraduate and graduate Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the only body with the authority to accredit social work programs in the United States. An accredited social work degree is necessary for students to seek advanced standing in MSW programs, to pursue school social work credentials, for licensure, for stipend and loan repayment programs, and more. The CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation administers a multi-step accreditation process that involves program self-studies, site visits, and commission reviews.
Accreditation for HSU's BA and MSW programs were last re-affirmed in 2011 and are good through October 2019. After several months of effort, self-studies for reaffirmation of accreditation were submitted last week. These multi-volume documents tell the stories of our undergraduate and graduate programs and demonstrate how we meet CSWE's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. In Spring we will be visited by a team of social work educators who will discuss general questions with faculty, staff, students, HSU administrators, and community partners related to the accreditation standards. They will then submit a report to CSWE who will make a determination on reaffirmation of our accreditation in October.