Tuesday, June 17, 2014

CSUMB's social work program earns national accreditation

California State University, Monterey Bay’s master’s degree in social work is now nationally accredited after recently passing an extensive accreditation process.

The Council of Social Work Education has spent four years examining the program, reviewing benchmark documents and making suggestions for program improvement. Evaluators recently issued their report, granting initial accreditation through February, 2018.

Accreditation means that students are now eligible for national and state scholarship programs and federal loan forgiveness programs. To the public, accreditation means that the school underwent rigorous review by an external group of professionals, and that programs meet standards set by the field at large.

The MSW program at CSUMB started in 2010. The three-year program offers evening classes for working adults. In addition to classes, students must complete 16 hours a week of field experience during the second and third years of study.

Learn more about the program, click here.

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