UA School of Social Work Programs Receive Reaffirmation of Accreditation
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama School of Social Work has received a reaffirmation of its accreditation for its Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs by the Council on Social Work Education until 2019. For the first time, the School received its affirmation with no progress reports required.
“We are very pleased with receiving reaffirmation,” said Dr. Lucinda Roff, interim dean of the School of Social Work. “It indicates that UA’s program is meeting the rigorous standards considered to be essential to providing a high quality professional social work education for students in our undergraduate and master’s degree programs.”
The UA School of Social Work is the only university in the state that offers degrees in all three levels of social work education: BSW, MSW and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
The Council of Social Work Education is a national accrediting body that is comprised of social work faculty and administrators from across the country. Their standards address numerous areas of a program including curriculum, faculty, admission standards, and program evaluation. Graduates of accredited social work programs are eligible to apply for advanced standing in graduate social work education programs.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
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