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MSW Accreditation Information

The MSW program at Kutztown University has applied to the Council on Social Work Education for Candidacy Eligibility. (September 30, 2002)

The Council on Social Work Education Approved Eligibility for Candidacy Application (December 17, 2002).

Candidacy Application was submitted to CSWE on January 15, 2003

CSWE Commissioner's Candidacy visit on April 17, 2003

In his report following the April 17 visit, CSWE Commissioner, Dr. Joseph Regan, recommends the program to be placed in candidacy status (May 5, 2003)

The program is scheduled to be reviewed for Candidacy on November 15, 2003

Candidacy Status Granted by the Council on Social Work Education Nov 15, 2003

Benchmark Level II was submitted to CSWE on February 8, 2004

Second Year in Candidacy awarded at the CSWE Commission on Accreditation (COA) meeting, October 16, 2004

Benchmark Level III to be submitted by February 15, 2005

CSWE Commissioner's Second Candidacy Visit (Benchmark Level III) April 18 and 19, 2005

In his report to CSWE commission following his visit on April 18-19, CSWE Commissioner Dr. Bob Vernon, recommends that "The program is ready to proceed the the Self Study/Site Visit stage."

Program seeks authorization for Site Visit for Initial Accreditation. At the October 2005 meeting, the Commission of Accreditation (COA) accepted Commissioner Robert Vernon's decision that the master's social work program seeks authorization of site visit for initial accreditation.

Self-Study for Initial Accreditation submitted to CSWE on December 1, 2005

Successful site team visit took place on April 17-20, 2006. Nineteen areas of program strength identified---This is the last step toward accreditation decision by CSWE. Commission will consider decision on their October 2006 meeting.

Full Initial CSWE Accreditation granted from academic year 2003-2004 to October 2010

CSWE reaffirmed MSW Program Accreditation for eight years (AY 2008 to October 2018)