Council on Social Work Education


Regis is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Accreditation

The Regis College MSW program is currently in 2nd year Candidacy status with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  The award of 2nd year candidacy is indicative that the MSW program has successfully achieved the standards of Benchmarks I and II and is in the process of completing Benchmark III for initial accreditation. As with all new MSW programs, the Regis College MSW program must complete a three-year candidacy period prior to receiving initial CSWE accreditation. A program that has attained CSWE Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

The first and second site visits from CSWE occurred during fall 2018 and 2019, the third site visits will occur in fall 2020.  Students admitted to the program in fall 2018 and each semester thereafter will be recognized as having fully accredited MSW degrees once the program is granted Initial Accreditation (anticipated in spring 2021). Throughout the candidacy period, the MSW program must continue to demonstrate to CSWE its compliance with core competencies and practice behaviors outlined by CSWE.

While attaining CSWE Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation, it is expected that the Regis College MSW program accreditation will proceed successfully based on the commitment and expertise of the faculty, strong program leadership, and solid support of the college administration.

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Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

All programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA) are required to measure and report student learning outcomes.  All students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that comprise the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).  These holistic competencies reflect the dimensions (knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes) of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.



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