GMercyU Bachelor of Social Work Program Earns Accreditation

February 18, 2020
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

GMercyU’s School of Arts & Sciences has announced that the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program has earned accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The program achieved accreditation as planned, before the first class of BSW students graduates this May.

Graduates of GMercyU’s BSW Program will be eligible to sit for the Pennsylvania Social Work Exam and apply for state licensure at the Bachelors level through the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors.

The accreditation also enables graduates of our program to have eligibility for advanced standing in CSWE masters programs, saving them a full year toward completion of a Master of Social Work (MSW).

For more information, please contact Social Work Program Director Wade Luquet, PhD.

About the CSWE
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a national association of social work education programs and individuals that ensures and enhances the quality of social work education for a professional practice that promotes individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice. CSWE pursues this mission in higher education by setting and maintaining national accreditation standards for baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in social work, by promoting faculty development, by engaging in interprofessional and international collaborations, and by advocating for social work education and research.