Per the CSWE website: Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master's social work program by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer-review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.
Scholars who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.
COA Decisions are made public on the CSWE website.
- Council on Social Work Education, located at 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457.
- CSWE’s contact information is: Phone:+1.703.683.8080 | Fax: +1.703.683.8099 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | W: http://www.cswe.org/
- The MSW Program at CUNY York College is conferred by the New York State Education Department. All requirements are fulfilled, including the successful completion of all MSW major discipline requirements. For more information, visit http://www.highered.nysed.gov/