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LSU School of Social Work’s Accreditation Reaffirmed

Council on Social Work Education Reaffirms School for Full Eight Years

10/22/2013 01:31 PM

BATON ROUGE – At its October 2013 meeting, the Council on Social Work Education, or CSWE, commission on accreditation reviewed the LSU School of Social Work’s reaffirmation application for the master of social work program. The commission voted to reaffirm the program’s accreditation for the full eight years possible.

“The reaffirmation of accreditation for the School of Social Work is the result of outstanding collaboration from our faculty and staff,” said Dean of the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Damon Andrew. “I commend the school for its dedication to excellence and congratulate them on this accomplishment.”

Students use the knowledge and skills learned in the School of Social Work to contribute to their communities through the competent and compassionate practice of social work. Students learn in many settings: in lively classroom discussion, in hands-on experience in agencies, beyond campus boundaries through distance education, or by working closely with faculty on research or community projects.

The CSWE is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.

CSWE's commission on accreditation is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet them. In accordance with the requirements of CSWE's recognition body, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation administers a multi-step accreditation process that involves program self-studies, site visits and commission reviews.

The LSU School of Social Work aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. Visit the School of Social Work at

The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, the college brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Human Resources Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer seven undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,600 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at

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