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Chamberlain University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program receives Initial Accreditation through 2030 by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA).

Three years ago, Chamberlain University’s College of Health Professions launched a new MSW degree program to uniquely prepare students to be agents of social change in communities worldwide. The institution worked diligently to reach all necessary accreditation benchmarks required. As a result, graduates from September 2019 and after are retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program. 


Chamberlain University’s Master of Social Work Degree Program Receives Initial Accreditation by the CSWE Commission

Social Workers on the Front Lines of Change

“Our MSW degree program has a culturally responsive curriculum aligning with our Social Determinants of Learning framework, which ensures our curriculum, environment, and instruction are grounded in multicultural excellence as we strive to graduate healthcare practitioners who can identify and act on the Social Determinants of Health,” says Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, president of Chamberlain University. “Having our Master of Social Work degree program officially accredited is a wonderful milestone, especially during these unprecedented times when social workers are on the front lines helping others navigate through the challenges.”

Chamberlain’s MSW degree program prepares students for specialized practice, which builds on generalist practice as described in the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. It emphasizes adapting and extending the Social Work Competencies for practice with specific populations, problem areas, methods of intervention, and perspectives or approaches to practice. The focus is on developing exceptional social work professionals passionate about advancing human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.

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Complete MSW Degree Program in Two Years

Chamberlain’s MSW degree program offers students the opportunity to complete their degree in as few as two years, depending on prior preparation, with specializations in medical social work, crisis and response interventions, or trauma.

Coursework is 100% online, and on-site fieldwork practicum opportunities are based on interests and goals. Students are engaged through video, podcasts, case studies, and simulations taught by doctorally-prepared expert faculty who are recognized social justice leaders active in the field.

Learn more about Chamberlain’s MSW program here .

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