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King’s Master of Social Work Program Achieves CSWE Accreditation

March 21, 2024

Following a three-year candidacy period, King University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program has been granted initial accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The CSWE is the chief governing body for such academic programs in the U.S.

Accreditation is retroactive to the MSW’s debut in the 2021-22 academic year, meaning that students admitted to the program in the fall of 2021 and beyond who have completed their degree are considered graduates of an accredited program. The initial accreditation period also extends forward to the year 2032.

“The ability to design such a high-quality program, launch it, and achieve accreditation within three years is a testament to the skill and dedication of our Social Work faculty and staff,” said Erika Brammer, associate dean of Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness. “There’s never been a greater need for qualified social workers, particularly in underserved regions, and we are proud to help support the mental and behavioral health needs of communities around the nation.”

Students who are currently pursuing or have completed a bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at King may apply for guaranteed admission to the MSW program. MSW students may also transfer up to six credits of graduate study from another CSWE-accredited MSW program.

Tennessee has also established scholarship availability for those seeking master’s degrees in behavioral health fields. The Tennessee Pathways Scholarship is open to those who are a state resident seeking a master’s degree in counseling, psychiatric nursing, social work, or similar profession, and up to $30,000 is available over a two-year period. More information on the Pathways Scholarship program is available here.

For more information on King’s MSW program, visit here.