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FSU’s Social Work Program Earns Reaccreditation From Council on Social Work Education
08/14/2015

Frostburg State University’s baccalaureate program in Social Work recently earned reaccreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), joining the 773 programs that have received accreditation nationwide. The reaccreditation affirms the program’s ongoing excellence in preparing students for successful careers in social work.

“National accreditation confirms the quality of Frostburg’s program and is required for graduates to be licensed as social workers,” said Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, FSU’s interim provost. “I want to recognize the hard work of the faculty, staff, students and internship supervisors in the community that earned the program a top rating based on national professional standards.”

To receive reaccreditation, FSU performed a comprehensive self-study and underwent a review by CSWE site visitors, including an extensive program evaluation based on the success of past graduates, which can be viewed online at www.frostburg.edu/dept/sowk/assessment. The program was first accredited in 1995.

“When a student graduates from an accredited social work program, they are eligible to apply for advanced standing in any accredited Master of Social Work program, which means they could be advanced through all of the whole first year toward an MSW,” said Dr. Terry Russell, chair of the Department of Social Work.

FSU’s Social Work program was also recently listed in the Social Work Degree Guide as one of the top 50 affordable, selective social work degree programs in the nation. To qualify for this list, CSWE-accredited programs had to accept 60 percent or fewer of their applicants and offer a competitively low net price of attendance for the duration of the program. The net price for in-state students of FSU’s program was calculated at $12,938 per year. The Social Work Degree Guide lauded the FSU program’s flexible curriculum, which spans topics from traditional social work to niche courses, and a specialized class that allows students to pursue their own self-designed research project.

For more information, contact the Department of Social Work at 301-687-7437 or visit www.frostburg.edu/dept/sowk.

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