School of Social Work

BSW accreditation

February 2024 – CHANGED

The School of Social Work has been continually accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1919. Graduation from a CSWE accredited program is required for a social work license at the bachelors and masters level. This program meets the requirements for licensure/certification in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Minor Outlying Islands, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Form AS4 (B) – Duplicate and expand as needed. Provide table(s) to support self-study narrative addressing Accreditation Standards below.

This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with Accreditation Standards stated below.

4.0.2 The program provides its most recent year of summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of the identified competencies, specifying the percentage of students achieving program benchmarks for each program option.

4.0.3 The program uses Form AS 4(B) and/or Form AS 4(M) to report its most recent assessment outcomes for each program option to constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) its findings.

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies which comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice which all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

BSW program assessment plan summary

Summary of the BSW Program Assessment Plan, Generalist Practice


Program: University of Missouri-Columbia, MO (On-Campus), n = 28

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior85%85.71%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice85%64.29%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice85%85.71%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice85%83.93%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice85%78.57%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%96.43%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%83.93%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%91.07%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%82.14%

*There is only an on-campus program option for the BSW program.