At its February 2015 meeting, the Commission on Accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) voted to grant candidacy status to the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at George Fox University. This is a significant step in the process for full accreditation. CSWE is the national body charged with the accreditation of professional social work programs.

Previously, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities gave approval for the development of this Master of Social Work degree program. The initial accreditation documents were submitted to CSWE, and the Commissioner Visit I took place on Nov. 3, 2014.

The Master of Social Work program at George Fox is now in their second year of candidacy. Our Commissioner Visit II took place Oct. 28-30, 2015.