Master of Social Work


All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.


A2.1.1 Identifying as a professional social worker

A2.1.2 Applying social work ethical principles

A2.1.3 Applying critical thinking

A2.1.4 Engaging diversity

A2.1.5 Advancing human rights and justice

A2.1.6 Engaging research-informed practice and practice-informed research

A2.1.7 Applying knowledge of human behavior and the social environment

A2.1.8 Engaging in policy practice

A2.1.9 Responding to contexts that shape practice

A2.1.10 (a) Engagement

A2 1.10 (b) Assessment

A2.10 (c) Intervention

A2 10 (d) Evaluation