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Council on Social Work Education

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1928, our Master of Social Work program is a renowned leader in the field. Our program is also very highly ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

To learn more about the skills our graduates leave with, consult our Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes below.

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark


Generalist PracticeAmerican Indian/Alaska NativeChildren, Youth & FamilyHealthMental HealthOlder Adults & Aging SocietiesViolence & Injury PreventionSED: DomesticSED: International
C1: Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
90%96%99%97%87%96%99%93%96%94%
C2: Engage diversity and difference in practice
90%95%99%96%84%92%98%96%96%91%
C3: Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice
90%99%100%92%86%98%95%96%92%91%
C4: Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice
90%92%100%95%94%96%95%97%91%93%
C5: Engage in policy practice
90%87%100%92%77%97%100%99%94%94%
C6: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
90%95%97%96%92%93%96%95%93%91%
C7: Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
90%97%100%95%92%94%94%96%90%90%
C8: Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities90%95%100%96%94%94%93%95%92%90%
C9: Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
90%94%100%94%94%95%97%95%87%90%

*Last Completed on 03/30/2018

About CSWE

The Council on Social Work Education, founded in 1952, is a nonprofit national association recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the U.S. CSWE ensures and enhances the quality of social work education by setting and maintaining national accreditation standards. CSWE-accredited programs promote individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice.

Council on Education for Public Health

Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 2012, our Master of Public Health program has become a pioneer in transdisciplinary problem-solving, with an innovative and award-winning curriculum.

This national "seal of approval" publicly recognizes the quality of our public health program, faculty, staff, and students. You can review the criteria for the Brown School’s self-study document and final accreditation report here.


About CEPH

The Council on Education for Public Health established in 1974 by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs. The Council aims to enhance health in human populations through organized community effort by assuring professional personnel who are able to identify, prevent and solve community health problems.