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Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education


School of Adult and Graduate Education

Traditional Admissions

The Benefits of Accreditation

The social work program at Cedar Crest College is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)—the only accrediting agency for social work in the United States. Some facts about Cedar Crest’s social work accreditation:

  • Ours is the only accredited undergraduate social work program in the Lehigh Valley.
  • Our CSWE accreditation ensures that our program meets all of the standards set for a professional social work education.
  • Cedar Crest’s program is one of the oldest accredited undergraduate social work programs in the United States.

A Superior Education

Receiving your degree from our accredited program means:

  • Employers can be assured that you have received a superior education in social work.
  • You may be eligible for advanced standing in most graduate school programs for social work (see below).

Advanced Standing in Graduate School

Students who meet certain academic standards during their bachelor’s studies in social work at Cedar Crest are able to apply for advanced standing in many schools that offer graduate-level social work programs. At these schools, you can receive credit toward the 60 credits typically required to complete a master’s degree in social work. Here are some of the graduate schools with programs related to this degree:

  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Columbia University
  • Kutztown University
  • Marywood University
  • Temple University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Nevada
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh