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MSW Assessments of Student Outcomes

Indiana University School of Social Work routinely collects and analyzes student learning outcomes at both the BSW and MSW Programs. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) mandates that accredited BSW and MSW Programs widely report student learning outcomes on several practice competencies. To establish and monitor the quality of social work programs across the country, the CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) uses these and other data to evaluate the extent to which programs across the U.S. are in compliance with national CSWE accreditation standards.  Indiana University School of Social Work measures student outcomes in both course work and field work. Reports provide a brief description of each of the CSWE competencies, the benchmark at which individual students’ scores are considered proficient, and the percentages of students attaining the level of proficiency on each of the CSWE accreditation competencies.

The Master’s of Social Work (MSW) Program offers 6 focus areas:

  • Health
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • School Social Work
  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Special Practice Areas in Social Work
  • Community & Organizational Leadership

Eight campuses and one online option currently offer the MSW Program:

  • Indianapolis
  • Bloomington
  • Fort Wayne
  • East
  • South Bend
  • Southeast
  • Northwest
  • Lafayette
  • MSW Direct Online Program (IU Online)