Plymouth State University established its Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW) degree program in 1983 and is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). CSWE is the national educational policy and accreditation standard-setting organization for BSW and MSW degree programs in the United States. Accreditation indicates that a program has achieved academic excellence by meeting the thresholds for professional competence established by CSWE.

Program Accreditation History

1992–1993: Achieved candidacy status for accreditation
Pre-candidacy site visit conducted by CSWE

1993–1994: Submission of application and self study for accreditation
approved by CSWE

Site visit conducted by CSWE

1994–1995: Achieved Initial Accreditation
Interim report submitted to CSWE
Site visit conducted by CSWE
Self study submitted

1998–2000: Achieved reaffirmation of accreditation status
Site visit conducted by CSWE
Self study submitted

Site visit conducted by CSWE
Self study submitted

The BSW program is accredited for CSWE’s full eight-year cycle ending June 2023.

Contact Us

Social Work Department

Department Chair:
Kristina Lind
Phone: 603-535-3077

Hyde Hall 418
Phone: 603-535-2703
Email: (Suzanne Banister, Office Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2854

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #57
Plymouth, NH 03264

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