Social work

Chamberlain University’s Master of Social Work Program Achieves Initial Accreditation by Council on Social Work Education’s Accreditation Commission

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chamberlain University, the largest nursing school in the United States, is proud to announce that its Master of Social Work (MSW) program has achieved initial accreditation through 2030 by the Accreditation Commission Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (ACO).

Three years ago, Chamberlain University’s College of Health Professions launched a new MSW degree program that would uniquely prepare students to be agents of social change in communities around the world, and the institution has worked diligently to achieve all necessary accreditation criteria. Any graduate who has joined the program since its launch in September 2019 and thereafter will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program.

“Our MSW curriculum has a culturally appropriate curriculum aligned with our social determinants of learning framework that ensures our curriculum, environment and teaching are grounded in multicultural excellence as we strive to develop health professionals who can identify and act on the social determinants of health,” said Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, President of Chamberlain University. “The official accreditation of our Master of Social Work program is a wonderful step, especially in these unprecedented times when social workers are on the front lines helping others meet challenges.”

The MSW degree program prepares students for specialist practice, which builds on generalist practice as outlined in the educational policy and accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). It emphasizes adapting and extending social work skills for practice with specific populations, problem areas, intervention methods, and perspectives or approaches to practice. Emphasis is placed on developing exceptional social work professionals who maintain a passion for advancing human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.

Chamberlain’s MSW degree program offers students the opportunity to graduate in as little as two years, depending on prior preparation, with specializations in medical social work, crisis and intervention interventions or Traumatology. Classes are 100% online and field internship opportunities are based on interests and goals. Students are engaged through videos, podcasts, case studies, and simulations taught by expert faculty with PhDs who are recognized social justice leaders active in the field.

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About Chamberlain University

Chamberlain University is part of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Chamberlain University’s mission is to educate, empower, and encourage diverse health professionals who advance the health of individuals, families, communities, and nations. Chamberlain includes the College of Nursing, which offers a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and flexible post-graduate programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing program, Doctor of Nursing Practice program . and graduate certificates, and the College of Health Professions, which offers Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, and Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs. Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. For the most up-to-date accreditation information, visit To learn more, visit

About Adtalem Global Education

The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, achieve success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE) is a leading healthcare educator and professional talent provider for the healthcare industry. With a focus on delivering strong outcomes that increase workforce readiness, Adtalem empowers a diverse population of learners to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to their communities. Adtalem is the parent organization of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University. Adtalem and its institutions have over 10,000 employees and a network of over 275,000 alumni. Adtalem was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies of 2021 by Newsweek and one of America’s Best Diversity Employers of 2021 and 2022 by Forbes. Follow Adtalem on Twitter @adtalemglobalLinkedIn or visit for more information.