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Master of Social Work Program Receives Candidacy

Charlotte, N.C. (February 18, 2014) -- Johnson C. Smith University is pleased to announce the Master of Social Work (MSW) program was admitted to candidacy during the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) meeting of the Commission on Accreditation held February 7-9. This initial step enables the university to begin offering the graduate level social work program and admitting students.

Beginning fall 2014, the university will offer a two-year program for individuals who have an undergraduate degree from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Graduate social work courses will be offered evenings and weekends on JCSU’s main campus to provide opportunities for individuals in the workforce who want to pursue graduate social work study.    Starting summer 2015, a one-year advanced standing option will be available for selected graduates from accredited Bachelor of Social Work programs.

The final step, or initial accreditation for the MSW program, will occur in 2015 following a site visit by the CSWE.  

For additional information, please contact Dr. Jeanne F. Cook, program director at 704-378-1029 or

About Johnson C. Smith University

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 22 fields of study to more than 1,300 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit or follow the university on social media sites Facebook , TwitterYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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