Social Work Program Approvals and Accreditations

In order to ensure the highest level of quality in training and education within our MSW program, we seek to obtain and maintain proper external reviews and approvals of our degree programs. We currently have the following program approvals and accreditation:

  • Northcentral University is regionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001,
  • Northcentral University’s MSW program received approval from WASC in October 2018.
  • In April of 2018, we applied for, and received, approval of our MSW program being in Pre-Candidacy status with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 

The NCU MSW program is currently in Pre-Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. Pre-Candidacy for a master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has submitted an application to be reviewed for Candidacy.  A program that has attained Pre-Candidacy has not yet been reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation or been verified to be in compliance with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.  The Council on Social Work Education does not publicly disclose whether programs have currently attained Pre-Candidacy Status until they are granted Candidacy.

Washington state students can contact the Washington Department of Health/Health Professions Quality Assurance division to ensure the NCU MSW program will qualify them for licensure as a Social Worker in the state.