CSWE Accreditation

Dominican University's Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and is one of the first graduate schools in the nation to offer a globally focused, family centered concentration.

Dominican University in compliance with CSWE accreditation standards has begun the reaffirmation process, which cumulates in 2016 with a site visit.  This webpage contains documents that the CSWE uses to evaluate the MSW program.  Dominican encourages those who visit this site to read through the materials provided.

Mission, Vision, and Program Goals

The Graduate School of Social Work is centered in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition, which is committed to truth and compassionate service. We prepare professional social workers for globally-focused, family-centered practice to advocate for human rights, and social and economic justice for all persons including socially excluded populations that promotes human and community well being.

The Graduate School of Social Work aspires to be an innovative global leader in social work through inquiry-based education, ethical engagement and commitment to positive social transformation. Vision

Program Goals

Foundational Knowledge
MSW Program Goal 1: To develop social work practitioners who understand social work knowledge, values, and skills to enhance all levels of client systems.

MSW Program Goal 2: To prepare professional social work practitioners to engage in culturally sensitive practice that encourages active community participation in advancing social and economic justice.

MSW Program Goal 3:  To prepare social work practitioners to integrate multidisciplinary bodies of knowledge and skills into their practice in order to empower clients.

Human Dimension
MSW Program Goal 4: To develop social work practitioners who incorporate reflective practices to enhance understanding of self and others within their diverse context.

MSW Program Goal 5: Prepare social work practitioners who embrace core social work values and ethics in service of all people with particular attention to marginalized and disenfranchised persons and communities.

Learning How to Learn
MSW Program Goal 6: To prepare social workers who are life long learners committed to the growth of their own professional knowledge base, ongoing professional development, and self-growth.

Dominican University Profile

Student Enrollment and Profile Reports

Fall 2015 Enrollment Report
Fall 2015 Enrollment Trends
Fall 2015 Enrollment Comparisons
Fall 2015 Student Profiles

Student-Faculty Ratio Reports

Fall 2015 Student-Faculty Ratio
Fall 2014 Student-Faculty Ratio
Fall 2013 Student-Faculty Ratio

Graduating Student Surveys

2015-2016 Graduating Student Survey
2014-2015 Graduating Student Survey
2013-2014 Graduating Student Survey
2012-2013 Graduating Student Survey

Alumni Surveys

2016 Alumni Follow-Up Survey
2015 Alumni Follow-Up Survey
2014 Alumni Follow-Up Survey
2013 Alumni Follow-Up Survey
2012 Alumni Follow-Up Survey

GSSW Competency Benchmarks

Foundation Competency Benchmarks
Concentration Competency Benchmarks
Military Competency Benchmarks