“We are grateful for the support of the university and the social work community from the time we began the program in 2012,” said Deborah Rejent, founding director of the Quinnipiac program. “All had significant input into the success of this program and its role in professional education of students in the School of Health Sciences.”
The CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation evaluated the Quinnipiac program in February and voted to grant initial accreditation. The university was notified March 7.
“The School of Health Sciences is very proud of the achievement of the faculty, staff, administration and students in having been granted initial accreditation”, said William Kohlhepp, dean of the School of Health Sciences. “The mission of the School of Health Sciences clearly fits with the mission of the MSW program to prepare social workers for interprofessional team practice in health and behavioral health settings.”
The 60-credit program prepares social workers to function as members of an interprofessional health care team while meeting the academic requirements for licensure as a clinical social worker.
Students are offered a curriculum consisting of course work and two field placement experiences for a total of 1,000 hours.