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Our Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Our Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

News and Announcements

Four Purdue Northwest Students Selected for Indiana AHEC Scholars Program

Four Purdue University Northwest students have been selected for the Class of 2022 Indiana AHEC Scholars Program.

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Congratulations To Our Fall 2020 Graduates!

Congratulations are in order for all PNW students who completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Fall 2020.

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A Passion for Others: Fall 2020 Graduate Kristen Leouses

Passionate about helping others, Kristen Leouses ’20 is looking forward to beginning her career as a social worker after graduation.

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New Criminal Justice Major Coming Soon to Purdue University Northwest

PNW students will soon have the option to major in Criminal Justice. The program is designed to prepare students for entry into a wide variety of careers. Learn more