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Mission

The Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS) seeks to develop, promote, and support quality sociological education and practice through the accreditation of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in applied sociology, clinical sociology, engaged public sociology, and sociological practice. It establishes standards for such programs, accredits programs that demonstrate that they meet these standards, and monitors accredited programs to ensure that they continue to meet the standards.

History

The Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS) was established in 1995 as a joint initiative of the Society for Applied Sociology (SAS) and the Sociological Practice Association (SPA). Its purpose is to develop, promote, and support quality sociological education and practice through the accreditation of programs in applied sociology, clinical sociology, engaged public sociology, and sociological practice. In addition, students must have a meaningful practice experience, such as an internship. Formerly known as the Commission on Applied and Clinical Sociology (CACS), the organization changed its name in 2010 to more accurately convey its focus and work.



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3 Fieldstone Drive
Morris Township, NJ 07960

Tel: 973-290-9334
Fax: 973-290-9335
e-mail: mfleischer@capacs.net



Read the Commission's Statement Welcoming International Programs

Preview articles on accreditation and Commissioners' other contributions to the literature on the CAPACS "Resources" web page

See Slides, Photos, and a Press Release for Some CAPACS Programs

The Commission invites you to contact us about CAPACS accreditation for your Program in Applied, Clinical, or Public Sociology, or Sociological Practice.

Next Commission Meeting at the 109th ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, August 2014: Time, Date, and Location TBA.