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The Commission on the Accreditation of
Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology


Read the Commission’s official Statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and conducting virtual accreditation reviews and site visits. Read more…

The CAPACS Annual Board Meeting will be convened via Zoom Videoconference in August 2022 (instead of at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Los Angeles, CA). For additional information, Read more…

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.

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

Meet the Commission at Upcoming Informational Panels and Workshops or Webinars

Please visit the "Meet the Commission" web page for information on upcoming CAPACS Informational Panels and Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) and Site Visit Team (SVT) Training Workshops or Webinars. Read more...

Please join the Commission at the International Conference "la clinique et le politique" (Clinical Sociology and Politics), sponsored by Réseau International de Sociologie Clininque or RISC (The International Network of Clinical Sociology). Read more…

Program News

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

Commissioners’ Corner

CAPACS invites undergraduate and graduate programs in sociological practice (applied, clinical, engaged public, translational, and forensic sociology) to download a PDF of the Commission's informational slideshow on accreditation, a published article on "Accreditation" co-authored by CAPACS Chair, Dr. Michael Fleischer, and CAPACS Vice-Chair, Dr. Norma Winston, the "CAPACS Ad," and the "CAPACS Trifold Accreditation Brochure" for department newsletters, colleagues, alumni, and friends. Click here for more information….

CAPACS Quick-Tips

Make sure your program in sociological practice (applied, clinical, engaged public, translational, and forensic sociology) is ready for CAPACS accreditation. Read more

Know the suggested timelines for accreditation and reaccreditation, and site visitations.

Download the "Big City University Self Study Report Template" (narrative only) in PDF for preparing your Program Report. A Word version also is available on the "Preparing for Accreditation" web page.

For more information or assistance, please "Contact CAPACS