About Us

For over 80 years, the College of Social Work (CoSW) has been a leader in social work education. Our mission is clear: Through rigorous research, excellence in instruction, and steadfast service, the CoSW works to improve the human condition. Always, in all ways.

As the state’s flagship university, our mission is actualized through our deeds. Our faculty are renowned academicians dedicated to fostering the development of high-quality practitioners and researchers.

CoSW offers four unique academic programs:

In addition to the main campus in Lexington, we have satellite campuses at the Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, Kentucky and Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

80+

years of being a leader in social work

97%

students who receive some form of financial aid

600+

faculty, staff, and employees

News


UK College of Social Work Study Shows Black Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Receive Less Workplace Support

UK College of Social Work Study Shows Black Survivors of Intimate Partner Vio...

A new study from the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky showed Black survivors of intimate partner
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UK College of Social Work’s Natalie Pope Receives 2021 Rose Dobrof Award

UK College of Social Work’s Natalie Pope Receives 2021 Rose Dobrof Award

Natalie Pope, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the UK College of Social Work, has been selected for the 2021 Rose Dobrof
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New Study Offers Insight on Impact of Masculinity on the Mental Health of Gay Black Men

New Study Offers Insight on Impact of Masculinity on the Mental Health of Gay...

A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky College of Social Work researcher Keith J. Watts, Ph.D., discusses the social
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Events


December 7, 2021, 12:00 pm
Certificate Info Session

Certificate Info Session

Join a College of Social Work Advisor through Zoom to learn more about Graduate Certificates offered through the College of Social Work and how to
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December 7, 2021, 7:00 pm
ASK-VIP LGBTQ+ Support Group with Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

ASK-VIP LGBTQ+ Support Group with Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

Facilitated by: Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse December 7, 2021, 7:00-8:00 PM CST To register for this support group, visit here, and select ASK-VIP Support Group.
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December 8, 2021, 12:00 pm
DSW Info Session

DSW Info Session

Join our DSW Program Coordinator, Dr. Laura Escobar-Ratliff, and College of Social Work personnel as we discuss our Doctorate of Social Work program. Topics will
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Student Spotlights


MSW Student Earns Degree from Spain

MSW Student Earns Degree from S...

Earning your Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky (UK) is obtainable regardless of
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Irina Osmolovska

Irina Osmolovska

With students ranging from Kentucky to New York, Texas to Wisconsin, earning your Master in Social Work (MSW) degree at the College of Social Work
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Doctoral Candidate Receives ISTSS Student Registration Award

Doctoral Candidate Receives IST...

Theresia Pachner, a doctoral candidate at the College of Social Work, has received a Student Registration Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
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Q&A with Shauna Kitts

Q&A with Shauna Kitts

Undergraduate student Shauna Kitts was recently announced as one of the 31 new 2020 Chellgren Student Fellows. Kitts, a first-generation student in the College of
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Alumni Spotlights


Q&A with Sabri Williams

Q&A with Sabri Williams

Sabri Williams, who graduated from the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program in May of 2020, is currently working
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Nada Shalash

Nada Shalash

Nada Shalash graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Social Work in May 2019. While at UK, she earned
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Jamyle Cannon

Jamyle Cannon

It’s a weeknight in Chicago. The city streets and sidewalks are crowded — filled with the hustle and bustle of
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Briana Sowers

Briana Sowers

For Briana Sowers, a College of Social Work student, it came in the form of supportive and empowering faculty and
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