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 Social Work’s Garcia named RWJF Fellow

UK Social Work’s Garcia named RWJF Fellow

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work (CoSW) announced today that Dr. Antonio Garcia, Associate Professor, has been selected
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UK Social Work, National Association of Public Defense Partner to Study Self-Care Among Public Defense Professionals

UK Social Work, National Association of Public Defense Partner to Study Self-...

While working in public defense can undoubtedly be challenging, research shows that those working in that field face many of
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UK Social Work Launches Program to Support Kinship Caregivers

UK Social Work Launches Program to Support Kinship Caregivers

By Lindsey Piercy. LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2020) — More and more family members are providing safe homes to children of
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Events


October 27, 2020, 1:00 pm
Virtual Drop-In Undergraduate Advising

Virtual Drop-In Undergraduate Advising

Drop-in Advising is available through Zoom: Tuesdays 1 pm-2 pm (through November 24th) Drop-In Advising Zoom Link: https://uky.zoom.us/j/94047582194 (you will be in a virtual waiting room
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October 28, 2020, 3:00 pm
Virtual Director's Chat with Dr. Diane Loeffler

Virtual Director’s Chat with Dr. Diane Loeffler

“Drop-in” to talk with Dr. Diane Loeffler, Director of Undergraduate Programs in the College of Social Work. Dr. Loeffler is available to talk with prospective
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October 30, 2020, 9:00 am
Virtual Drop-In Undergraduate Advising

Virtual Drop-In Undergraduate Advising

Drop-in Advising is available through Zoom: Fridays 9 am-10 am (through November 20th) Drop-In Advising Zoom Link: https://uky.zoom.us/j/93866028526 (you will be in a virtual waiting room until
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Student Spotlights


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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Emily Moseley Awarded HDI’s Paul Kevin Burberry Award

Emily Moseley Awarded HDI’s Pau...

Story by Beth Potter, HDI Director of Information Services The University of Kentucky (UK) Human Development Institute (HDI) has awarded the prestigious Paul Kevin Burberry
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Alumni Spotlights


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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Anna Villarreal

Anna Villarreal

Anna Villarreal, who started as a finance and economics major at the University of Kentucky, realized three years into her
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