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


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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CoSW Receives Funding from UK CURE COVID-19 Pilot Program

CoSW Receives Funding from UK CURE COVID-19 Pilot Program

It is no surprise that COVID-19 has been associated with an increase in stress and anxiety. With a lack of
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Flaherty Releases New Textbook and Webinar

Flaherty Releases New Textbook and Webinar

Disability studies and human service professions aim to address persistent and emerging issues. To begin addressing those issues, Associate Professor
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Events


April 23, 2021, 6:00 pm
ASK-VIP Group Training with Kay Upton

ASK-VIP Group Training with Kay Upton

Topic: Positive Adoption Language: Part 1 Facilitated by: Kay Upton April 23, 2021, 6:00-7:30 PM EST To register for this group training, visit
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April 24, 2021, 10:30 am
ASK-VIP Group Training with Tim & Amanda Chandler

ASK-VIP Group Training with Tim & Amanda Chandler

Topic: Preventing Child Abuse: Types, Signs, and Symptoms Facilitated by: Tim & Amanda Chandler April 24, 2021, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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April 24, 2021, 9:00 pm
ASK-VIP Group Training with Angela Jamison

ASK-VIP Group Training with Angela Jamison

Topic: Positive Discipline for Teenagers Facilitated by: Angela Jamison April 24, 2021, 9:00-10:30 PM EST To register for this group training, visit here,
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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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