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


Third MSW Student Awarded LTJ Fellowship

Third MSW Student Awarded LTJ Fellowship

Incoming Master of Social Work (MSW) student Eman Ghoneim now joins her fellow incoming MSW student Quinten Harris and current
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Loeffler Awarded 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award

Loeffler Awarded 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award

Each year, the University of Kentucky recognizes faculty and graduate teaching assistants for outstanding teaching during its UK Faculty Awards
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UK Collaborative Team Receives Funding To Refurbish & Provide Essential Medical Equipment

UK Collaborative Team Receives Funding To Refurbish & Provide Essential ...

Roughly 1 in 7 Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges
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Events


August 4, 2020, 10:00 am
Virtual Continuing Education Course: Understanding Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Understanding Pediatric Abusive H...

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Understanding Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma - Register Here Course Description: Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, training on
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August 6, 2020, 1:00 pm
Virtual Continuing Education Course: Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Neglect And Exploitation

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, N...

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation - Register Here Course Description: The presenter will explore multiple issues, factors, and systems as
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August 7, 2020, 4:30 pm
Ph.D. Program Alumni Virtual Happy Hour

Ph.D. Program Alumni Virtual Happy Hour

The College of Social Work invites you to join your fellow Ph.D. program alum from the comfort of your home. Change out of your daytime
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Student Spotlights


Shyan Stivers

Shyan Stivers

University of Kentucky (UKY) student, Shyan Stivers, was recently awarded a Legislative Research Commission (LRC) fellowship through the 2020-2021 Graduate Fellows Program in Frankfort, KY.
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1LT Jamie Webb

1LT Jamie Webb

Army First Lieutenant (1LT), and College of Social Work (CoSW) master of social work (MSW) student, Jamie Webb, has been recognized as the National Association
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Sergeant Samantha Hess

Sergeant Samantha Hess

Sergeant Samantha Hess, with the University of Kentucky Police Department, is a student in the College Master in Social Work Program.
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Hoda Shalash

Hoda Shalash

Hoda Shalash is like many students in college. She thought she knew what she wanted to major in, and for three years, Hoda worked toward
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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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