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


CoSW Welcomes First Summer Online MSW Cohort

CoSW Welcomes First Summer Online MSW Cohort

From just down the street in Lexington, to as south as Florida, as east as Massachusetts, and as far away
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New Cohort of IBH Students Awarded $290,000

New Cohort of IBH Students Awarded $290,000

When financial barriers prevent hard-working students from succeeding in college, every penny in scholarships and grants can make a difference.
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CoSW Offers New Virtual Trainings for Foster Parents

CoSW Offers New Virtual Trainings for Foster Parents

As with most in-person programs, changing to a virtual format has been more than necessary to continue providing services amidst
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Events


June 8, 2020, 5:00 pm
Virtual MSW Info Session

Virtual MSW Info Session

Join Graduate Program Director, Dr. Kalea Benner, and College of Social Work personnel as we discuss our Master of Social Work program. Topics will include:
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June 11, 2020, 1:00 pm
Virtual Social Work Career Panel

Virtual Social Work Career Panel

Join us for a candid discussion with three UK College of Social Work alumni as they answer questions about their careers and experience in the
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June 18, 2020, 1:00 pm
Virtual Drop-in with Dr. Natalie Pope

Virtual Drop-in with Dr. Natalie Pope

“Drop-in” with Dr. Natalie Pope, Director of Doctoral Programs! Dr. Pope will be holding a virtual meeting for Ph.D. students to drop-in and ask questions,
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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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"There can be no half-measures when it comes to actualizing justice… Justice is an action word.”-@DrJayMiller1
Read Dean Miller’s moving note to the @UKCoSW community here: https://mailchi.mp/uky.edu/justice-is-an-action-word.
@AcademicChatter @NASW_Kentucky

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