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:
- Bachelors of Arts in Social Work (BASW) – On-campus, Online
- Master of Social Work (MSW)
- Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
- Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD in Social Work)
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.