The College of Social Work offers challenging and experiential undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level degrees. Students interact with innovative faculty who have a wealth of practice and research experiences. From the very beginning of their educational pursuits, students at all levels are supported in finding a suitable, meaningful career path. Ultimately, our graduates will be uniquely prepared to tackle the challenges facing disadvantaged, vulnerable, and marginalized populations.
Select from regular (two year) or advanced (one year) standing options. Students can also earn a MSW in hybrid or fully-online formats and attend classes at our program in Hazard.
CoSW is home to several unique research centers and labs, including the Training Resource Center, Interdisciplinary Research Center on Children and Families, Kentucky Kinship Resource Center, Self-Care Lab, Suicide Prevention and Exposure Lab, and Military Behavior Health Lab. Students can leverage these entities for unique learning and research opportunities.
Our MSW graduates have the highest clinical licensing pass rates in Kentucky, and are well above the national average. Our students receive career counseling, mentoring, and post-graduation mentorship to ensure a successful transition into social work practice.
MSW students have the option to earn specialized certificates in Clinical Social Work, Child Welfare, Military Behavioral Health, and Substance Use Disorder, to name a few.
KY Rank for Graduate licensing Pass Rates
Field Education Opportunities
Students who receive some type of aid
Our students and alumni are the embodiment of our mission. Through dedication and steadfast service, they work to improve the human condition. These are their stories.