Academics

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.

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Unique Degree Offerings

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Specialty Certificates

97%

Students who receive some form of financial aid

Programs


Student Spotlights


Sergeant Samantha Hess

Sergeant Samantha Hess

Sergeant Samantha Hess, with the University of Kentucky Police Department, is a student in the College masters in social work program. Sgt. Hess, like those
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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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Tamara Vest

Tamara Vest

When Tamara Vest was just nine years old, her father and primary caregiver, died. Her mother, who had substance abuse issues, was not an option
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Daniel Beasley

Daniel Beasley

For some, going to college after high school is a no-brainer. But for Daniel Beasley, pursuing higher education wasn't an option.
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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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Events


April 7, 2020, 6:00 pm
Northeastern Region Virtual ASK Meeting

Northeastern Region Virtual ASK Meeting

Led by: Deanna Helton Training Topic: Stress Management for Caregivers April 7, 2020, 6:00 PM Eastern Time Registration request: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/up0rdOGorDMqmsyf7NBCJE_MU4b6TRYZfQ ASK virtual support group meetings
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April 7, 2020, 8:00 pm
Two Rivers Region Virtual ASK Meeting

Two Rivers Region Virtual ASK Meeting

Led by: Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse Training Topic: A Guide to Coping with Allegations April 7, 2020, 8:00 PM Central Time Registration request: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upUqc-yqpj0u9L29n8t5qlQcRhaVz1pe4w
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April 8, 2020, 9:00 am
Virtual Drop-in with Dr. Kalea Benner

Virtual Drop-in with Dr. Kalea Benner

"Drop-in" with Dr. Kalea Benner, the Master of Social Work program director! Dr. Benner will be holding a virtual meeting for students to drop-in and
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