DSW

The CoSW DSW was conceptualized with practitioners in mind. This is a high-quality, rigorous program aimed at ensuring that practitioners are prepared to face the realities of a contemporary practice landscape. Graduates from our DSW program are uniquely poised to excel and advance in a competitive job market and make the most of forecasted growth within the social work profession.

The UK Difference

Multiple Concentration Options

DSW students have the option to select one of three unique concentrations: Advanced Clinical Practice, Administrative Leadership, or Military Behavioral Health.

Centers and Labs

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. DSW students can leverage these entities for unique learning and research opportunities.

Capstone Project

Rather than a dissertation, students will complete a capstone project. The work for this project is embedded in the course work and is conducted under the supervision of a Capstone Advisor.

Efficient

Using an innovative Core Plus Model, our DSW program affords students an efficient and affordable way to earn their degree. From start to finish, students can complete the DSW degree in two years.

Accessible

The DSW program is 100% online. Students will participate in both synchronous and asynchronous activities designed to foster a robust sense of community and collegiality.

Streamlined Admittance

Students will receive an acceptance decision within two weeks of completing their application and no GRE is required.

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Student Spotlights


Emily Moseley Awarded HDI’s Paul Kevin Burberry Award

Emily Moseley Awarded HDI’s Pau...

Story by Beth Potter, HDI Director of Information Services The University of Kentucky (UK) Human Development Institute (HDI) has awarded the prestigious Paul Kevin Burberry
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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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Events


September 23, 2020, 12:00 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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September 24, 2020, 3:00 pm
Mandatory Group Field Orientation and Advising for Spring 2021 SW 640 students

Mandatory Group Field Orientation and Advising for Spring 2021 SW 640 ...

Social Work 640 students will join Dr. Pamela Weeks, Director of Field Education, Desha Scanlon, Field Placement Coordinator, and Dr. Renee Campbell, Clinical Assistant Professor,
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September 25, 2020, 1:00 pm
KASSW Virtual Conference ft. Keynote Speaker Dr. Julie Cerel

KASSW Virtual Conference ft. Keynote Speaker Dr. Julie Cerel

Kentucky Association for School Social Work Virtual 2020 Conference Friday, September 25th 1:00pm-3:00pm via Zoom (link provided after registration) Keynote Speaker Dr. Julie Cerel 2
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News


UK Social Work Launches Program to Support Kinship Caregivers

UK Social Work Launches Program to Support Kinship Caregivers

By Lindsey Piercy. LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2020) — More and more family members are providing safe homes to children of
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Dean Miller Named to UK Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team

Dean Miller Named to UK Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team

The University of Kentucky (UK) recently announced a comprehensive, enterprise-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implementation Plan designed to accelerate progress
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New UK Social Work Study Zeros in on Self-Care During COVID-19

New UK Social Work Study Zeros in on Self-Care During COVID-19

By Lindsey Piercy, LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2020) — It is a profession committed to the well-being of others —
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