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


MSW Student Earns Degree from Spain

MSW Student Earns Degree from S...

Earning your Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky (UK) is obtainable regardless of
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Irina Osmolovska

Irina Osmolovska

With students ranging from Kentucky to New York, Texas to Wisconsin, earning your Master in Social Work (MSW) degree at the College of Social Work
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Doctoral Candidate Receives ISTSS Student Registration Award

Doctoral Candidate Receives IST...

Theresia Pachner, a doctoral candidate at the College of Social Work, has received a Student Registration Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
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Q&A with Shauna Kitts

Q&A with Shauna Kitts

Undergraduate student Shauna Kitts was recently announced as one of the 31 new 2020 Chellgren Student Fellows. Kitts, a first-generation student in the College of
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Events


November 28, 2021, 6:00 pm
ASK-VIP Group Training with Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

ASK-VIP Group Training with Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

Topic: Strategies for Parenting Teens Facilitated by: Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse November 28, 2021, 6:00-7:30 PM CST To register for this group training,
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November 29, 2021, 7:30 pm
ASK-VIP Group Training with Donna Hudson

ASK-VIP Group Training with Donna Hudson

Topic: Creating Memories and Meaningful Traditions for Blended Families Facilitated by: Donna Hudson November 29, 2021, 7:30-9:00 PM EST To register for this
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December 2, 2021, 12:00 pm
Drop-In Academic Advising for All Programs

Drop-In Academic Advising for All Programs

Drop-In Academic Advising(All Programs): Students from all CoSW programs(BASW, MSW, DSW, PhD) can join us through Zoom or in-person on the 6th floor of Patterson
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News


New Study Offers Insight on Impact of Masculinity on the Mental Health of Gay Black Men

New Study Offers Insight on Impact of Masculinity on the Mental Health of Gay...

A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky College of Social Work researcher Keith J. Watts, Ph.D., discusses the social
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Dean Miller Named Friend of School Social Work

Dean Miller Named Friend of School Social Work

Dr. Jay Miller, Dean at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, received the 2021 Friend of School Social
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College of Social Work Study Examines Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on Employment of Mothers With Young Children

College of Social Work Study Examines Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on ...

Results of a new study from the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky indicate mothers experiencing intimate
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