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


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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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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Events


August 4, 2020, 10:00 am
Virtual Continuing Education Course: Understanding Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Understanding Pediatric Abusive H...

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Understanding Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma - Register Here Course Description: Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, training on
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August 6, 2020, 1:00 pm
Virtual Continuing Education Course: Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Neglect And Exploitation

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, N...

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation - Register Here Course Description: The presenter will explore multiple issues, factors, and systems as
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August 7, 2020, 4:30 pm
Ph.D. Program Alumni Virtual Happy Hour

Ph.D. Program Alumni Virtual Happy Hour

The College of Social Work invites you to join your fellow Ph.D. program alum from the comfort of your home. Change out of your daytime
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News


Third MSW Student Awarded LTJ Fellowship

Third MSW Student Awarded LTJ Fellowship

Incoming Master of Social Work (MSW) student Eman Ghoneim now joins her fellow incoming MSW student Quinten Harris and current
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Loeffler Awarded 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award

Loeffler Awarded 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award

Each year, the University of Kentucky recognizes faculty and graduate teaching assistants for outstanding teaching during its UK Faculty Awards
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UK Collaborative Team Receives Funding To Refurbish & Provide Essential Medical Equipment

UK Collaborative Team Receives Funding To Refurbish & Provide Essential ...

Roughly 1 in 7 Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges
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