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


June 8, 2020, 5:00 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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June 11, 2020, 1:00 pm
Virtual Social Work Career Panel

Virtual Social Work Career Panel

Join us for a candid discussion with three UK College of Social Work alumni as they answer questions about their careers and experience in the
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June 18, 2020, 1:00 pm
Virtual Drop-in with Dr. Natalie Pope

Virtual Drop-in with Dr. Natalie Pope

“Drop-in” with Dr. Natalie Pope, Director of Doctoral Programs! Dr. Pope will be holding a virtual meeting for Ph.D. students to drop-in and ask questions,
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News


CoSW Welcomes First Summer Online MSW Cohort

CoSW Welcomes First Summer Online MSW Cohort

From just down the street in Lexington, to as south as Florida, as east as Massachusetts, and as far away
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New Cohort of IBH Students Awarded $290,000

New Cohort of IBH Students Awarded $290,000

When financial barriers prevent hard-working students from succeeding in college, every penny in scholarships and grants can make a difference.
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CoSW Offers New Virtual Trainings for Foster Parents

CoSW Offers New Virtual Trainings for Foster Parents

As with most in-person programs, changing to a virtual format has been more than necessary to continue providing services amidst
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"There can be no half-measures when it comes to actualizing justice… Justice is an action word.”-@DrJayMiller1
Read Dean Miller’s moving note to the @UKCoSW community here: https://mailchi.mp/uky.edu/justice-is-an-action-word.
@AcademicChatter @NASW_Kentucky

- Self-Care Possibilities Project -
Abbie Latimer shared with us what she's doing during this pandemic to maintain her self-care!

Share with us your self-care for our Self-Care Possibilities Project! ENTER YOUR SELF-CARE POSSIBILITY MESSAGE HERE: http://bit.ly/2JywfDI

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