MSW Contacts

Dr. Janet Ford, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs, Director of Graduate Studies
671 Patterson Office Tower

Sheila Miracle, MSW

Morehead MSW Program Coordinator
321 Radar Hall

Carol J. Barnett, PhD, LCSW

Ashland Campus MSW Program Coordinator
112 Allie Young Hall
(606) 783-2124

Melissa Slone, MSW

Southeast Kentucky MSW Program Coordinator
606-439-3557 ext.83575

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The College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky offers an innovative and exciting MSW Curriculum based on ethical imperatives, research to practice and sound assessments and interventions. Its aim is to equip MSW graduates for the tasks and responsibilities they will encounter in professional Social Work Practice. The MSW program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) and has been since 1970. The next CSWE review and site visit will occur in 2018-19. For more information about accreditation please contact the Office of the Dean at

Our MSW program is open to all undergraduate degrees and may be completed full time or part time, beginning in the fall. The program offers two concentrations: Clinical Social Work and Community and Social Development. In addition, students may complete certificates in Military Behavioral Health, School Social Work, Gerontology, and Developmental Disabilities.

Students may attend classes on UK’s main campus in Lexington, at Morehead/Ashland, KY, or at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health-Hazard in Southeast Kentucky.