Army/UK Master of Social Work Program
Notice: This page and program are both under construction. This program will not begin accepting a cohort until Spring 2018.
60-Hour Program Model (14 Month)
Students in the Army UK Master of Social Work Program participate in the same curriculum model as civilian College of Social Work graduate students.
Tandem Education/Service Arrangement
Open only to current or incoming U.S. Military personnel; after the initial 14 month program, a 26 month "Phase II" status begins.
Financial Support & Benefits
Accepted students will receive full pay and benefits while completing their Masters degree at the AMEDD C&S in Fort Sam Houston, TX, as well as clinical supervision during their 26-month Phase II status.
Army UK Master of Social Work Program Contact Information
3630 Stanley Rd #301
San Antonio, TX 78234
Col. Nathan Keller, PhD
Dr. Dexter Freeman,DSW, LCSW
Dr. Larry Applewhite
Dr. James Georgoulakis
CDR Beth Ann Vealey
Mr. John Orsingher
Ms. Wilma Ambrose Tel: (210) - 221-6887
Mrs. Sylvia Ashe Tel: (210)- 221-7149
SFC Darcy Badousek Tel: (210) - 808-4367
The University of Kentucky College of Social Work was recently awarded a contract to become the collaborating institution for the US Army’s Master of Social Work Program.
The Army’s MSW, housed at the Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDD C&S), Ft. Sam Houston, TX, was established in 2009 in response to an identified need for more clinical social worker officers to serve in the Department of Defense healthcare systems. The Program produces 15-40 new uniformed and DoD civilian social workers each academic year.
The University of Kentucky successfully bid to become the collaborating university with the United States Army MSW program. Beginning February 2018, students accepted into the Army MSW program will complete the UK College of Social Work’s Clinical Social Work Curriculum.
Through this cooperative agreement, students who matriculate through the Army program will be enrolled in the University of Kentucky and affiliated faculty members will receive appointment to the University of Kentucky Graduate Faculty. Upon program completion, D.O.D. students will be conferred the Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky.