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At EKU, you can obtain a:

  • Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

or sharpen your skills with a:


Maximize the power of generalist social work:

The B.S.W. program prepares students to be generalist social workers who work with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations from a strengths perspective in order to recognize, support, and build upon the innate capabilities of all human beings and furthering the goals of social justice. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1977

The M.S.W. program prepares students to be advanced generalist social workers who can mobilize the power of interprofessional teams for the advancement of social welfare and justice. Students also participate in an interdisciplinary university certificate program that further informs their practice. Pre-candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (status updates)


We offer social work students:

  • Marketable practicum/internships
  • Interesting community service projects
  • Small class sizes 
  • Cutting-edge social work curriculum
  • In-person, hybrid, and online classes
  • Dynamic professors who bring many years of social work practice, scholarship, board work, and expertise in a wide range of social work fields to the classroom.

EKU Social Work Faculty Spring 2020

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