Make a difference for children, families and communities in Kentucky and beyond. Earn your Eastern Kentucky University Social Work degree from a well-respected program with experienced faculty and access to internship and job opportunities.

Degree Concentrations

Online MSW Graduate Certificate BSW Minor
Social Work  – Foundation Addictions Intervention Social Work* Social Welfare
Child and Family Services
Leadership and Management
Mental Health
Social Advocacy and Justice

*On campus or online
The BSW program has been accredited since 1977 and the MSW program is in pre-candidacy for accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Admission Requirements

Students can declare a social work major upon admission to EKU but must apply for full admission to the program. Requirements include:

  • Completion of introductory courses in social work, psychology and sociology
  • 2.5 GPA or above


Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Kentucky Department of Community Based Services, Child and Adult Protection
  • Richmond Senior Center
  • Cardinal Hill Adult Day Care
  • Schools

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the social work program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Public Child Welfare Certification Program (PCWCP) Scholarship
  • Jackie Blanchard Scholarship
  • ANT/SOC/SWK Department Scholarship

Contact Evelyn Jones for information at

Ready to apply?

EKU Admissions
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Department of Social Work
Online Social Work

Dr. Ann Callahan
Trevor Jenkins