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The Master of Social Work (MSW) program prepares students for professional social work practice at the graduate level to meet the needs of increasingly diverse rural populations. Graduates are prepared as integrated social work practitioners with the values, theoretical knowledge and skills to function at many levels of intervention: individual, family, group, organizations, and community.

The WKU MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Application to the MSW program is a two-step process and should be started several months before the admissions deadlines.  Each applicant must directly apply to the Office of Graduate Studies and to the Department of Social Work.  Only applications that have fulfilled all of the application requirements for the MSW Program and the Graduate School will be considered complete and ready for admission review.

Click here for detailed admission requirements.

Course requirements for the program can be found here: wku.edu/socialwork/msw. Students should consult with an advisor when planning their course schedules and career goals.

Department Contact

Julie Jones
Email: julie.jones@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-5058


Cohort Programs

Email: delo.cohorts@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-5011
Website: wku.edu/cohort


WKU Online

Email: learn.online@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-5173
Toll-Free: (888) 4WKUWEB / (888) 495-8932
Website: wku.edu/online 

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 Last Modified 9/4/20