For more than 80 years, the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Social Work has been at the forefront of social work education. Through our commitment to research and scholarship, exemplary teaching, and vital community engagement, we develop social work leaders dedicated to making an impact on the lives of those they serve.
On-Your-Time Learning to Fit Your Schedule
Meeting the Highest Standards for Social Work Education
National Diversity Awards
including Diversity Champion and Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly college
UK Sets the Bar for Social Work Education
The University of Kentucky is committed to advancing your passion for social change and ensuring you graduate prepared for advanced social work practice.
*Ranking above based on most recent available data (1.3.20)
Online Social work @UK
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As the country emerged from the Great Depression in the 1930s, the University of Kentucky created the Department of Social Work to help prepare professionals to meet the needs of new social welfare programs throughout the country. Today, more than 6,000 social work alumni serve individuals, families, and communities around the globe.About Us