Social Work

UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health and UK College of Social Work partnered to offer BASW and MSW degrees close to home! This partnership provides exceptional resources for student success including advanced technology, contemporary student study areas, and on-site student services. Every effort has been made to identify local community resources and agencies, as well as to provide the best educational opportunity for you, the student. The Center’s academic offerings are focused on curbing health professions shortages in rural Kentucky. Long-term tracking of the Center’s graduates indicate approximately 80% of the graduates work in rural communities. All of our faculty, experience, and resources are made available to every student—regardless of where the class meets. Our programs are geared toward non-traditional students who are employed full time and need a student-friendly educational program.


Interested in a degree close to home?

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) Program


Jessica Williamson, MSW
Academic Coordinator
UK College of Social Work
(606) 439-3557 x83464

Master of Social Work (MSW) Program


Melissa Slone, MSW, CSW
Southeast Kentucky BASW/MSW Program Coordinator
UK College of Social Work
(606) 439-3557 x 83575

Learn more about the social work profession!