335 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606.783.2656 Fax: 606. 783.5070
Dr. Latonya Hesterberg, Interim Department Chair
Social Work is a profession for those who find fulfillment and reward in making a difference in the everyday lives of individuals. Specifically, social workers help those in need of critical resources including: medical and mental health services, income maintenance, child welfare and protection, domestic violence intervention, and assistance for the elderly. Social work also offers the opportunity to improve the community and make it a better place to live.
The bachelor's of social work (BSW) prepares students as generalist practitioners for entry-level professional practice.
Students in our program gain hands-on experience through participation in undergraduate research fellowships. Our program also offers numerous opportunities for students to network with career professionals and gain experiences through involvement in organizations like the Student Association of Social Work.
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
All CSWE programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the CSWE. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.
Morehead State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 3,000 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.
Some may believe that all social workers are employed in the Department of Community Based Services. While this is one viable place of employment for individuals with a social work degree, there are numerous other areas of social work and places for employment. Morehead State University alumni with a bachelors in social work are employed in state, local, and regional social service agencies including: health, hospice and eldercare, rehabilitation, domestic violence shelters, substance abuse treatment as well as many other agencies.
Graduates of our social work program become advocates for those in need of critical human resources and may work to improve:
Students must first complete the general
MSU Admission Requirements
. The BSW Program has a selective admission procedure.
Applicants to the BSW Program Advanced Standing are selected based upon the following criteria:
SSWC Main Office 606.783.2656Cynthia Faulkner, Program Director 606.783.2702Deirdra Robinson, Interim Field Director 606-783-5421
E-mail: Cynthia Faulkner, Program DirectorE-mail: Deirdra Robinson, Interim Field DirectorE-mail: Social Work Web Coordinator
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