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335 Rader Hall Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606.783.2656
Fax: 606. 783.5070
Dr. Latonya Hesterberg, Interim Department Chair

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Social Work

Program Info

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.

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.




Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - SACS

Morehead State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges  

Council on Social Work Education

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.

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Option of obtaining a Masters in Social Work at the Morehead State University campus via the University of Kentucky (Terry Stivers, 606.783.2409)

Social Work

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.

MSU Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Prior to taking junior and senior classes students must go through Advance Advising and there are standards for that process outlined in the Student BSW Handbook (see program website). Students will have this process explained in detail when they enroll in SWK 325 Generalist Practice.

Program Requirements:

Students must complete 58 hours of social work courses including the senior capstone.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all required core courses in the social work.

To successfully complete the social work major, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all courses included.

  2013-2014 BSW Handbook 

Social Work Program Admission Packet

SSWC Main Office Address:
355 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

SSWC Main Office 606.783.2656
Cynthia Faulkner, Program Director 606.783.2702
Judith Stafford, Field Director 606-783-2263

E-mail: Cynthia Faulkner, Program Director
E-mail: Judith Stafford, Field Director
E-mail: Social Work Web Coordinator

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