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
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 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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)
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.
Admission to Morehead State University (see MSU admission requirements).
MSU 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
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.
Social Work Program Admission Packet
SSWC Main Office 606.783.2656Cynthia Faulkner, Program Director 606.783.2702Judith Stafford, Field Director 606-783-2263
E-mail: Cynthia Faulkner, Program DirectorE-mail: Judith Stafford, Field DirectorE-mail: Social Work Web Coordinator
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