Western Kentucky University

Social Work

MSW Orientation

MSW Orientation

MSW Orientation



 Welcome to the

Department of Social Work


The Department of Social Work continues to experience growth in terms of students, faculty, and programs. The BSW program is a thriving program with nearly 250 students majoring in social work. The BSW program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1978. The BSW program is offered in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Owensboro and as of the Fall, 2012, Glasgow! The MSW program enrolls approximately 130 graduate students and received initial accreditation from the CSWE in June, 2006. Our MSW program offers a unique concentration: advanced direct practice in rural settings. Currently, the MSW program can be completed in Bowling Green, Cookeville, TN and Paducah. Both programs were reaccredited by the CSWE in February, 2010.

The department includes 15 full-time faculty, two faculty members on transitional retirement, two professional staff, four office associates, four graduate assistants, and one work study student. Significant departmental projects include the WKU Training Resource Center (TRC), the Public Child Welfare Certification Program (PCWCP), the Credit for Learning Project (CFL), and the MSW Cohort Studies Initiative.




Department of Social Work

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11039

Bowling Green KY  42101-1039

Office Telephone:  270-745-5312

Fax Number: 270-745-6841



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Please note that clicking on the apply now button will only allow you to apply to WKU.  The Social Work Program is a separate and additional application process.  Being accepted to WKU does not guarantee acceptance into the Department of Social Work.


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