Southeast Kentucky

Dear Prospective Student,

SloneCongratulations! By exploring our program information, you have taken the first step in reaching your goal of obtaining your Master of Social Work degree. I am delighted that you are considering the University of Kentucky's MSW program in Southeast Kentucky. Currently, we are offering classes on both the Hazard and Prestonsburg campus. Please keep in mind these class offerings are based on resources and enrollment.

Dean Adams and the faculty of the College of Social Work are dedicated to providing every student an excellent social work education. Every effort has been made to identify local community resources and agencies and to provide the best in educational opportunities for you, the student. All of our faculty, experience, and resources are made available to every student – regardless of where the class meets. Our off campus programs are geared toward those who are employed full-time and need a student-friendly educational program.

As off-campus program coordinator I am happy to sit down and talk with you about the MSW program and to answer all of your questions. Graduate education is a major commitment of your time and money. Please feel free to call or e-mail me if you are seeking information on career trends or even something as simple as directions to our campus locations.

As a native Eastern Kentuckian and graduate of the College, I am proud of our commitment to our region. The College of Social Work recognizes you have a choice in your graduate education. We hope that once you compare programs and after you have had an opportunity to review our admissions materials, you will decide to apply. My contact information is below. Please feel free to communicate with me about your interest in the Southeast Kentucky MSW Program!


Melissa Slone, MSW, CSW
606 634 3308

The Setting at Hazard

Located in the heart of the eastern Kentucky coal fields, Hazard is about a two-hour drive east and south from Lexington. Classes are held at the UK Center for Rural Health. Distance Learning resources (internet and ITV courses among others) are occasionally used. Every resource needed for successful completion of the MSW program can be found at the Center for Rural Health. Occasionally, classes are held at remote regional areas given the geography of the applicant cohort. Plans are for the 60-hour MSW program to start in fall 2011. Classes for both the 60-hour program and the Advanced Standing Program are held in the evenings constructing part-time programs.