Learn and transform your social work niche with an advanced level of clinical knowledge and skills. Students in this graduate certificate program will learn to apply relevant scientific evidence, master standards of care, understand ethical and legal principles, and learn how to exercise clinical judgment to support diagnostic, and therapeutic interventions.
This certificate prepares students for social work practice with individuals and families in a variety of settings and populations, e.g. children, families, veterans, counseling agencies, community mental health centers, hospitals, schools, state and public agencies, family services, etc. Clinical social work jobs are in high demand and projected to grow approximately 16% by 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and typically have better economic outcomes for social work practitioners. Clinical social work practice is highly specialized and requires licensure with criteria specific to each state.
The Certificate in Clinical Social Work follows UK's tuition and fee schedule and registration deadlines. Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page. Students in the MSW program are also invited to apply to scholarships in the College of Social Work.
College of Social Work
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If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.