College of Social Work

Clinical Social Work

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 12/9/2019
04/11/2020
07/24/2020
Start Dates: 01/15/2020
05/12/2020
08/24/2020
Cost per credit: $685

Kalea Benner

Director of Graduate Certificate

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

College of Social Work

619 Patterson Office Tower

(859) 257-6650

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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. 

Program Summary

Application Dates: 12/9/2019
04/11/2020
07/24/2020
Start Dates: 01/15/2020
05/12/2020
08/24/2020
Cost per credit: $685

Delve deeper into the knowledge and skills for clinical social work practice

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.

Application Requirements

Eligibility Options:

  1. Admission to the MSW program. NOTE: Students in the MSW program must have completed the 600 level courses or be advanced standing to meet prerequisites of the courses. 
  2. Alternatively, if the applicant already has an MSW, admission to the UK Graduate School in a nondegree seeking status, submission of the certificate application and subsequent acceptance. 

Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

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.


Contact

Kalea Benner

Director of Graduate Certificate

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

College of Social Work

619 Patterson Office Tower

(859) 257-6650

State Authorization & Licensure

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.