Doctorate of Social Work
University of Kentucky

Program Details

UK’s Online Doctorate of Social Work Program prepares advanced practitioners to address contemporary practice challenges. Offered through our longstanding College of Social Work (CoSW), online students experience a flexible learning environment, esteemed scholar-practitioner faculty, and an enthusiastic community of support professionals.

Specialize your knowledge with a distinctive concentration in Administrative Leadership, Clinical Social Work, Military Behavioral Health, or Social Work Education. Graduates from our CoSW are well-prepared to transition into higher education or advance their careers in higher-level leadership, management, and administrative roles.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Kentucky is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Courses are taught online through asynchronous models with the exception of residency week during the summer which is taught synchronously.  An asynchronous option is offered for those who cannot be in attendance.