Department of Social Work and Human Services

The Department of Social Work and Human Services offers an undergraduate degree in Human Services as well as the graduate Master of Social Work. Additionally, the department offers the Child Advocacy certification and the Nonprofit Leadership certificate which are open to both majors and non-majors.


  • Student Presentations

    Human Services Spring 2016 students presented their advanced internship research project posters. Students who completed the requirements for the CAST and NLA programs were awarded their certificates of achievement, and many students shared with faculty the employment opportunities waiting for them upon graduation.  
  • DFCS Subgrant

    The MSW program is in receipt of a Title IV-E subgrant from the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) through the efforts of Drs. Kirk and McClatchey. The grant for the academic year 2016-2017 supports full tuition and a stipend of $5,000 each for 5 students who will study child welfare. Upon graduation, the grant recipients are committed to working for DFCS for two years.
  • Human Services Program Coordinator

    We are delighted to welcome Dr. Steve King into his new role as Human Services Program Coordinator. He has a Ph.D. in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Before coming to KSU he provided a variety of community based behavioral health care services for over 20 years. 
  • Scholarship & Research Grants

    Faculty received a $50,000 grant from the Fitzgerald Foundation for scholarship and course design. In addition, a $10,000 grant from Help for Children was awarded to Drs. L. Johnson and J. Lance.
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  • Master of Social Work

    Information Session

    November 12
    10:00 am–12:00 pm
    Prillaman Hall Indoor Plaza

    Interested in a clinical social work degree in Children and Family Services, Behavioral Health Services, or Substance Abuse Services? Come by and meet faculty, talk to current students, and go on a campus tour.

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    • Child Advocacy Studies (CAST)

      Earn a certificate in Child Advocacy Studies which focuses on developing students’ understanding of the numerous factors that lead to child maltreatment and of existing responses to incidents of child maltreatment. For more information CLICK HERE.
      • Impact Lives

        Your contribution to the Department of Social Work and Human Services helps us to create opportunities for our students and our community.