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.


Departmental News

  • Faculty Spotlight on Teaching

    Dr. Robinson-Dooley featured at WellStar College event where she presented on excellence in teaching (video).
  • Students Earn Awards

    Nonprofit Management students earn several awards at the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s national conference (click here).


  • Program Leadership Changes

    Dr. Irene McClatchey is the MSW Program Director and Dr. Lisa Johnson is the HS Program Coordinator.
  • $3.2M Grant

    Dr. Wade-Berg is the Project Director for a $3.2M grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the Transfer Advocacy Gateway (more).



MSW Program Orientation for Fall. The MSW Program Orientation for new students in August 19-20, 20015 at the KSU Center (Room 300). For more details click here.

Interprofessional Collaboration (HS 4490/NURS 4490/HPE 4490). This is the first course of its kind in the college--being co-taught by faculty from three departments--that focuses on skill and knowledge development for working on teams.  This course is open to all majors who may be working in interdisciplinary teams upon graduation. The course will be offered in Spring 2016, Monday evenings from 5 - 7:45.  Please contact Monica NandanDwayne HooksCarol Holtz, Kandice Porter, or Judy Slater for questions.


  • Child Advocacy Studies (CAST)

    Earn a certificate in Child Advocacy Studies which focuses 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. Give here!