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.

  • Value-Added

    The Department of Social Work and Human Services gives back over $2.3 million annually to the community through student internships and volunteer efforts (in over 100,000 hours)


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      Representing Academia

      Dr. Lisa Johnson, LCSW, HS-BCP is Vice-President of SafePath Children's Advocacy Centers Board of Directors. She is the first community member representing academia on the Board. She is also the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Help for Children (HFC) in support of her qualitative research project.

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      International Motivation

      Human Services students were recently visited by Young Southeast Asian Leaders (YSEAL). These students are on a mission to change the status quo in their communities. One KSU student reflected, "their presentation made me reevaluate my life and think about what am I doing to help my country." Read More KSU Student Reflections

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      Professor Elected

      Dr. Darlene Rodriguez was elected Secretary to the National Organization for Human Services. The NOHS mission is to strengthen the community of human services by expanding professional development opportunities, enhancing internal and external communications, nurturing the financial sustainability and growth of the organization, promoting professional and organizational identity through certification, and advocating and implementing a social policy and agenda 

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      Unique Dual Degree

      A new masters dual-degree program, the only program of its kind in Georgia, that offers students a concurrent experience. With the outcome of both a MSW and MBA degree, graduates can command higher salaries, start a social enterprise or private practice, work in CSR and HR units of coporations. Add social value and create change—Apply Today.



    • 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.

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      • Impact Lives

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