Vulnerable populations and all people have unique personal, familial and systemic needs; therefore, social workers who assist them must be specially prepared to address those needs through a variety of roles at the micro, mezzo and macro levels by promoting human and community well-being. The NKU MSW program prepares students as follows:
In an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork, social work graduate students develop the knowledge, values and skills to provide behavioral health care, community social work and leadership in the profession.
A graduate degree in social work (MSW) prepares students to effectively serve vulnerable populations and people across the lifespan. After completing all requirements, MSW graduates are eligible for licensure. The social work profession, via a MSW degree, is known for a wide variety of employment opportunities. While this list is not exhaustive, an example of employment opportunities are provided below.
Dr. Vanessa Hunn
Director of the Master of Social Work Program
Students are encouraged to enhance their professional networks through membership in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and participation in other social and economic justice endeavors at the community, national and international levels.