University of Pikeville

School of Social Work
Genesia Kilgore-Bowling
Chair, School of Social Work
MSW Program Director
(606) 218-5011


The undergraduate social work program has been in operation since the fall of 2007.  For more than a decade the undergraduate social work program has been producing entry-level professional social workers who are knowledgeable, ethical, competent, and educated in the tradition of generalist social work. Social work is an amazing career which will enable you to work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and even organizations to create meaningful change.  Our graduates are currently working in the fields of mental health, substance abuse treatment, crisis intervention, child advocacy, medical social work in hospitals and hospice agencies, child/adult protection, and social work education.  Join us now!

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Admission Process – Undergraduate

Please use the links below to access the program application and the Social Work handbook.

Admission Process – Graduate

Please use the link below to access the Masters of Social Work page for more information and admission process.

Assessment Results:

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes.  Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. 


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The University of Pikeville Undergraduate Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’ Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

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