By Amanda Sergeyev
KU will offer its first doctorate degree program in social work starting in the fall of 2015. KU will be partnering up with Millersville University to offer the new degree.
According to University Relations, “The program will be focused on preparing leaders and educators for career advancement in agencies, government and higher education.”
The new degree will offer classes online and during weekends to accommodate working professionals in the field. The
design of the new social work degree allows both KU and Millersville University to reach a broad demographic of professional social workers.
According to University Relations, “Expert faculty will bring global expertise to the classroom.”
The new social work program will be offered part time in eight sessions and will take students three years to complete. Two courses will be offered for the fall, spring and summer semesters. The new cohort model will include online instruction and coursework as well as one weekend per session of an in person-learning component. Students participating in the new program will alternate classroom locations at either KU or Millersville University.
According to the Reading Eagle, “Kutztown hopes to begin with 12 students in the fall.”
Current undergraduate Ross Borochaner, a social work major said, “ I think it’s a great addition to the school’s programs. It’s the only doctorate program offered in PA and I feel that’s a great accomplishment, not only for PA to have its first doctorate program, but also for KU for being able to offer it. It also goes to show that social work is an ever growing profession and shows a big statement for those in the social work field.”
For more information, contact the social work department secretary at Nrivera@kutztown.edu or by calling the social work department at 610-683-4235.