Master’s in social work program qualifies for Kentucky’s stipend program

March 10, 2013
For Immediate Release

By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –The Commissioner of Kentucky’s Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), Teresa James, has approved the Campbellsville University Carver School of Social Work’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program as a participating university with the state’s MSW Stipend Program.

The Carver School’s MSW, a Council on Social Work Education accredited program, is the only Kentucky Baptist affiliated MSW program and one of only three Baptist affiliated institutions nationwide.

The MSW Stipend Program is available at CU to all DCBS staff working in a protection and permanency (P&P) child welfare-related position beginning with the fall 2013 semester. The prospective student must have 24 months of active service prior to May first of this year for acceptance into this program.

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU, said Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean of the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling, and the Carver School faculty have worked tirelessly since 1998 to grow the programs from undergraduate social workers, to graduate level social workers and marriage and family therapists. He said, “Campbellsville University’s Carver School is stronger than ever in its rich history of preparing social workers in a Christian environment.”

Eastridge said, “This opportunity for social workers in the Commonwealth has come about largely thanks to communications by Dr. Michelle Tucker, CU associate professor and assistant director ofthe MSW Program. We look forward to serving this group.”

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.