Gain the in-depth knowledge needed to work with individuals, families or groups with mental/behavioral health conditions. EKU’s 100% online mental health certificate provides students with the skills needed to make a difference in the lives of others. Graduates are prepared to take on key roles within social and human service agencies.
Learn essential skills for today’s work environment. Rooted in both theory and practical applications, our regionally accredited online programs blend academic and professional preparation through course topics such as human behavior change, crisis intervention, and alcohol and drug assessment and treatment.
Social work is a versatile, purpose-driven profession that prepares you to positively impact the lives of individuals and families, as well as the performance of groups and organizations. A degree in social work can open doors to new job opportunities that can strengthen our communities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 11 percent through 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth and compensation will be driven by increased demand for healthcare and social services. Relative to a number of factors within a community, the most competitive employers include hospitals, government agencies, and educational institutions based in urban areas.Find your career
Our regionally accredited online program is made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus program. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as crisis intervention, addictions, and race and ethnic relations.
Call or email Lindsey Turner for information about the Social Work Master’s Degree program.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate