From the Dean's Desk
Welcome to the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work and Family Science at the University of Louisville.
At the Kent School of Social Work and Family Science, we offer dynamic educational opportunities for students interested in our five academic degree programs. We offer the Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW), Master’s of Science in Social Work (MSSW), Research Doctorate in Social Work (Ph.D.), Practice Doctorate in Social Work (DSW), and a Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy (MSCFT). Our top-notch faculty are widely recognized for their research, teaching, and service expertise. They will guide your development during your time at the Kent School of Social Work and Family Science. We have dedicated and engaged staff who support our collective mission of addressing complex social problems through education, research, and service.
If you are a prospective student, thank you for your interest in being a difference-maker in the lives of individuals and families who are the fabric of our society. Many people watch the world happen around them and only hope to be a difference-maker. On the other hand, social workers and therapists boldly decide to influence people’s lives by offering support, helping them generate ideas, and making space for individuals to maximize their potential. In short, if you decide to further your education and professional development here at the Kent School of Social Work and Family Science, you will join us in our pursuit of making the world a better place, one person and family at a time. If you are one of the hundreds of Kent School of Social Work and Family Science students, thank you for pursuing that pursuit and trusting us to join you in your educational quest and career journey.
If you are one of the thousands of Kent School of Social Work and Family Science alums, thank you for all you do as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, researcher, advocate, and leader. One of my life’s mantras is to “chase the learning, not the grade.” It’s served me well as I’ve navigated all of the joys of serving the communities I’ve been fortunate to live in and serve throughout my career. As I settle into my role as a leader and an ambassador of the Kent School of Social Work and Family Science and the UofL community, I will lean heavily on past experiences that have molded me into who I am today.
Serving the Kent School of Social Work and Family Science as Dean as we approach our 90th anniversary in the next few years is an honor. Please stay tuned for opportunities to celebrate with us as we recognize the legacy of all the students, staff, faculty, and supporters who have invested in the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work and Family Science since 1936.
John W. Miller Jr., Ph.D.
Dean & Professor
Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work & Family Science
University of Louisville
John W. Miller Jr., PhD
Dean & Professor