MSSW Program News

Welcome New MSSW Admission Coordinators

  Margret Nance

Welcome LaKecia Dudley-Jenkins (pictured left) and Margret Nance (pictured right), two newest Coordinators of MSSW Admissions. LaKecia and Margret joined the Kent School this Spring and are working with prospective MSSW students and applicants. Both are MSSW program alums with different social work experiences in the field, and they will be face of the MSSW program to many of our newest students.


HBCU Cardinal Express to Success Program

HBCU Cardinal Express to Success

The HBCU Cardinal Express to Success program is designed to increase the representation of advanced social work practitioners of color prepared to provide practice with diverse, vulnerable and marginalized individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. This graduate MSSW program will focus on recruiting students who are currently pursuing or have completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).

The Kent School of Social Work has an accelerated admissions process and scholarship opportunities for HBCU students and recent graduates. Through our programmatic offerings of mentoring and networking opportunities, professional development, career placement support and scholarships, the program will strive to provide the support the students need to be successful during their social work education and in their professional social work careers.

More information about the program is available here:


Upcoming MSSW Event:  Networking/LinkedIn & Personal Branding Virtual Career Session

Networking/LinkedIn & Personal Branding Virtual Career Session will take place on September 30th at 2pm EST. This a special opportunity exclusively for Kent MSSW students to explore and learn about effective networking and personal branding!

Most forms of communicating with one another have shifted to various online platforms and career navigation is no exception. In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of networking in managing one’s career and the basics of utilizing LinkedIn to create a strong professional online presence to potential employers.

This workshop will also discuss basics in creating a profile that reflects your personal brand, as well as adding connections to your network, utilizing alumni connections.

Link to BB session: