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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Social Work

Is a career in Social Work for you? Social workers help people deal with their relationships with others; solve their personal, family, and community problems; and grow and develop by learning to cope with or shape the social and environmental forces affecting daily life.

Social work is a profession for those with a spark of idealism, a belief in social justice, and a natural love of working with people. Social work offers the chance to work with and for people of all kinds: rich or poor, white or black, young or old, in hospitals, at home, or at work. For more information about "What is Social Work," our Student Handbook or our accreditation just follow the links.

If you have any questions about our program or how to apply please feel free to contact our Program Coordinator, Don Kurtz, at 785-532-2951 or dlk3535@ksu.edu.

Quick Facts

2017 Median Salary

$47, 980 per year
$23.07 Per Hour

Entry-Level EducationSee How to Become One
Work Experience in a Related OccupationNone
On-the-job TrainingNone
Numbers of Jobs, 2016682,100
Job Outlook, 2016-26(16%) Faster than average
Employment Change, 2016-26109,700

*From Bureau of Labor Statistics

Social Work Advising

Jana Thompson

Social Work Advisor
Kansas State University
204 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS  66506
(785) 532-6865

Make an appointment: https://k-state.campus.eab.com



Welcome our new Social Work Faculty members!


Jung Sim Jun, Ph.D, MSW: Assistant Professor



 Kristen P. Kremer, Ph.D, MSW: Assistant Professor


 Debi holcomb

Debi Holcomb, LMSW : Instructor 

Check out the 2019 Social Work newsletter (PDF)!

Give to K-State

Join our Facebook Group

Interested in Social Work? Click here to join the K-State Social Work Group on Facebook. If you're a current or former student, invite your classmates and re-connect. Update everyone on what you're doing, where you're working, and who's hiring for full or part-time positions. If your a future student, post questions about classes, volunteering and potential jobs to the current and former students. They'd be glad to help you out and get you moving in the right direction!