Career and Academic Opportunities

The Psychology major affords students with excellent knowledge and research and field experience that will be beneficial to understanding the skills, knowledge, and values associated with the Master of Social Work. The Double Owl Pathway in Psychology - Master of Social Work is an ideal program for students desiring a career in a profession that is designed to “enhance human well-being and meet the basic and complex needs of people with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. It is a profession with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and a variety of options” (NASW).

Students who completed the Psychology undergraduate major and Master of Social Work at KSU can pursue advanced licensure and clinical practice, and/or doctoral studies. Employment options include but are not limited to Behavioral Analysis, School Social Work, Medical Social Work, executive leadership/management in nonprofit organizations and public agencies like the Department of Family and Children Services. Students enrolled in the Master of Social Work program have the option of seeking dual enrollment with the Master of Business Administration program. 

Psychology BS / Social Work MSW Students at desk with teacher assisting them

Admission Requirements

Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • 3.5 GPA in all KSU coursework and at least 60 credit hours.
  • Rolling admission until July 1st
  • Admission to this Double Owl pathway is limited due to accreditation requirements
Double Counted Courses Include
  • SW 7700 to count for Upper Division Major Elective
  • SW 7704 to count for Upper Division Major Elective
  • SW 7706 to count for Upper Division Major Elective
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

We suggest majors declare the Double Owl Pathway at the beginning of their Junior year or upon reaching 60 credit hours.

Sample Academic Plan Apply
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Department / College
Department of Psychological Science / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Science Building, Room 4030

Advising Contact
Nicole Wilcox, Program Coordinator

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Social Work

Department / College
Social Work and Human Services / Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
Prillamen Health Sciences Building, Room 3207

Advising Contact
Alan Kirk, Graduate Program Director