Imagine a place where people live their values and actively work to solve social problems they are passionate about. Welcome to the UB School of Social Work.

What is it like being a graduate student in the School of Social Work?

Our students are part of a close-knit collaborative community. They tackle challenging ideas in the classroom with the help of our experienced and diverse faculty, and get involved in the community through field placements, volunteer opportunities and research. All students benefit from our curriculum's unique trauma-informed and human rights perspectives, and with a variety of options for advanced year courses, students are able to focus on the topics and populations they care about most. 

Learn More:

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Starting semesters, deadlines and frequently asked questions.

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Read about application prerequisites and materials needed.

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Find out which program is right for you. 

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Want to learn more? Attend an on-campus or virtual session. 

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View tuition rates and funding opportunities. 

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Ready to go? Start your application. 


Founded: 1934

Dean: Nancy J. Smyth (@njsmyth)

Enrollment: ~500 graduate students

Average class size: 25 students

Part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system

Ranked in the top 10% of programs nationwide