This program is meant for current UB undergraduate students who want to apply to the MSW program early. Our application process is completely electronic. All documents should be submitted through the application portal.
Students apply to the BA and MSW portions of the program separately.
If you are NOT a current UB undergraduate student, you will need to first apply to the University at Buffalo and the BA interdisciplinary health and human services program through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
If you are a current UB undergraduate student, you must meet ALL the following prerequisites before applying to the MSW part of the program:
This is for students who have already completed all the prerequisites above, and are ready to apply to the MSW portion of the program.
All application components (including recommendations) must be received by the deadline in order to be considered.
You must first meet with the Interdisciplinary Degree Programs Director to make sure you meet all the requirements and complete the prerequisites checklist.
Susan Pearles is the current contact for this step. She will assist you in determining eligibility.
Once you have determined you are eligible, begin your application using GrAdMIT, our electronic graduate application system.
Be sure to read the drop-down list of application options thoroughly, since each track has a different application form. Make sure to select the BA/MSW option.
On the application form, you will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references who are best able to assess your potential for graduate-level academic work and for the profession of social work. This includes:
Do not use personal friends, relatives, friends of the family or other personal relationship sources. In addition, do not use clients or individuals you provide services to, or therapists or other individuals you receive services from.
GrAdMIT will send emails to recommenders providing them instructions on how to electronically submit their letter of recommendation ONLY AFTER you officially submit the application. Plan ahead to give your references enough time to submit their recommendations before the deadline.
Copies of transcripts should be uploaded to the GrAdMIT application portal. Please upload your UB transcript in addition to transcripts from all other colleges you have earned credit from (you still need to upload them even if you already provided them to the Undergraduate Admissions Office).
If accepted to the degree program, you will be required to submit final official transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended (except from the University at Buffalo). Official transcripts can be mailed to:
University at Buffalo
School of Social Work- Admissions
685 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1050
This is a key component of your application. Your essay should reflect strong technical writing and critical thinking skills. Write a full essay answering ALL questions in the Guidelines for Writing the Personal Statement.
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email containing a secure e-pay link, allowing you to pay the non-refundable application fee by credit card or e-check.
The BA/MSW application fee is $75.