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JD/MSW Dual Degree Program

"A big part of the SSW is being challenged and doing some hard thinking about helping others and what it means to be a social worker." Brad Loliger, JD/MSW '13

"A big part of the SSW is being challenged and doing some hard thinking about helping others and what it means to be a social worker." Brad Loliger, JD/MSW '13

Our JD/MSW program prepares you for a comprehensive approach to delivering social and legal services, as well as developing programs and policies.

Through the program, you will earn a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the SUNY Buffalo Law School and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the UB School of Social Work. The collaborative program reduces the total time and credits compared to completing each degree separately. 

The JD/MSW dual-degree offers two course of study options:

  • A four-year JD/MSW program, for students with any Bachelor's degree major
  • A three-year Advanced Standing JD/MSW program, for students with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree

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