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Courses of Study

We offer multiple courses of study for the MSW degree. If you are planning on working while going to school, you should choose a part-time course of study. If you need assistance deciding which track is best for you, email us at swinfo@buffalo.edu

Traditional Options

These options are for students with a bachelor's degree in any subject area. View prerequisites on our apply page. 

Part-Time Traditional

This program is 60-credit hours in 3 years (nine semesters), and starts every fall semester.

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Advanced Interventions (Choose one)
Elective (Choose one)

Advanced Standing Options

These options are only for students that have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degreeView additional advanced standing prerequisites on our apply page. 

Full-Time Advanced Standing

This program is 35-credit hours in 1 year (three semesters), and starts every summer semester.

Part-Time Advanced Standing

This program is 35-credit hours in 1.5 years (five semesters), and starts every spring semester.

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