Why Choose Social Work at UB?
An education from the UB School of Social Work provides you with
the essential skills and knowledge to help people rediscover their
strengths and resiliency as they transform their lives. Our
programs also focus on and prepare you to take action in program
and policy arenas at local, national and global levels.
A medium-sized professional school within the largest and most
comprehensive research university in the State University of New
York system, the UB School of Social Work is positioned in a
diverse learning community to offer flexible academic programming,
meeting the unique interests and career goals of our students.
As a public institution, the University at Buffalo offers a world-class education at an affordable price.
- Tuition for New York State residents is one third to one
quarter the tuition at most private schools.
- Tuition for nonresident students is less than half that of most
private schools and a number of state schools.
- Plus, tuition scholarships, research stipends and other means
of financial support may be available to qualified students.
Join our community of learners and you will:
Personalize your education to meet your learning and career goals.
Our MSW program allows you to create your advanced year
curriculum based on the practice areas that interest you most. With
our PhD program, you can design the focus of your interdisciplinary
course of study by choosing from 10 other professional schools and
academic departments through the university.
Gain a unique perspective that will allow you to help those who need you most.
We recognize the significant role psychological trauma and human
rights violations play in a range of social issues. That's why we
designed our MSW curriculum to integrate trauma-informed
and human rights perspectives, essential components in
understanding today’s world.
Experience our nationally ranked and accredited programs and university.
We are ranked in the top 10 percent of CSWE-accredited social work
programs. The University at Buffalo campus is ranked high in
international student diversity among U.S. public universities and
is ranked 51st in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public
Make a real-world impact by participating in our school’s active research programs.
With the active involvement of our students, the Buffalo Center
for Social Research facilitates the discovery and advancement of
social work knowledge through community partnerships and