Rankings and Accreditation

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The UB School of Social Work is ranked in the top 10% of schools of social work by U.S. News & World Report and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Ranked among the best

Ranked number 10 among public universities and number 21 among all social work schools in U.S. News & World Report.

The UB School of Social Work is among the best graduate schools of social work in the country, according to the 2023 rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The UB School of Social Work earned a spot at No. 21 on the overall survey. Among public universities, the school is ranked No. 10.

U.S. News ranks the top schools of social work every other year.

Nationally accredited

The UB School of Social Work's MSW program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1934. Reaccreditation takes place every eight years.

CSWE accreditation provides assurance that a program is committed to quality and educating students on social work competencies necessary to enter practice. Attending a CSWE-accredited program may help graduates qualify for employment or licensure that require a CSWE-accredited degree.  

CSWE-accredited social work programs ensure their mission is aligned with social work competencies to prepare students for professional practice, and commit to ongoing program assessment and renewal based on data-informed decision-making. 

A pillar of accreditation is public accountability and transparency. The public can trust that CSWE-accredited programs have the resources, administrative structure and curriculum to ensure graduates are prepared to provide competent and ethical social work services.

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Council on Social Work Education
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-683-8080
Email: info@cswe.org

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