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

The UB School of Social Work is the No. 1 school for social work in SUNY and CUNY, and is ranked No. 13 among public universities nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The UB School of Social Work is among the top graduate schools of social work in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

On U.S. News' Best Graduate Schools ranking for 2024, the UB School of Social Work is once again ranked in the top 25 nationally, earning a spot at No. 24 on the overall survey.

Among public universities, the school is ranked No. 13 nationally. According to U.S. News, UB is the No. 1 school for social work in the State University of New York (SUNY) or City University of New York (CUNY) systems.

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-accredited social work programs ensure their mission aligns with the social work competencies necessary to prepare students for professional practice, and commit to ongoing program assessment and renewal based on data-informed decision-making. Attending a CSWE-accredited program may help graduates qualify for employment or licensure that require a CSWE-accredited degree.  

A pillar of accreditation is 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
333 John Carlyle St., Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314

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

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