Rankings and Accolades

The UB School of Social Work takes pride in the work that our dedicated students, faculty, staff and community partners contribute to social work practice and education.

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U.S. News & World Report Ranking

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.


How to Flourish in Social Work self-care poster

2015 Visual Design in Print Publications - Judges' Citation by the State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD)

2013 Best Website Media Award Winner by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

2015 Magazines - Judges' Citation by the State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD)

2013 Best Redesign Winner - Award of Excellence by the University and College Design Association Competition (UCDA)

Faculty Achievements

Catherine N. Dulmus

Professor Catherine N. Dulmus has been elected (2013) a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice (NAP) Social Work Academy, a prestigious invitation to join a select group of practitioners and scholars from ten health professions committed to advocating comprehensive, affordable and accessible health care for everyone. These dedicated individuals are selected for their influential, enduring educational or research contributions to best practice in healthcare. Their expertise is utilized to advise Congress, healthcare planners and public agencies on interprofessional healthcare issues in research, practice, policy and education.

Robert Keefe

Associate Professor Robert Keefe, LMSW, PhD, was named (2013) a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), an honor bestowed on high-achieving health professionals whose research has made a significant impact in their chosen field of practice.

Denise Krause

Clinical Professor Denise Krause was appointed (2015) to a five year term on the New York State Board of Social Workers. The Social Work Board is one of 29 boards and committees that assist the New York State Education Department and the Board of Regents in the licensing, practice and discipline of 50 professions.

Yunju Nam

Associate Professor Yunju Nam was selected (2015) as a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Social Research and Public Policy Section.