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As you explore our degree programs, you will find the UB School of Social Work to be a great option to pursue graduate education.

Our students benefit from a collaborative environment, experienced faculty and customized programs in a school ranked in the top 10 percent of social work programs. We are a medium-sized professional school, nestled 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 and meet the unique interests and career goals of our students.

Which program is right for me?

Master's Degree Program

Our highly ranked MSW program will prepare you for a career in helping people create truly transformational changes in their lives.


  • Our MSW program integrates unique trauma-informed and human rights perspectives into the curriculum
  • MSW tuition isĀ less than many, dare we say most, MSW programs in the U.S.

Master's Dual Degree Programs

Personalize your career focus by incorporating a research, legal, business or public health perspective into your social work education.


  • Our dual degree programs allow you to earn two degrees in less time and fewer credits than each degree individually
  • In addition to the UB School of Social Work, each of the schools and colleges involved in the dual degree programs are recognized for program excellence

PhD Degree Program

We embrace research as a means of social change, and our interdisciplinary PhD program will prepare you for conducting research of consequence.


  • Our PhD in social welfare program offers an interdisciplinary, individualized course of study
  • We offer competitive funding packages to accepted PhD studentsĀ 
  • Research is strongly rooted in community collaborative partnerships

Elective and Non-Degree Courses

Professional development, licensure requirement, MSW application strengthening -- no matter what the reason, an online elective course is a great way to take advantage of a flexible, high quality learning opportunity.