Clinical Course List

As you plan your MSW course schedule, review the list below to determine the courses that satisfy the 12-credit minimum clinical requirement for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) exam.

Our MSW program is registered with the New York State Office of Professions, and your earned MSW degree automatically qualifies you to sit for the Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) exam. In addition to the LMSW exam, master’s level practitioners who have 12 credits of clinical course content, with at least one course in each the three categories below, and meet other requirements such as the required number of hours of supervision by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) may sit for their LCSW exam. It is important to note that it is illegal to practice social work in New York State without a license.

The content on this page includes current courses and histrorical offerings and is based on current NYS requirements, which are subject to change. This will be updated as needed to best reflect NY State licensure requirements. If you have any questions regarding courses needed for licensure, email swinfo@buffalo.edu

Foundation Clinical Courses

Clinical Course Assessment Treatment Special Population
SW 520 Interventions I
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SW 521 Interventions II
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Advanced Standing Clinical Courses

Clinical Course Assessment Treatment Special Population
SW 540 Advanced Standing Seminar
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Advanced Interventions Clinical Courses

Advanced Topics Clinical Courses

Electives Clinical Courses

Last edited June 1, 2022

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