Social Welfare Online DSW

School of Social Work

Program Description

Our online DSW program builds on the signature strengths of the School of Social Works' trauma-informed and human rights (TI-HR) perspective, and is aimed at experienced social workers with a desire to advance their professional practice. DSW students will have the opportunity to build knowledge and learn to more effectively incorporate these concepts into the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based treatments with vulnerable populations. As a part-time, fully online program that is accessible to students regardless of geographic location, the DSW capitalizes on the latest digital technologies to innovate social work education and practice.

Program Contact

Lauren McGowan
685 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: swinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-1254
Fax: 716-645-3456

Instruction Method

  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 39 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 3 Years

Application Fee

  • $100

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

Special Requirements

Must have an MSW degree or international equivalent, as well as active social work license/certification.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.