MSW Veteran and Military Family Focus

The Veteran and Military Family (VMF) curriculum Focus provides an opportunity for UB social work students interested in working with veterans and/or military family members to receive education and training to better serve this population.

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Overview of MSW VMF Focus

  • The Focus provides hands-on, practice-oriented coursework and fieldwork that will give MSW students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed at UB and beyond.
  • Students in the Focus will be equipped to make a positive impact on veterans and military families.

VMF Focus Requirements

  • Course: SW720 Introduction to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care; taken in the foundation year (3 credits).
  • Field Placement(s): Required in the advanced year; an additional VMF foundation year placement is optional. Minimum of 6 credits.
  • Inter-Professional Seminar: Four meetings (two each semester) over the course of the advanced year field placement. No credits.
  • Portfolio of VMF-Relevant Assignments: Additional graded assignments from 3 or more courses with veterans and/or military families as the target population. The majority of assignments are from the Advanced year.