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MSW Veteran and Military Family Specialization

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

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Overview of VMF Specialization

  • The specialization 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 specialization will be equipped to make a positive impact on veterans and military families.
  • The VMF Specialization is a unique opportunity for social work students to work inter-professionally with nursing students.

VMF Specialization Requirements

  • Course: Introduction to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care; taken in the foundation year (3 credits).
  • Field Placement(s): Required in the advanced year. Minimum of 6 credits.
  • Bi-Monthly Inter-Professional Seminar: Taken during 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. Advanced year.