Social Work JD/MSW

School of Social Work

Program Description

The JD/MSW program enables students to develop an in-depth knowledge of social and legal systems to positively change the lives of individuals and communities. This collaborative program between the School of Law and School of Social Work allows students to earn both Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees and reduces the amount of time and credits compared to completing the programs separately. The JD/MSW program offers both traditional and advanced standing tracks and incorporates our signature trauma-informed and human rights perspectives.

Program Contact

Lauren McGowan
685 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1254
Fax: 716-645-3456

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 131 Hours


  • 4 Years

Application Fee

  • $100

Admission Tests**

  • GRE
  • LSAT

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.