Social Work MSW/Social Welfare PhD

School of Social Work

Program Description

The Social Work/Social Welfare MSW/PhD program prepares ambitious social justice advocates for a career in conducting research of consequence. The dual-degree program reduces the total time and credits compared to completing each degree separately. The MSW/PhD 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

  • 72 Hours


  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $100

Special Requirements

A bachelor‘s degree in social work is required for the advanced standing version of the MSW/PhD dual degree.

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.