Apply for the MSW Focus

If you are interested in being a part of the Veteran and Military Family Focus within the MSW program, please let us know.  

General Information


Student Status


Veteran/ Military Family Interest


4. The Focus requires the following:

  • Required course SW720: Introduction to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care (typically taken in the Spring semester of the student’s foundation year).
  • Required field placement with veterans (typically in the student’s advanced year).
  • Required monthly VMF IPE seminar (to be taken concurrently with the student's advanced year placement).
  • Portfolio of assignments, developed from at least 3 classes, the majority of which are taken in a student’s advanced year, that focus on veteran and/or military family issues.  Total earned points must equal or exceed 90.

5.  Communication is a fundamental social work skill.  It is very important that as a social work Focus student you have ongoing communication with Joining Forces–UB staff. 


Contact Information

Joining Forces–UB

228 Parker Hall
University at Buffalo, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-645-1247
Fax: 716-829-3992

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