Social Work Practice in Serious Illness Care

School of Social Work

Program Description

This micro-credential, available for advanced year MSW students, is focused on the development of knowledge and skills in care for and communication with people who have serious illnesses and their families. Through a combination of academic coursework, specialized internships and experiential opportunities, you will be well prepared for work with people who have serious physical and mental illnesses, and/or disabilities including intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs).

Program Contact

Kathryn McClain-Meeder
685 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1260


  • Graduate

Who is Eligible

  • Current UB Students Only

Credit or Non-Credit

  • For Credit

Instruction Method

  • In Person (no courses offered online)

Average Time to Completion

  • Two Semesters

Skills Obtained*

  • Career and Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork