Veteran and Military Family Focus

School of Social Work

Program Description

The veteran and military family focus micro-credential is a specialized program of study that will prepare you to work effectively with veterans and military families. Open to students pursuing a master’s in social work, this program provides a strong foundation for a number of occupations, including, for example, specialized individual and family therapy, counseling, and/or caregiving for veterans and their families; community activism that supports veterans and their families; work with military children as a school social worker; and work as a military social worker.

Program Contact

Lisa D. Butler
592 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1247


  • Graduate

Who is Eligible

  • Current UB Students Only

Credit or Non-Credit

  • For Credit

Instruction Method

  • Hybrid (some of the micro-credential requirements can be fulfilled online)

Average Time to Completion

  • Three Semesters

Skills Obtained*

  • Career and Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork