Master of Social Work (MSW)

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100% of recent Daemen Master of Social Work program job seekers secured employment at or before graduation over the last four years.

Strengthen your skills and knowledge of the field through community-based projects, engaging coursework and collaborating with faculty on specialized research.

Degrees - Two Formats

  • On Campus (starts September)
  • Online (Starts October take two classes at a time in 8 week sessions)

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Daemen College's social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Program Benefits

  • Graduate students working toward this degree are eligible for a 30 percent tuition discount.
  • Foundation students secure the knowledge, value, skills, and cognitive and affective processes associated with generalist social work practice, including ethics, research, diversity, and policy. 
  • Specialized clinical students are trained in the use of culturally-responsive, evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, and intervention with children, youth, adults, and families.
  • Students complete field education experiences under licensed social work professionals: 450 foundation; 500 advanced (clinical practice). International social work service and field placements are available.
  • Licensure preparation is built into the curriculum to assist students in successfully passing the Association of Social Work Boards licensure examinations. 
  • Courses are taught in the afternoons and evenings to accommodate working students. 
  • Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration.
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Patrick P. Lee Foundation Scholarship

Daemen University was recently awarded funding from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation to provide annual scholarships of $10,000 to five (5) MSW Program students interested in clinical social work practice.

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Daemen offers a full-time, two year, 60 credit-hour curriculum for those with varying undergraduate degrees; and a full-time, one year, 30-33 credit-hour advanced entry curriculum for well qualified individuals who completed a bachelor of social work degree. Both curriculums are offered on-campus and online to prepare students for success on the Association of Social Work Boards licensure examinations.