On-Campus Fall classes start September 6th

Online Fall classes start October 23rd

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100% of Daemen’s 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 in eight week units - two at a time)

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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, skills, and values associated with generalist social work practice, including ethics, research, diversity, and policy. 
  • Advanced clinical students are trained in the use of 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 all our students in successfully passing the Association of Social Work Boards licensure examinations. 
  • Courses are taught in the afternoons and evenings using a hybrid format 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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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.

13% Projected Job Growth

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Outlook

Professional social workers are the nation’s largest providers of mental health services. Graduates can pursue clinical social work practice in a variety of settings, including schools, non-profit organizations, community centers, hospitals and clinics, nursing facilities, courts, correctional facilities, government organizations, and private practice.

  • Counselor
  • Supervisor
  • Program director
  • Administrator
  • Executive leadership 
  • Consultant
  • Trainer
  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Policy advocate
  • Care coordinator
  • Therapist
  • Private practitioner
Anna Riveria, ’19


Anna Riveria, ’19

Counselor, BestSelf Behavioral Health

Amy Trabert, ’18


Amy Trabert, ’18

High Risk Team Coordinator, Child and Family Services; and Doctorate of Social Work student