Aside from making news on the College Basketball front,  a range of UB graduate school programs have been cited among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released today Wednesday, March 20th, 2018.

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, climbing to No. 24, is rated among the top programs of its type in the nation.

“The newest U.S News & World Report rankings have moved our Master of Social Work Program into the top 25 social work programs in the United States. I have no doubt that the distinctive work we do across all social issues, but especially in trauma-informed and human rights social work, is part of what our colleagues have considered in ranking the quality of our program. In addition, I think that we are also recognized for our leadership in using technology to advance the profession, and for developing, with our partners in the UB School of Management, a unique co-design strategy to social innovation, I am truly honored to serve as dean of a school with such outstanding alumni, faculty, staff, students and community partners.” -- Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, LCSW, Dean and professor, School of Social Work.

It truly is excited to see UB being recognized on such an esteemed list. The 2019 U.S. News graduate school rankings are based on surveys of administrators at more than 1,970 programs and more than 16,500 academics and professionals conducted during the fall of 2017 and early 2018.