The new Master of Social Work (MSW) curriculum is designed to be at the cutting edge of contemporary social work practice. Two years of planning and consultation with stakeholders have transformed our program vision and delivery.
Our curriculum emphasizes the development of critically reflexive practice skills through the ongoing integration of knowledge, theory and practice within a framework that promotes the advancement of equity, inclusivity, reflexivity and social justice. It is our anticipation that graduates of our program will walk alongside those with whom they work, in collaborative, inclusive, reflexive and caring ways and that they will stand up for what they believe is just.
Download a copy of our digital viewbook to get information about programs in the Faculty of Social Work.
Visit our online MSW website for more information and to connect with an advisor.
For applicants interested in the Full Time Regular Track and Advanced Standing MSW programs, we host monthly Zoom Q&A sessions on the last Friday of every month. These sessions will be informal Q&A sessions. The full and formal information sessions will take place in the fall. These upcoming sessions are Q&A sessions and are not structured to provide applicants with the opportunity to bring any questions.
These sessions are a great opportunity to connect with a member of our admissions team to ask any questions regarding the admissions requirements and application process, potential social work and MSW careers paths, student experience in the program, and any other questions that you may have about our programs and to learn more about the Full Time MSW programs offered at Laurier.
Information sessions for our Full Time programs will be held virtually from 11 am to 12 pm EST on the following dates:
Please sign up for this event and select that date that you are interested in attending. The zoom link will be provided via email one week before the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
More information can be found on the International Applicants page.
We offer several options for obtaining your MSW.
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) required*:
Bachelor degree required:
Field education is a vital aspect of your MSW program. It constitutes a large part of your program and provides an opportunity to integrate social work theory and practice. As part of your field education, you will complete courses with approved agencies that provide micro and/or macro learning opportunities. A qualified agency-based field instructor will provide supervision to help you to develop social work practice skills that reflect your foundational or advanced field education course. Through the International Social Work Program, a few international placements are available for students in the two-year full-time program.
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