Master of Social Work
The Faculty offers a Master's program accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education leading to the MSW degree. The objective of the MSW program is to prepare students for advanced professional practice in social work. Students can choose the course-based or the thesis-based route in one of the three specializations: Clinical Social Work Practice, International and Community Development, and Leadership in the Human Services. The program is available for both BSW graduates and graduates from other disciplines. Please visit the faculty’s website socialwork.ucalgary.ca for specific program delivery information.
More details about the MSW program may be found in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Work
The PhD in Social Work is a research-based degree and is intended to produce highly qualified social work researchers, administrative leaders, policy makers, and educators. Please check the faculty’s website to determine the program location for the year that you apply.
For further information please consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar.
Applications to this program are suspended until 2023.
Graduate Certificates in Social Work
Graduate Certificates in Social Work serve as stand-alone credentials for practicing social workers who seek formal professional development opportunities in their field, or provide practicing social workers a flexible option to pursue the MSW degree.
More information about Graduate Certificates can be found in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar.
Graduate Certificate and Diploma
Applications to the Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Mental Health and Addictions programs are not being accepted.