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 our digital viewbooks 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.
Learn about the MSW programs offered at the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work. Join a presentation organized by various team members of the faculty to learn about the requirements for admission, program details, student experience opportunities, and field placements, among other topics. At the end of the presentation, there will be a Q&A to answer any questions that you have about the program offerings at Laurier.
Please check back in early September for our Fall information session dates.
Please refer to the Indigenous Field of Study page for IFS specific Information Session dates and registration.
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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