Welcome to the School of Social Work at Carleton University

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Social Work continues to operate remotely during our regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday). In-person service is not being provided at our campus location and our office phones are not currently monitored.  The best way to connect with the School of Social Work is by email to the appropriate administrative or faculty contact (contact lists linked).

For the most up-to-date campus information, please visit Carleton’s COVID-19 information website.

Art of Life by Allan André is a Canadian multi-disciplinary artist.
Wall mural by Allan André. To learn more about this project visit It’s about community.

Welcome to the Carleton School of Social Work where we teach, study and carry out research into the profession of social work and, specifically, social work practice in the areas of social policy, community work and clinical interventions with individuals, families and groups.

The School of Social Work at Carleton University has a longstanding commitment to social justice that is rooted in its founding of the structural approach to social work. This unwavering commitment underpins our teaching, our research and our extensive engagement with communities and organizations locally, nationally and internationally.

Our undergraduate program provides you with an opportunity to explore a wide range of social work interventions with individuals, families, groups, communities and also with social policy. The program includes courses that support you in the development of a broad understanding of society. This program also includes courses that focus on particular forces of oppression and their impact on vulnerable communities and individuals.

Photo of Dunton Tower at Carleton University, home of the School of Social Work
Photo by Faculty of Public Affairs

Our graduate program offers three different degrees. The foundation (2 year) MSW is open to those who have an undergraduate degree but who are new to Social Work as a profession. The advanced year MSW program provides students with a BSW an opportunity to develop advanced skills in clinical practice, policy and/or research. Our PhD program focuses on social work education, practice, social welfare and social justice, and is designed to support scholarship that redresses social inequity and advances social justice.

We have an active research program at the School of Social Work that explores a range of issues and themes related to social work practice, policy, and education. Some of our current projects address:

We invite you to meet the members of our remarkable team of faculty, instructors and administrative staff who make our School so successful in all that it does.