Welcome to the School of Social Work.

General Mission Statement:


The School of Social Work at Carleton University offers two professional degree programs–the BSW (Honours) and the MSW. It also offers a PhD degree. The BSW and MSW programs are accredited with the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). The School is located in Ottawa, Ontario.

Mission Statement on Education Equity:

Educational equity recognizes the structural inequalities in society that result in differential access to, and differential distribution, of power (economic, political, social and cultural) for groups of people. The School operates on the principle that amelioration of structural inequalities is at the heart of social work practice. To affirm its commitment the School has adopted a Mission Statement on Educational Equity.

Governance Document

Governance: Video on Committee Options for Students  (Please contact either bswss.cu@gmail.com or grassowcarleton@gmail.com if interested in participating in a committee)

Senate Policy on Social Work Professional Suitability

Statement on Social Media

The School of Social Work is a member of the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) www.caswe-acfts.ca. Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE.