Master of Social Work

As the needs for social services grow and change in Canada and around the world, Carleton MSW graduates apply their knowledge and skills to address social problems and offer high-quality interventions. Our fully accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) programs offer students professional knowledge and skills, including:

  • A critical understanding of social theory, social problems and emerging issues, informed by the School’s ongoing commitments to de-colonization and its roots in structural social work,
  • Skills for clinical practice and community work, including advanced skills,
  • Skills for social policy and for research, including advanced skills.

Our programs are offered full-time and on campus, with a few, limited seats for part-time students.  Occasionally we may offer an elective course online.

The Two Year MSW (Foundation) Program:
For applicants with a four-year undergraduate degree and experience in human services, this program offers both entry-level and advanced learning opportunities, including two practicums; or one practicum and a thesis.

The One Year MSW (Advanced) Program:
For applicants with a BSW and some human services experience, this 12-month program offers advanced learning opportunities, including one practicum, or a thesis.

Attend an Online Information Session! Sessions are held each fall for those interested in applying. To learn more, click here.

For a complete description of the program and to view a listing of courses required, please visit the Official Graduate Calendar or MSW Information page.