Programs:

Social Work

Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Social Work

Social Work emphasizes the social context of personal problems. Social Workers use their skills and knowledge to facilitate change with and for people experiencing difficulties and the impact of injustice and oppression.

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Degree Details

Graduate Diploma (G.Dip.)

The Graduate Diploma in Community-Engaged Research and Evaluation aims to foster critical and ethical practice in community-engaged research and evaluation. Students who complete the program will understand the historical, theoretical and ethical bases of community-based research (CBR) and be able to apply and communicate CBR principles; understand and be able to apply critical conceptual frameworks to evaluation practices in social services and communities, and identify justice-oriented alternatives or improvements; demonstrate a capacity to undertake a community-engaged research or evaluation project that reflects concepts and ethical frameworks highlighted in the program.

Areas of Research

  • Community-based and community-engaged research
  • Participatory research
  • Evaluation
  • Practice & Policy
  • Social Justice
Length:
16 months of study
Required Credential:
A completed B.S.W. or B.A. degree with a minimum average of B+ on senior level courses.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Part-Time
Typical Entry:
January
Typical Deadline:
October

Degree Details

Graduate Diploma (G.Dip.)

This Graduate Diploma in Critical Leadership in Social Services and Communities is grounded in a recognition of the contemporary conditions of social service and community work, and in expansive and critical definitions of leadership. The diploma aims to enhance progressive leadership in the community and social service sectors. 

Areas of Research

  • Social Work
  • Critical Practice and Policy
  • Social Justice
Length:
1 year (Full- time)
3 years (Part-time)
Required Credential:
M.S.W. or M.A. degree. Note: In exceptional circumstances, applicants with a B.S.W. or B.A. and an A- average on senior level undergraduate courses who have extensive leadership experience may be eligible to apply.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time
Typical Entry:
September
Typical Deadline:
February 15th

Degree Options

Graduate Diploma (G.Dip.)Degree Details

Length:
16 months of study
Required Credential:
A completed B.S.W. or B.A. degree with a minimum average of B+ on senior level courses.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Part-Time

Graduate Diploma (G.Dip.)Degree Details

Length:
1 year (Full- time) 3 years (Part-time)
Required Credential:
M.S.W. or M.A. degree. Note: In exceptional circumstances, applicants with a B.S.W. or B.A. and an A- average on senior level undergraduate courses who have extensive leadership experience may be eligible to apply.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)Degree Details

Length:
1 year (Full-time- both MSW streams) 3 years (Part-time)
Required Credential:
Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited social work program
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time

Doctorate (Ph.D.)Degree Details

Length:
 4 years
Required Credential:
Master of Social Work degree. Note: Applicants with master’s degrees in other subjects must be able to demonstrate substantial knowledge of the social service/ social welfare field and have experience of working in justice and equity-seeking services or organizations
Program Options:
Full-Time