Social Work (MSW)

Help improve the general well-being of individuals, your community and society.

Overview

Promote social change, social justice, and respect for human rights to make society a better place for everyone.

Working holistically while recognizing and advancing human rights, you will have the opportunity to respond to those in need in order to promote social change and justice.

Build on your knowledge and experience in direct or indirect social work practice and social welfare analysis, reflecting the interests, resources, population, and social conditions of Northern Ontario.

Complete the program with a combination of coursework and a 450-hour placement or a thesis project.

Benefit from an academically challenging environment, small class sizes, and wonderful opportunities to work closely with faculty members and peers.

Our Mission
Laurentian University's School of Social Work aims to educate social workers who can apply critical analyses to respond to those in need in order to promote social change, problem-solving in the context of social justice and respect for human rights, and to improve the general well-being of individuals, groups, communities, and society.

Key Features

Classes are offered in four intensive day blocks developed for social workers employed in the field that enables practicing social workers to participate in graduate studies
Students can complete the Master of Social Work program full-time over three semesters.
Unique geographic location offers an exceptional experience studying and working in northern Ontario’s multicultural communities.

Career Opportunities

What do Social Workers do?

Work in schools, hospitals, mental health agencies, with children and youth, in addiction treatment, crisis intervention, and violence against women programs, and in the areas of community development, social policy, corrections, disability services, and gerontology.

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.

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Program Details