Education & Training


Post-secondary education is required in the field of social work. Three different levels of preparation are available in Ontario universities.

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree requires 4 years of university study. 
Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is an additional year after completing a (BSW). (Those holding a non-social work undergraduate degree must complete a two year Master of Social Work degree). 

**Completion of the MSW degree generally ensures greater job mobility.

Post-graduate study leading to a Doctoral degree in social work is often pursued by those who wish to teach at a university or who are involved in high-level research, social policy or large-scale administration.
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAMS

Department of Community Development and Social Work
Algoma University

1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2G4
http://www.algomau.ca/social-work   
  
School of Social Work 
Carleton University

509 Dunton Tower
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
http://www1.carleton.ca/socialwork/

School of Social Work
King's University College

University of Western Ontario
266 Epworth Avenue
London, Ontario N6A 2M3
http://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/school-of-social-work/

School of Social Work
Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
http://socialwork.lakeheadu.ca/

School of Social Work
Laurentian University

8th Floor, Willet
Green Miller Centre
Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
(English, French and Native programs)
http://laurentian.ca/program/social-work

School of Social Work
McMaster University

1280 Main Street West
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 319
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4
http://www.socialwork.mcmaster.ca

Nipissing University
Faculty of Applied & Professional Studies

100 College Drive, Box 5002
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4
http://www.nipissingu.ca/academics/faculties/applied-professional/Pages/Social-Work.aspx

École de service social
Université d'Ottawa

120 Université, pièce 12002
Pavillon des Sciences sociales
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
(French program)
http://sciencessociales.uottawa.ca/svs/
  
School of Social Work
Renison University College

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G4
http://uwaterloo.ca/school-of-social-work/

School of Social Work
Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
http://www.ryerson.ca/socialwork

Department of Social Work
Trent University

North 125 Lady Eaton College 
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8 
http://www.trentu.ca/socialwork/

Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
Wilfrid Laurier University

120 Duke Street West
Waterloo, Ontario N2H 3W8
http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=1983&p=22587 
   
School of Social Work
University of Windsor

401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
http://www.uwindsor.ca/socialwork

School of Social Work
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

York University
S880 Ross Building
4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario M3J 1P3
http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sowk/
DOCTORAL PROGRAMS IN SOCIAL WORK

School of Social Work
Carleton University

509 Dunton Tower
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
http://www1.carleton.ca/socialwork/

School of Social Work
Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
http://socialwork.lakeheadu.ca/

School of Social Work
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 319
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4
http://www.socialwork.mcmaster.ca

École de service social
Université d'Ottawa

120 Université, pièce 12002
Pavillon des Sciences sociales
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
(French program)
http://sciencessociales.uottawa.ca/svs/
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAMS

School of Social Work
Carleton University

509 Dunton Tower
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
http://www1.carleton.ca/socialwork/

School of Social Work
King's University College

University of Western Ontario
266 Epworth Avenue
London, Ontario N6A 2M3
http://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/school-of-social-work/

School of Social Work
Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
http://socialwork.lakeheadu.ca/

School of Social Work
Laurentian University

8th Floor, Willet
Green Miller Centre
Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
(English, French and Native programs)
http://laurentian.ca/program/social-work-msw

School of Social Work
McMaster University

1280 Main Street West
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 319
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4
http://www.socialwork.mcmaster.ca

École de service social
Université d'Ottawa

120 Université, pièce 12002
Pavillon des Sciences sociales
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
(French program)
http://sciencessociales.uottawa.ca/svs/

School of Social Work
Renison University College

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G4
http://uwaterloo.ca/school-of-social-work/

School of Social Work
Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
http://www.ryerson.ca/socialwork

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
University of Toronto

246 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1
http://www.socialwork.utoronto.ca/

Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
Wilfrid Laurier University

120 Duke Street West
Waterloo, Ontario N2H 3W8
(Also offers MSW Aboriginal Field of Study) 
http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=30

School of Social Work 
University of Windsor

401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
(Also offers MSW/JD)
http://www.uwindsor.ca/socialwork

School of Social Work
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

York University
4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario M3J 1P3
http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sowk/

















Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

University of Toronto

246 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1
http://www.socialwork.utoronto.ca/

Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
Wilfrid Laurier University

120 Duke Street West
Waterloo, Ontario N2H 3W8
http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=30

School of Social Work
University of Windsor

401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
http://www.uwindsor.ca/socialwork

School of Social Work
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

York University
4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario M3J 1P3
http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sowk/