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.
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SOCIAL WORK PROGRAMS


Algoma University
BSW
http://www.algomau.ca/social-work   
  
Carleton University
BSW, MSW, PhD
http://www1.carleton.ca/socialwork/

King's University College
BSW, MSW
http://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/school-of-social-work/

Lakehead University
BSW, MSW
http://socialwork.lakeheadu.ca/

Laurentian University
BSW, MSW, Indigenous Social Work
(English & French Programs)
http://laurentian.ca/program/social-work

McMaster University
BSW, MSW, PhD
http://www.socialwork.mcmaster.ca

Nipissing University
BSW
http://www.nipissingu.ca/academics/faculties/applied-professional/school-of-human-social-development/social-work/Pages/default.aspx

Université d'Ottawa
BSW, MSW, PhD
(French program)
http://sciencessociales.uottawa.ca/svs/
  
Renison University College
BSW, MSW
http://uwaterloo.ca/school-of-social-work/

Ryerson University
BSW, MSW
http://www.ryerson.ca/socialwork

Trent University
BSW
http://www.trentu.ca/socialwork/

University of Toronto
MSW, PhD
http://www.socialwork.utoronto.ca/

Wilfrid Laurier University
BSW, MSW, PhD
http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=1983&p=22587 
   
University of Windsor
BSW, MSW, PhD
http://www.uwindsor.ca/socialwork

York University
BSW, MSW, PhD
http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sowk/