Students in a University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work Class


We offer a full range of in-person, online and blended undergraduate, graduate and professional development social work programs. 

Bachelor of Social Work Programs

Offered at our Edmonton, Lethbridge, or Calgary campuses, our "blended" BSW provides the best of both world's, combining on-campus classes with online learning.

You'll have more of a traditional university experience with a day of classes on campus every week. Enjoy face-to-face interaction with your classmates and instructors, while having more flexibility during the rest of the week. 

Part of the UCalgary quality difference is that our mandatory online courses are scheduled and live (not pre-recorded). You're required to log-in and participate and engage with classmates and instructors. You'll also have online learning that can be done on your own schedule.

Current and former students say this approach leads to close connections with their cohort, and deeper engagement with course material. 

Our online BSW allows you to pursue your education remotely. This offers flexibility in where you learn.

Courses are offered entirely online and there is no requirement to come to campus.

You'll attend live classes online at specific times (Mon. & Wed. evenings | Sat. mornings), and complete other independent learning that can be done on your own schedule.

Graduate Programs

Choose from a variety of program delivery options and specializations. 

If you don't have a social work degree, your Master of Social Work journey begins with a year of foundational social work education. 

We have a range of MSW specializations:

Clinical Social Work Practice:  Prepares students to conduct therapeutic assessments and interventions with individuals, families, and groups in a range of settings.

International and Community Development: Prepares students to engage with policies, practices and ethical approaches to working with diverse populations in global and local contexts.

Leadership in the Human Services: Prepares students with practical and theoretical skills to lead human service organizations. [Offered in Fall 2025 as a Graduate Certificate for BSW degree holders]

A research-based degree designed to produce highly qualified social work researchers and educators. This program is based in Calgary.

Graduate level education and skill development for social workers who have a BSW degree. Certificates are designed to advance the practice of working, professional social workers. Offered online with in-person residencies.

Professional Development

We offer a wide variety of professional development seminars and short-programs to support social workers in a variety of subject areas.

Graduate certificates are graduate-level education, and applicants must have a Bachelor of Social Work degree.