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Master of Social Work Specializations

Course- and thesis-based options are available for all our specializations

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Clinical Social Work Practice

You'll learn to provide critical, culturally appropriate, and therapeutic assessments and interventions with individuals, families, and groups in a range of settings. Learn to conceptualize client problems and solutions within a framework that values each client's life context.

You'll be required to complete a minimum 500-hour practicum. You must ensure you're available to complete the practicum.

Every year we offer different topics in Clinical Social work Practice. Each location may have different offerings each year. 

International & Community Development

You'll learn skills and knowledge needed to critically examine and engage with development policies and practices. You'll also learn ethical approaches to working with diverse populations in global and local contexts.

You'll be required to complete a minimum 500-hour practicum, which can be done in Canada or in an international placement during the final year of your program. You must ensure you're available to complete the practicum.

International students

Leadership student

Leadership in the Human Services

Offered in Fall 2025 as a Graduate Certificate for BSW degree holders

You'll learn current theories and practices in leadership within a variety of organizational contexts. Learn program planning, implementation and evaluation; policy analysis and development; organizational dynamics and change; supervision; community capacity building, social action and advocacy.