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McGill School of Social Work Programs

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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program

The BSW program prepares students for generalist social work practice. This 90-credit undergraduate program includes academic coursework and practical field placements. 

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Qualifying Year for entry into the MSW Non-Thesis Program

The QY prepares students who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than social work to apply for the Master's of Social Work (MSW) Non-Thesis Program at McGill. 

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Master of Social Work (M.S.W) Programs

The MSW Program allows students to pursue advanced social work study and practice. Students can choose the Non-Thesis option to focus on practice experience, or the Thesis option to focus on research. 

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Master of Science (Applied): Couple and Family Therapy 

The MScA Program in Couple and Family Therapy gives students the opportunity to advance their practice within the academic and research context of McGill University, along with the clinical expertise of the Department of Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital. 

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Social Work

This program provides an opportunity for students to pursue advanced scholarship in social work theory and practice, as well as generate transformative knowledge in the field of social work. Working closely with faculty supervisors, students will have opportunities to conduct research, teach, and pursue a variety of professional development programs.

For those wanting to practice social work in Québec, please note that Québec law requires candidates seeking admission to the professional social work order of Quebec to demonstrate a working knowledge of the French language. Please see our Working in Quebec Page for more information.

The McGill School of Social Work is a member of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). The BSW and MSW Programs are accredited by the CASWE.