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 End of Year Message from the Director

The 2020-21 academic year has been a challenging year. Adapting to the pandemic, remote learning and remote working have been challenges for all, especially those who have also had to balance these changes with caregiving responsibilities, with sharing limited space, with poor health or with feelings of isolation. Events from around the world and from within our own communities have constantly reminded us of the plagues of racism, violence and injustice. 

These challenges, however, also serve as reminders of our mission as social workers to challenge injustice, confront racism and counter violence with courage, respect and caring. For those of you who are graduating, I wish you success in your careers as social workers, couple and family therapists, and educators and scholars; for staff, colleagues, and returning students, I look forward to being together as a learning and caring community in our new space.


Congratulations 2021 Graduates

To all BSW 2021 Graduates, we are sending heartfelt congratulations to all of you! You did it!

Have a safe and peaceful summer!


Nico Trocmé, MSW, Ph.D., RSW, FRSC

Director, School of Social Work

Philip Fisher Chair in Social Work

McGill University

3506 University Street

Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7

514 398-7068 / nico.trocme [at]

Assistant: Ms. Yong Hong Feng / 398-2137 / yong.feng [at]

The School of Social Work provides world-class social work education, generates leading research, and strives for social justice in the community, Canada, and internationally. 

Our emphasis is on critical thinking, clinical practice, community development, advocacy, policy and research, in order to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people and to promote social justice.


Bachelor of Social Work 

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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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) in 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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Ph.D. Program

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. 

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Undergraduate Program

The Bachelor of Social Work will prepare you to make a difference. 

Graduate Programs

The School offers dynamic M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs.

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