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Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Social Work (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Social Work     Degree: Master of Social Work

Program Requirements

The School of Social Work at McGill University prepares graduates for careers and leadership in the fields of social work and social welfare. In the M.S.W. program, students develop an understanding of a broad range of theories which inform practice, policy, and research. Envisioned as an opportunity to advance knowledge and skills, students are encouraged to immerse themselves in an area of scholarship and practice related to "Children and Families," "Social Care and Health Studies," and "Community and International Development." In addition, students investigate a subject matter of their choice in one of these broad areas of study through an independent study project or a master's thesis. Through the M.S.W. program, students develop critical and innovative approaches to practice competence and to policy analysis such that they may contribute to both established social services and to new and less developed areas of service provision.

Thesis Courses (27 credits)

  • SWRK 698 Thesis Research 1 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Independent research work under the direction of a supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • SWRK 699 Thesis Research 2 (15 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Independent research work under the direction of a supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • SWRK 605 Anti-Racist Social Work Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Critical exploration of ways anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism have shaped our institutions, health, culture, beliefs and the social work profession in Canada. The ways power and privilege are maintained and perpetuated within these institutions and communities. Examination of how Indigenous communities globally resist assaults on their lands and cultures, both historically and currently.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: David, Syndie; Hanley, Jill (Fall)

  • SWRK 653 Research for Social Justice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Integration of relevant research in social work practice to inform program design, development, and evaluation. Activist-researcher and practitioner-researcher roles in social work, research literacy and knowledge mobilization skills. Tools to design and propose research projects that contribute to justice practices with communities.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Débrosse, Régine (Fall)

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of SWRK courses at the 500 or 600 level; up to 6 credits in total may be taken outside the School of Social Work.

Faculty of Arts—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 3, 2024) (disclaimer)
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