Quebec students can receive up to
$20,000 in scholarships for this program

Full-time students who are residents of Quebec and enroll in this program can apply for the Bourses Perspective Scholarship, a guaranteed $2,500 per successful term.

Social Work


McGill’s School of Social Work prepares you to make a difference in Montreal, across Canada and around the world. You will learn about research, practice and policy in social work, with a focus on social justice and issues facing vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  

This program will help you develop:  

  • Social work knowledge pertaining to history, theory, research, practice, and policy 
  • Professional skills applicable to work with individuals, families, and groups in communities and organizations;  
  • Understanding of the factors, processes, and forces that form and govern social policy in Canada, and skills to work towards policy improvement and change;  
  • Awareness of various dimensions of diversity and how they intersect; 
  • A sense of responsibility that accompanies acts of intervention, and;  
  • A commitment to ethical social work practice


Most graduates of this program bring their knowledge of social work into the workforce, whether as social workers, through teaching, or through policy making.  

Careers can include:  

  • Social Worker  
  • Professor 
  • Trainer 
  • Policy Maker  
  • Activist  

Course Work

As a Social Work student, you'll take courses like:

School of Social Work

The McGill School of Social Work was founded in 1918. Since it opened, with the support of donors and alumni, the School has continued to provide world-class social work education, generate leading research, and strive for social justice in the community, Canada, and internationally. 

Meet faculty members:

Social work students

Student Experience

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

Starting in your second year, you will benefit from a Field Placement that will provide you with an opportunity to apply theories and skills in a practical setting. Under the supervision of the McGill BSW Field Placement Coordinator and a qualified supervisor from a social services agency, department, or organization, you get to gain practical experience while working with diverse communities and populations.  

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Complimentary Minors Include:  

Related majors

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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