Making a World of Difference

Is this the year you start your MSW? Applications close Nov. 2

Unique Master of Social Work Specializations

We are Canada's largest school of social work, and a North American leader in research. 

We offer a range of MSW program options from mostly online, to mostly in-person, as well as blended (which includes both.) We have campuses in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.

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Clinical social work practice

Choose from the following clinical practice topics in 2021: • Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families & Groups (Calgary & Online) • Trauma-Informed Practice (Edmonton) • Community-Informed Practice for Health & Well-being (Edmonton) • Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Calgary)

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International & Community Development

Learn the skills you need to work in community development or international development with International organizations, agencies, development organizations or United Nations bodies, in Canada and abroad. International practicums available.

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Leadership in the Human Services

Are you ready to take on a leadership role in your career? This leadership bootcamp teaches you the practical skills you need - from balance sheets to human resources - to the leadership theory you need to become a transformational force in your organization.

Why UCalgary Social Work?

Learning options across Alberta

We offer undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities from our campus locations across Alberta, including Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge. 

Online and in-person learning

Our distance learning, in-class, and blended programs are offered through a variety of flexible platforms to suit every learning style.

Diverse MSW Specializations

We offer MSW specializations that are unique in Canada:

  • International and Community Development
  • Leadership in the Human Services
  • Clinical Social Work Practice

A reputation for quality & innovation

We are one of Canada's largest social work schools, consistently ranked among the top 15 research social work schools in North America.

Latest News


Social work prof named 2020 Killam Research Excellence Laureate

Julie Drolet is internationally recognized for her research on natural disasters, immigration and social work field education...

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University celebrates 2020 Killam Laureates with online event for all

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Meet ii’ taa’poh’to’p’s 2020-21 intercultural capacity building grant recipients

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“Ghost Stories in Our Life.” Dr. Reg Crowshoe says social workers need to begin with creating ethical spaces to work with Indigenous peoples.

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End Racism

We are committed to ending racism in all its forms. In the spring we created a task force to address anti-Black Racism, which has been meeting since July 2020. Since then we have discussed our main priorities and finalized our terms of reference. In the coming weeks we plan to engage with our student groups and key stakeholders to determine ways they wish to be involved. We also plan to organize several activities and events to address ongoing anti-Black racism.

Faculty of Social Work students, faculty and staff at the Calgary 2019 Pride Parade

Show Us Your Pride!

We all missed the big Pride Parade this year, but it doesn't mean we can't continue to make a space to celebrate! If you have a favourite image from the parade, or a story or anecdote you'd like to share, please send it to us and we'll include it on our public celebration pages.

Send us your pride!

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