Students in a University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work Class


We offer a full range of in-person, online and blended undergraduate, graduate and professional development social work programs. 

Bachelor of Social Work Programs

Our BSW program in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge is delivered in-class and in-person. Core social work classes are offered in three-hour blocks once per week. Social work options are offered in-class, online, or in a block-week format.

Our Virtual Learning Circles BSW allows you to stay home and take your classes online. Each year you'll have to attend a week-long, block course at our Calgary campus. You can also arrange a practicum placement in your home community.

Graduate Programs

Choose from a variety of program delivery options and specializations. 

If you don't have a social work degree, your Master of Social Work journey begins with a year of foundational social work education. 

We have a range of MSW specializations:

Clinical Social Work Practice:  Prepares students to conduct therapeutic assessments and interventions with individuals, families, and groups in a range of settings.

International and Community Development: Prepares students to engage with policies, practices and ethical approaches to working with diverse populations in global and local contexts.

Leadership in the Human Services: Prepares students with practical and theoretical skills to lead human service organizations. [Offered in Fall 2023 as a Graduate Certificate for BSW degree holders]

A research-based degree designed to produce highly qualified social work researchers and educators. This program is based in Calgary.

Graduate level education and skill development for social workers who have a BSW degree. Certificates are designed to advance the practice of working, professional social workers. Offered online with in-person residencies.

Professional Development

We offer a wide variety of professional development seminars and short-programs to support social workers in a variety of subject areas.

Graduate certificates are graduate-level education, and applicants must have a Bachelor of Social Work degree.