Master of Social Work

Important Deadlines
Jan. 31 MSW Application
MSW Quicklinks
Completed Theses
Completed Research Practicum Reports
Completed Field Practicum Reports
Professional Ethics

The Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Regina is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE).

Fundamental to our program is an emphasis on integrative analysis as a means of understanding the manner in which social research, direct social work practice, social policy development, and social administration are interrelated.

Career Options

Graduates with a Master of Social Work often find careers in the following areas, among others:

  • providing clinical practice/advanced direct practice/counseling at accredited counseling and other social service agencies
  • providing counseling and other services funded through employee assistance programs (EAP)
  • policy and research work
  • consulting services
  • supervision
  • the health regions (which have often posted positions requiring a minimum of an MSW)
  • private practice

Program Description

Candidates for the MSW program must hold a BSW degree. In this program students will develop advanced social work techniques, gain a deeper knowledge of modes of social intervention, and become aware of broader aspects and issues of service delivery, social policy analysis, and social welfare research. Classes are offered face-to-face in both Regina and Saskatoon, and some are also taught through video-conferencing.

Program Concentrations

In the MSW we offer two program concentrations, the first of which is social policy/social justice orientation and it involves methods of improving human service programs, education, policy and practice. The second concentration is direct social work practice, which consists of a combination of course work and field education. MSW students are given the option of completing our program requirements with a thesis or a practicum, and in the practicum option they may choose to do either a field or a research practicum.

The MSW Program is offered through the Faculty of Social Work but it is formally a program of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.  Please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website, or contact the MSW Office for further information, including application details.