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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
  • policy and research work
  • consulting services
  • supervision/management
  • the health regions (which have often posted positions requiring a minimum of an MSW)
  • private practice
  • government agencies

Important Deadlines

November 1stMSW Application due

MSW Manuals & Information

MSW Practicum Manual

MSW Thesis Manual

MSW Infographic

Recording of Prospective Student Information Session - October 5, 2023

Connect with the MSW Coordinators

Meet with FSW Virtually

Associate Dean Research & Graduate Program office hours for current MSW students:

Click here to Join (every Thursday 1-2pm) - From June 6th - August 29th, 2024, by appointment only!
Meeting ID: 963 9965 4380 Password: 335061

Or contact the coordinators:

Connie Ding

MSW Program Advisor
Phone: (306) 337-2967
Fax: (306) 585-4872
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Gabriela Novotna
Associate Dean - Research & Graduate Program
Phone: (306) 585-4237
Fax: (306) 585-4872


Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Graduate Student Services
Phone: (306) 585-4161
Fax: (306) 337-2444

Program Description and Delivery Method

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 delivered in person or using hyflex, hybrid, and blended methods. Hyflex and hybrid courses allow students to attend class in person or participate virtually via a live streaming platform such as Zoom. Students are expected to participate in courses that have both asynchronous (online access to course materials in their own time) and synchronous (participating in live sessions during scheduled class time via live streaming platforms such as Zoom) course delivery methods.

All students admitted to the MSW program must have access to computer and high speed internet for the duration of their program of studies in order to participate in courses delivered by web based learning, and for program administration purposes. Students are also expected to participate in an online orientation prior to program commencement, and attend online seminars held each semester.

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.

Program Admission

MSW Application Criteria includes:

  • Attainment of a BSW
  • A qualifying graduating average of 70%
  • At least two years demonstrated professional experience in the human service field
  • Two written references, preferably one professional reference and one academic reference

Applicants with international credentials who apply for admission to the MSW Program are required to provide the WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) Course-by-Course report for degree equivalency and GPA calculation as per FGSR

For further details on MSW admission requirements, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research website.

Program Completion Options
Diverse course offerings in the MSW program include research methods (qualitative and quantitative), social policy, direct practice, Indigenous perspectives, and social justice. Students are encouraged to advance their professional knowledge base, particularly in the areas of social policy and social justice. By undertaking a thesis or practicum, students may increase their research or direct social work practice skills through engagement with individuals, families, groups, communities, or organizations. MSW students are given the option of completing our program requirements with a thesis or practicum (30 credit hours). The thesis requires six courses including two research courses, a Thesis Proposal course, two electives, and a thesis. The practicum option requires six courses, including two research courses, four electives, and a field or research practicum.

Student Information

Program Requirements

Learn more about the requirements to enter the MSW program and classes required for completion.

MSW Forms

All of the forms you may need as you complete your MSW.

Completed Theses & Practicum Reports

Look at previously completed theses and practicum reports.

Academic and Professional Performance

Students are required to uphold certain academic and professional requirements while in the MSW program.

Scholarships and Awards

Learn more about the financial supports available to help complete your studies.

Course Scheduling

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Contact Us

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch)

Regina Campus

Education Building 456
University of Regina
Regina, SK  S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 585-4554

Saskatoon Campus

111-116 Research Dr.
The Concourse
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 3R3
Phone: (306) 664-7370

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