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Graduate Studies Calendar 2023-2024 Program Descriptions Social Work SOWK
Social Work - SOWK
Contact Information

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Calgary Campus:
MacKimmie Tower, Room 301
Program number: 403.220.5942; 1.877.220.6945
Fax: 403.282.7269
Email address:

Edmonton Campus:
3-250, 10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5J 4P6
Program number: 780.492.3888; 1.888.492.2083
Fax: 780.492.5774
Email address:

Lethbridge Campus:
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB
T1K 3M4
Program number: 403.329.2794; 1.866.329.2794
Fax: 403.329.2787
Email address:

Degrees and Specializations Offered

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Master of Social Work (MSW), thesis-based


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

Master of Social Work (MSW), course-based


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

Combined degree program: MBA/MSW, course-based*

Graduate Certificates in Social Work:

  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work Practice
  • Graduate Certificates in Clinical Social Work Practice
    • Adult Mental Health and Addictions
    • Individuals, Families and Group
    • Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    • Trauma-Informed Practice
    • Clinical Gerontology Practice
    • Community-Informed Practice for Health and Wellbeing
  • Graduate Certificates in International and Community Development
    • International Social Development
    • Community Development
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership in the Human Services
    • The Practical and Transformational Leader
  • Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Mental Health and Addictions*

*Applications to these programs are not currently being accepted.