Welcome to the McMaster School of Social Work. Our web site introduces you to our undergraduate (Honour BSW and BSW) and graduate (MSW, PhD and Graduate Diploma) programs, to the School’s teaching and research activities, and to the faculty, staff and students who comprise the School community.
Social Work has always been concerned with the entanglement of private troubles and public issues and committed to the enhancement of social justice. We aim to prepare students for practice in a wide variety of social and community services and for critical reflection on their activities as both professionals and citizens. Through our research and community engagements, we address some of the tensions in contemporary social programs and, in the context of a changing world, strive to understand and challenge various forms and dynamics of social inequality.We hope you find the web site informative and inviting. If you have questions or further enquiries, please contact us and we will be happy to respond.
Chris Sinding, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Our BSW program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE).
Our program is accredited as an undergraduate university-level degree program by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. You will be eligible for membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers both as a student and upon graduation. Also upon graduation, you will be eligible to join the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
McMaster’s MSW program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE).
The School of Social Work offers two MSW programs, a PhD program and a Graduate Diploma.
- MSW Programs:
- The MSW: Critical Analysis of Social Work
- The MSW: Critical Leadership in Social Services and Communities
- Graduate Diploma in Critical Leadership in Social Services
- PhD Program
School of Social Work Organization & Committees
Use your voice to make a difference. Do you have any ideas or suggestions to make things better? Well here's your opportunity to voice those ideas and make a difference in your education.
- A is available in PDF file format.
- Undergraduate Student Committee Opportunities
- MSW and PhD Student Committee Opportunities
If you are interested in joining a committee or have further questions, please contact Darlene Savoy.
Our word-cloud vision: we want your words!
Over the past months we've been gathering together words/ terms/ phrases that express values, commitments and practices that are important to people connected to the McMaster School of Social Work, and about which we hope to achieve some more-or-less consensus.