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October 4, 2015

Canadian Excellence


The Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work (FSW) offers social work programs at the bachelorís, masterís and doctoral levels. The BSW program, located at Laurierís Brantford campus, offers a generalist BSW with a unique focus on Aboriginal issues. The MSW program has three fields of study: Individuals, Families, and Groups; Community, Policy, Planning, and Organizations; and Aboriginal Wholistic Healing. The PhD program provides students with opportunities for advanced scholarship and professional growth in two fields of study: Studies in Social Work Practice, and Critical Social Policy and Organizational Studies. Since its inception in 1966, the FSW has developed a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and practicum instruction. more

Dates and Scheduling:

2015-2016 Term Dates: (inclusive)
Fall: †Monday, September 14, 2015 - Thursday, December 10, 2015
Winter: †Monday, January 4, 2016 - Thursday,†March 31, 2016
Spring: †Monday, April 18, 2016 - Monday, June 20, 2016

ADMISSIONS 2016 Deadline Dates

MSW Advanced Standing (full-time):† December 1 2015

MSW Two year (full-time):† January 15, 2016

MSW Advanced Standing (part-time):† January 15, 2016

PhD Program (full/part-time):† January 15, 2016

MSW Aboriginal Field of Study (full/part-time):† April 1, 2016

**Note:† Applications are not being accepted for the MSW 4 year part-time program during the 2016 application cycle.

Applicants are encouraged to review all information on the FSW ADMISSIONS website: including a brief description of the new MSW curriculum starting Fall 2016 and to the FAQ section of the website.

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Karen Hagan, Faculty of Social Work Karen Hagan is from Edmonton, Alberta and completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta. She first discovered Laurierís MSW program through website research and was particularly attracted to it because of its excellent reputation and practicum opportunities. Karenís interest in Social Work came through her desire to work closely with people and her interest in community capacity building especially with children and non-profit organizations that work with marginalized populations. ďI like the Waterloo region mostly because of its proximity to Toronto, yet still far enough away to avoid the heavy traffic and hustle. As for the amenities, I have to say the Kitchener Market is perfect for students and takes up most of my Saturdays! I would encourage new students to get interested in the learning because the Laurier MSW provides a lot of space for dialogue - you just have to take advantage of it.Ē

Karen Hagan
MSW Student,
Faculty of Social Work