|Faculty:||Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
|Description:||Lakehead University offers a Master in Social Work (M.S.W.) degree which emphasizes an advanced generalist practice approach to working with individuals, families, communities, organizations and political systems in the context of a northern environment. The curriculum focuses on the knowledge, values and skills necessary for professional practice in environments characterized by urban regional centres, rural and remote communities, large geographic distances, low population density, diverse First Nations communities and people, and a mix of formal services.
The M.S.W. program structure allows for specialized and highly individualized student learning. Each student selects a field of practice around which to focus their course work, field practicum and project, or thesis. Potential areas for student specialization relate to faculty members' expertise and include (but are not limited to) child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, employment and income security, school social work, gerontology, and women's studies. Students may choose to specialize in Gerontology or Women's Studies, or pursue a combined program leading to the M.S.W. and a Diploma in Health Sciences and Policy Research.