Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Social Work

Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Work
Field of Study:Social Work
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,869

Cost per year is for the 2019-2020 academic year (for 3 terms unless noted).

Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers


More than ever, society is in need of advanced researchers who have a deep understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion and are equipped to shine a critical light on inequality and injustice. Our PhD in Social Work offers you an opportunity to develop a nuanced understanding of the social issues that matter to you.

We are looking for students who have had successful practice experience and who are also looking for more than just an additional professional degree. This program is ideal if you want to enhance your already strong critical and analytic abilities and develop your passion for social work research and study.


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

  • A Master of Social Work (MSW) or equivalent with a minimum A- standing.
  • Normally, we require a minimum of three years of social work practice experience, which would usually be post-MSW, but other combinations of practice and education may be considered.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of research interests and letters of reference.
  • You may contact our Associate Dean or a prospective advisor prior to submitting your application.
  • Please note, we do not require prospective students to pre-select an advisor as this is a process we believe best occurs when you come to know our faculty and are engaged in the program.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 12, 2019