The School of Social Work offers a master’s program (maîtrise en service social/MSS) and a doctoral program (PhD) in social work. The School is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) and the MSS program is approved by the Program Accreditation Bureau of that association.
The objective of the PhD program is to train high-calibre researchers or professionals, to provide them with tools to analyze the articulation of the dimensions of micro- and macro intervention practices in social work, and to significantly contribute to the renewal of these practices. Students will acquire critical and in-depth knowledge of social work in its multiple contexts, through scientific reasoning steps to successfully complete the doctoral thesis.
The doctoral program offers two research fields: Health and Family-Childhood.
The compulsory courses of the program are offered in French only. It is possible to take the elective course in French or in English. In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English. If the thesis is written in English, the abstract must be in French and vice versa.
The programs operate within the framework of the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS), which are posted on the FGPS website.