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Social Work (PhD)

Since September 1987, a doctoral program has been offered by the Laurier Faculty of Social Work. The PhD program provides students with opportunities for advanced scholarship and professional growth and prepares graduates for leadership roles in fields such as higher education, research and specialized practice in governmental or private human service organizations.

The PhD program is offered on both a part-time and full-time basis.

Eligible domestic students admitted to study on a full-time basis receive a minimum of $22,000 a year. This support may be made up of teaching assistantships, internal/external scholarships, and/or faculty-funded studentships or research assistantships. A list of all funding opportunities available to Laurier graduate students, including information about OGS, QEII and Tri-Council, is available on our graduate funding webpage.

Class Dates

On-Campus Class Dates:

  • Spring 2018: Monday, April 16 to Monday, June 18
  • Fall 2018: Monday, Sept. 10 to Friday, Dec. 7
  • Reading Week: Oct. 8-12
  • Winter 2019: Monday, Jan. 7 to Friday, Apr. 5
  • Reading Week: Feb. 18-22
  • Spring 2019: Monday, Apr. 22 to Friday, Jun. 21

Please Note: The dates for the On-Campus Classes differ from what appears in LORIS. The dates above refer to FSW specific on-campus class dates and are what students should follow.  All other deadlines and dates adhere to the Graduate Calendar

Online Class Dates:

  • Spring 2018 (section OSA): Monday, May 7 to Monday, June 18
  • Spring 2018 (section OSB): Monday, July 9 to Monday, August 20