MacEwan University combines a strong academic approach to social work with direct practice field placements and university-level electives.

There is flexibility to complete several courses in a blended online format prepare you to find employment in a wide range of settings and/or to continue on with university studies.

Before applying to the Social Work program, you must complete a minimum of 70 hours of supervised volunteer work, or have work-related experience in a social work setting or related field. In your application, you will provide the program with a reference from a volunteer supervisor.


Courses and requirements

The program of study outlines the courses and requirements you need to graduate with the diploma. Requirements can change from year to year. You follow the program of study outlined in MacEwan University's Academic Calendar for the year you are admitted to the program.

Program of Study // Social Work

Study options

Full time, Part time

The Social Work program is a two-year full-time course of study with two days a week being spent in an actual social service agency. It is also possible to complete the diploma on a part-time basis in the evening over a four-year period. It is sometimes possible to complete the first year of the program on a part-time basis before transferring into the day program as a full-time student for the final year.