Educational Objectives

To achieve its educational objectives, the MSW program at the School of Social Work:

  • uses innovative educational strategies to provide accessible graduate social work education;
  • responds to the educational needs of social workers in remote and rural practice;
  • responds to the educational needs of social workers in active and ongoing practice;
  • relies on interdependence with the community in field, in PATHWAY, and for relevant student learning assignments;
  • promotes independent, interdependent, and collegial teaching and learning;
  • respects students in the MSW program as professional colleagues;
  • upholds highest standards of academic integrity and ethical social work;
  • leads in advocating improved social conditions, policies, and social work practices informed by leading edge knowledge; and
  • advocates for resources and facilities for graduate social work education.


School of Social Work

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000