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Social Work at Memorial

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s only provider of social work education, Memorial University’s School of Social Work prepares professionals to make contributions in our province, as well as nationally and internationally.

Our undergraduate degree offerings include two Bachelor of Social Work programs – one as a first degree and one as a second degree.

At the graduate level, our Master of Social Work program is primarily online, with a focus on creative approaches to critical thinking for leadership in diverse social work practice. Both thesis and course route options are available.

Our PhD program is research-based, and focuses on advanced social work practice and social work education, emphasizing commitment to people and social justice, stressing critical thinking and the production of original and significant scholarship.

The core of our mission is to meet the needs of the province and contribute to the body of knowledge of the profession nationally and internationally.

Anti-Black Racism Statement

Each of us at Memorial University's School of Social Work is responsible to resist and eradicate unjust policies and practices of anti-Black racism within our institutions and in society. Collectively, our first step begins with a commitment to intentional transformation within our School.

After collaboration between members of the School of Social Work Equity and Diversity Committee and others, we have committed to the anti-Black racism actions for the School of Social Work found in our Anti-Black Racism Statement.

History of social work in NL video

Check out the video we produced highlighting the history of social work in Newfoundland and Labrador and celebrating the role Memorial’s School of Social Work has played, and continues to play, in fulfilling its special obligation to the province.

Special thanks to our alumni, current students and faculty who helped make this video possible.

Highlighting our alumni

Check out our Where are They Now? series to see where some of your former classmates ended up.

A Family Affair: Inter-generational Social Work Stories

There are many families that include generations of social workers who have graduated from Memorial, with motivating stories to share of inspiring the next generation. We'll be sharing their stories here and if you'd like to share yours, contact us at socialworkalumni@mun.ca.

Chris and Jillian Mullett

Troy and Hillary Mitchell

Ian, Judy and Sidney Shortall


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