Generally, graduate programs at Laurier may be taken either on a full-time or a part-time basis.
Students in the full-time Master of Social Work program are required to be consecutively enrolled as full-time students for no less than one academic year (normally winter, spring, fall terms consecutively).
Students in the PhD program in social work must complete a residence requirement of four consecutive terms.
Students in a PhD program in the faculties of Arts and Science must complete a minimum residence requirement of four terms from a master's degree or six terms from an honours bachelor's degree. Other graduate programs do not have specific residence requirements.