University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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School:University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Social Work
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:The University of Windsor MSW program is geared toward students seeking advanced professional knowledge and skills within an ecological systems perspective. There is an emphasis on the ‘interrelationship’ across levels of practice, including the interrelationship between individuals and their environments and the impact the environment has on individuals. Environment includes a range of contexts including but not limited to family context, organizational infrastructures, service systems, network linkages, political forces, cultural forces, social forces, social work values, roles, and professional issues.

There are four options for the MSW program:
1) Advanced Standing MSW - Applicants who, at the time of registration, hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a Social Work program accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) or the Council on Social Work Education are eligible for the Advanced Standing option. This is a 1-year full-time option that starts in May.
2) Regular Track MSW - Applicants who, at the time of registration, hold an honours degree in a related discipline from an accredited undergraduate program are eligible for the Regular Track option. This is a 20-month full-time option that starts in September.
3) Advanced Standing MSW For Working Professionals - Applicants who, at the time of registration, have at least three years of social service work experience and hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a Social Work program accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Work Education or the Council on Social Work Education are eligible for the Advanced Standing option. This is a 16-month weekend only option that starts in September and January.
4) Regular Track MSW For Working Professionals - Applicants who, at the time of registration, have at least three years of social service work experience and hold a four-year related undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate program are eligible for the Regular Track MSW for Working Professionals option. This is a 32-month weekend only option that starts in September.
URL:Social Work at University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $7,550

Costs represent base tuition per term, based on 2019-20 academic year
Careers:Managers in Social, Community and Correctional ServicesSocial WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73 to 100
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]
Application Notes : GRE or MAT is recommended for graduates of universities outside of Canada and the USA, and for any applicants with a grade point average below the required 73%. All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English to be considered for admission.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience
Applicants also must have relevant work, volunteer, or practical experience; excellent reference letters; a strong personal statement; and evidence of successful completion of one undergraduate course in statistics and one in research methods both of which must be related to social sciences. The coordinator of the program can provide applicants with options for accomplishing these requirements.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on February 06, 2020