Dalhousie University

Social Work (BSW)

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University
Faculty:Faculty of Health
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:The School of Social Work's vision is a commitment to building a socially just society, defined as one that upholds and validates the values of equality, diversity, inclusiveness, democracy and concern for human welfare. We manifest and advance curricula, scholarship and school culture that are congruent with those values.

The BSW degree program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. It embraces a critical and anti-oppressive approach to social work practice that includes an emphasis on social policy, research skills and critical analysis, professional values, theoretical perspectives and practice methods. While the program has evolved within the context of the people, communities and service network of the Maritime Provinces, graduates are qualified to practice social work throughout Canada and beyond.
URL:Social Work (BSW) at Dalhousie University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,738

Please consult the following website for additional information on tuition.


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Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237]
Application Notes : To view all English Language Proficiency tests, visit: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/international-students/admission-requirements/english-requirements.html
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Academic requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work degree are the same for the on-campus and the on-line distance delivery method. The minimum academic requirement is at least one full year of study in which applicants successfully complete five full credits (30 credit hours) with a minimum 2.70 (B-) average on a 4.3 scale in subject areas other than social work. Most applicants apply with two years of university study.

    * 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 July 15, 2022