Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Social Work (M.S.W.)

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Program Information

School:Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:King's University College
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:The School of Social Work at King’s University College, affiliated with Western University, offers a Direct Practice Master of Social Work (MSW) program on a full-time basis. The program is course-based with an advanced practicum (450+ hours in each year of the program). Students are admitted to the program each September. Social work is concerned with individual and personal problems but also with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and domestic violence.

Human rights and social justice are the philosophical underpinnings of social work practice. The uniqueness of social work practice is in the blend of particular values, knowledge and skills, including the use of relationship as the basis of all interventions, counselling, and respect for the client’s choice and involvement. Our program provides advanced education for social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities.
URL:Social Work (M.S.W.) at Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Course Based:Yes
Careers:Managers in Social, Community and Correctional ServicesSocial WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Admission Requirements: 1-year MSW: ▪ The completion of a Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited social work program; ▪ Minimum 70% average in the last two full-time years of the undergraduate degree, or part-time equivalent; ▪ Successful completion of one full-course equivalent in Research Methodology and Statistics; that is, a half course in Research Methodology and a half course in Statistics, or one full course which includes both. 2-year MSW: ▪ The completion of a 4-year Honours degree; ▪ Minimum 70% average in the last two full-time years of the undergraduate degree, or part-time equivalent; ▪ Successful completion of one full-course equivalent in Research Methodology and Statistics; that is, a half course in Research Methodology and a half course in Statistics, or one full course which includes both; ▪ 1000+ hours of paid or unpaid work experience in the human services is recommended.

    Application Notes : Additional Requirements: ▪ International students and applicants who obtained the Bachelor of Social Work degree from a country other than Canada must provide the School of Social Work with their BSW course outlines in English to determine equivalency. Documents must be forwarded to the MSW Practicum & Program Liaison by the application deadline. These will be reviewed to ensure that your BSW degree is equivalent to the BSW degree in Canada.

    * 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 October 03, 2016