Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Social Work (M.S.W.)

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Program Information

School:Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:Lakehead University offers a Master in Social Work (M.S.W.) degree which emphasizes an advanced generalist practice approach to working with individuals, families, communities, organizations and political systems in the context of a northern environment. The curriculum focuses on the knowledge, values and skills necessary for professional practice in environments characterized by urban regional centres, rural and remote communities, large geographic distances, low population density, diverse First Nations communities and people, and a mix of formal services.

The M.S.W. program structure allows for specialized and highly individualized student learning. Each student selects a field of practice around which to focus their course work, field practicum and project, or thesis. Potential areas for student specialization relate to faculty members' expertise and include (but are not limited to) child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, employment and income security, school social work, gerontology, and women's studies. Students may choose to specialize in Gerontology or Women's Studies, or pursue a combined program leading to the M.S.W. and a Diploma in Health Sciences and Policy Research.
URL:Social Work (M.S.W.) at Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,016
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

* 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 August 14, 2012