York University - Graduate Studies

Social Work

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Program Information

School:York University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:Noted for its commitment to human rights, social justice and anti–oppression, the School offers a full–time and part–time graduate advanced standing program leading to a Masters of Social Work degree, and a two–year MSW program designed for students who do not have a Bachelor of Social Work, but who have an undergraduate degree in a related subject.

Our two MSW programs involve a combination of coursework, a practicum and a practice–based research paper. The programs prepare students for further study at the doctoral level, as well as for careers in child welfare, international work, gerontology, diversity and anti–oppression, family support services, community development or social policy and planning. You will graduate from one of our programs with the thorough foundation needed to work successfully with diverse populations in a wide variety of social service settings.

URL:Social Work at York University - Graduate Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,709

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience
The Two–Year (Full-Time) MSW program is geared towards applicants with a passion for social work and who currently have: an honours degree in another related discipline. Related disciplines may include Social Sciences, Sociology, Political Science, Public Policy, Gender Studies, Journalism, Education, International Development Studies, or Health-related Studies, etc. We look for candidates with a degree from a recognized university, with a minimum B+ average in the last two years of study, and have successfully completed an undergraduate research methods course. They must also have relevant professional, volunteer or personal experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice and the potential for social work practice. A minimum of two years of experience in social work/social justice work (paid and/or voluntary) is preferred (but not required).

* 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 November 15, 2017