University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Social Work (MSW, Advanced Standing)

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Program Information

School:University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Social Work
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.

Applicants who, at the time of registration, 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. The Advanced Standing option starts in May and takes one year (three terms) to complete. Students are required to complete a total of nine (9) courses
and an internship, which requires four full days working in an agency and may involve travel and/or weekend hours. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their internship location.
URL:Social Work (MSW, Advanced Standing) at University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,265

Cost per year represents tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]

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
To be considered for admission to the MSW program, the School of Social Work requires applicants to have a grade point average of 70% or above, calculated based on the last 20 courses of their qualifying degree. 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.

* 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 30, 2017