Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Social Work (MSW)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Work
Field of Study:Social Work
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,680

Cost per year is for the 2019-2020 academic year (for 3 terms unless noted).

Careers:Managers in Social, Community and Correctional ServicesSocial WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers


The new Master of Social Work (MSW) curriculum is designed to be at the cutting edge of contemporary social work practice. Two years of planning and consultation with stakeholders have transformed our program vision and delivery.

Our curriculum emphasizes the development of critically reflexive practice skills through the ongoing integration of knowledge, theory and practice within a framework that promotes the advancement of equity, inclusivity, reflexivity and social justice. It is our anticipation that graduates of our program will walk alongside those with whom they work, in collaborative, inclusive, reflexive and caring ways and that they will stand up for what they believe is just.

Visit our MSW online website for more information about our online part-time program.


Additional Admission Requirements:

    • Four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent for our two-year full-time or combined MSW-MDiv programs.
    • BSW for our advanced standing programs.
    • B average in your last academic year.
    • Academic background includes at least four full social science credits and a half-credit course in research methodology.
    • Evidence of paid and/or voluntary experience in human service organizations is required. Two or more years of experience would be considered an asset.

    * 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 December 12, 2019