University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Social Work
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,739
Careers:Managers in Social, Community and Correctional ServicesSocial WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers


The School of Social Work offers a master’s program (offered in French only). The School is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) and the MSS program is approved by the Program Accreditation Bureau of that association. The master’s program in social work offers professional training focused on the analysis of social inequality, minority contexts and the needs and characteristics of the French-speaking population in Ontario. The aim of the program is to prepare social workers to assume a leadership role in terms of the development, delivery and evaluation of practices and social policies. The program also aims to promote, through social action, the recognition of the rights of marginalized populations or of those living in minority contexts, as well as their access to social services.

The master’s program aims to train “practitioner-researchers” who will acquire analytical and critical thinking related to the practice of social work and the knowledge associated to it. The School of Social Work aims to achieve these objectives through a research -intervention dynamic in the two following fields of study: family-child and health. The MSS program consists of two years of training. The first provides students with the theoretical and practical foundations of the social work profession. The second aims to deepen knowledge in one of the two fields of study: health or family - children.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Les conditions d'admission sont les suivantes : détenir un baccalauréat avec concentration ou spécialisation en sciences sociales, en sciences de la santé ou l'équivalent; avoir maintenu une moyenne d'au moins « B »; posséder une expérience en service social ou connexe à la profession; avoir obtenu un minimum de six crédits de méthodes de recherche ou l'équivalent; démontrer son aptitude à poursuivre en français des études supérieures. Un test de compétence linguistique pourrait être exigé; démontrer son aptitude à poursuivre des études professionnelles (voir la section intitulée pièces au dossier d'admission i, ii, iii); présenter un projet de formation précisant le domaine d'études envisagé, la problématique de recherche proposée ainsi que l'expérience de stage prévu. Les titulaires d'un baccalauréat avec spécialisation en service social peuvent obtenir des équivalences.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Three recommendation letters (2 from professors and 1 from an employer), official transcripts of all universities attended, additional information form, and resume including work and volunteer experiences related to social service and a list of institutions attended (High School, College and Universities) are required.

    * 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 October 13, 2022