McGill University

Social Work

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Arts / School of Social Work
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:The objectives of the BSW program are to provide an academic environment within which students will develop: integrated social work knowledge pertaining to its history, theoretical foundations, research base, practice modalities and policies that influence the delivery of health and social services, professional skills in the well-established methods of practice with individuals, families, and groups in communities and organizations, an understanding of social policy in Canada, the factors, processes and forces that shape it, and the skills to intervene, an awareness of the various dimensions of diversity and how they intersect in an increasingly heterogeneous society, a sense of identity with the profession of social work, which implies awareness of self as the intervening agent in practice, a sense of responsibility that accompanies the act of intervention, and sensitivity to the ethical issues that arise in practice, and a commitment to advancing knowledge and improving skills in social work practice that are the prerequisites for entry into more specialized professional studies at the graduate level.
URL:Social Work at McGill University
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,223
National: $9,400
International: $19,534
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service WorkersRehabilitation Teachers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Letters of recommendation (on letterhead, in sealed envelope): Three-Year BSW applicants must submit two confidential social work-related letters of recommendation from someone who has direct knowledge of your performance or potential in relation to a program where you were involved in a helping capacity. They should provide answers to the following questions: How long and in what connection have you known the applicant? What were his/her responsibilities or role? What do you see as his/her strengths and limitations as an applicant to a professional program in social work?

* 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 June 30, 2018