McMaster University - School of Graduate Studies

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Social Work Critical Leadership in Social Services and Communities

McMaster University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Social Work
Field of Study:Human Services, General
Social Work
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,447
Careers:Managers in Social, Community and Correctional ServicesSocial WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers


Social Work emphasizes the social context of personal problems. Social Workers use their skills and knowledge to facilitate change with and for people experiencing difficulties and the impact of injustice and oppression. The primary objective of the MSW: Critical Leadership in Social Services and Communities is to foster progressive leadership in the community and social service sectors. Specifically, the program supports students’ development of:

-conceptual, theoretical and analytical skills in relation to social work practices and social policies

-appreciation of the changing conditions in social services and communities and the complexities and possibilities of ethical leading in the contemporary context

-the ability to apply these skills and modes of understanding to the practice of leadership


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]
Application Notes :
Additional Admission Requirements:
    - Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited social work program

    - B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program

    - Each program may set additional/higher requirements. Please review the program website for details.

    * 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 September 05, 2022