Master of Social Work in Canada at Dal U




University Dalhousie University (Dal U)
Location: Halifax, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada
Type Public
Program Type Thesis-based
Program Delivary On campus
Language English
Program Duration 16 months
Students 20,380
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Detailed Information of Master of Social Work in Canada at Dalhousie University

Program Overview for Master of Social Work in Canada:

The Master of Social Work is a five full-credit degree program. The curriculum is organized into core and elective courses. In addition, the School allows for students to complete a thesis or non-thesis based program. It provides students with advanced professional education leading to the development of specialized social work practice and leadership positions in the practice field.

The eligibility for Master of Social Work in Canada for both domestic and international student is:

There are two entry points to the MSW program:

1.

BSW Entry - A baccalaureate degree in social work (BSW) is required. This option is available on campus or online.

Those with a BSW degree are preferred to have at least two years of full time paid employment in a social work position.

2.

Non BSW Entry - A completed four year undergraduate university degree (120 credit hours) in a related field is required. This option is only available on campus on a full time basis.

Preference is given to applicants with two years of social work related experience (paid or volunteer).

This program will be in high demand. Admission is highly competitive with limited enrollment.

 

All MSW applicants are required to have:

•  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.3 scale) or an equivalent cumulative average of at least B in the last 60 undergraduate credit hours completed. Graduate level credits are not used in the admission average.
•  Suitability for the study and practice of social work

Note: There is no transfer credit or advanced standing awarded in the MSW degree.

Please review all Admission Requirements before contacting our office. All admission inquiries should be made by email only and can be sent to sswadmissions@dal.ca.

The MSW program distance delivery is only open to Canadians and permanent residents currently living in Canada.

Other Application Documents you need:

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Letter of recommendation (2)
  3. Updated CV/Resume
  4. Statement of Purpose

N.B: Most universities have specific international admission requirements based on different education systems.

These are the test eligibilities for the Master of Social Work to qualify.

The English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for Master of Social Work in Canada: are:

N.B: ELP is not mandatory for all international students. You could apply without ELP if your previous degree's medium of instruction were in English. Students of Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, for example, are not required to take the ELP test.

The scholarships available for the Master of Social Work are:


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The international student tuition fees and costs for Master of Social Work in Canada.

Items Costs
Application Fees C$115.00
Tuition Fees Click Tuition fee
Living Cost C$10,800.00/year
(C$900.00/month)
Student Earning C$16,064.00/year
You will earn C$16,064.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 12.55/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 12.55/h) at minimum wage of $12.55/hour.

The domestic student tuition fees and costs for Master of Social Work in Canada.

Items Costs
Application Fees C$115.00
Tuition Fees Click Tuition fee
Living Cost C$10,800.00/year
(C$900.00/month)
Student Earning C$16,064.00/year
This is just an estimate. You don't have any work hour limit. You will earn C$16,064.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 12.55/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 12.55/h) at minimum wage of $12.55/hour.

The following are considered in the selection process:

  • Academic performance
  • Social work related experience
  • Strength of Statement of Scholarly Interest
  • Appropriateness of educational/professional goals to the School’s program
  • Strength of references

Important notes about selection:

  • Possession of admission requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.
  • The number of places offered each year to graduate studies is limited. 
  • Each applicant is notified by mail in mid February of the Admissions Committee’s final recommendation to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Acceptances are conditional on the approval of the Dean followed by official notification from the University Registrar.

Many Scholarship and Bursaries are offered to Social Work students. Most are awarded annually, unless otherwise stated. Before applying for these awards, please be advised that there are some restrictions. Please note that only successful awardees will be notified.

The application deadline for all scholarships, bursaries and awards offered via the application process is OCTOBER 15th annually. Please submit your application/s via email to linda.power@dal.ca.

Contact:

Graduate Program Administrator: f.martin@dal.ca

Email: sosagrad@dal.ca

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