MSW in Social Work in Canada at UWO Canada




University Western University (UWO Canada)
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Type Public Research
Program Type course, practicum
Program Delivary On campus
Language English
Program Duration 1-2 years
Students 33,725
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Detailed Information of MSW in Social Work in Canada at Western University

Program Overview for MSW in Social Work in Canada:

The School of Social Work at King’s University College, affiliated with Western University, is pleased to offer two Direct Practice Master of Social Work (MSW) streams on a full-time basis. The Advanced Standing (1-year) and Foundational (2-year) programs are course-based with an advanced practicum.

Course content reflects the need for knowledge and skills in policy, advocacy, and community development to inform the range of tasks that social workers are expected to engage in as part of direct practice.

The practicum placements with experienced social workers in child and family services, health and social service organizations, schools, mental health and justice settings, prepare graduates for advanced success in leadership roles and professional practice in specialized areas of interest with individuals, families, groups and communities.

These are the international student eligibility for the MSW in Social Work in Canada

For 1 year program:

  • Completion of an accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree
  • Successful completion of a course in Research Methods. There is no specific minimum grade requirement
  • A minimum average of 70% in academic courses taken in the last two years of full-time study during the undergraduate degree, or the last 20 half-courses in part-time study
  • Verification of completion of academic requirements must be available by August 31
  • A minimum of 1000 hours of relevant experience (paid or unpaid) in the human services is preferred and considered an asset to the application assessment

For 2 year program:

  • The completion of a 4-year Bachelor Degree
  • Successful completion of a course in Research Methods. There is no specific minimum grade requirement
  • A minimum average of 70% in academic courses taken in the last two years of full-time study (during undergraduate or graduate degree), or the last 20 half-courses in part-time study
  • Verification of completion of academic requirements must be available by August 31
  • A minimum of 1000 hours of relevant experience (paid or unpaid) in the human services is preferred and considered an asset to the application assessment

International students and applicants who obtained the Bachelor of Social Work degree from a country other than Canada provide confirmation from the Canadian Association of Social Work that their degree has been assessed as equivalent.

These are the domestic student eligibility for the MSW in Social Work

For 1 year program:

  • Completion of an accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree
  • Successful completion of a course in Research Methods. There is no specific minimum grade requirement
  • A minimum average of 70% in academic courses taken in the last two years of full-time study during the undergraduate degree, or the last 20 half-courses in part-time study
  • Verification of completion of academic requirements must be available by August 31
  • A minimum of 1000 hours of relevant experience (paid or unpaid) in the human services is preferred and considered an asset to the application assessment

For 2 year program:

  • The completion of a 4-year Bachelor Degree
  • Successful completion of a course in Research Methods. There is no specific minimum grade requirement
  • A minimum average of 70% in academic courses taken in the last two years of full-time study (during undergraduate or graduate degree), or the last 20 half-courses in part-time study
  • Verification of completion of academic requirements must be available by August 31
  • A minimum of 1000 hours of relevant experience (paid or unpaid) in the human services is preferred and considered an asset to the application assessment

International students and applicants who obtained the Bachelor of Social Work degree from a country other than Canada provide confirmation from the Canadian Association of Social Work that their degree has been assessed as equivalent.

These are the test eligibilities for the MSW in Social Work to qualify.

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

  • TOEFL(ibt): 100
  • IELTS(academic): 7
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 MSW in Social Work are:


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

Items Costs
Tuition Fees Click Tuition fee
Living Cost CA$12,000.00/year
(CA$1,000.00/month)
Student Earning CA$17,920.00/year
You will earn CA$17,920.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 14/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 14/h) at minimum wage of CA$14.00/hour.

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

Items Costs
Tuition Fees Click Tuition fee
Living Cost CA$12,000.00/year
(CA$1,000.00/month)
Student Earning CA$17,920.00/year
This is just an estimate. You don't have any work hour limit. You will earn CA$17,920.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 14/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 14/h) at minimum wage of CA$14.00/hour.

Western recognizes that students who choose to undertake full-time graduate studies are choosing to delay their entry into the full-time workforce. To help off-set the cost of full-time graduate enrolment, Western provides funding support packages for eligible research-based Master’s and PhD students. Other Financial Assistance:

  • Graduate Bursary Assistance
  • Work Study Program
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) Bursary
  • Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) Financial Support
  • International Student Awards
    1. Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)
    2. Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
    3. Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships
    4. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
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