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MSW course-based students are required to complete 9 foundation half-course equivalents.
MSW Foundation Courses
- Social Work 621: History and Foundation of the Profession - An examination of the relationship between knowledge, values, ethics and power and how they shape interventions in social work
- Social Work 625: Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups - A basic understanding of social work practice theory with respect to work with individuals, families and groups
- Social Work 627: Practice with Organizations and Communities - A basic understanding of social work practice theory with respect to work with organizations and communities
- Social Work 629: Professional Communication and Interviewing - Offers experiential learning aimed at developing basic professional competencies and practice skills along with critical self-reflection
- Social Work 632: Social Policy and Social Justice - An exploration of the social, political and economic forces, social movements and social structures that are transforming the Canadian welfare state and the practice of social work
- Social Work 637: Human Behaviour in the Environment - Human development and diversity within a social work context
- Social Work 641: Models of Practice - Provides the conceptual and theoretical foundation for students to acquire the skills to practice in Social Work
- Social Work 645: Issues in Social Work Research - An overview of social work research topics and issues
- Social Work 633: Foundational Field Practicum (426 hours) - Direct and indirect social work practice opportunities with professional supervision
And 10 specialization half-course equivalents for course-based students as follows:
- Five core courses (see specific courses listed by specialization, below)
- Three option courses (option course requirements and offerings vary by year and program)
- Social Work 696: Advanced Practicum (525 hours; one full course) - Direct and indirect Social Work practice opportunities with professional supervision in student's area of specialization or interest
Learn more about each Specialization: Clinical Social Work Practice I International and Community Development I Leadership in Human Services
As established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, maximum completion time is six years for a course-based master’s, and seven years for the MSW/MBA Program. Expected completion times in the MSW programs are:
- one 12-month year for full-time course-based MSW students with a BSW
- two 12-month years for full-time course-based MSW students without a BSW
- 26 months for the MSW/MBA (minimum)
Course-based MSW and MSW/MBA students are assigned an interim supervisor upon entry into the program. A change to a permanent supervisor, initiated by the student or the faculty member, can occur at any time during the student’s enrollment in the program.
Thesis-based MSW students are initially assigned an interim supervisor. Before the end of the first year (April of year one), each student must designate a faculty member as permanent supervisor.
MSW course-based program
Course-based students are required to complete a capstone at the end of their coursework (including practicum).