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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence



  1. To be eligible for this advanced standing program, applicants must hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited program in a university of recognized standing.
  2. Academic background must include a half-credit course in research methodology. Students in the Aboriginal Field of Study do not require statistics.
  3. Applicants must have at least a B (73%) standing in the final academic year of their BSW degree (equivalent of 10 half-year courses). For students completing their final year of undergraduate study, eligibility is determined on the basis of the last completed academic year at the time of application.
  4. Evidence of paid and/or voluntary experience in human service organizations, awareness of contemporary social issues and social work values, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, and motivation for a career as a professional social worker is assessed on the basis of application material.
  5. Although this program is open to students of all cultural backgrounds, candidates for the Aboriginal field of study must also have some familiarity with the traditional wholistic healing approach and/or have used it in their practice. This will be demonstrated through a personal statement, references and an admissions interview.

Applying to theMSW Aboriginal Field of Study (full-time&part-time*)programis a two part process.

PART ONE: THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Complete theonline applicationthrough the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) by April 1, 2015. A $125.00 application fee is required when the online application is completed.

PART TWO: THE MSW APPLICATION CHECKLIST. Assemble and mail the additional application material located in the MSW application checklist to the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work by April 1, 2015.

To apply click here.

* The September 2015 intake for part-time studies is offered in partnership with First Nation Technical Institute.