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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
November 23, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Social Work (MSW)

Program Website

Dr. Marshall Fine, Associate Dean, MSW program

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The Two-Year program is designed for students who possess a 4 year Bachelorís degree.† For students with a Bachelor of Social Work degree you are may eligible for Laurier's MSW advanced standing program.

There are three fields:
1. Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups (IFG)
2. Community, Policy, Planning and Organizations (CPPO)

Students can also choose to do an Integrated stream which is a combination of both.

Students will normally complete the program in five terms.† The Practicum is completed during the second, third and fourth terms.

Part-time- only offered every second year
Students will normally complete the program in ten terms. The Practicum is completed during terms 3-7. Courses are normally offered in the evenings.

Program Details

Duration of Program
12 months or 36 months
Program Options

courses only
courses with thesis

For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

†Minimum Standing
A four year bachelorís degree, or equivalent from a university or college of recognized standing. Academic background must include at least four full (or eight half) social science courses and a half-credit course in research methodology.

Application Deadlines

Start Date
Application Due
September (FT)
January 15
January (PT)
May 1


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.