Program Overview - MSW for Working Professionals (MSWwp) Off-Campus

Advance your skills and recharge your career with the MSW for Working Professionals

The program requirements are modelled after our full-time on-campus MSW program however you will be enrolled in exclusive sections of these courses that are limited to students in the MSW for Working Professionals. Students will take the prescribed courses sequentially. The schedule is rigorous but you will have time in between course weekends to complete assignments.

A location near you

Each academic year, the class locations will be evaluated to determine program feasibility in that particular geographic area. Our 2017/2018 program locations will be confirmed pending adequate demand in each region. See the location offerings page for more details.

A set path for success

Our MSW for Working Professionals classes run on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning in September. You will attend class on alternating weekends (with some exceptions). The program is completed in a specific course sequence and you will attend with the same cohort.

For those entering the Regular Track with a four-year honours BA, you will complete the program in 32 months. Students entering with an honours BSW who are admitted to the Advanced Track will complete the program in 16 months.

Share ideas with other professionals

You will have an opportunity to share ideas, gain knowledge of best practices from other agencies and organizations, and learn from expert faculty who are not only top teaching talent but who are committed to civic engagement. After each class weekend, you will be able transfer your new knowledge and skills back to your workplace, the results are immediate.

Our support system

Your focus needs to be on gaining new skills, developing a new set of tools to transfer to your career. Our support system makes us the liaison to all other departments within the University of Windsor. We offer step-by-step instructions to guide you through course registration and provide you with the necessary program information for you to hit the ground running.

Opening the most doors

Our experience has shown us that our students’ careers evolve, sometimes in ways they would have never imagined. Our Ecological Perspective model prepares you for opportunities at all levels of practice in a variety of social welfare settings while allowing you to focus your assignments in your area of interest.

Our graduates are eligible for membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers, the Canadian Association of Social Workers and are eligible to apply for registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE - MAY 1, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR FALL 2017 ADMISSIONS - Though the deadline to submit applications for Fall 2017 was May 1st, there are limited spots still available and applicants are encouraged to apply at this time. For applicants who submit after the deadline, there is no guarantee of admission or that the application will be processed in time for the fall as applications are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.