UWindsor Together: Student Mental Health and Remote Learning Services

Master of Social Work for Working Professionals

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Windsor has transitioned to an essential service only model.

Our Team is available through email at msw@uwindsor.ca currently and we do our best to respond to inquiries in a timely manner. 

Your patience is appreciated during this time of transition.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

Q1:  Do I have access to my instructors or other staff, to answers my questions and needs? 

You will always have access to your instructors and other staff via email, as usual. 

Q2:  I am feeling anxious and stressed. Where can I go for help? 

It's normal to feel many different emotions during this period of significant uncertainty.  Check out our UWindsor Student Health Services website for numerous free in-person and online support links, through the University and in the community: http://www.uwindsor.ca/studenthealthservices/

Students in our Peel locations can access resources at https://www.uwindsor.ca/msw/sites/uwindsor.ca.msw/files/student_counselling_services_.pdf

Q3: Where can I continue to get information on what is happening with COVID-19? 

There are numerous social media, and digital media platforms that have constant updates. 

Here is the link to our UWindsor update page:  http://www.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus/

More questions? Contact us directly at  the following email address msw@uwindsor.ca and we will respond to your questions, or have it shared with a colleague that can best respond to it. 

Thank you,

Dr. Irene Carter and Dr. Wayne Ambrose-Miller

To the campus community:

The University of Windsor continues to move forward to protect the health and safety of our campus community and support the work of public health agencies in the face of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The University of Windsor Senate unanimously approved an Emergency Academic Plan. It is an extremely important measure and will provide a great deal of support and flexibility in the University’s efforts to effectively deal with COVID-19.

Any further updates on the coronavirus situation will be posted on the University home page.

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

The program requirements are modeled 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.  See the location offerings page for 2020/2021 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.

Our PhD Program

Did you know the University of Windsor offers a PhD Program for Social Work?