Two-Year Regular-Track MSW Program

Applicants who, at the time of registration, hold an honours degree in a related discipline from an accredited undergraduate program are eligible for the Regular Track Program.  This is a 20-month full-time program that starts in September and takes five consecutive terms to complete. The MSW Program at the University of Windsor is taught from an ecological systems perspective.

MSW Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MSW programs, the School of Social Work requires applicants to have a grade point average of 73% or above, calculated based on the last two years of their qualifying Honours degree.
Applicants also must have relevant work, volunteer, or practical experience; excellent reference letters; a strong personal statement; and evidence of successful completion of one undergraduate course in statistics and one in research methods both of which must be related to social sciences. If you have not completed one or both of the required courses, the coordinator of the program can provide you with options for accomplishing these if required prior to admission.

Applicants wishing to demonstrate academic ability beyond what is reflected by their academic transcripts are encouraged to write the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) general test and submit the results with their application. GRE results will not override the applicant’s grade point average but will be considered as a supplement to the application. If you are considering this option, consultation with the Coordinator of MSW Programs – On-Campus is recommended.

MSW Regular Track Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a total of 10 Foundation year courses and a Foundation Year Practicum (6 credits) in their first year of study. In the second year of study students are required to complete a total of six courses and an Advanced Practice Internship (6 credits) as part of the Advanced Curriculum. The practicum and the internship require four full days working in an agency and may involve travel and/or weekend hours. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their practicum location. The course sequencing for this program is as follows:

Please note: effective Winter 2023 the MSW Reguar Track course sequencing will be as follows

Fall, Year 1

SWRK8503, Comprehensive Social Policy Analysis
SWRK8504, Communication Skills in Social Work Practice
SWRK8547, Social Work Research: Practice Evaluation
SWRK8550, Social Work Values, Ethics and Anti-Oppressive Practice

Winter, Year 1

SWRK8521, Social Justice and Social Change
SWRK8531, Social Work Practice with Individuals
SWRK8532, Social work Practice with Groups
SWRK8533, Social Work Practice with Families
SWRK8534, Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities

Spring and Summer, Year 1

SWRK8570, Field Integration Seminar (Online/Distance Education & held in real time)
SWRK8571, Master of Social Work Foundation Year Practicum (450 hours completed four days per week full-time)

Fall, Year 2

SWRK8610, Advanced Direct Social Work Practice
SWRK8611, Advanced Indirect Social Work Practice
SWRK8622, Advanced Social Policy Analysis and Development
SWRK8630, Challenges in Child Welfare OR SWRK8631, Challenges in Health & Aging
SWRK8640, Program Design and Evaluation

Winter, Year 2

SWRK8680, Advanced Internship Seminar (Online/Distance Education & held in real time)
SWRK8681, Advanced Practice Internship (450 hours completed four days per week full-time)

Please refer to the University of Windsor Graduate Calendar for course descriptions.