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Why Study at UWindsor?

 Why Study Social Work at the University of Windsor


Learn more about our values, vision and the strengths of our program

The mission of the School of Social Work is to promote social justice through quality professional education, advocacy, community partnerships, and the development and dissemination of knowledge through enquiry.

The School’s commitment of social justice and its mandate in social work education finds its roots in the profession’s historical commitment to serve the interests of oppressed and vulnerable populations and a set of fundamental values stated in the profession’s Code of Ethics. This mandate is realized in the preparation of students with knowledge, research and practice intervention skills to assume professional and leadership roles to eradicate systemic barriers which oppress persons and disenfranchised populations. Principles of justice find their meaning here in a fundamental belief in the dignity of all persons, the importance of access of citizens to participate, and striving for a more equitable distribution of our society’s resources in the interest of promoting quality of life for all citizens.

To that end, the School aims to: Ensure graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dedication to make a critical contribution on a local, provincial, national, and global scale to enhance the well-being of all citizens. Advance research, practice and policy through student participation and engagement in the unique, diverse, and interdisciplinary and combined programs offered at the University and School of Social Work. Collaborate with our diverse partners to address social inequities at local, provincial, national and global levels while recognizing the school’s unique geographic location on an international border creates research and leadership opportunities within a broad North American context. Embrace a leadership role in social work education and research --where we educate the social work leaders of tomorrow to explore society’s increasingly complex global challenges.

The University of Windsor has a variety of BSW, MSW and PhD programs to choose from. All of our BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. Graduates are eligible for membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers, the Canadian Association of Social Workers and are eligible to apply for certification to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Social Workers are in demand. The Social Work profession continues to grow and the School of Social Work will give you the tools to thrive in your career. 

Windsor and Essex County has a diverse and growing population. The School of Social Work is located at Windsor Hall in the downtown core. We are steps away from the Windsor and Detroit waterfront and close to restaurants, shops and housing. Some placements sites are within walking distance. Public transportation is within a five minute walk from our campus. Students can also enjoy the wide variety of cultural events and festivals the region has to offer. 

Graduate with both a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters of Social Work in only five years.

UWindsor offers resources to assist you. We are here to support you!

Academic Advisors are on hand to assist you in your academic journey. Please reach out for an appointment to speak to an advisor if you are a new student :

BSW Program - bsw@uwindsor.ca

Disability Studies Program - disabilitystudies@uwindsor.ca

MSW Programs On Campus (including MSW J/D) - gradsw@uwindsor.ca

MSW Program Off Campus (MSWwp) - msw@uwindsor.ca

PhD Program - gradsw@uwindsor.ca

The Registrar's website houses the academic calendars for both undergraduate and graduate. You can view programs and courses including course descriptors. 

The AQD is the central area for students to be able to get immediate answers relating to their academic concerns, problems and inquiries. Please find the site here: https://www.uwindsor.ca/fahss/online-advising/academicquestionsdatabase

If you are ready to apply or would like further information on applying, please visit How to Apply to UWindsor

The School of Social Work is part of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Read more about the awesome activities our Dean's office offers - The Student Services Hub, Reach, etc. by visiting the Dean's office website

Please find information on Indigenous intiatives, events and resources on the UWindsor Indigenous Peoples website

For more information on Truth and Reconciliation and The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report, please visit The Government of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation website at Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca)



Read more about the Office of Research and Innovation Services (ORIS) by following this link https://www.uwindsor.ca/research-innovation-services/

Read more about the Academic Data Center by following this link https://leddy.uwindsor.ca/adc


There's nothing like on campus residence and it's connectivity to students and campus. Please visit Residence Services  

For up to date information on returning to campus, please follow this link https://www.uwindsor.ca/returntocampus/413/student-information



Stay Safe with the Safe Lancer App. It provides One-touch access to Campus Police and Windsor Police (emergency and non-emergency numbers). Please visit Campus Community Police 

The School of Social Work Experience Map is a useful tool that outlines career options, a career planning guide and opportunities during your undergraduate degree. Please visit the Office of Experiental Learning website

Student Accessibility Services offers services and supports for students. Please visit Student Accessibility Services 

The Student Awards and Financial Aid Office has information on financial aid, scholarships and the Ignite program. To learn more about Social Work scholarships, please visit our Scholarships and Awards website

Student Health Services provides confidential, student-centred health care, including comprehensive medical care, counseling, and referrals. Please visit the Student Health Services website

The fees shown on the Tuition Fee Estimator are the approved fees for the 2022-2023 academic year. Fees may change for the Summer 2023 term and should only be used as an estimate for the fees in the future. The fees calculated are per term and will be based upon the information you provide below. To obtain the exact fees you owe for the current term, please go to the UWinsite Student.

Are you a prospective student looking for information? Would you like to speak to faculty and staff? Please consider joining us for the UWindsor Spring Open House on Saturday, April 1st.  In the meantime, if you would like to speak to us about our programs, please reach out to us at (519) 253-3000 extension 3064 or socwork@uwindsor.ca




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