Students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, but do not have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from an accredited program or its equivalent, will be offered admission into the first and foundation year of the MSW program. This first year will be 24 credit hours of foundation level courses and six credit hours of field work. Courses for this level will be taken at the Fort Garry campus.
All courses and the field component of the foundation year must be completed before students register into the year two advanced level courses. In order to complete and receive the MSW degree, students (who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, but do not have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from an accredited program or its equivalent) must complete both the year one foundation level and the year two advanced level courses of the MSW Program. The program requires at least one year to complete the foundation level courses and at least another 12-18 months of full-time study for the advanced level courses of the MSW Program. Once students are ready to progress into the Advanced Level of the MSW program, they choose either the course-based or thesis option.
Sample foundational level course offerings:
- SWRK 7002: Foundation in Social Work Practice and the Profession
- SWRK 3130: Contemporary Canadian Social Welfare
- SWRK 4220: Social Work and Aboriginal People
- SWRK 4200 Field Focus of Social Work Practice
- SWRK 6020: Social Work Practice Seminar Course
- SWRK 6050: Advanced Field Practice
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.