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The Distance Delivery BSW online admission applications and process will be available on our Admissions Office website in November of each year. Completed applications must be received by March 1st. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete and received by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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Admission Requirements
Application Bulletin 2019/20

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to the Distance Delivery Bachelor of Social Work Degree program must meet all three of the following requirements to be considered eligible for admission into the program. Admission is based on two-stage process by which eligibility for the program is assessed. In the first stage, a committee determines if the applicant’s work meets the criterion of 1750 hours of related and relevant social work experience. If this requirement is met, the application is then forwarded to Admissions for stage two of the assessment process to determine if the applicant meets the remaining admission requirements.

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours by May 1st in academic courses taken in any faculty, and which are acceptable to the University of Manitoba with a minimum of 2.5 (C+) A.G.P.A.
  2. Residency outside the City of Winnipeg.
  3. A minimum of one year of work experience (practicums do not count towards work experience), equivalent to 1750 hours, within the last five years, as of the application deadline in the social services field.  The 1750 hours of work/volunteer experience will be assessed and scored by the Admission Committee.  Relevant experience, whether work or volunteer, is defined by the faculty for the purposes of admission as:

    "The involvement in programs and activities designed to enhance people's development and well being.  This includes the planning, organization, development and administration of programs for, and the provision of direct service to people.  The human service field includes but is not limited to the following six areas:  1) personal social services, 2) health, 3)education, 4) housing,  5) income, and 6) justice and public safety."1  

    All work experience will be assessed for social work relevance according to the process described below:

    Tier I-Working in the capacity and having the responsibilities of a social worker including a range of professional functions, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. Work experience assessed as Tier 1 will be scored at 100% of its duration

    Tier II-Working in a social service setting fulfilling a more limited range of responsibilities than Tier 1, including but not limited to; residential case worker, Child and Family Services support worker, case aide and research interviewer. Work experience assessed as Tier II will be scored at 50% of its duration.

    Tier III-Working in a human service capacity as defined by relevant work experience that falls outside the definitions of Tier I and II.  Work experience assessed as Tier III will be scored at 25% of its duration.

    1 Adapted, with amendments from Barker, Robert L (2014).  The Social Work Dictionary, 6th Ed. Washington, D.C.