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Social Work, M.S.W.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #190 (WUR) ,
The School of Social Work at King’s University College, affiliated with Western University, offers a Direct Practice Master of Social Work program on a full-time basis. The program is course-based with an advanced practicum (500 hours). Students are admitted to the program each September.


The general objectives of the Direct Practice MSW program offered by the School of Social Work at King's University College are to:

  • Educate social workers for advanced direct practice roles with individuals, familiies and groups;
  • Develop social work administrative supervisory competence;
  • Consolidate community based responses to social need influenced by social planning and social policy knowledge;
  • Enhance research based competency in a direct practice context.
  • Accreditation

    Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:
    • Modern and Post Modern Social Work Direct Practice Theories
    • Critical Reflection and Appraisal of Social Work Practice
    • Social Work Administration and Supervision
    • Advanced Evaluation in Social Work Practice
    • Application of Social Work Direct Practice Theories
    • The Canadian Policy Context: Responses to Poverty and Social Problems

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Deadline and start date Application Deadlines: January 15 - Acceptance notification in February.
    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
      • Duration description
        2-year MSW: 6 terms
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score:
    Recommended score:

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    Admission Requirements:
    • The completion of a Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited social work program.
    • Minimum 70% average in the last two full-time years of the undergraduate degree.
    • Successful completion of one full-course equivalent in Research Methodology and Statistics; that is, a half course in Research Methodology and a half course in Statistics, or one full course which includes both.
    • International students and applicants who obtained the Bachelor of Social Work degree from a country other than Canada must provide the School of Social Work with their BSW course outlines in English to determine equivalency. 

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      19152 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9576 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
    • National Applies to you

      7674 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3837 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for London

    • 1037 - 1630 CAD/month
      Living Costs

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