We have an exciting and growing faculty with a variety of research and practice expertise in the fields of:
- child welfare;
- health, mental health, and disability;
- First Peoples;
- marginalized groups (e.g., immigrants and refugees, war-affected populations, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people);
- loss and bereavement;
- domestic violence; and
- international social work.
Our approaches to practice and research cover all levels of intervention from individuals, families, groups, and communities. Located within the School of Social Work are specialized centres devoted to research and training in the areas of domestic violence; children and families; and international human rights. Graduate students also have access to workstations equipped with computers, and many professional development workshops and seminars. Several research assistantships and teaching assistantships are available each year.
The McGill School of Social Work is a member of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (l'Association Canadienne pour la formation en travail social; CASWE-ACFTS), and the Regroupement des unités de formation universitaire en travail social du Québec (RUFUTS).
The School of Social Work is a professional school with the primary objective of preparing students for careers and for leadership in the fields of social work and social welfare.
The overarching objective of the master's program offered by McGill University is the provision of advanced professional training by means of integrated learning experiences. Specifically, the educational goals are to:
- develop a deepened and advanced competence in practice and research;
- embrace a capacity for critical understanding of social theories, social problems, and emergent issues; and
- understand population groups in need, institutional structures, and policy initiatives and processes.
There are three types of M.S.W. degrees: M.S.W. (Thesis), M.S.W. (Non-Thesis), and M.S.W. with B.C.L./LL.B. The M.S.W. (Thesis) and (Non-Thesis) programs carry a weight of 45 credits, and, taken on a full-time basis, both options involve three terms of study. In both options, part-time study can be arranged.
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- Independent Study Project
- Research Methods
- Field Work Practicum
- Feminist Theories and Methods
- Feminist Research Symposium
- 24 months
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- Online application and application fee
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Writing sample/portfolio
- A research supervisor
- Study permits/student visas
International18110 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9055 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National7940 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3970 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
- Local: 1272 CAD
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