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SOCIAL WORK


PROGRAM
Social Work (PhD)
Social Work (MSW)
Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW) Joint Program


SOCIAL WORK: COURSES
MSW/JD: COURSES


Social Work (PhD)

Admission Requirements:

Admission criteria include the following:
1. Completed a Social Work degree from an accredited university
2. A minimum 80%(A- average) in the most recent graduate degree
3. A statement of interest
4. Research proposal
5. Practice and educational experience.
6. Curriculum vitae
7. Sole or co-authoredsample of professional or academic writing.
8. Three letters of reference.
9. Transcripts

The proposed program is designed as a full-time doctoral program. All students complete a minimum of 7 three (3) credit courses during the two-year residency period, the courses are designed to give a full breadth of advanced research and practice knowledge. Students must complete all 6 courses (SWRK 9720, SWRK 9730, SWRK 9740, SWRK 9741, SWRK 9743, SWRK 9744) before they proceed to the comprehensive proposal stage. Full time students must maintain continuous registration; students register in SWRK-9980 when not registered in another course.

Courses:
SWRK-9720, SWRK-9730, SWRK-9740, SWRK-9741, SWRK-9743, SWRK-9744, SWRK-9795, SWRK-9980


Comprehensive Proposal and Paper

The comprehensive proposal must be approved by the student’s supervisor. The comprehensive paper must be approved by the student’s supervisor and one other faculty member in the School of Social Work who typically will become the second reader on the doctoral dissertation committee.

The supervisory committee must include at least three, and no more than five, faculty members who are appointed to the University of Windsor Faculty of Graduate Studies. This includes the supervisor, two department readers, one outside department reader who is within the University of Windsor. The dissertation supervisor, program reader 1 and program reader 2 must have Graduate Faculty designation status.
    Progress reports
    All students are required to demonstrate advancement in the program by completing an annual report to be submitted to the student’s supervisor. This report will describe the accomplishments made over the previous year and outline the goals for the upcoming year.

    Dissertation evaluation procedures
    Consistent with the Graduate Studies regulations, the student must successfully defend the thesis at an oral examination presided over by an Examination Committee. The committee consists of at least six members: the supervisory committee; an external examiner outside the University of Windsor; and a representative of the Dean as approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

    For more information, contact the School of Social Work (http://www.uwindsor.ca/socialwork/403/phd-program).

    Master of Social Work (MSW)

    MSW Admission Requirements
    To be considered for admission to any MSW programs, the School of Social Work requires applicants to have a minimum average of 73% or equivalent. Applicants also must have relevant work, volunteer, or practica experience; excellent reference letters; a strong personal statement; and evidence of successful completion of one undergraduate course in statistics and one in research methods both of which must be related to social sciences. If you have not completed one or both of the required courses, the coordinator of the program can provide you with options for accomplishing these if required prior to admission.

    Regular Track Full-time MSW.
    This program is open to students with an Honours degree in a related discipline and takes five (5) consecutive semesters(approximately two years) to complete. It includes a required Foundation Practicum in the first year of study and the completion of an Advanced Practice Internship (API) in the second year of study. The Foundation Practicum and the API may involve travel and/or weekend hours, and students are responsible for transportation to and from their field placement or internship location.

    Students are required to complete a total of eleven (11) courses, one of which is a practicum in the Foundation year (first year of study): SWRK-8503, SWRK-8504, SWRK-8523, SWRK-8531, SWRK-8532, SWRK-8533, SWRK-8534, SWRK-8547, SWRK-8550, SWRK-8570, and, SWRK-8571(Foundation Year Practicum – 6.0 credit hours). Students are required to complete a total of seven (7) courses, one of which is an internship in the second year of study: SWRK-8610, SWRK-8611, SWRK-8621, SWRK-8622, SWRK-8640, SWRK-8680, and SWRK-8681 (Advanced Practice Internship – 6.0 credit hours).

    Advanced Standing MSW. *
    *This program is available to students with a BSW and starts in May of each year in order for students to graduate at June Convocation.
    This program takes three (3) consecutive semesters (one year) to complete and includes the completion of an Advanced Practice Internship (API). The API may involve travel and/or weekend hours, and students are responsible for transportation to and from their internship location. Students are required to complete a total of nine (9) courses, one of which is an Internship: SWRK-8523, SWRK-8547, SWRK-8610, SWRK-8611, SWRK-8621, SWRK-8622, SWRK-8640, SWRK-8680, and SWRK-8681 (Advanced Practice Internship – 6.0 credit hours).

    Master of Social Work for Working Professionals

    Regular Track Full-time MSW for Working Professionals
    This program is available to students who are working in a social service delivery position and who hold an Honours degree in a related discipline. This program takes eight (8) consecutive semesters (32 months) to complete and includes a required Foundation Practicum and an Advanced Practice Internship (API). The Foundation Practicum and the API may involve travel and/or weekend hours, and students are responsible for transportation to and from their field placement or internship location.

    Students are required to complete a total of eleven (11) courses, one of which is a practicum in the Foundation level of study: SWRK-8503, SWRK-8504, SWRK-8523, SWRK-8531, SWRK-8532, SWRK-8533, SWRK-8534, SWRK-8547, SWRK-8550, SWRK-8570, and SWRK-8571 (Foundation Practicum – 6.0 credit hours). Students are required to complete a total of nine (9) courses, one of which is an internship in the Advanced level of study: SWRK-8610, SWRK-8611, SWRK-8621, SWRK-8622, SWRK-8640, SWRK-8680, and SWRK-8681 (Advanced Practice Internship – 6.0 credit hours).

    Advanced Standing Full-time MSW for Working Professionals
    This program is available to students who are working in a social service delivery position and who have completed a BSW degree from a Canadian Association for Social Work Education or Council on Social Work Education accredited program. The program takes four consecutive semesters (16 months) to complete and includes the completion of an Advanced Practice Internship (API). The API may involve travel and/or weekend hours, and students are responsible for transportation to and from their internship location.

    Students are required to complete a total of nine (9) courses, one of which is an Internship: SWRK-8523, SWRK-8547, SWRK-8610, SWRK-8611, SWRK-8621, SWRK-8622, SWRK-8640, SWRK-8680, and SWRK-8681 (Advanced Practice Internship – 6.0 credit hours).