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Degree

Master of Social Work ( Project-Based )

master

Degree

Master of Social Work ( Project-Based )

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $11,808 CAD

  • Application fee

    $250 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    3 out of 4

Highlights
Practicum
Research

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-December-2023 2023-12-01

Overview

Master of Social Work

FEATURES:

  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • The Advanced Program includes a required 450-hour practicum with one of UFV's partner community agencies. The Foundational program includes two required 450-hour practicums. Please note: the Foundational practicum (SOWK 431)is NOT open to PLAR or challenge.
  • Upon graduation, you meet the requirements to apply to register with the British Columbia College of Social Workers (RSW).
  • Program eligible for financial aid

UFV's two-year Advanced Master of Social Work (MSW) equips you with the advanced practice knowledge and skills you need to move into a leadership role. 

The Advanced MSW program involves five semesters, 30 credits and includes a required 450-hour practicum. The Advanced MSW program is offered every two years in even years.

Graduates who do not have a Bachelor of Social Work can apply to the Foundational Master of Social Work program. The Foundational program is also offered every two years in odd years.

UFV's Master of Social Work program builds on the success of UFV's Bachelor of Social Work program and draws on the expertise of the School’s experienced and diverse faculty members

Strong relationships and consultation with community agencies in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland enhance the delivery of the MSW, particularly in terms of practicum placements and supervision.

Program goals

The program goals include respect for Indigenous self-determination and a commitment to working in partnership with local First Nations communities

As well, the Master of Social Work encourages you to integrate principles of anti-oppressive and cross-cultural social work into your practice frameworks.

These goals are consistent with the principles of inclusion and social justice and the mandates of UFV, the BC College of Social Workers, and the Canadian Association for Social Work Education.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$18,947

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,116
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,139
Tuition 1 person $11,808

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Personal statement
  • Three professional letters of reference
  • English language proficiency test score
  • Official transcripts
  • Passport

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
60
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the academic degree/diploma level, you may be eligible for our Qualifying Studies program. After you complete it and receive a minimum grade of C+, you may be eligible for degree/diploma academic studies.

You can apply for the Qualifying Studies academic upgrading program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for the degree/diploma level programs.
  • You do meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.

Minimum scores required for Qualifying Studies

  • *IELTS (Academic): score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 80 or higher (iBT) with no section below 19
  • PTE: score of 56 with 52 in writing
  • Cambridge: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - C
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE) - A
  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
  • English 12 C- (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
  • **DET: score of 100 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 

English Language Studies (ELS)

If you do not meet our Qualifying Studies level, you may be eligible for the English Language Studies (ELS) foundational English and academic upgrading program

After completing the ELS program, you may be eligible for the Qualifying Studies level. To be eligible for ELS, you must have a minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 with no band score below 5.0.

There are three levels of ELS. Each level of ELS usually takes one semester.

You can apply for the ELS program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.
  • You do meet the minimum for ELS.

Minimum scores required for ELS

University Foundation Level (combined English and academic upgrading)

  • *IELTS: score of 5.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.0
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 71 (iBT) with no section below 16
  • EIKEN: Grade 2A with CSE 2400 or higher
  • PTE: score of 46 with 44 in writing
  • **DET: score of 90 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 


Academic background and requirement

  • Bachelor of Social Work degree from a program accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education — Association Canadienne pour la Formation en Travail Social
  • Two years of volunteer work or paid employment (3,000 hours) in social services, social work, or a closely related field
  • Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and nature of social work and alignment with professional social work codes of ethics

Career opportunities

  • Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Case manager
  • Program developer in human services
  • Researcher
  • Policy developer for social or government agencies

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