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Social Work

Faculty of Health Professions

Master of Social Work (MSW)
 

Overview

The Master of Social Work program offers in-depth academic scholarship both in course content and in field placements. The program embraces a critical and anti-oppressive social justice approach to social work practice that includes a strong emphasis upon theoretical perspectives, social policy, professional values, research skills, practice methods and critical analysis. Elective courses focus on skill development in an area of special interest to the student. Students may also choose a thesis option for their MSW. The Department offers a distance-education option for this program.

Length of Program

  • MSW - typical time to complete on campus is 1 year
  • MSW - typical time to complete by distance is 3 years

Area of Focus

Theoretical perspectives, social policy, professional values, research skills, practice methods and critical analysis. Elective courses focus on skill development in an area of special interest to the student.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. For the complete MSW application process please visit Application Process on the Social Work website.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this program is December 1st.

Contact Information

Subject Code: SLWK
SLWN (Social Work - Distance Education)
Tel: 902-494-3760
Email: social.work@dal.ca
Address: School of Social Work
3201-1459 LeMarchant Street
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Catrina Brown
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-7150
Graduate Coordinator Email: catrina.brown@dal.ca
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