York University - Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies
Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Social Work (Advanced Standing)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Social Work
Description Noted for its commitment to human rights, social justice and anti–oppression, the School offers a full–time and part–time graduate advanced standing program leading to a Masters of Social Work degree, and a two–year MSW program designed for students who do not have a Bachelor of Social Work, but who have an undergraduate degree in a related subject. Our two MSW programs involve a combination of coursework, a practicum and a practice–based research paper. The programs prepare students for further study at the doctoral level, as well as for careers in child welfare, international work, gerontology, diversity and anti–oppression, family support services, community development or social policy and planning. You will graduate from one of our programs with the thorough foundation needed to work successfully with diverse populations in a wide variety of social service settings.
Website: Social Work (Advanced Standing) at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience
The Advanced Standing (Full– or Part–time) Master of Social Work program is open to graduates of recognized universities with: a BSW or an equivalent honours undergraduate social work degree accredited by a recognized professional social work education body equivalent to the Canadian Association of Social Work Education; at least a B+ average in the last two years of study; a minimum of two years of related social work experience (paid and/or voluntary) is preferred (but not required). Individuals who do not have a BSW, but have completed the first year of a two-year MSW degree (including Practicum) are eligible to apply as well. This first year of MSW work is the basis of admission only and will not count towards credit towards the York MSW.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 15, 2017