The School of Social Work offers an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree. The B.S.W. program:
A 90-credit program is offered to students entering from CEGEP or equivalent, students who transfer from within McGill or other universities, and mature students. A 60-credit program is offered to students who already have an undergraduate degree.
Applications are encouraged from persons of diverse backgrounds, including members of minority groups and persons of low income.
The objectives of the B.S.W. program are to provide an academic environment within which students will develop:
The B.S.W. degree is offered in two ways:
Three categories of applicants are eligible to apply for September admission to the three-year Bachelor of Social Work:
Students who have begun undergraduate degree programs either at McGill or at other universities may apply to transfer to the School of Social Work. In order to qualify as a transfer student, applicants are expected to have a B average in their course work (minimum 3.00 CGPA). While previously taken credits may be accepted towards the B.S.W. program requirements, accepted applicants will be required to complete a minimum of 60 approved McGill credits over three academic years. Accepted transfer credits are assessed individually at the point of admission.
Students wishing to transfer after their Freshman year must have completed the minimum 24 credits required for the Arts Freshman Program. Completion of these credits does not exempt students from any of the course requirements for the B.S.W. degree (90 credits), nor decrease their credit requirement (120 credits).
Residents of Canada who are 23 years of age or older, and who lack the academic background normally required for admission, may apply for entrance as mature students. To be considered for the B.S.W. program, applicants must have had significant paid or volunteer community work experience in related fields, and must also have completed, within the last 3 years, a minimum of two appropriate courses at the college or university level, achieving a grade of B or better in each.
Enrolment in the B.S.W. program is limited. Candidates whether entering or transferring are expected to have better than average grades. Within the group of applicants who meet the academic requirements, preference is given to those who have had social work-related experience, paid or volunteer, and also to those who demonstrate personal suitability for the social work profession.
More details on entrance requirements can be found on the web at www.mcgill.ca/applying.
The minimum requirements for admission to the two-year Bachelor of Social Work program are as follows:
While not a prerequisite for admission, working knowledge of the French language is important not only for candidates who intend to seek admission to the OTSTCFQ, but also for those who will be completing a field placement in the province of Quebec.
More details on entrance requirements are available on the web at www.mcgill.ca/applying.
|David E. Woodsworth; B.A., Dipl.S.W.(Tor.), M.A.(Mich.), Ph.D.(Brandeis)|
|Linda Davies; B.S.W., M.S.W.(McG.), Ph.D.(N. Lond. Poly.)|
|Peter Leonard; B.Sc., M.Sc., Dip. Mental Health(Lond.)|
|Wendy Thomson; B.S.W., M.S.W.(McG.), Ph.D.(Brist.)|
|James Torczyner; B.H.L.(Yeshiva), M.S.W., D.S.W.(Calif.)|
|Nico Trocmé; B.A., M.S.W., Ph.D.(Tor.) (The Philip Fisher Chair in Social Work)|
|Shari Brotman; B.S.W., M.S.W.(McG.), Ph.D.(Tor.)|
|Myriam Denov; B.A.(Tor.), B.S.W.(McG.), M.A.(Ott.), Ph.D.(Camb.)|
|Sydney Duder; B.Sc., M.S.W., Dip.Adv.Soc.Wk.Pr., Ph.D.(McG.)|
|Amanda Grenier; B.S.W.(Windsor), M.S.W., Ph.D.(McG.)|
|Estelle Hopmeyer; B.A., M.S.W.(McG.)|
|Julia Krane; B.A.(Ott.), B.S.W.(McG.), M.S.W., Ph.D.(Tor.)|
|Lucyna Lach; B.A., M.S.W., Ph.D.(Tor.)|
|Sharon Bond; B.A.(Sir G. Wms.), B.Sc.(Montr.), M.S.W., Ph.D.(McG.)|
|Delphine Collin-Vézina; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)|
|Isabelle Dumont; B.A., M.A., PhD.(Laval)|
|Jill Hanley; B.A., B.S.W.(McG.), M.A.(Tufts), Ph.D.(Montr.)|
|Nicole Ives; B.A.(Col.), M.S.W., Ph.D.(Penn.)|
|David Rothwell; B.A.(Pitzer), M.S.W.(Tulane), Ph.D.(Hawaii)|
|Tamara Sussman; B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W.(McG.), Ph.D.(Tor.)|
|Professor of Practice in Public Policy and Global Health Diplomacy|
|Nick Drager; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.), Ph.D.(Geneva)|
|Field Education Program|
|Francine Granner; B.S.W., M.S.W.(McG.)|
|Karen Hetherington; B.A.(C'dia), M.A.(Montr.)|
Field Practicum Students in the three-year B.S.W. program complete a field placement during their second and third years, 2 days per week, in different settings each year. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits of the 90 credits of study before commencing their second year placement, and 54 credits before commencing their third year ...
For more information, see Social Work (Three-Year Program) (90 credits).
Field Practicum Field Practice takes place in one field setting 2½ days per week during the academic year. Grading Policy Students are required to obtain a grade of C or better in all of their courses. If students receive a D in any of these courses, they must take additional courses to satisfy the program requirement. Only in an elective course will the ...
For more information, see Social Work (Two-Year Program) (60 credits).