Social Work

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:

English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:

4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:

Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
  • ACT, or 
  • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

McGill’s School of Social Work prepares you to make a difference in Montreal, across Canada and around the world. You will learn about research, practice and policy in social work, with a focus on social justice and issues facing vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  

This program will help you develop:  

  • Social work knowledge pertaining to history, theory, research, practice, and policy 
  • Professional skills applicable to work with individuals, families, and groups in communities and organizations;  
  • Understanding of the factors, processes, and forces that form and govern social policy in Canada, and skills to work towards policy improvement and change;  
  • Awareness of various dimensions of diversity and how they intersect; 
  • A sense of responsibility that accompanies acts of intervention, and;  
  • A commitment to ethical social work practice

Careers

Most graduates of this program bring their knowledge of social work into the workforce, whether as social workers, through teaching, or through policy making.  

Careers can include:  

  • Social Worker  
  • Professor 
  • Trainer 
  • Policy Maker  
  • Activist  

School of Social Work

The McGill School of Social Work was founded in 1918. Since it opened, with the support of donors and alumni, the School has continued to provide world-class social work education, generate leading research, and strive for social justice in the community, Canada, and internationally. 

Meet faculty members:

Official faculty site


Social work students

Student Experience

The McGill School of Social Work is also a member of the Internation Association of Schools of Social World (IASSW) and the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). The program is accredited by the CASWE.  

Starting in your second year, you will benefit from a Field Placement that will provide you with an opportunity to apply theories and skills in a practical setting. Under the supervision of the McGill BSW Field Placement Coordinator and a qualified supervisor from a social services agency, department, or organization, you get to gain practical experience while working with diverse communities and populations.  


Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Complimentary Minors Include:  

Learn more about how majors and minors work


Related majors

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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