Academic Requirements for Admission

1-Year MSW
  • A Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from an accredited university
  • At least a 70% average in the last two full-time years, or part-time equivalent
  • Completion of a Research Methods course
2-Year MSW
  • A 4-year Bachelor degree
  • Minimum 70% average in the last two full-time years, or part-time equivalent
  • Completion of a Research Methods course

Non-Academic Requirements for Admission

A. References

Applicants must provide 2 non-academic references from work, volunteer, or professional sources.
References will be contacted once you have added their contact information to your application.

B. Resumé and experiences summary

The School of Social Work is interested in the experiences of candidates including:

  • educational qualifications
  • practice, employment & volunteer experience
  • membership in professional associations
  • supervisory experience
  • experiences summary chart
  • additional skills, attributes or other information

The forms below are required to be completed and uploaded with your application. 
Resume Form for both 1 Year and 2 Year MSW
Experiences Summary Form for both 1 Year and 2 Year MSW

C. Supplemental Questions

The applicant's responses to the Supplemental Questions are an important component of the non-academic requirements for admission. Please review the MSW Admission Guide for complete details on all requirements. The forms below are required to be completed and uploaded with your application. 
1 Year MSW Supplemental Questions Form
2 Year MSW Supplemental Questions Form

D. OPTIONAL

For applicants wishing to apply under Indigenous or French Speaking status or members of traditionally marginalized groups. This form is optional and does not guarantee the applicant a spot in the program.Additional Considerations Form


International Applicants

  • Applicants who obtained their Bachelor of Social Work from another country must provide confirmation from the Canadian Association of Social Work that their degree has been assessed as equivalent
  • Proof of English Proficiency as noted in the MSW Admissions Guide. Note: The School's requirements exceed those of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies general requirements

The Master of Social Work degree is offered through the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Western University and all courses are offered by the School of Social Work at King’s University College.

It is each applicant’s responsibility to be familiar with the requirements for admission, progression and graduation, as set out by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Western.  In any instance where there is a discrepancy between this Handbook and the Western Calendar, the Western Calendar will be considered the official calendar copy.

 1-Year MSW Admissions Guide

The 1-Year MSW Admissions Guide contains all the information required to apply to the MSW Programs at King’s University College at Western University.

 2-Year MSW Admissions Guide

2-Year MSW Admissions Guide Download

The 2-Year MSW Admissions Guide contains all the information required to apply to the MSW Programs at King’s University College at Western University.

Drop-In Hours

Tosha, the Programs Liaison, has drop-in hours for students interested in the MSW Program and she is available Monday afternoons from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

If you would like to see Tosha on a different day, please email julie.siverns@kings.uwo.ca for an appointment.

Questions

If you have questions about the admissions process or requirements, please contact:

If you require application materials in an alternate format, please contact the School at socialwork@kings.uwo.ca.