MSWF Delivery Method and Course Plan 2019-2020

Students admitted to the MSW Foundation program must complete a total of 31.5 units to receive the MSW degree. Sixteen point five (16.5) units are taken in the first calendar year of the Foundation program and the remaining fifteen (15.0) units are taken after transfer from the MSWF to the MSWA or MSWI program.


Students accepted into the MSWF program as full time students and take all Foundation courses on campus. The MSWF program is designed so that students move through their courses as a cohort over THREE consecutive 4 month terms (Sep. - Dec.; Jan. - Apr.; May - Aug.) in the first calendar year after admission.


The Foundation courses are comprised of eight 1.5 unit courses for a total of 12.0 units plus a 4.5 unit practicum. Once Foundation program requirements have been completed, students transfer to the MSWA or MSWI program.

MSW FOUNDATION PROGRAM FLOW


Elective Requirement

The Foundation Program also requires you to register in one elective. It is strongly recommended that you complete this elective within the first two terms of the first year of the MSWF program. Information about elective selection and registration can be found in the Elective Credit Information PDF.

 

2019/2020 Course Schedule

Fall Term 2019 – CORE (required) courses

SOCW 551 - Truth Before Reconciliation - Indigenous Social Work Foundations

  • begins Friday, Sept. 6th and meets every Friday from 9:30am to 12.20pm until Friday, November 29th

SOCW 547 Historicizing Social Work

  • begins Tuesday, Sept. 10th and meets every Tuesday from 9:30am to 12.20pm until Tuesday, Dec. 3rd.

SOCW 542 Anti-Racist Practice

  • begins Wednesday, Sept. 4th and meets every Wednesday from 9:30am to 12.20pm until Wednesday, November 27th.

Spring Term 2020 – CORE (required) courses

SOCW 554 Reconciling Our Truths - Indigenous Policy and Practice

  • begins Thursday, Jan. 9th and meets every Thursday from 9:30am to 12.20pm until Thursday, April 2nd.

SOCW 549 Research Foundations

  • begins Wednesday, Jan. 8th and meets every Wednesday from 9:30am to 12.20pm until Wednesday, April 1st.

SOCW 544 Social Work, the State and Citizenship

  • begins Tuesday, Jan. 7th and meets every Tuesday from 9:30am to 12.20pm until Tuesday, Tuesday, March 31st.
Summer Term 2020 – CORE (required) courses/fieldwork

 

SOCW 550 Social Justice, Social Work and the Law

SOCW 540 Foundational Practicum (a 450 hour full time placement in a social work setting). Students must contact the practicum coordinator on or before Sept. 1st, 2019 to begin planning the practicum placement - the grduate advisor will assist with this)

After completion of the first year of the MSWF program (Fall 2020 and beyond)

Once all requirements of the first year of the MSWF program have been met students follow the course plan for the MSWA or MSWI program. Please note that the MSWA and MSWI program both begin with an intensive, required, on campus course held in a seminar format usually held during the last two weeks of August. The remainder of the program is completed via distance education and within your home community.

Please note: To be eligible to progress to the MSWA or MSWI, students must maintain a 5.0 (B) average and be in good standing with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Specific criteria apply for transfer to the MSWI program.

Further information and support may be obtained from the graduate advisor (mswadvise@uvic.ca).