BACHELOR of SOCIAL WORK

REQUIREMENTS

Admission requirements include the high school subjects or post-secondary equivalents you need to complete and the minimum grades you need to achieve to be considered for admission into this program.

Along with academic criteria, you will need to ensure additional admission criteria are met.

2023/24

You must meet the following requirements to apply for Fall 2023 intake.

This program is competitive.

Programs are considered competitive when other admission criteria such as letters of reference, portfolios, auditions or resumes are required.

These requirements must be received and assessed before a decision on your application can be made. Follow the guidelines supplied by your program to complete and submit these items as soon as possible.

Categories of admission

Applicants may be admitted to one of the following:

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

  • a) Applicants must have completed an Alberta accredited Social Work Diploma with a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

OR

  • b) Applicants must have completed 60 university-level credits with a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and must have completed the following courses:
    • Three credits of university-level English
    • Six credits of university-level course work from anthropology, political science, psychology or sociology
    • SOWK 240: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C-

Learn more about AGPA

Additional admission criteria

All applicants must meet the following:

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Applicable to all admission categories

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as high school or post-secondary transcripts or proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation. Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at www.macewan.ca/elp.

Learn more about English language proficiency

To be evaluated through the Program | Applicable to all admission categories

Applicants are required to submit the following to be assessed by faculty from the School of Social Work:

  1. Essay and Resume
  2. Evidence of a minimum 70 hours of human or social service volunteer/work experience within the last two years
  3. Professional Volunteer/Work Reference

Follow guidelines

Applicants offered admission are required to submit the following:

  • A clear Police Information Check (or equivalent from another policing agency) that includes a Vulnerable Sector Search. The Police Information Check must be submitted by the published document deadline and have been issued within three months of the start of the program intake term.
  • An Alberta Intervention Record Check (or equivalent from another province/territory). The Intervention Record Check must be submitted by the published document deadline.

Equity admission

The School of Social Work at MacEwan University is committed to principles of equity and diversity. The School supports equitable representation of groups underrepresented in the social work profession and has reserved up to 15% of admission spaces as equity admission spaces for applicants who self-identify as Indigenous. MacEwan University defines Indigenous as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada.

In order to be considered for admission under the Equity Admission criteria, candidates must still meet the minimum admission criteria for the program.

How to apply

We want your admission experience to be successful and straightforward. To help you along the way, we've prepared a step-by-step guide to the admission process.

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