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Clinical Social Work Practice

Will I get in? Minimum admission requirements

  1. Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from an accredited/recognized institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale. Your degree must be awarded prior to the start of the program. We cannot accept a letter of completion as a replacement for degree award. Your final transcript noting your degree must be received by June 30.
  2. The equivalent of two years of full-time paid work or a minimum of 3,000 hours of paid and/or volunteer work in the human services field.
  3. English Language Proficiency.

Offers of admission are valid for the term to which you apply.

Develop your practice, grow your career.

Our clinical social work practice certificate topics, focus on areas most requested by social workers, agencies and human service providers. Each topic is a deep-dive into an area of social work practice.

Certificates provide graduate education and formal credentials.If you plan on applying to our an MSW, you'll need this certificate and one in Advanced Social Work Practice.


Fall 2023 Topic: Trauma-Informed Practice

Prepares practitioners to recognize the impacts of trauma in various contexts and provide appropriate social work interventions and supports.

Four Calgary residencies 

Earned your BSW outside of Canada/USA? Get your degree assessed by CASW for equivalency prior to applying. Learn more

Laddering to an MSW