The following section is for full-time and part-time applicants who have been offered admission to our Master of Social Work (MSW) program, starting fall 2023.
Students requiring academic accommodations are strongly encouraged to connect with AccessAbility Office (email@example.com) prior to attending the Summer Institute to ensure they are prepared and equipped for success in their graduate program.
Please visit the uWaterloo AccessAbility website for more information.
The following Departmental conditions will be assigned to your offer, which must be met within 10 business days after the date of offer or your offer will be deemed ‘declined’ and the next person on the wait-list will be offered the place on the program:
Condition 1: Commitment to attend Summer Institutes
All MSW students MUST commit to attending the ON-CAMPUS Summer Institute held over one week in August at the beginning of the program and the ON-LINE Summer Institute held over 3 weeks in August at the end of the program), which are mandatory and form an integral part of the program.
The dates for the on-campus Summer Institute for students starting the program in fall 2023 will be Monday August 21 to Friday August 25, 2023, inclusive.
Please personalize and email the following text to firstname.lastname@example.org within 10 business days of the date of your offer on Quest:
University of Waterloo Student ID Number:
I, (name), understand I MUST attend the two Summer Institutes which form an integral part of the MSW program offered by the School of Social Work at Renison University College. I understand that the dates for the initial Summer Institute, which includes SWK 600R: Health, Equity and Social Justice, are from Monday August 21 to Friday August 25, 2023, inclusive, and will be held IN-PERSON at Renison University College. I understand that attendance is mandatory.
I understand that further assignments will be due after the Summer Institute has concluded, during August and September, 2023.
I understand that I will not be allowed into the program, or to graduate, unless I attend BOTH intensive Summer Institute courses, the first of which is held on campus over 5 days in August at the beginning of the program and the second of which is completed online over 3 weeks in August (date TBD) of my graduating year.
Condition 2: Completion of Statement of Commitment from the applicant
You must complete the text in the statement below and send, by email, to email@example.com within 10 business days after your Offer of Admission has been posted on Quest.
Statement of commitment from the applicant
School of Social Work,
Renison University College,
240 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G4
(ONLY full-time applicants complete the following paragraph:)
I, (applicant’s name), am aware that the full-time Master of Social Work program offered by the School of Social Work, Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, requires one year to complete.
(ONLY part-time applicants complete the following paragraph:)
I, (applicant’s name), am aware that the part-time Master of Social Work program offered by the School of Social Work, Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, requires two years to complete.
(ALL applicants include the rest of this text:)
I am aware that the Master of Social Work program is a course-based curriculum, which includes a degree requirement of EIGHT courses:
- 6 core courses, two of which are offered as intensive Summer Institutes. The beginning Summer Institute is offered as a week-long, on-campus course in August before the rest of the fall term courses start in September. The final Summer Institute is offered as a three-week long intensive, online course with synchronous components in the second week, and is held in August at the end of the program. The remaining four core courses are completed as 12-week online, asynchronous courses.
- 2 elective courses.
plus TWO Milestones:
- An unpaid Practicum (minimum 462 hours of supervised practice), and
- An Integration Seminar and Capstone.
- The Practicum, Integration Seminar and Capstone are all graded credit/non-credit.
I am also aware that as a student in the MSW, I must obtain an average of at least 75% in the courses presented in fulfillment of the degree requirements. A failing grade in any course will occasion an automatic review of an MSW student’s status by the School of Social Work and may, in some cases, result in the requirement to withdraw from the program.
Applicant’s ID Number______________________________
Home Telephone /Cell Phone Number__________________
Employment Position (if applicable)____________________
Agency/Organization (if applicable)____________________
Condition 3: Successfully completed a university-level course in Research Methods.
Applicants who have yet to complete a university level Research Methods course AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, must submit proof of successful completion by July 1, 2023 to meet this condition.
For applicants enrolled in a University of Waterloo Research Methods course(s): send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org once the course is completed and final grade available. We will check your grades through QUEST.
For applicants enrolled in a Research Methods course at other institutions: you must arrange for PDF copy of your unofficial transcript to be sent by email to email@example.com showing successful completion of the Research Methods course to meet this condition.
Notification of completion of the Research Methods course by email must be received by July 1, 2023, or your place on the MSW program will be withdrawn.
If you have any queries about this condition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org