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Length: 2 YEARS


Delivery: INTENSIVE – Students attend week-long sessions over 6 semesters 

Next Intake: TBD

Tuition: $14,276.42*/degree ($7,138.21/year)

*subject to change 

The Indigenous Master of Social Work (MSW) program is completely informed by an Indigenous worldview.  

Our goal is to develop social work practitioners who demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the history, traditions and cultures of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. This unique program includes the involvement of Indigenous Elders, a traditional circle process, and Indigenous ceremonies. Students explore and further their own holistic growth and learn from work in cultural camps, in classes, and in the field. Academic knowledge is balanced with experiential learning and the need to practice on the basis of Indigenous world views.

This is a post-graduate degree program for individuals who already have a Bachelor of Social Work. This program is delivered in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University. Once students have submitted an application through FNTI, a Laurier application must be submitted through the Ontario University Application Centre.



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Students with the following qualifications will be considered for admission to this Advanced Standing Program:

Bachelor of Social Work degree from a university of recognized standing. Applicants must have at least a B (73%) standing in the final academic year of the BSW degree (equivalent of 10 half-year courses). For students completing their final year of undergraduate study, eligibility is determined on the basis of the last completed academic year at the time of application.

Academic background must include a half-credit course in research methodology. Students in the Aboriginal Field of Study do not require statistics

Evidence of paid and/or voluntary experience in human service field, awareness of contemporary social issues and social work values, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, and motivation for a career as a professional social worker is assessed on the basis of application material

Although this program is open to students of all cultural backgrounds, candidates must also have some familiarity with the traditional wholistic healing approach and/or have used it in their practice. This will be demonstrated through a personal statement, references and an admission interview.

**Applications are now closed for the September 2019 intake - Master of Social Work program. Be sure to keep checking our website and social media for new intake updates!  

For more information contact our Recruitment Office at 1-855-359-3684 x 156 or email us at recruitment@fnti.net