Prospective Canadian Social Work Students

Prospective Canadian Social Work Students

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work program at UMPI offers individualized learning experiences so important to social work education as well as affordability. As a Canadian student you will not pay extra fees, and this BSW program is conveniently located close to New Brunswick.

Program Advantages

  • Personalized admission decisions
  • Canadian students pay the same as a student from Maine. In other words, UMPI Canadian tuition rates are considerably lower than most US colleges.
  • Social work field placements in Canada at University-approved locations.
  • Students have the option of completing 500 or 700 field education hours.
  • Bachelor degree holders can complete the BSW program in as little as 18-24 months.
  • Close to New Brunswick
  • The program is accredited by CSWE therefore is recognized by The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW).
  • Responsive professors from diverse backgrounds and practice experiences.
  • Small class sizes that can tailor to meet your practice interests.
  • Lots of opportunities for real world practice experiences

UMPI Advantages

  • Small classes allow and encourage abundant student / faculty interaction
  • Safe campus and community environment
  • Swimming, skiing, camping, snow shoeing and other recreational opportunities
  • Support as students work with U.S. Immigration
  • Short drive to New Brunswick

Program Scheduling

A transcript analysis for each individual student is done by program staff to determine content courses needed. UMPI social work program offers a convenient mix of in person, synchronous online and asynchronous online courses with the option of completing field education hours in Canada.

Application and Requirements

Application to the program takes place separately from admission to the University and requires that you have completed 45 credit hours and have a 2.50 grade point average at the time of application to the program.

A Social Work faculty advisor will assist you in obtaining the requirements to apply. At that point in time, applicants must complete the Personal Statement Form and participate in an interview with the Social Work faculty.

Visa/Study Permits

For information about Visa/Study Permits, see our International Students page.

The UMPI Canadian Experience