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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate International and community Development

University of Calgary

University of Calgary
In the field of social work, International and Community Development (ICD) emphasizes the development of knowledge and skills associated with the practice of social work in international settings and/or with community-based methods locally. The objectives of this certificate are to prepare students for social work practice in international agencies or community settings locally or internationally. Framed within historical and contemporary socio-political, cultural and economic realities, the program aims to prepare students for international and/or local community development practices that consider trends of Canadian and transnational power relations. Students with an interest in international service and the role social work plays globally, or those who wish to focus on the practice of community development and related concepts as they apply in North America, may choose to pursue this certificate.

Admissions and Recruitment Office
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada

  • Program Type Graduate
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Admission Requirements, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. A Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited/recognized institution.
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.00 (on the University of Calgary four-point system). This is based on the last two years of the undergraduate degree consisting of a minimum of 60 units (10 full-course equivalents).
  3. The equivalent of two years of full-time paid or volunteer work in the human services field.
  4. A study plan outlining the applicant's educational goals and career expectations.
  5. For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English: a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 97 (Internet-based test); or IELTS score of 7.0; or MELAB score of 83; or Tier III of the International Foundations Program with a minimum grade of "B" on Academic Writing & Grammar III, "B" on Reading Comprehension & Proficiency III, and "B" on Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency III.

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Updated August 29, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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