Health Administration, Master of Health Science / Master of Social Work

HA MHSc / MSW: Introduction


The Co​mbined Degree Program (CDP) in Health Administration, Master of Health Science / Master of Social Work students can ​integrate their commitment to serving vulnerable individuals and populations​ with the knowledge and skills needed t​o lead in today’s challenging health and social services environment.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4​.3.


Health Administration, Master of Health Science / Master of Social Work​​​

Master of Health Science in Health Administration Program
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Master of Social Work Program
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

HA MHSc / MSW: Application Process

  • Applicants must apply to the Master of Health Science (MHSc), program, the Master of Social Work (MSW) program, and the CDP.

  • Students with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a recognized university may be admitted with advanced standing. They will complete the program in 2.5 years rather than 3 years without a bachelor's degree.

  • Applicants gain independent admission to both the MHSc and MSW program before they may be considered for admission to the CDP. Note that the deadline for receipt of applications to the MHSc program is February 1 and the deadline for the MSW program is December 1.

HA MHSc / MSW: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the MHSc program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MSW program.

  • Please see the contact information to find details on each program’s admission requirements.

Academic Path to Completion

Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The CDP requirements build on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.



​​​Specific Requirements

  • ​MSW Year 1 program requirements.
  • Students entering with a BSW are exempt from the MSW Year 1 program requirements.
  • ​Complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in required social work courses.
  • Complete 0.5 FCE, the Year 1 social work extended practicum (SWK 4701H).​
​2 and 3
  • ​MHSc program requirements.
  • MSW Year 2 program requirements.
  • ​​Complete 10.0 FCEs in health administration including a minimum 1.0 FCE field placement.
  • ​Select an MSW field of specialization and complete courses required for that field.
  • Complete 1.0 FCE, the Year 2 social work practicum (SWK 4702Y).
  • In Year 2, complete a minimum of 0.5 FCE elective in each academic session from either the MHSc or MSW program.

Program Length

3 years

Time Limit

​4 years