Social Work

Social Work: Introduction

Faculty Affiliation

Social Work​

Degre​e Programs​

Social Work

​​MSW​
Fields:
Children and Their Families
Gerontology
Health and Mental Health
Human Se​rvices Management and Leadership
Indigenous T​rauma and Resiliency​
Social Justice and Diversity
​PhD

Combined Degree Programs

Diploma Programs​

Admissions to this diploma program have c​losed.​​

​​Advanced Diploma in Social Service Administr​ation

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

  1. Addiction Studies
    • Social Work, MSW, PhD
  2. Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course
    • Social Work, MSW, PhD
  3. Bioethics
    • Social Work, PhD
  4. Community Development
    • Social Work, MSW
  5. Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies
    • Social Work, MSW
  6. Ethnic and Pluralism Studies
    • Social Work, MSW, PhD
  7. ​Health Care, Technology, and Place (admissions have closed)
    • Social Work, PhD​​
  8. Health Services and Policy Research
    • Social Work, PhD
  9. Human Development​
    • Social Work, PhD
  10. Public Health Policy​
    • Social Work, MSW, PhD
  11. Sexual Diversity Studies
    • Social Work, MSW, PhD
  12. Women and Gender Studies
    • Social Work, MSW, PhD
  13. Women's Health
    • Social Work, MSW, PhD

Overview

As the oldest school of social work in Canada, the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto has been on the cutting edge of education, policy, research, and practice in social work for almost 100 years​. The Faculty offers a professional/academic program of study leading to a Master of Social Work (MSW), a post-master's Advanced Diploma in Social Service Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

The mission of the Faculty at the University of Toronto has an international perspective that is influenced by its position within one of the top universities in North America located in a global metropolis. As such, the Faculty is committed to:

  1. Educating and developing professionals who have the capacity to engage in and influence our changing world through social work practice, policy and research.

  2. Advancing research, practice, and policy that shapes the future of a profession that crosses national boundaries.

  3. Providing leadership by mobilizing knowledge that incorporates the range of expertise existing within the broader social work communities that exist internationally.

  4. Collaborating with our diverse partners to address social inequities at local, national and global levels.

Contact and Address

Web: www.socialwork.utoronto.ca
Email: admissions.fsw@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-6314
Fax: (416) 978-7072

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
University of Toronto
246 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V4
Canada

Social Work: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Alaggia, Ramona - BA, MSW, PhD
Bhuyan, Rupaleem - BA, MA, PhD
Bogo, Marion - BA, MSW
Brennan, David - BA, MSW, PhD
Fang, Lin - BA, MSW, PhD (Director, PhD Program)
Fuller-Thomson, Esme - BA, MSW, PhD
Hulchanski, J David - BA, MSc, PhD
Lee, Eunjung - BSW, MSW, PhD
MacFadden, Robert - BA, MSW, PhD
McDonald, Lynn - PhD
Mishna, Faye - BA, PhD (Dean)
Newman, Peter - BA, MA, MSW, PhD
Neysmith, Sheila - BSc, MSW, DSW
Regehr, Cheryl - AB, MA, PhD
Saini, Michael - BSW, BA, BA, MSW, PhD
Sakamoto, Izumi - DSW
Stern, Susan - DSW
Trocme, Nicolas - PhD
Tsang, Ka Tat - BSc, PhD
Williams, Charmaine - BA, BSc, MSW, PhD
Zuberi, Daniyal - BA, MSc, PhD

Members Emeriti

Bellamy, Donald - BA, BSW, MSW, DSW
Breton, Margot - BA, MSW
Chambon, Adrienne - BA, PhD
Craig, Shelley - BS, MSW, PhD (Associate Dean, Academic and Graduate Coordinator)
Fallon, Barbara - BA, MSW, PhD (Associate Dean, Research)
Gadalla, Tahany - BASc, MS, MMath, EdD
George, Usha - BSc, BEd, MA, MA, PhD
Irving, Howard - BS, MSW, DSW
Lightman, Ernie - BA, MA, PhD
Marziali, Elsa - BA, MSW, DSW
Meeks, Donald - BA, MSW, DSW, Associate In Commerce
Power, Roxanne - BA, BSW, MSW
Schlesinger, Benjamin - BA, MSW, PhD
Shapiro, Ben - BA, BSW, MSW, DSW
Shera, Wes - BA, MA, PhD
Wells, Lilian - BA, BSW, BA, MSW

Associate Members

Adam, Barry - PhD
Anthony, Samantha - PhD
Ashcroft, Rachelle - MSW, PhD
Bauer, Greta - PhD
Black, Tara - PhD
Burnes, David - MSW, PhD
Collin-Vezina, Delphine - BS, PhD
Damianakis, Thecla - MSW, PhD
Dimitropoulos, Gina - BA, MSW, PhD
Fleischer, Les - BA, MSW, DSW
Fluke, John - PhD
Gharabaghi, Kiaras - PhD
Herie, Marilyn - BA, MSW, PhD
Ickowicz, Abel - MD
Jenney, Angelique - BA, MSW, PhD
Jennissen, Therese - MSW, PhD
Katz, Ellen - BA, MSW, PhD, PhD
King, Bryn - MSW, PhD
Litvack, Andrea - BSW, MSW
Logie, Carmen - BA, MSW, PhD
Maiter, Sarah - MSW, DPhil
McNeill, Ted - BA, MSc, DPhil
Middelton Moz, Jane - MSW
Moscovitch, Allan - BA, MA
Muskat, Barbara - BSW, MSW, PhD
Parada, Henry - PhD
Pepler, Debra - BA, BEd, MSc
Poon, Maurice Kwan-Lai - PhD
Shier, Micheal - MSW, PhD
Stewart, Shannon - PhD
Taylor, Lisa - PhD
Timoshkina, Natalya - PhD
Whitfield, Kyle - PhD
Zlotnik Shaul, Randi - PhD

Social Work: Social Work MSW

Master of Social Work

Program Description

The MSW program is distinguished by the integration of research and practice in both the classroom and its practicum education. The program offers six fields of specialization:

  • Children and Their Families (MSW)

  • Gerontology (MSW)

  • Health and Mental Health (MSW)

  • Human Services Management and Leadership (MSW)

  • Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency (MSW)

  • Social Justice and Diversity (MSW)

It is fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education.

The Faculty of Social Work offers the Master of Social Work (MSW) program in a two-year option or an advanced-standing option for applicants entering with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.

All students are expected to graduate with an advanced level of knowledge and professional competence in a chosen area of social work practice.

Social Work: Social Work MSW, Children and Their Families Field of Specialization

Master of Social Work

The program is designed to prepare students for social work practice with children and their families at all levels of intervention, from individual to group work with children, to family and couple intervention, to community organization, and to program and policy development.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

MSW Two-Year Program and MSW Advanced Standing Option​
  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Social Work's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants with an appropriate bachelor's degree with a minimum average equivalent to at least a University of Toronto mid-B in the final year of full-time study from a recognized university are admitted to a two-year MSW program.

  • Applicants who hold a BSW degree with mid-B average in the final year of full-time study, or its equivalent from a recognized university, may be eligible for the MSW advanced-standing option.

  • All applicants must have included 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in social science courses, including 0.5 FCE in research methodology. A mid-B is strongly recommended in the research methodology course.

  • Experience (voluntary or paid) in the social services or related field and knowledge of critical social issues are recommended. Suitability for professional practice in social work will also be considered.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements. Advanced-standing applicants must declare their field of specialization and a preference for full-time or part-time studies at the time of application.

  • Initial admission inquiries should be made directly to the Faculty of Social Work. Please note that applicants holding the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission. All admission decisions are final.

Program Requirements

MSW Two-Year Program and MSW Advanced Standing Option​
  • All MSW students: Agencies that offer practica will likely require a Vulnerable Sector Verification prior to commencing the practicum. Failure to pass this check will jeopardize a student's entry to practicum. Cost and time factors are associated with the Vulnerable Sector Verification. A delay in obtaining the results can impact the start time of a student's practicum. In anticipation of this requirement for the practicum, it is strongly recommended that students begin this process early (more details).

  • In the event that a student does not complete two or more required courses, or receives an FZ (inadequate) after repeating any course, normally steps will be taken by the Faculty to recommend the termination of the student's registration.

Compulsory Courses

Year 1 MSW students in the Children and Their Families field of specialization must complete eight half courses (4.0 FCEs) and the Year 1 practicum (0.5 FCE) from the list of required courses below.

SWK 4102H
Social Policy and Social Welfare in the Canadian Context
SWK 4103H
Elements of Social Work Practice
SWK 4105H
Social Work Practice Laboratory
SWK 4107H
Foundations of Social Work: Knowledge, Theory, and Values that Inform Practice
SWK 4510H
Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (SWK 4510H must be completed before taking any of the research courses in the field of specialization)
SWK 4602H
Social Work Practice with Groups
SWK 4605H
Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
SWK 4654H
Social Work Practice in Organizations and Communities
SWK 4701H+
Social Work Practicum I (prerequisite: SWK 4105H completed prior to beginning practicum)

+Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

  • Students in the MSW two-year program must declare their field of specialization by mid-February of Year 1. See below for information by field of specialization.

  • Note: Advanced-standing students normally complete the program in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

  • The MSW thesis option provides hands-on research experience. The thesis is an independent piece of research intended to enable students to develop and apply research skills within the context of social work practice and to write a graduate thesis of publishable quality. Note: The thesis option is available to a limited number of students—maximum three in any given year—whose proposed research must be approved by a review panel and by the Associate Dean, Research.

  • Students in the thesis option who have a minimum of two years' prior full-time social work experience are eligible to apply to take an additional 1.0 elective FCE in place of the Year 2 practicum. Workplace supervision must have occurred with an MSW supervisor; requests for substitution must be reviewed and approved by the Faculty Assessment Committee.

  • Students who choose the thesis option may require at least one additional academic session to complete the program.

MSW Two-Year Program
  • Students must complete a total of 8.5 FCEs including core MSW coursework (4.0 FCEs), required field of specialization coursework (2.0 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE), and practica (1.5 FCEs). The practicum (0.5 FCE) is required for students in Year 1 and is offered in the Winter session; the Year 2 practicum (September to April) is equivalent to 1.0 FCE and must be in the student's field of specialization.

  • Thesis: Students complete a total of 8.5 FCEs, including core MSW coursework (4.0 FCEs), required field of specialization coursework (2.0 FCEs), practica (1.5 FCEs), and a thesis (1.0 FCE).

MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • Students will normally complete a total of 4.5 FCEs including required coursework (2.5 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE), and a practicum (1.0 FCE) in their field of specialization.

  • Thesis: Students complete a total of 4.5 FCEs including required coursework (2.5 FCEs), a practicum (1.0 FCE), and a thesis (1.0 FCE).

Compulsory Courses—Year 2
​SWK 4514H
​Research for Practice with Childr​en and their Families
​SWK 4608H
Social Work Practice with Families​
​SWK 4620H
Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents​
​SWK 4625H
​The Intersection of Policy and Practice with Children and their Families
​SWK 4702Y
Social Work Practicum II (full credit)​
  • Students in the advanced-standing option must complete the above courses plus a compulsory course: SWK 4510H Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (SWK 4510H must be completed before taking any of the research courses in the field of specialization).​

Program Length

6 sessions two-year full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
3 sessions advanced-standing full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions advanced-standing part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

Social Work: Social Work MSW, Gerontology Field of Specialization

Master of Social Work

Social workers provide a wide variety of services and programs, both in the community and in institutions that are aimed at enhancing the quality of life of older people and assisting families to adjust to the aging of their family member. Social workers also play a vital role in the development and implementation of social and economic policies at the provincial and national levels through research on aging, consultation with government, and through social advocacy.

All students enrolled in the Social Work in Gerontology field of specialization will automatically be enrolled in the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

MSW Two-Year Program and MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Social Work's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants with an appropriate bachelor's degree with a minimum average equivalent to at least a University of Toronto mid-B in the final year of full-time study from a recognized university are admitted to a two-year MSW program.

  • Applicants who hold a BSW degree with mid-B average in the final year of full-time study, or its equivalent from a recognized university, may be eligible for the MSW advanced-standing option.

  • All applicants must have included 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in social science courses, including 0.5 FCE in research methodology. A mid-B is strongly recommended in the research methodology course.

  • Experience (voluntary or paid) in the social services or related field and knowledge of critical social issues are recommended. Suitability for professional practice in social work will also be considered.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements. Advanced-standing applicants must declare their field of specialization and a preference for full-time or part-time studies at the time of application.

  • Initial admission inquiries should be made directly to the Faculty of Social Work. Please note that applicants holding the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission. All admission decisions are final.

Program Requirements

MSW Two-Year Program and MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • All MSW students: Agencies that offer practica will likely require a Vulnerable Sector Verification prior to commencing the practicum. Failure to pass this check will jeopardize a student's entry to practicum. Cost and time factors are associated with the Vulnerable Sector Verification. A delay in obtaining the results can impact the start time of a student's practicum. In anticipation of this requirement for the practicum, it is strongly recommended that students begin this process early (more details).

  • In the event that a student does not complete two or more required courses, or receives an FZ (inadequate) after repeating any course, normally steps will be taken by the Faculty to recommend the termination of the student's registration.

Compulsory Courses

Year 1 MSW students in the Gerontology field of specialization must complete eight half courses (4.0 FCEs) and the Year 1 practicum (0.5 FCE) from the list of required courses below. Students in the Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency field of specialization should consult the specific course requirements listed separately in this entry.

SWK 4102H Social Policy and Social Welfare in the Canadian Context
SWK 4103H Elements of Social Work Practice
SWK 4105H Social Work Practice Laboratory
SWK 4107H Foundations of Social Work: Knowledge, Theory, and Values that Inform Practice
SWK 4510H Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (SWK 4510H must be completed before taking any of the research courses in the field of specialization)
SWK 4602H Social Work Practice with Groups
SWK 4605H Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
SWK 4654H Social Work Practice in Organizations and Communities
SWK 4701H+ Social Work Practicum I (prerequisite: SWK 4105H completed prior to beginning practicum)

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

  • Students in the MSW two-year program must declare their field of specialization by mid-February of Year 1.

  • Note: Advanced-standing students normally complete the program in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

  • The MSW thesis option provides hands-on research experience. The thesis is an independent piece of research intended to enable students to develop and apply research skills within the context of social work practice and to write a graduate thesis of publishable quality. Note: The thesis option is available to a limited number of students—maximum three in any given year—whose proposed research must be approved by a review panel and by the Associate Dean, Research.

  • Students in the thesis option who have a minimum of two years' prior full-time social work experience are eligible to apply to take an additional 1.0 elective FCE in place of the Year 2 practicum. Workplace supervision must have occurred with an MSW supervisor; requests for substitution must be reviewed and approved by the Faculty Assessment Committee.

  • Students who choose the thesis option may require at least one additional academic session to complete the program.

MSW Two-Year Program
  • Students in the MSW two-year program must complete a total of 9.0 FCEs, including core MSW coursework (4.0 FCEs), required field of specialization coursework (2.5 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE), and practica (1.5 FCEs) in the student's field of specialization.

  • Thesis: Students in the two-year MSW program complete a total of 9.0 FCEs, including core MSW coursework (4.0 FCEs), required field of specialization coursework (2.5 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE, 0.5 of which must be from the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course listing), the Year 1 practicum (0.5 FCE), and a thesis (1.0 FCE).

MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • Students in the MSW advanced-standing option will normally complete a total of 5.0 FCEs, including required coursework (3.0 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE), and a practicum (1.0 FCE).

  • Thesis: Students in the MSW advanced-standing option complete a total of 5.0 FCEs, including required coursework (3.0 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE, 0.5 of which must be from the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course listing), and a thesis (1.0 FCE).

Compulsory Courses—Year 2
​AGE 2000H
​​Principles of Aging
​SWK 4513H
Knowledge Building in Social Work​
​SWK 4612Y
Social Work and Aging: Integrated Policy and Practice (full credit)​
​SWK 4618H
​Special Issues in Gerontological Social Work
​SWK 4702Y
Social Work Practicum II (full credit)​
  • ​Students in the MSW advanced-standing option must complete the above courses plus a compulsory course: SWK 4510H Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (SWK 4510H must be completed before taking any of the research courses in the field of specialization).

Program Length

6 sessions two-year full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
3 sessions advanced-standing full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions advanced-standing part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

Social Work: Social Work MSW, Health and Mental Health Field of Specialization

Master of Social Work

As members of inter-professional health teams, social workers seek to assist others in understanding the social and community context in which physical and mental illness occur, and the way in which these larger systems contribute to the development of illness and disability and exacerbate or ameliorate the challenges in adapting to illness and living with disability.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

MSW Two-Year Program and MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Social Work's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants with an appropriate bachelor's degree with a minimum average equivalent to at least a University of Toronto mid-B in the final year of full-time study from a recognized university are admitted to a two-year MSW program.

  • Applicants who hold a BSW degree with mid-B average in the final year of full-time study, or its equivalent from a recognized university, may be eligible for the MSW advanced-standing option.

  • All applicants must have included 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in social science courses, including 0.5 FCE in research methodology. A mid-B is strongly recommended in the research methodology course.

  • Experience (voluntary or paid) in the social services or related field and knowledge of critical social issues are recommended. Suitability for professional practice in social work will also be considered.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements. Advanced-standing applicants must declare their field of specialization and a preference for full-time or part-time studies at the time of application.

  • Initial admission inquiries should be made directly to the Faculty of Social Work. Please note that applicants holding the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission. All admission decisions are final.

Program Requirements

MSW Two-Year Program and MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • All MSW students: Agencies that offer practica will likely require a Vulnerable Sector Verification prior to commencing the practicum. Failure to pass this check will jeopardize a student's entry to practicum. Cost and time factors are associated with the Vulnerable Sector Verification. A delay in obtaining the results can impact the start time of a student's practicum. In anticipation of this requirement for the practicum, it is strongly recommended that students begin this process early (more details).

  • In the event that a student does not complete two or more required courses, or receives an FZ (inadequate) after repeating any course, normally steps will be taken by the Faculty to recommend the termination of the student's registration.

Compulsory Courses
SWK 4102H Social Policy and Social Welfare in the Canadian Context
SWK 4103H Elements of Social Work Practice
SWK 4105H Social Work Practice Laboratory
SWK 4107H Foundations of Social Work: Knowledge, Theory, and Values that Inform Practice
SWK 4510H Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (SWK 4510H must be completed before taking any of the research courses in the field of specialization)
SWK 4602H Social Work Practice with Groups
SWK 4605H Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
SWK 4654H Social Work Practice in Organizations and Communities
SWK 4701H+ Social Work Practicum I (prerequisite: SWK 4105H completed prior to beginning practicum)

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

  • Students in the MSW two-year program must declare their field of specialization by mid-February of Year 1.

  • Note: Advanced-standing students normally complete the program in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

  • The MSW thesis option provides hands-on research experience. The thesis is an independent piece of research intended to enable students to develop and apply research skills within the context of social work practice and to write a graduate thesis of publishable quality. Note: The thesis option is available to a limited number of students—maximum three in any given year—whose proposed research must be approved by a review panel and by the Associate Dean, Research.

  • Students in the thesis option who have a minimum of two years' prior full-time social work experience are eligible to apply to take an additional 1.0 elective FCE in place of the Year 2 practicum. Workplace supervision must have occurred with an MSW supervisor; requests for substitution must be reviewed and approved by the Faculty Assessment Committee.

  • Students who choose the thesis option may require at least one additional academic session to complete the program.

MSW Two-Year Program
  • Students in the MSW two-year program must complete a total of 8.5 FCEs including core MSW coursework (4.0 FCEs), required field of specialization coursework (2.0 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE), and practica (1.5 FCEs). The practicum (0.5 FCE) is required for students in Year 1 and is offered in the Winter session; the Year 2 practicum (September to April) is equivalent to 1.0 FCE and must be in the student's field of specialization.

  • Thesis: Students in the MSW two-year program complete a total of 8.5 FCEs, including core MSW coursework (4.0 FCEs), required field of specialization coursework (2.0 FCEs), practica (1.5 FCEs), and a thesis (1.0 FCE).

MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • Students in the MSW advanced-standing option will normally complete a total of 4.5 FCEs including required coursework (2.5 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE), and a practicum (1.0 FCE) in their field of specialization.

  • Thesis: Students in the MSW advanced-standing option complete a total of 4.5 FCEs including required coursework (2.5 FCEs), a practicum (1.0 FCE), and a thesis (1.0 FCE).

Compulsory Courses—Year 2
​SWK 4412H
The Context of Mental Health and Healt​h Practice​
​SWK 4511H
​Practice-Based Research in Mental Health and Health
​SW​K 4702Y
​Social Work Practicum II (full credit)

Plus students can then elect to take one of three choices:​

​SWK 4622H Social Work Practice in Health and SWK 4604H Social Work Practice in Mental Health
​SWK 4622H Social Work Practice in Health followed by SWK 4632H Advanced Social Work Practice in Health (prerequisite: SWK 4622H)
SWK 4604H Social Work Practice in Mental Health followed by SWK 4631H Advanced Social Work Practice in Mental Health (prerequisite: SWK 4604H)
  • ​​Students in the MSW advanced-standing option must complete the above courses plus a compulsory course: SWK 4510H Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (SWK 4510H must be completed before taking any of the research courses in the field of specialization).

Program Length

6 sessions two-year full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
3 sessions advanced-standing full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions advanced-standing part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

Social Work: Social Work MSW, Human Services Management and Leadership Field of Specialization

Master of Social Work

The not-for-profit sector is primarily responsible for the delivery of social services in Canada. There is a critical need for people who are able to assume leadership roles in the community social services sector.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

MSW Two-Year Program and MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Social Work's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants with an appropriate bachelor's degree with a minimum average equivalent to at least a University of Toronto mid-B in the final year of full-time study from a recognized university are admitted to a two-year MSW program.

  • Applicants who hold a BSW degree with mid-B average in the final year of full-time study, or its equivalent from a recognized university, may be eligible for the MSW advanced-standing option.

  • Students applying to the Human Services Management and Leadership field of specialization must have at least two years of volunteer or work experience in human services.

  • All applicants must have included 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in social science courses, including 0.5 FCE in research methodology. A mid-B is strongly recommended in the research methodology course.

  • Experience (voluntary or paid) in the social services or related field and knowledge of critical social issues are recommended. Suitability for professional practice in social work will also be considered.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements. Advanced-standing applicants must declare their field of specialization and a preference for full-time or part-time studies at the time of application.

  • Initial admission inquiries should be made directly to the Faculty of Social Work. Please note that applicants holding the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission. All admission decisions are final.

Program Requirements

MSW Two-Year Program and MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • All MSW students: Agencies that offer practica will likely require a Vulnerable Sector Verification prior to commencing the practicum. Failure to pass this check will jeopardize a student's entry to practicum. Cost and time factors are associated with the Vulnerable Sector Verification. A delay in obtaining the results can impact the start time of a student's practicum. In anticipation of this requirement for the practicum, it is strongly recommended that students begin this process early (more details).

  • In the event that a student does not complete two or more required courses, or receives an FZ (inadequate) after repeating any course, normally steps will be taken by the Faculty to recommend the termination of the student's registration.

Compulsory Courses

Year 1 MSW students in the Human Services Management and Leadership field of specialization must complete eight half courses (4.0 FCEs) and the Year 1 practicum (0.5 FCE) from the list of required courses below.

SWK 4102H Social Policy and Social Welfare in the Canadian Context
SWK 4103H Elements of Social Work Practice
SWK 4105H Social Work Practice Laboratory
SWK 4107H Foundations of Social Work: Knowledge, Theory, and Values that Inform Practice
SWK 4510H Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (SWK 4510H must be completed before taking any of the research courses in the field of specialization)
SWK 4602H Social Work Practice with Groups
SWK 4605H Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
SWK 4654H Social Work Practice in Organizations and Communities
SWK 4701H+ Social Work Practicum I (prerequisite: SWK 4105H completed prior to beginning practicum)

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

  • Students in the MSW two-year program must declare their field of specialization by mid-February of Year 1.

  • Note: Advanced-standing students normally complete the program in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

  • The MSW thesis option provides hands-on research experience. The thesis is an independent piece of research intended to enable students to develop and apply research skills within the context of social work practice and to write a graduate thesis of publishable quality. Note: The thesis option is available to a limited number of students—maximum three in any given year—whose proposed research must be approved by a review panel and by the Associate Dean, Research.

  • Students in the thesis option who have a minimum of two years' prior full-time social work experience are eligible to apply to take an additional 1.0 elective FCE in place of the Year 2 practicum. Workplace supervision must have occurred with an MSW supervisor; requests for substitution must be reviewed and approved by the Faculty Assessment Committee.

  • Students who choose the thesis option may require at least one additional academic session to complete the program.

MSW Two-Year Program
  • Students in the MSW two-year program must complete a total of 8.5 FCEs including core MSW coursework (4.0 FCEs), required field of specialization coursework (2.0 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE), and practica (1.5 FCEs). The practicum (0.5 FCE) is required for students in Year 1 of the MSW two-year program and is offered in the Winter session; the Year 2 practicum (September to April) is equivalent to 1.0 FCE and must be in the student's field of specialization.

  • Students in the Human Services Management and Leadership field of specialization do not have the option of doing a thesis.

MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • Students in the MSW advanced-standing option will normally complete a total of 4.5 FCEs including required coursework (2.5 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE), and a practicum (1.0 FCE) in their field of specialization.

Compulsory Courses—Year 2
​SWK 4425H
Human Services Management and Leadership​
​SWK 4426H
Financial Management and Leadership in Human Service Organizations​
​SWK 4427H
Human Resource Management in Human Service Organizations​
​SWK 4515H
Research and Quality Improvement in Human Service Organizations​
​SWK 4702Y
​Social Work Practicum II (full credit)
  • Students in the MSW advanced-standing option must complete the above courses plus a compulsory course: SWK 4510H Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (SWK 4510H must be completed before taking any of the research courses in the field of specialization.)​

Program Length

6 sessions two-year full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
3 sessions advanced-standing full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions advanced-standing part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time​

Social Work: Social Work MSW, Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency Field of Specialization

Master of Social Work

​The Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency field integrates theory and research drawn from social work and Indigenous knowledge for application in the delivery of services and interventions for Indigenous populations. There is an emphasis on the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada and other Indigenous groups. The curriculum is offered through online and intensive classroom formats.

Initial admission inquiries should be made directly to the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Applicants holding the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission. All admission decisions are final. 

This field of specialization is offered only as a two-year, full-time program.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements​

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants with an appropriate bachelor's degree or Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree with a minimum average equivalent to at least a University of Toronto mid-B in the final year of full-time study from a recognized university can be admitted to this field of specialization.

  • All applicants must have completed 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in social science courses, including 0.5 FCE in research methodology. A mid-B is strongly recommended in the research methodology course.

  • Three years of experience (voluntary or paid) in the social services or related field and knowledge of critical social issues. Suitability for professional practice in social work will also be considered.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements

  • Applicants must submit a resumé and demonstrate at least three years of experience in social services, preferably working with Aboriginal or Indigenous communities.

  • Applicants may be asked to complete an admissions interview in person or by Skype as part of the application process.

Program Requirements

  • ​Students must complete 7.5 FCEs as follows:

    • Year 1: seven half courses (3.5 FCEs)

    • Year 2:

      • ​six half courses (3.0 FCEs) and

      • a 450-hour summer practicum (1.0 FCE).

  • ​Students entering the program with BA or BASc courses must complete an additional 1.0 FCE (two half courses SWK 4102H and SWK 4516H [summer capstone practicum]) in Year 1.

  • Students are expected to submit a Vulnerable Sector Verification by June 1 prior to the course registration. It is strongly recommended that students begin this process early (more details).

Year 1 Courses
SWK 4101H​​
​Understanding Historical and Multigenerational Trauma​
​SWK 4102H
Social Policy and Social W​elfare in the Canadian Context​
​SWK 4106H
Social Work Ethics and Indigenous Communities​
​SWK 4108H
Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, and the Family
​SWK 4109H
​Trauma and Human Development​
​SWK 4110H
Trauma and Addiction​
​SWK 4111H
Trauma-Informed Organizational and Community Intervention​
​SWK 4510H
Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice​
SWK 4516H
Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency Capstone Practicum​
Year 2 Courses
​SWK 4517H
​Indigenous and Part​icipatory Research Methods
​SWK 4703Y
​MSW ITR Practicum II
​SWK 4901H
Facilitating Training in Indigenous Communities​
​SWK 4902H
​Indigenous Perspectives on Grief, Loss, and Unattended Sorrow
​SWK 4903H
Program Development and Healthy Leadership—The Importance of Ceremony and Ritual​
​SWK 4904H
​W​orking with Couples and Families in Indigenous Context
SWK 4905H​
​Seeing the Need, Creating the Solution in Indigenous Communities​

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Social Work: Social Work MSW, Social Justice and Diversity Field of Specialization

Master of Social Work

Reducing inequalities and marginalization is in line with professional social work's agenda of anti-oppression and social justice. Social work is committed to working with and on behalf of people from disenfranchised backgrounds.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

MSW Two-Year Program and MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Social Work's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants with an appropriate bachelor's degree with a minimum average equivalent to at least a University of Toronto mid-B in the final year of full-time study from a recognized university are admitted to a two-year MSW program.

  • Applicants who hold a BSW degree with mid-B average in the final year of full-time study, or its equivalent from a recognized university, may be eligible for the MSW advanced-standing option.

  • All applicants must have included 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in social science courses, including 0.5 FCE in research methodology. A mid-B is strongly recommended in the research methodology course.

  • Experience (voluntary or paid) in the social services or related field and knowledge of critical social issues are recommended. Suitability for professional practice in social work will also be considered.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements. Advanced-standing applicants must declare their field of specialization and a preference for full-time or part-time studies at the time of application.

  • Initial admission inquiries should be made directly to the Faculty of Social Work. Please note that applicants holding the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission. All admission decisions are final.

Program Requirements

MSW Two-Year Program and MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • All MSW students: Agencies that offer practica will likely require a Vulnerable Sector Verification prior to commencing the practicum. Failure to pass this check will jeopardize a student's entry to practicum. Cost and time factors are associated with the Vulnerable Sector Verification. A delay in obtaining the results can impact the start time of a student's practicum. In anticipation of this requirement for the practicum, it is strongly recommended that students begin this process early (more details).

  • In the event that a student does not complete two or more required courses, or receives an FZ (inadequate) after repeating any course, normally steps will be taken by the Faculty to recommend the termination of the student's registration.

SWK 4102H Social Policy and Social Welfare in the Canadian Context
SWK 4103H Elements of Social Work Practice
SWK 4105H Social Work Practice Laboratory
SWK 4107H Foundations of Social Work: Knowledge, Theory, and Values that Inform Practice
SWK 4510H Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (SWK 4510H must be completed before taking any of the research courses in the field of specialization)
SWK 4602H Social Work Practice with Groups
SWK 4605H Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
SWK 4654H Social Work Practice in Organizations and Communities
SWK 4701H+ Social Work Practicum I (prerequisite: SWK 4105H completed prior to beginning practicum)

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

  • Students in the MSW two-year program must declare their field of specialization by mid-February of Year 1.

  • Note: Advanced-standing students normally complete the program in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

  • The MSW thesis option provides hands-on research experience. The thesis is an independent piece of research intended to enable students to develop and apply research skills within the context of social work practice and to write a graduate thesis of publishable quality. Note: The thesis option is available to a limited number of students—maximum three in any given year—whose proposed research must be approved by a review panel and by the Associate Dean, Research.

  • Students in the thesis option who have a minimum of two years' prior full-time social work experience are eligible to apply to take an additional 1.0 elective FCE in place of the Year 2 practicum. Workplace supervision must have occurred with an MSW supervisor; requests for substitution must be reviewed and approved by the Faculty Assessment Committee.

  • Students who choose the thesis option may require at least one additional academic session to complete the program.

MSW Two-Year Program
  • Students must complete a total of 8.5 FCEs including core MSW coursework (4.0 FCEs), required field of specialization coursework (2.0 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE), and practica (1.5 FCEs). The practicum (0.5 FCE) is required for students in Year 1 and is offered in the Winter session; the Year 2 practicum (September to April) is equivalent to 1.0 FCE and must be in the student's field of specialization.

  • Thesis: Students complete a total of 8.5 FCEs, including core MSW coursework (4.0 FCEs), required field of specialization coursework (2.0 FCEs), practica (1.5 FCEs), and a thesis (1.0 FCE).

MSW Advanced-Standing Option
  • Students in the MSW advanced-standing option will normally complete a total of 4.5 FCEs including required coursework (2.5 FCEs), elective coursework (1.0 FCE), and a practicum (1.0 FCE) in their field of specialization.

  • Thesis: Students complete a total of 4.5 FCEs including required coursework (2.5 FCEs), a practicum (1.0 FCE), and a thesis (1.0 FCE).

Compulsory Courses—Year 2
​​​SWK 4304H
Globalization and Transnation​alism: Intersections of Policy and Community Practice Locally and Globally​
​SWK 4306H
Theoretical Approaches to Defining Social Injustice and Engaging in Social Change​
​SWK 4512H
Research Knowledge for Social Justice​
​SWK 4606H
​Diversity, Access, and Equity in Social Work Practice
​SWK 4702Y
Social Work Practicum II (full credit)​
  • Students in the MSW advanced-standing option must complete the above courses plus a compulsory course: SWK 4510H Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (SW​K 4510H must be completed before taking any of the research courses in the field of specialization)​.​​

Program Length

6 sessions two-year full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
3 sessi​ons advanced-standing full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions advanced-standing part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time​​

Social Work: Social Work MSW Courses

Elective Courses

Courses are offered in various areas of social work practice. The choice of electives in any given year is contingent on available faculty resources. Not every course is given in any one ye​​​​ar. Please consult the Faculty of Social Work website.

​​AGE 2000H​​
​Princi​ples of Aging
JPW 2118H Philosophical Foundations of Women's Studies​
​JPX 1001H
​Parenting: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
​JTH 3000H
Coordinating Seminar in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies​
​PAS 3700H
​Multidisciplinary Aspects of Addiction Studies
​SWK 4210H
​Promoting Empowerment: Working at the Margins
​​SWK 4417H
​Adolescence: Social Work Challenges and the Role of Social Work
​SWK 4420H
​Human Rights and Social Justice​
​SWK 4422H
​Social Housing and Homelessness
​SWK 4506H
​Applied Quantitative Data Analysis
​SWK 4516H
​Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency Capstone Practicum​​​​
​SWK 4603H
​Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups (prerequisite: SWK 4602H or equivalent)
​SWK 4609H
​Sexuality, Sexual Diversity and Social Work Practice
​SWK 4610H
​Advanced Social Work Practice with Couples
​SWK 4613H
​Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Older Populations
​SWK 4616H
​Drug Dependencies: Interventive Approaches
SWK 4617H Cross Cultural Social Work Practice
​SWK 4619H
​Family Mediation: Theory and Practice
​SWK 4621H
​Integrative Child and Adolescent Therapy: Theory and Practice
​SWK 4623H
​Violence in Families: Multilevel Intervention in Interdisciplinary Practice
​SWK 4624H
​Feminist Social Work Practice
​SWK 4629H
​Social Work Practice and Aboriginal Peoples
​SWK 4630H​
​Intersecting Narratives: Self, Culture, Institutions
​SWK 4633H
​Advanced Clinical Practice with Families of Children and Adolescents
​SWK 4634H
​Family Practice Across the Life Cycle
​SWK 4635H
​Evidence-Based Practices in Social Work
​SWK 4636H
​Special Topics in Mental Health Social Work
​SWK 4637H
​Special Topics in Health Social Work
​SWK 4638H
​Social Work Practice in Children's Mental Health
​SWK 4639H
​Special Topics in Child and Family Social Work
​SWK 4640H
​Special Topics in Mental Health Social Work II
​SWK 4641H
​Special Topics in Social Work in Gerontology
​SWK 4642H
​Special Topics in Human Services Management and Leadership
​SWK 4643H
​Special Topics in Social Justice and Diversity
​SWK 4644H
​Special Topics in Social Work in Gerontology II
​SWK 4645H
​Special Topics in Children and their Families II
​SWK 4646H
​Special Topics in Human Services Management and Leadership II (modular course)
​SWK 4658H
​Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees
​SWK 4668H
​Welfare of Children
​SWK 4669H
​Psychodynamic Theories and Clinical Social Work Practice
​SWK 4670H
​Cybercounselling and Social Work Practice
​SWK 4671H
​Neuroscience and Social Work Practice
​SWK 4672H
​Children and Families Living with Disabilities
​SWK 4673H
​Mindfulness Therapy and Social Work Practice

Special Studies

Special Studies courses are designed to provide seminars or tutorials under the direction of a faculty member. The focus is on a topic of particular interest to the student which is not included in available courses.

​SWK 4801H​
Special Studies I​
​SWK 4802H
​Special Studies II
​SWK 4803H
Special Studies III​
​SWK 4804H
Special Studies IV​

Social Work: Social Work PhD

Program Description

The PhD program has a tradition of scholarly excellence based on the quality of the research knowledge, competence, and output of its faculty. Doctoral graduates are practice leaders and faculty members throughout the world. Enrolment in the Faculty of Social Work entails adherence to the standards of professional behaviour for the social work profession set forth in the Social Work Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of Social Workers.

 

Doctor of Philosophy

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the graduate unit's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Master of Social Work degree or an equivalent master's degree with at least a B+ standing from an accredited program in a recognized university.

  • Competency in basic statistical methods at an introductory level.

  • Educational and professional experience that indicates a capacity to undertake research-oriented post-graduate work.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements. Advanced-standing applicants must declare their field of specialization and a preference for full-time or part-time studies at the time of application.

  • Initial admission inquiries should be made directly to the Faculty of Social Work. The application deadline for the PhD program is December 1. The Faculty of Social Work does not guarantee admission to all applicants who meet its minimum requirements.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a total of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs), generally within two years of registration, as follows:

    • 2.0 FCEs in required research courses:

      • SWK 6301H Intermediate Statistics and Data Analysis (0.5 FCE)

      • SWK 6302H Epistemology and Social Work Research (0.5 FCE)

      • SWK 6307H Designing and Implementing Qualitative Social Work Research (0.5 FCE)

      • SWK 6308H Designing and Implementing Quantitative Social Work Research (0.5 FCE)

    • Students may be exempt from these research courses but will substitute alternate elective courses for each exempted course. Note: SWK 4506H (0.5 FCE) is a prerequisite for SWK 6301H, or an equivalent competency exam must be passed by all incoming students with a grade of A.​

    • 2.5 FCEs in graduate-level electives, including at least 0.5 FCE from Social Work and at least 0.5 FCE from another graduate unit (with the approval of the PhD Director).

    • SWK 7000H Doctoral Thesis Seminar (Credit/No Credit) (0.5 FCE) is required during the Fall session of Year 2 of the program.

    • Year 1 PhD students will attend a mandatory Year 1 colloquium during the Winter session (two full days), no credit.

  • Following completion of coursework, students are required to satisfactorily complete:

    • a comprehensive paper,

    • followed by a thesis proposal,

    • and thesis

      • which can be in the traditional thesis format, which constitutes a distinct contribution to knowledge in the field of social work, or

      • a three-paper option based on the same fundamental principles of independent student work and scholarly rigour. The three-paper dissertation option allows students to write three related papers in a given topic or area of interest in which they have conducted research as required for the PhD program.

    • and finally, an oral thesis defence.

  • Students are expected to complete their coursework, comprehensive paper, and have their thesis proposal approved by the end of August of Year 3 of the program. The research, writing, and Doctoral Final Oral Examination of the thesis are typically completed by the end of Year 5 of the program.

  • Students must have an adequate knowledge of a language other than English if an additional language is deemed essential for satisfactory completion of research for the thesis. The Faculty is responsible for ensuring that an acceptable certificate of language competence is deposited with the School of Graduate Studies.

  • In the event that a student does not complete two or more required courses, or receives an FZ (inadequate) after repeating any course, normally steps will be taken by the Faculty to recommend the termination of the student's registration.

​Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

Social Work: Social Work PhD Courses

Compulsory Courses

​SWK 6301H
​Intermediate Statistics and Data Analysis (prerequisite​: SWK 4506H or pass a competency exam)
​SWK 6302H
Epistemology and Social Work Research​
​SWK 6307H
Designing and Implementing Qualitative Social Work Research​
​SWK 6308H
​Designing and Implementing Quantitative Social Work Research
​SWK 7000H
​Doctoral Thesis Seminar (Credit/No Credit)

Recommended Course

​SWK 4506H​
Applied Quantitative Data Analysis (prerequisite for SWK 6301H; stud​ents who pass a competency exam will be exempted from taking SWK 4506H)

Elective Courses

The choice of electives in any given year is contingent on available faculty resources. Not every course is available in any one year. Please consult the Faculty of Social Work website.

​SWK 6​006H
​Theory and Practice of Teaching Social Work
​SWK 6007H
​Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Social Work
SWK 6101H Critical Evaluation of Social Work Practice Theories
​SWK 6106H
​Family Mediation: Research and Practice
​SWK 6203H
​Comparative Social Welfare Systems
​SWK 6205H
Social Planning in Social Welfare​
​SWK 6401H
​Sociocultural Issues in Social Work
​SWK 6406H
​Housing Theory and Research Methods​

These courses are designed to provide seminars or tutorials according to the particular interests of students enrolled:

​​SWK 6501H
Special ​Studies 1​
​SWK 6502H
​Special Studies 2
​SWK 6503H
​Special Studies 3
​SWK 6504H
​Special Studies 4

Social Work: Social Work Advanced Diploma in Social Service Administration

Admissions to this diploma program have closed.

The goal of this program is to provide a rigorous, comprehensive grounding in the key values, skills, and knowledge required by administrators, managers, and leaders of social service organizations. The diploma program is designed for students who are active in the work force.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Social Work's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants must have an MSW or master's degree in a related social service field and have at least three years of experience in social services.

Program Requirements

  • Students must complete 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) offered in modular format one full day per month.

Program Length

3 sessions (1 year) full-time;
6 sessions (2 years) part-time

Time Limit

5 years full-time;
5 years part-time

Social Work: Social Work Advanced Diploma in Social Service Administration Courses

Compulsory Courses

​​SWK 4425H
Leadership Skills in Social Service Organ​izations​
​SWK 4426H
Financial Management of Social Service Organizations​
​SWK 4427H
​Human Resource Management in Social Service Organizations
​SWK 4515H
​Research and Quality Improvement in Human Service Organizations

​Elective Courses

1.0 elective FCE taken in conjunction with the MSW curriculum or 0.5 elective FCE and a majo​r paper addressing a funding, management, or structural challenge in a social service agency.