Programs

What We Offer

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 100 years.

The Faculty offers an academic program of study leading to a Master of Social Work (MSW) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

The MSW Program is distinguished by the integration of research and practice in both the classroom and its practicum education. It is fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Work Education.

The program offers five areas of specialization:

  1. children and their families;
  2. gerontology;
  3. human services management and leadership (formerly social service administration);
  4. mental health and health; and
  5. social justice and diversity.

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.