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The Online Application Portal for fall 2025 will open by September 20, 2024.


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About the Application Process

Applications to the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) using an online application portal which is housed on a secure server at the University of Toronto.

The online application allows applicants to manage and submit biographical and educational information, as well as specific required documentation, outlined below, immediately to the University of Toronto.

Applicants can edit an in-progress application and check the status of all documents submitted using a secure password and Userid.

An email account is needed to complete the online application, as the University of Toronto will correspond with applicants using email.

Applications are considered complete and are reviewed only after all documentation is received.


How to Apply

  1.  Log in to the SGS online application portal.
  2. Provide the biographical and education information requested.
  3. Provide contact information for your referees. Be sure to inform your referees that you are doing this and that the University of Toronto, SGS will be contacting them by email.
  4. Upload your supporting documentation directly onto the online application portal
  5. Submit your payment to finalize your application by November 28, 2024.


Please click on each one to be directed to full instructions.

  1. School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Online Application
  2. Application Fee 
  3. Unofficial transcripts from all academic institutions attended (college and university)
  4. References
  5. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  6. Personal Statement
  7. Field Practicum Experience – only for Advanced Standing applicants

About the Application Portal

  • You may save and return to the application at any point in the process.
  • You will be required to enter information for your referees. Your referees will automatically receive a notification email that they have been requested to complete a reference for your application, along with instructions to submit their reference in the application system.  If you need to send a reminder email to your existing referees, you can do so through the applicant portal.
  • All application documentation is submitted electronically through the SGS online application portal.  To view the status of your application, please log in to your account to view your applicant status portal.

Read important tips about selecting your program on the SGS Online Application Portal.

For Your Information

  • Ensure your application is complete, as incomplete applications cannot be processed.  You can check the status of your application documents by logging onto the SGS online application portal.    It is your responsibility to ensure your application has been received.  Advise our our office of any change in your contact information.
  • The criteria for admission is based on academic standing, work or volunteer experience in the human services, personal statement, and references.
  • Admission decisions will be communicated from mid-February to mid-April through the SGS online application portal.  All decisions will be communicated by mid-April.
  • If you are recommended for admission, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $500.00 will be required to hold your place in the program to which you have been admitted.
  • Applicants who are completing their bachelor’s degree OR admission prerequisites must complete all course work by mid-August 2025.   List all courses you will be taking during Fall 2024/Winter 2025 or Spring/Summer 2025 on the online application form.
  • Each year we receive many more qualified applications than spaces available in the program. The possession of the minimum admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission. The Faculty reserves the right to select which qualified applicants it will recommend for admission to SGS.  All decisions are final.
  • JOINid: Every applicant to the University of Toronto is assigned a JOINid. For graduate applicants, the JOINid gives early access to the online resources of the student housing office and the application site for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship program. If you begin studies at U of T, it will become your UTORid, which will allow you to access a number of services such as email, library resources, and Blackboard. When you receive this message from the SGS, at the time of application, be sure to save it as it will contain your personal JOINid.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE SPECIALIST IN MENTAL HEALTH STUDIES PROGRAMThis combined degree program allows exceptional students who are registered in the UTSC Specialist or Specialist Co-op programs in Mental Health Studies to apply during Year 3 of their studies, and be considered, for admission to the Master of Social Work program.MSW APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2025 ADMISSION

For more information visit the University of Toronto Scarborough Department of Psychology web site