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Overview of Degree Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work is available on full-time and flex-time bases. Students enrolled in full-time study, the program is structured to support the completion of all degree requirements within five years. However, if required, students can take an additional year, up to a cumulative total of six years following their admission into the program, to complete the program. Similarly, those admitted into the flex-time stream usually take up to eight years to complete the program.

Interim Academic Advisors

Upon admission, students are assigned an Interim Academic Advisor. The Interim Academic Advisor is not expected to become the student’s supervisor but will meet with the students to:

1. Assist them in course selection;
2. Connect them with other faculty and students with similar interests; and,
3. Identify faculty who might serve as potential supervisor, or supervisory committee members.