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MSW Combined Programs

MSW Combined Programs

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work participates in two combined programs. Admission to any combined program is conditional upon the applicant meeting each faculty’s admission requirements.

Combined Law and Master of Social Work – JD/MSW Program

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and the Faculty of Law offer a combined program leading to degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work. Intended for students who wish to practice in the areas where law and social work intersect (for example, child welfare, juvenile and criminal justice, dispute resolution, mental health and family law). Students complete the two degrees in four years, rather than the five it would take to pursue the two independently. Students who enter with a BSW will be given advanced standing. Contact the Faculty of Law for admission information at:

Faculty of Law
Phone: (416) 978-3716

Professor Michael Saini, Co-Director, Combined Program
Phone: (416) 946-5027

Honours Bachelor of Science/Master of Social Work – HBSc/MSW

Combined Degree Program options:

  • Mental Health Studies (Specialist)
  • Mental Health Studies (Specialist Co-op)

The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) with the Master of Social Work (MSW) offered by the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work allow 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 FIFSW Master of Social Work.

Application Process:

  • Applicants must apply to the HBSc program, the MSW program, and the CDP
  • Qualified students in Year 3 of their HBSc program can apply to the MSW program; those accepted will receive a conditional offer to start the MSW program upon completion of their HBSc program and degree requirements

MSW Year 1:

  • conditions of admission are removed;
  • students must complete 4.0 credits ( reference the School of Graduate Studies Calendar)
  • students must complete the Year 1 practicum (SWK 4701H)
  • by the end of Year 1 of the MSW program, students must select one of the following fields of specialization: Children and Their Families, Gerontology, Health and Mental Health; Social Justice and Diversity, Social Service Administration

MSW Year 2:

  • students must complete 1.0 credits in elective courses;
  • students must complete the Year 2 practicum (SWK 4702Y);
  • students must complete additional courses in their chosen field of specialization (reference the School of Graduate Studies Calendar)
  • MSW students in the Health and Mental Health field of study who completed the Specialist (Co-operative) program in Mental Health Studies (BSc) are exempt from SWK4604 (Social Work Practice in Mental Health Services) and will replace it with a graduate elective

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