Advanced Diploma in Social Service Administration
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.
Applicants will follow admission requirements stipulated by the School of Graduate Studies at the University and by the Faculty of Social Work. Applicants must have a M.S.W. or Master’s degree in a related social service field and have at least 3 years experience in social services.
The diploma program will be designed to be accessible to candidates who are working full-time. Courses will be offered in modular format one full day per month. Diploma requirements can be completed in one year (3 terms) or on a part-time basis normally within two years (6 terms). All students must complete the Diploma Program within a maximum five year period.
Program of Study
Total Course Load: Equivalent to 6 Half-Courses
SWK 4425H Leadership Skills in Social Service Organizations
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
Two half-course electives given in conjunction with the M.S.W. curriculum
One elective half-course and a major paper addressing a funding, management or structural challenge in a social service agency.