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 more than 90 years. The Faculty offers a professional/academic program of study leading to a Master of Social Work (MSW), a post-master's Advanced Diploma in Social Service Administration 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. The program offers five areas of specialization: 1) children and their families; 2) mental health and health; 3) social justice and diversity; 4) gerontology; and 5) social service administration. It is fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Work Education.
The Advanced Diploma in Social Service Administration program provides a rigorous, comprehensive grounding in the key values, skills, and knowledge required by administrators and leaders of social service organizations. The Diploma Program is pending final approval.
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.