York’s MSW graduate program takes an approach to research and teaching that places diversity of experience (due to race, class, ability, sexual orientation, age, gender, and religious/spiritual affiliation) as central to understanding how oppression, marginalization and assistance are constructed for persons in need of social work services.

York University’s PhD in Social Work builds on the strengths and traditions of our undergraduate and graduate programs, while focusing on the conceptualization of the field of social work, its antecedents, theory and epistemology. Our program is distinguished by its critical approach to the field and its emphasis on human rights, social justice and anti-oppression.

Dates & Deadlines

The application deadline for all MSW programs was December 17, 2014 for Fall 2015. MSW applications for Fall 2015 are now closed. The Fall 2015 PhD application deadline was Jan 28, 2015 and is also closed. Applications for both programs will re-open in October 2015, for the Fall 2016 session.

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