Fully Funded PhD in Social Work at University of Toronto

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About Fully Funded PhD in Social Work 

Our doctoral program is designed to cultivate high-calibre scholars and outstanding leaders in the area of social work research, education and policy.

We are committed to deepening our students’ breadth and depth of knowledge, broadening their research capacities, sharpening their vision and enriching their commitment to social justice.

Our program provides an engaging range of courses, including a wide range offered by other departments in the greater University of Toronto community.

We also offer outstanding research and teaching opportunities that intellectually stimulate, challenge and support our doctoral students.

In the end, graduates of our doctoral program will move on to push forward boundaries of social work knowledge, research, teaching and policy.

Fully Funded Financial Support

Funding opportunities are committed for up to five years for PhD students who are engaged in full-time studies, complete program requirements in a timely manner, remain in good standing, and apply for major external funding.

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work provides a minimum funding commitment of $19,500 for full-time students after students pay off their tuition and fees.

The funding package includes a combination of awards received, research and teaching assistantships and other external sources.

All students need to pay tuition and fees on their own. The funding commitment of $19,500 is computed after the tuition and fees are paid.

The academic year fees and incidental fees have been factored into the funding packages for students.

PhD Application Requirements

1. A Master of Social Work degree or an equivalent Master’s degree with a B+ average from an accredited program in a university of recognized standing.

2. Competency in basic statistical methods at an introductory level (an introductory statistics course is offered in the first term of the program to ensure that students meet this prerequisite).

3. Educational and professional experience that will indicate a capacity to undertake research-oriented post-graduate work.

4. Must show evidence of facility in the English language. If your primary language is not English and you graduated from a non-Canadian university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, then you must demonstrate your facility in English.

5. Research Proposal/ Research Statement or GRE General Test Score

6. PhD Reference Form

7. PhD Personal Statement

8. Writing Sample Instructions

9. Transcripts of Academic Records Instructions

10. School of Graduate Studies Online Application and Application Fee

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Application Deadline

The application deadline is January 1, 2024.

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