Degree Requirements

There are two full-time streams of study:

  • a 3 year program for students admitted with a four-year undergraduate degree; and
  • a 2.5 year program for students with a Bachelor in Social Work.

Please note:

As the MHSc Health Administration program does not have a part-time program, students entering the MHSc Health Administration/MSW Combined Degree Program commit to progressing through the program on a full-time basis. If, in exceptional circumstances, it becomes necessary to modify the pace, transfer from full-time to part-time studies will be done in accordance with the policies set out by the School of Graduate Studies.

Three Year Program

  • Students entering Year 1 of the combined program will undertake full-time study through the MSW Program enabling them to obtain a solid foundation in the academic knowledge, research skills, and practice components of Social Work prior to commencing their health management studies.
  • Year 2 of the combined program will consist mainly of full-time study within the MHSc Health Administration program, providing students with a solid grounding in management skills and competencies, along with one elective each term from either MHSc or MSW.
  • Students in the combined program will be required to undertake SWK4702Y - Social Work Practicum II, in an area of practice related to health/social services management, and/or policy in settings, such as, community health centres, or community care assessment centres.
  • Students in the Combined Program will choose one of the following areas of specialization:
    1. Children and their Families
    2. Social Justice and Diversity 
    3. Mental Health and Health
    4. Gerontology
    5. Social Service Administration

Two and a Half Year Program

  • Year 1 of the combined program will consist of full-time study within the MHSc Health Administration Program, plus SWK4702Y - Social Work Practicum II.
  • Students in the combined program will be required to undertake SWK4702Y - Social Work Practicum II, in an area of practice related to health/social services management, and/or policy in settings, such as, community health centres, or community care assessment centres.
  • Students in the Combined Program will choose one of the following areas of specialization:
    1. Children and their Families
    2. Social Justice and Diversity 
    3. Mental Health and Health
    4. Gerontology
    5. Social Service Administration