University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

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Social Work (MSW), Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency Field of Specialization

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Program Information

School:University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Social Work
Description:The Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency field integrates theory and research drawn from social work and Indigenous knowledge for application in the delivery of services and interventions for Indigenous populations. There is an emphasis on the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada and other Indigenous groups. The curriculum is offered through online and intensive classroom formats.

Initial admission inquiries should be made directly to the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Applicants holding the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission. All admission decisions are final.

This field of specialization is offered only as a two-year, full-time program.
URL:Social Work (MSW), Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency Field of Specialization at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,980

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Careers:Managers in Social, Community and Correctional ServicesSocial WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 4]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants with an appropriate bachelor's degree or Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree with a minimum average equivalent to at least a University of Toronto mid-B in the final year of full-time study from a recognized university can be admitted to this field of specialization. All applicants must have completed 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in social science courses, including 0.5 FCE in research methodology. A mid-B is strongly recommended in the research methodology course. Three years of experience (voluntary or paid) in the social services or related field and knowledge of critical social issues. Suitability for professional practice in social work will also be considered.
Applicants must submit a resumé and demonstrate at least three years of experience in social services, preferably working with Aboriginal or Indigenous communities.
Applicants may be asked to complete an admissions interview in person or by Skype as part of the application process.
Cost Notes : Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 21, 2020