York University’s Social Work PhD program is distinguished by its critical approach to the field and its emphasis on human rights, social justice and anti–oppression. Rich in theory, we challenge students to examine the functions of social control and oppression by focusing on how social structures contribute to the dislocation of oppressed and disenfranchised populations. Throughout the doctoral program, students are encouraged to promote social equality and the pursuit of social transformation and to deconstruct dominant ideologies. Students work with renowned faculty in the social work field, who are committed to providing leading-edge research that contributes to the production of critical theory, community-building, and political transformation.
The Graduate Program in Social Work at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Engagement Coordinator for information.