In making admissions decisions, the committee will take into consideration all aspects of your application.
1) Statement of Interest
You are required to submit a brief statement (3-4 pages), double spaced with one inch margins that should address the following two questions:
a) The vision of Ryerson's School of Social Work is to be a leader in critical education, research and practice with culturally and socially diverse students and communities in the advancement of anti-oppression/anti-racism, anti-Black racism, anti-colonialism/decolonization, Aboriginal reconciliation, feminism, anti-capitalism, queer and trans liberation struggles; issues in disability and Madness, among other social justice struggles. We seek to transform social structures into more equitable and inclusive social, economic, political and cultural processes of society. How have you engaged with the School's vision?
Optional: Ryerson's School of Social Work strives to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion in the student body and aims to respond to community needs. The admission committee provides opportunity for consideration to those applicants who wish to have their application reviewed in this light. Applicants may provide details regarding experiences that should be viewed within the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion.
b) What research interests do you intend to pursue in the program?
Optional: In addition to your written responses to all the above questions, please feel free to augment with information in alternative formats. For example, video* (by electronic link only), arts-based (poetry, images, narrative).
* Video submission maximum two minutes. All other forms maximum one page.
An updated resume that clearly highlights the following:
- Paid work experience
- Volunteer experience
- Student placements
- Research experience
- Relevant training
- Academic and other awards
3) Two reference letters
Reference letters are a key component of your application package. Your referees should be able to speak to your academic, research and/or professional abilities. This may include your academic strengths and capacity to conduct research.
As a part of your online application, you will be asked to provide contact information for two referees. It is your responsibility to contact your referees before filling out the online application form to confirm their availability.
Refer to the Document Checklist for more required documents. Find out how to submit your:
- Reference letters
- Application Submission Summary
- English language proficiency (if applicable)