Ph.D. Program

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Program Info

*Please be advised that the Pre-MSW, MSW, and PhD programs are not offered via distance or on-line education. All coursework must be completed at the Fort Garry Campus.

The University of Manitoba Ph.D. is an advanced degree, focusing on developing skills for research and teaching. A full range of opportunities for study is available, and we particularly encourage research concerning Aboriginal people and women.The Graduate Program Committee of the Faculty of Social Work, and its sub-committee, the Ph.D. Committee, administers the Ph.D. program, and ensures its objectives are met within the guidelines of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Manitoba.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 24 credit hours of approved 7000-level course work beyond the M.S.W. degree.

Course requirements include:

- Social Work Core Courses:

  • SWRK 8010 Perspectives on Knowledge for Social Work (3 credit hours) 
  • SWRK 8100 Social Work Past and Present: Trends, Institutions and Practices (3 credit hours)

- Research Courses (9 credit hours)
- Specialization-Focused Courses (9 credit hours)

Courses selected by the student in consultation with her or his advisory committee to further her or his specialized program of study. The main criterion for selection is the appropriateness of the methodologies covered in selected courses for the area of specialization being pursued. It is strongly recommended that courses focusing on both quantitative and qualitative methodologies be included. The course selection must be approved by the Ph.D. Program Committee

Courses selected by the student in consultation with her or his advisory committee to establish expertise in a particular area of specialization defined as a field of policy, theory, practice or practice method. The course selection must be approved by the Ph.D. Program Committee. All 24 credit hours of course work will normally be completed within the first two years after being admitted into the Ph.D. program

For more information about the Ph.D. Program please contact:

Karen Singleton
Graduate Programs Student Advisor
Karen.Singleton@umanitoba.ca
(204) 474-8350