In addition to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, admission requirements to the doctoral program in Social Work include:
1. Master of Social Work degree, or equivalent, from an accredited degree-granting university, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) (as defined by the University of Manitoba). Equivalency to a M.S.W. degree from the University of Manitoba is defined as: possession of a M.S.W. degree from an accredited program at another accredited university OR possession of a Master’s level degree other than a M.S.W. delivered by an academic unit with the mandate of preparing social workers for professional practice, accredited by the relevant social work education authority, and which would render its holders eligible for registration with the Manitoba Institute of Registered Social Workers.
Applicants who possess a B.S.W. degree and a non-social work Master’s degree may be admitted to a qualifying year during which the student may be required to complete all or selected core courses of the M.S.W. stream consistent with the applicant’s Ph.D. focus of study. A student may be required to complete all or selected core courses of the MSW program consistent with the applicant’s Ph.D. specialization . Equivalency standing of prior courses will be assessed by a committee that includes representatives from the Ph.D. Admission Committee and the Chairperson of the Graduate Program Committee. Applicants holding a B.S.W. degree and a non-social work Master’s degree are encouraged to apply at least one year prior to when they intend to enter the Ph.D. program.
2. Minimum research competency in qualitative or quantitative methods equivalent to the level required for the Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Manitoba, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B). Although the minimum requirement is for one course, applicants are expected to have basic competency in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
3. Evidence of scholarly ability, through publications in refereed journals, other scholarly work of equivalent standard, or courses taught in accredited university programs must be provided.
4. A minimum of two years professional practice experience in social work.
5. An applicant must also provide a statement of her or his goals in taking the program, a statement of a proposed area of specialization (which may focus on a field of policy, theory, practice or practice method), a proposed program of courses consistent with the goals and selected specialization, a proposed advisory committee and a proposed thesis.
In addition, the applicant must present evidence of an agreement with a proposed advisor with appropriate expertise who will act as her or his advisor, should the applicant be admitted.