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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Social Work
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • Master of Social Work

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

  • The Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges supports students to:

    • work from Indigenous perspectives;
    • understand the colonial history of events which have led to present circumstances;
    • understand social justice, anti-oppressive practices, anti-colonialism, and Indigenism;
    • explore Indigenous forms of helping and support(s) applicable to social work;
    • recover and support Indigenous values, practices, and structures;
    • empower Indigenous identities;
    • maintain a close connection with Indigenous communities and agencies;
    • and develop as advanced social work practitioners.

    This work is relevant to Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons in their personal and professional development as social workers with advanced training.

  • A group of social work student participants gather around a fire pit shaped like a turtle.

Program details

The foundational material of this program gives particular attention to knowledges, perspectives, values, and practices of Indigenous peoples that will support graduates to work from both Indigenous and critical social work theory perspectives.

Expected duration: 2-4 years

The MSW-IK program provides two entry routes:

  1. Foundation level for students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, but do not have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from an accredited program or its equivalent;
  2. Specialized MSW-IK courses for students with a BSW degree from an accredited program.

If you have a BSW then you go into the specialized MSW-IK courses and if you do not have a BSW you will have to take year 1 foundation level. 

    Year 1 foundation level

    Students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, but do not have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from an accredited program or its equivalent, will be offered admission into the first and foundation year of the MSW program. This first year will be 24 credit hours of foundation level courses and six credit hours of field work. Courses for this level will be taken at the Fort Garry campus.

    All courses and the field component of the foundation year must be completed before students register into the year two advanced level courses. In order to complete and receive the MSW degree, students (who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, but do not have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from an accredited program or its equivalent) must complete both the year one foundation level and the year two advanced level courses of the MSW Program. The program requires at least one year to complete the foundation level courses and at least another 12-18 months of full-time study for the advanced level courses of the MSW Program. Once students are ready to progress into the Advanced Level of the MSW program, they choose either the course-based or thesis option.

    Sample foundational level course offerings:

    • SWRK 7002: Foundation in Social Work Practice and the Profession
    • SWRK 3130: Contemporary Canadian Social Welfare
    • SWRK 4220: Social Work and Aboriginal People
    • SWRK 4200 Field Focus of Social Work Practice
    • SWRK 6020: Social Work Practice Seminar Course
    • SWRK 6050: Advanced Field Practice

    For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

    Tuition and fees: One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

    Students are required to complete 13 courses from the Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges program in order to graduate. A student can choose to take a project or thesis focus.

    Sample course offerings

    • Social SWRK 7700: Grounding Our Foundation in Indigenous Knowledges and Social Work
    • SWRK 7710: Remembering our Histories: Setting our Knowledges
    • SWRK 7720: Critical Theory and Indigenous Peoples
    • SWRK 7730: Indigenous Research Methodologies and Knowledge Development
    • SWRK 7740: Indigenous Peoples, Identity and Social Work
    • SWRK 7750: Indigeneity, Power, Privilege, and Social Work
    • SWRK 7770: Social Challenges and Indigenous Helping Practices
    • SWRK 7780: Social Work, Social Challenges and Indigenous Peoples
    • SWRK 7800: Indigenism
    • SWRK 7810: Anti-Colonial Social Work

    For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

    This program is only available through in-person instruction. We do not offer graduate programs through distance delivery or online learning. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person classes are held over Zoom.

    Our commitment to educational equity

    This program is for Indigenous and non-Indigenous social workers. Every effort is made to ensure that people from marginalized groups have access to the MSW based in Indigenous Knowledges program. Our Educational Education Initiative aims to correct the conditions of disadvantage in professional education experienced by First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples in Canada, persons with disabilities, immigrants and refugees to Canada, 2SLGBTQ people and persons who are members of racialized groups in Canada.

    Career options

    A range of positions within the human services are open to graduates, such as family therapists, case managers, group workers, community developers, policy analysts, and administrators. In addition, graduates may be active as scholars, politicians, senior civil servants, private consultants, and international development.

    Admission requirements

    To qualify for admission to the Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges program, you must have a minimum of:

    • A Bachelor of Social Work degree or other 4-year undergraduate degree (by June 30 of the application year) from an accredited university recognized by the University of Manitoba
      • with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) in your last sixty credit hours of university study.
    • Relevant social work experience in Indigenous communities and/or with Indigenous peoples (paid or volunteer).

    If you have taken courses subsequent to the degree as a Special Student and/or Occasional Student and/or in a subsequent degree or a Pre-Master program, they will be calculated into the GPA as part of the last 60 credit hours.

    Applicants who self-identify as members of one or more of the Educational Equity priority groups and who possess a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 will be reviewed for special consideration. Applicants with adjusted GPAs below 2.5 will not be considered.

    In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

    How to apply

    Applications for the MSW based in Indigenous Knowledges program are accepted for September entry only. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

    • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts
    • Three letters of recommendation from academic, employment, and Indigenous community sources (must be requested from within the application)
    • Paid and volunteer work history (must be completed within application)
    • Area of specialization statement (must be completed within application)
    • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

    Applicants will also be required to participate in an admissions interview process.

    Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

    Application deadlines

    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Architecture reviews applications in March.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 15

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) December 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for City Planning reviews applications in March.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 15

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) December 1

    Winter applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Design and Planning reviews applications in March.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 10

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 15

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) December 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) January 15

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) December 1

    Winter applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Anthropology reviews applications in March/April.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

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    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications open September 1 of year prior to start term.

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    Fall (September) January 15

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    Dates limites de réception des demandes d'admission

    Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

    Session date limite*
    automne (septembre) 1er mai
    hiver (janvier) 1er septembre

    Demandes provenant de l'étranger

    Session date limite*
    hiver (janvier) 1er juin
    automne (septembre) 15e janvier

    Les candidats doivent soumettre leur candidature en ligne avec les pièces justificatives et les frais de candidature avant la date limite indiquée.

    Déposer une demande

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall January 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open July 1 of year prior to start term.

    Early admission and consideration for scholarships

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 15

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) March 15

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) February 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a Committee basis. The Committee for German and Slavic Studies reviews applications in February/March.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) May 1
    Winter (January) September 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Winter (January) June 1
    Fall (September) February 1

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    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) May 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) March 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

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    Term Annual application deadlines
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    International applicants

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    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1

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    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) February 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) May 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) March 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Physical Therapy reviews applications in April / May.

    Applications open August 1 of the year prior to start term.

    Canadian applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (August) November 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) June 1
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    Summer (May) February1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Summer (July) September 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Select Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences in the Program drop-down on the application form.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Orthodontics reviews applications in November / December.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Summer (June) August 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Select Preventive Dental Science in the Program drop-down on the application form.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Program currently undergoing review, applications will not be opening at this time.

    Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Summer (July) August 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Select Preventive Dental Science in the Program drop-down on the application form.

    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (August) June 1 (year prior to start term)

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Select Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences in the Program drop-down on the application form.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Prosthodontics reviews applications in November / December.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) September 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology reviews applications in March / April.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 8
    Summer (May) January 8

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 8

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Education reviews applications in February / March.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) December 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) May 1
    Winter (January) September 1
    Summer (May) January 4

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) February 1
    Winter (January) June 1
    Summer (May) October 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed after the deadline, with decisions issued in March - April.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) February 1
    Winter (January) June 1
    Summer (May) October 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) February 1
    Winter (January) June 1
    Summer (May) October 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) May 1
    Winter (January) September 1
    Summer (May) January 4

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) February 1
    Winter (January) June 1
    Summer (May) October 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) May 1
    Winter (January) September 1
    Summer (May) January 15

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) February 1
    Winter (January) June 1
    Summer (May) October 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Currently not accepting applications to this program.

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) March 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and international applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) December 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) June 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. Applications received by the March 1 deadline for a September start-date will receive first consideration for any available funding. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis for any available funding, please contact the department for further information.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Human Rights reviews applications in January - March.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) December 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Law reviews applications in January - March.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) December 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Nursing (MN) reviews applications in April / May.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) March 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Nursing PhD reviews applications in February / March.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee reviews applications as per the timelines noted below each table.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) May 15
    Winter (January) September 15
    Summer (May) January 15

    Winter applications reviewed in October
    Summer applications reviewed in February
    Fall applications reviewed in June

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) January 15
    Winter (January) May 15
    Summer (May) September 15

    Winter applications reviewed in June
    Summer applications reviewed in October
    Fall applications reviewed in February

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. This includes having the support of a faculty supervisor before you apply.

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    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) February 1
    Winter (January) June 1
    Summer (May) October 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Natural Resources Management reviews applications in March - June.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) June 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) March 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    After the annual application deadline (see below), applications are reviewed on a committee basis by the Faculty of Social Work internal admissions committee. Once this process is complete, decisions are sent to all applicants in March / April. 

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Applications open Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) July 1 December 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Social Work reviews applications in March / April.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Applications open Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) July 1 January 15

    International applicants

    Term Applications open Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) July 1 October 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Music reviews Fall term applications in February / March, and Winter term applications in August / September.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and international applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines Audition dates
    Fall (September) December 1 January 23-28, 2023
    Winter (January) June 15 July 2023

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Occupational Therapy reviews applications in May / June.

    Master of Occupational Therapy regular program applications open September 15 of the year prior to deadline.

    Master of Occupational Therapy Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (August) February 1

    Master of Occupational Therapy international applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (August) January 15

    Master of Occupational Therapy accelerated program applications open October 1 of the year prior to deadline.

    Master of Occupational Therapy – Accelerated Program Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (August) May 1
    Winter (January) October 1

    Master of Occupational Therapy – Accelerated Program international applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (August) January 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    The name of your confirmed supervisor is required at the time of application. To identify a prospective thesis research supervisor on your application, please contact Immunology Faculty members.

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    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Community Health Sciences reviews applications in March / April.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 10

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    The name of your preferred supervisor is required at time of application.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Students selected for in-person interview will be notified in February.

    Canadian, US and International applicants

    Term Applications open Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) November 15  January 11

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Physician Assistant Studies reviews applications in April.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 15

    Offers of admission will be released to successful applicants on May 20, 2022 from the University of Manitoba Master of Physician Assistant Studies, the same day as the University of Toronto BScPA Program and McMaster University Physician Assistant Education Program. The three institutions are pleased to provide applicants their offers on the same day to help with the decision-making process.

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pharmacology and Therapeutics reviews applications one month after the application deadline.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications for Pathology MSc are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications for Pathologist Assistant are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pathologist Assistant reviews applications in April / May. 

    The Pathologist Assistant program only admits Canadian and US students every two years. The next intake is for Fall 2023.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) April 1 (Pathology MSc)
    October 1 (Pathologist Assistant)
    March 31 (Pathologist Assistant)
    June 1 (Pathology MSc)

    International applicants

    Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) April 1 March 1 (Pathology MSc)

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) February 1
    Winter (January) May 1


    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) February 1
    Winter (January) May 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) May 1
    Winter (January) September 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) February 1
    Winter (January) June 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Application deadlines

    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Summer (May) February 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) May 15
    Winter (January) September 15
    Summer (May) January 15

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) February 15
    Winter (January) June 15
    Summer (May) October 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Statistics reviews applications in March / April.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian/US/International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) February 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian, US and international applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) February 15
    Winter (January) June 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Biological Sciences reviews applications one month after deadline.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Summer (May) February 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) March 1
    Winter (January) July 1
    Summer (May) November 1

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

    Start or continue your application

    Application deadlines

    Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Indigenous Studies reviews applications in February and June.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) January 15
    (for scholarship consideration)

    May 15

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall (September) January 15

    Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. For those who wish to be considered for scholarships, applications must be received by January 15 of the year in which you're seeking admission.

    Start or continue your application

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    Contact us

    Admission and application inquiries

    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    Room 500 UMSU University Centre
    65 Chancellors Circle
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
    Phone: 204-474-9377

    Monday to Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Program inquiries

    Faculty of Social Work
    Room 521 Tier Building
    173 Dafoe Rd. W
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)  
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    social_work@umanitoba.ca
    Phone: 204-474-7050
    Fax: 204-474-7594