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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

Program details

The Master of Social Work degree is fully accredited and recognized internationally as both a professional and academic qualification.

Expected duration: 2-4 years

The MSW 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. Advanced level for students with a BSW degree from an accredited program.

If you have a BSW then you go into year 2 advanced level 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.

    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.

    Year 2 advanced level

    Students with a BSW degree from an accredited program will be admitted directly into the second and advanced year of the MSW program. The program requires at least 12-18 months of full-time study (students who choose the thesis option may require more time depending on the nature of their research)

    The second year and advanced level courses includes required and specialized courses. The program offers students flexibility in designing a program that meets their learning objectives. The credit hour requirement is 27 credit hours in the course-based option and 24 credit hours in the thesis option. All students must complete four required courses (12 credit hours), 9 credit hours of specialized courses from within Social Work, and an additional 3 credit hours of electives, which may be taken within Social Work or other departments.

    Students may take the MSW program on a full-time or part-time basis. There is a four-year time limit to complete the MSW program on a full-time basis and up to a six-year time limit to complete the MSW program on a part-time basis.

    Tuition and fees: 

    Full-time students - Program fee assessed in year 1, and then continuing fees in subsequent years until the student completes the program.

    Part-time students - Program fee assessed at 50% in year 1 and year 2, and then continuing fees in subsequent years until the student completes the program.

    For more information, please refer to Graduate tuition and fees.

    Students choose either the course-based option or the thesis option.

    • Course-based option: 27 credit hours, which includes SWRK 7180: Advance Field Practice 450 hours of advanced field practice experience (0 credit hours) and SWRK 7190: Integrating Theory and Research in Advanced Field Practice (3 credit hours).
    • Thesis option: 24 credit hours, including GRAD 7000 Master's Thesis (0 credit hours) in addition to the mandatory Master of Social Work courses.

    Sample course offerings

    • SWRK 6010: Data Analysis for Social Work Research (3 credit hours)
    • SWRK 7300: Clinical Evaluation of Social Work Interventions (3 credit hours)
    • SWRK 7440: Policy Analysis in Social Work Practice (3 credit hours)
    • SWRK 7600: Critical Perspectives and Social Work (3 credit hours)
    • SWRK 7620: Paradigms, Methodologies and Methods for Social Work Research (3 credit hours)
    • SWRK 7630: Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (3 credit hours)
    • SWRK 7660: Social Work Perspectives on Practice with Networks, Neighbourhoods, and Communities (3 credit hours)
    • SWRK 7670: Community Mobilization: Application of Concepts in Social Work Practice with Groups, Networks, and Communities (3 credit hours)
    • SWRK 7690: Leadership, Strategic Program Planning, and Financial Management in Social Service Organizations (3 credit hours)

    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

    Every effort is made to ensure that people from marginalized groups have access to the Master of Social Work program. Our Educational Equity 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.

    Flexible program options

    • Full Time: take up to four years to complete the program
    • Part Time: take up to six years to complete the program

    Occasional student in Social Work

    An occasional student is a student choosing to take graduate courses with no intention of proceeding towards an advanced degree at the University of Manitoba at the present time. Occasional student status is not advised for international students due to study permit limitations.

    For more information on occasional student in the Faculty of Social Work, please contact Karen Singleton, Graduate Programs Student Advisor, at karen.singleton@umanitoba.ca.

    General information about occasional student status and the on-line application is available on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

    Admission requirements

    To qualify for admission to the Master of Social Work 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 the last 60 credit hours of university study.

    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.

    Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

    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

    The MSW program has only one application deadline per year, and applications are accepted for September entry only. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

    • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts
    • Two letters of recommendation (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

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

    Application deadline

    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.

    Start or continue your application

    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.

    Start or continue your application

    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 are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Interior Design 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 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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    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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    Term Annual application deadline
    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
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    Déposer une demande

    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.

    Start or continue your application

    Early admission and consideration for scholarships

    Term Annual application deadline
    Winter January 15

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall March 15

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadline
    Fall 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 rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall May 1
    Winter September 1

    International applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Winter June 1
    Fall 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 rolling basis.

    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 rolling basis.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    Canadian and US applicants

    Term Annual application deadlines
    Fall (September) May 1
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    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 Management reviews applications in February / March.

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

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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 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

    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 August 1 of the year prior to start term.

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    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 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) 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 open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    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.

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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 (August) June 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 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.

    Start or continue your application

    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.

    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 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 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.

    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 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.

    Start or continue your application

    Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

    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.

    Start or continue your application

    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) February 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 Graduate Studies. Once this process is complete, applications are sent to the Faculty of Social Work internal admissions committee. The Faculty of Social Work internal admissions committee reviews the applications and their 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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    After the annual application deadline (see below), applications are reviewed on a committee basis by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Once this process is complete, applications are sent to the Faculty of Social Work internal admissions committee. The Faculty of Social Work internal admissions committee reviews the applications and their decisions are sent to all applicants 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.

    Start or continue your application

    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

    Learn more

    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