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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Social Work
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • PhD in Social Work

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    Expected duration

    • 4 to 6 years

  • The knowledge generated by our doctoral students is shared with other academics, students, government policy-makers, not-for-profit social service organizations, individuals who make use of social work services and supports and members of the general public.

    The Faculty of Social Work's research focuses include:

    • human rights and social justice
    • child welfare
    • family violence
    • social determinants of mental health
    • Indigenous methodologies and ways of being
  • Two social work researches sit in front of 4 large computer monitors talking.

Program details

To earn your PhD, you must demonstrate an ability for independent investigation, original research or creative scholarship. You will be expected to write a thesis and you will be tested in an oral examination where you exhibit mastery of your field of study.

Expected duration: 4 to 6 years

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

You must contract with an advisor upon admission. An advisory committee that includes your advisor and two additional members will be appointed to assist the you in developing a study plan and to supervise your research.

Course work

You must complete 24 credit hours of approved 7000 level course work beyond the Master of Social Work degree.

You will select your courses in consultation with your advisory committee to further your specialized program of study. We strongly recommend that you include courses focusing on both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The PhD Program Committee must approve your course selection.

      Sample course offerings

      • 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 7650: Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups (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 7680: Management of Human Resources in Social Service Organizations (3 credit hours)
      • SWRK 7690: Leadership, Strategic Program Planning, and Financial Management in Social Service Organizations (3 credit hours)
      • SWRK 8010: Perspectives on Knowledge for Social Work (3 credit hours)
      • SWRK 8100: Social Work Past and Present: Trends, Institutions and Practices (3 credit hours)

      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.

      Candidacy examination

      The candidacy examination should be taken within a year of completion of coursework. The candidacy examination consists of a major paper on a topic within your general area of study and an oral examination of the topic covered in the paper. A candidacy examination committee will be appointed when you begin to prepare for your candidacy examination. This three-person committee, which includes your advisor, is responsible for administering the candidacy examination.

      Dissertation research

      Your PhD advisory committee, chaired by your thesis advisor, provides advice and guidance in the development of the proposal for the dissertation and during the ongoing research phase. Normally, advisory committee members become members of the examining committee for the dissertation during the final examination for the PhD degree.

      Admission requirements

      To qualify for admission to the PhD in Social Work, you must:

      • Have a Master of Social Work degree, or equivalent, from an accredited degree-granting university, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B)
      • Demonstrate minimum research competency in both qualitative and quantitative methods equivalent to the level required for the Master of Social Work degree from the University of Manitoba, with a minimum grade of 3.0 (B) within the last 10 years

      If you do not meet these entrance requirements, you may be recommended for conditional admission with the stipulation that you take the necessary course or courses. The course or courses will be an additional requirement beyond the 24 credit hours required for the program.

      In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements for the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Graduate Studies.

      How to apply

      The Social Work PhD 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
      • Three letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
      • A CV that shows you have educational and professional experience and the capacity to undertake research-oriented postgraduate work.
      • Proof of English language proficiency, if required
      • A two-page summary of your proposal for the PhD program that includes:
        • a rationale for the proposed research
        • research questions
        • a concise literature review of the topic
        • a proposed methodology for the research
        • the outline of a  plan to complete the research

      Potential applicants are encouraged to examine the area of expertise of Social Work faculty members to ensure that there are potential advisors that share their research interests.

      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.

      Start or continue your application

      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.

      Start or continue your application

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

      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.

      Start or continue your application

      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.

      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

      Canadian, US and International applicants

      Applications open September 1 of year prior to start term.

      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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      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

      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.

      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) 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.

      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

      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
      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 Management 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) 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 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 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.

      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 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.

      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 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.

      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 (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.

      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) 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.

      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) 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.

      Start or continue your application

      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.

      Start or continue your application

      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.

      Start or continue your application

      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.

      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 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.

      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) 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 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.

      Start or continue your application

      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.

      Start or continue your application

      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.

      Start or continue your application

      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.

      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 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.

      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 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

      Canadian and US applicants

      Term Annual application deadlines
      Fall (September) January 15, 2023
      (for scholarship consideration)

      May 15, 2023

      International applicants

      Term Annual application deadline
      Fall (September) January 15, 2023

      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