University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Social Work

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Social Work
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Managers in Social, Community and Correctional ServicesSocial WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers


Students in the Master of Social Work program acquire the knowledge, skills and values to move beyond a generalist approach to social work into advanced innovative practice within a specialized area defined by population, issue, or type of practice that incorporates principles of respect for diversity, social inclusion and social justice.

The MSW will help you develop the capacity to critically reflect on values, theory, research and existing practice approaches in a chosen area of specialization. You will have the opportunity to master theories, research, policies and practices appropriate to advanced study, including the critical analysis of the social construction of theory and practices that may reflect injustices.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • 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.
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 12, 2022