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
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers


The University of Manitoba PhD in Social Work focuses on developing skills for research and teaching in the field of social work. Our goal is to advance the fields of social work practice and social policy, striving to promote respect for human rights and dignity, individual worth and wellbeing, diversity, social inclusion and the principles of social justice.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • 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.
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience
    A minimum of two years of professional practice experience in social work.

    * 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 10, 2022