6.19 Faculty of Social Work
Ph.D. in Social Work
In addition to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar, a Master of Social Work degree, or equivalent, from an accredited degree-granting university, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (as defined by the University of Manitoba) is required for admission. (Equivalence to an M.S.W. degree from the University of Manitoba is defined as: possession of an M.S.W. degree from an accredited program at another accredited university OR possession of a Masters-Ievel social work degree other than an M.S.W, which is defined as one delivered by an academic unit possessing the mandate of preparing social workers for professional practice, accredited by the relevant social work education authority and which would render its holders eligible for registration with the Manitoba Institute of Registered Social Workers.)
Selected candidates who possess a B.S.W. degree and a non-social work Masters degree would be admitted to a qualifying year composed of the core courses of the relevant stream. Also, the successful completion of any course would be required to meet the core M.S.W. course requirements in the Stream that is consistent with the applicant's Ph.D. focus of study, where courses completed in a prior non-social work Masters degree are not recognized as meeting equivalency standing criteria for required core courses in the M.S.W. program. Equivalency standing of prior courses will be assessed by a committee that includes representatives from the Ph.D. Admission Committee and the M.S.W. Stream consistent with the applicants' Ph.D. focus of study. Candidates holding a non-social work Masters degree are encouraged to apply least one year prior to when they intend to enter the Ph.D. program.
In addition, a minimum research competency in qualitative or quantitative methods equivalent to the level required for the Master of Social Work degree from the University of Manitoba, with a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Although the minimum requirement is for one course, applicants will be expected to have basic competency in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Demonstrated evidence of scholarly ability, through publications in refereed journals, other scholarly work of equivalent standard, or courses taught in accredited university programs.
A minimum of two years' professional practice experience in social work.
Students are admitted in alternating years, into either Family-Focused Intervention or Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Planning. Applicants for social welfare policy analysis and planning will be admitted in 2002-2003. Applicants for Family-Focused Intervention will be admitted in 2003-2004.
The Faculty of Social Work must have staff with demonstrated scholarship in an applicant's proposed area of dissertation research. If the Faculty lacks the required expertise in the proposed area of dissertation research, applicants who meet minimum criteria entry requirements will have an opportunity to change their proposed area of research.
Minimum program requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. A minimum of two consecutive terms of full-time study is required. To complete the required coursework, students will normally be resident between one and two years.