The School of Social Work at Memorial University has grown to become the largest east of Montreal since its inception in 1963 and its MSW and PhD programs are taught by an internationally recognized faculty. Memorial’s PhD in Social Work program is the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada. The School promotes social justice by providing social work education, conducting scholarly inquiry, disseminating knowledge, and contributing to public policy and practice. These activities help address the needs and aspirations of the local and global communities with whom we collaborate and interact. The School of Social Work plays an important role in preparing graduates for service delivery within Newfoundland and Labrador, across Canada, and internationally.
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the School of Social Work website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.
MSW: 1-2 years
PhD: 4 years
January 15 (MSW) for Fall admission
September 15 (PhD) for Spring admission (in even-numbered years)Funding: