Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2007/2008)
3.3 Admission Requirements
  1. To be considered for admission to the program, applicants are required to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours in the courses indicated in Table 1 Course and Credit Hour Requirements. In accordance with Table 1 Course and Credit Hour Requirements, Courses and Credit Hours Required for Application, 45 credit hours as specified must be successfully completed prior to the application deadline (by the end of the Fall Semester preceding the year for which formal admission is being sought) while the remaining 15 credit hours specified in Table 1 Course and Credit Hour Requirements, Credit Hours Required Before Beginning Year 3, may be in-progress at the time of application and/or during the Spring Semester immediately following the application deadline. These courses and credits must have been taken at Memorial University of Newfoundland or accepted for credit from a recognized university or university college. Applicants must have achieved an average of at least 65% in the courses comprising the last 30 credit hours attempted by the deadline date for application and for which a grade was given. Courses for which applicants are registered during the Winter term of the year for which they are applying will not be included in this calculation.

  2. In addition to other criteria used in the selection process, the applicants for admission will be ranked according to their academic standing, which will be based on their overall academic performance, cumulative average based on the last 30 credit hours for which a grade was given, and the overall average of the 45 pre-deadline prerequisite credit hours.

  3. During the period between the date of application and the beginning of Year 3, applicants will be required to meet the Academic Requirements and Promotion Regulations of the School of Social Work.

  4. A student will not be considered for admission if he/she has attempted and failed two or more SCWK courses or has repeated a SCWK course more than once.

Table 1 Course and Credit Hour Requirements

Courses and Credit Hours Required for Application

The following 45 credit hours must be completed prior to the application deadline (by the end of the Fall Semester preceding the year for which admission is being sought).

Courses and Credit Hours Required Before Beginning Year 3

Applicants must also complete the following 15 credit hours which may be in-progress at the time of application and/or during the Spring Semester immediately following the application deadline.

6 credit hours in English

Psychology - students may choose Option A or B.

  • Option A
  • 9 credit hours in Psychology, at least 3 of which must be chosen from Psychology 2010, 2011, 2012, or equivalent.
  • Option B
  • 9 credit hours in Psychology, at least 3 of which must be Psychology 2025.

Psychology - students must complete additional courses in the option they chose for application.

  • Option A
  • Although only one of Psychology 2010, 2011, 2012, or equivalent must be completed prior to the application deadline, the other courses in this grouping must be completed prior to beginning Year 3 of the program.
  • Option B
  • Psychology 2012 and an additional 3 credit hours in a psychology course beyond the first year level must be completed prior to beginning Year 3 of the program.

3 credit hours in Sociology

3 credit hours in Sociology

3 credit hours in either Anthropology, Geography, or Political Science

Social Work 2510 and/or Social Work 2700 (a minimum numeric grade of 65% is required in each of these courses).

Although only one of Social Work 2510 or Social Work 2700 must be completed prior to the application deadline, the other course in this grouping must be completed prior to beginning Year 3 of the program. A minimum grade of 65% is required in each of these courses.

3 credit hours chosen from Philosophy 2800-2810 or Women's Studies 2000

Further courses from Table 2 Electives to make up 45 credit hours.

Further courses from Table 2 Electives to make up 15 credit hours.

Table 2 Electives

Subject to overall degree regulations, a candidate must complete 33 credit hours chosen from the following:

All courses in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science to a maximum of 33 credit hours excluding all required arts and science courses as outlined Table 1 Course and Credit Hour Requirements.

A maximum of 18 credit hours from subject areas other than in arts, science and social work.

No more than 24 credit hours in these electives may be taken from any single subject.