The PhD is designed to prepare social work scholars, educators and researchers to have an in-depth understanding of social justice and human rights and the underlying structural issues; to be equipped to take leadership positions in universities, colleges, and government and non-government organizations; and to be able to contribute to the development of structural social work theory and practice.

The PhD is for candidates who hold an MSW from an accredited program in social work (Canadian Association for Social Work Education or equivalent) or a similarly accredited BSW and a closely related graduate degree. Requirements typically include a minimum of two years full-time post graduate work experience, or five years post-baccalaureate work experience in the social services and/or policy field and an average of A- or better at the master’s level.

Graduate Calendar Description Ph.D. Program in Social Work