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Social Work, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Calgary, Canada
The Social Work program is offered at University of Calgary. As a nationally-accredited program, the Social Work Doctoral program produces highly qualified social work researchers and educators.  The aim of developing such advanced scholarly and research skills is to equip doctoral students for future roles as leaders in the social work profession.
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Overview

Outcomes and next steps

Post-secondary academia, government, research, hospitals/community health centers, mental health clinics, schools, non-profit/advocacy groups, social service/child welfare/family service agencies, employee assistance programs, private counselling, consultation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Required core courses include

  •  Theory, History and Philosophy: Values, Ethics and Professional Beliefs
  • Research Foundations: Epistemology and Professional Knowledge-Building
  • Research Methods I: Quantitative
  • Research Methods II: Qualitative and Integrative Research Colloquia

 Students must also complete 4 elective courses relevant to the student's area of specialization and research focus.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    97

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Master of Social Work or equivalent Master’s degree from a recognized institution.
  • A program proposal outlining the applicant’s reasons for pursuing doctoral education in social work, educational goals and career expectations, prior research course work and experience, and a research proposal.
  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • A sample of written work such as a published or unpublished scholarly paper, or a professional report.
  • Three; two professional and one academic letters 
  • A minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system, calculated on the Master of Social Work or equivalent Master’s degree.

Work Experience

Applicants should have substantial professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12695 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12695 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5593 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5593 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Calgary

  • 1247 - 1960 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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