PhD Members Programs

Memorial University of Newfoundland

School of Social Work

The Social Work PhD program was introduced in 1995 and is the only such program in Atlantic Canada. It provides regionally relevant and accessible, advanced and specialized education in social work.

The program is research-based, stressing critical thinking and the production of original and significant scholarship. Two streams are available: (1) advanced social work practice and (2) social work education. There is also an internship in practice, education, or research.

The due date for applications to the PhD Program is September 15 in even-numbered years.

Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
  • St. John's, Newfoundland
  • Public
  • PhD in Social Work
  • In-Person Program Only
  • Full or Part-time Enrollment
  • 6-8 Students
  • No
  • Yes, with a cut-off score
  • Yes, MSW required
  • Yes
  • Yes

Substantive Research Areas of Faculty

  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Adolescent and Youth Development
  • Aging/Gerontology
  • Child Welfare
  • Children & Families
  • Community Practice/Macro Practice
  • Disability
  • Family Violence
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • International Social Work & Global Development
  • LGBT Issues & Services
  • Mental Health
  • Military/Veterans' Issues
  • Poverty/Disadvantaged Populations
  • Social/Economic Justice
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Rural Social Work
  • Social Work Education
  • Social Work Practice
  • Work/Family/Family Policy

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