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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Social Work

Offered by: Social Work     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

(Offered jointly by McGill and Université de Montréal.)

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

  • SWRK 701 Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the joint Social Work Ph.D. program
  • SWRK 720 Thought and Theory Development in Social Work (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : The purpose of this seminar is to explore the origins and historical development of social work theory. Included in the analysis of this development will be the impact of material, cultural and ideological shifts within society in general and social welfare in particular. Attention will also be given to the effect of changes within relevant social science disciplines on the process of social work theory development and its relation to intervention.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Myriam Denov (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the joint Social Work Ph.D. program
  • SWRK 721 Advanced Integrative Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : This seminar guides students to explore the theoretical, empirical and methodological traditions in scholarship that give rise to their research question. It also provides opportunities for students to engage in collaborative discussions and presentations of their emerging research proposals to support their advancement through the program.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Shari Brotman (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Completion of comprehensive exam (SWRK 701)
    • Restriction: Open only to students in the joint Social Work Ph.D. program

Complementary Courses

One of the following courses:

  • SWRK 722 Advanced Seminar: Social Work Intervention (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Comparative study of certain models of social work intervention from the point of view of their internal logical structure and their practical effectiveness. The models to be presented will be analyzed in terms of their origins, their underlying values, their objectives, their modes of intervention, and their effectiveness.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the joint Social Work Ph.D. program
  • SWRK 723 Advanced Seminar on Social Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Analysis of social policies and their impact on social work practice and on the clienteles that they affect. Study of the interaction between social policies and styles of management of social work organizations responsible for their application.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Wendy Ann Thomson (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the joint Social Work Ph.D. program

One of the following courses:

  • SWRK 724 Advanced Research Methods and Analysis: Quantitative Data (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Problems encountered in the use of quantitative methods in social work research. Types of quantitative research useful in social welfare policy analysis and discussion of yield from alternative analytic methods.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: David Rothwell (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the joint Social Work Ph.D. program
  • SWRK 725 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Review of the principal methods comprised under the area of qualitative research and problems related to the utilization of those methods. Particular attention to analysis arising from these methods.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Linda Davies (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the joint Social Work Ph.D. program

One course in Social Work or a related discipline.

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)