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Social Work with a concentration in clinical practice

Virginia Commonwealth University

24 months
Duration
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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About

Students in the Social Work with a concentration in clinical practice program at Virginia Commonwealth University study about a mutual problem-solving process in which multidimensional assessment, goal-setting, planned intervention and evaluation are prominent components, all of which are informed by current scientific knowledge.

Overview

All clinical practice is grounded in the values and purposes of the social work profession. The goal of the Social Work with a concentration in clinical practice program at Virginia Commonwealth University is to promote effective coping with life challenges and transitions. This is achieved by helping people solve problems, change dysfunctional behavior, resolve emotional and interpersonal conflicts, develop and use social networks and resources, and maintain achieved capacities and strengths. This goal rests on the fundamental belief in the dignity of all human beings and in communal responsibility for all members of the multicultural society.

Program goals

Flowing from the mission of the School of Social Work and guided by the principles of promoting social justice, human rights, diversity, cultural competence/sensitivity and ethical practice, the goals of the M.S.W. program are:

  • To provide for a generalist knowledge, skills, ethics and values essential for work with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations
  • To provide for a program that prepares students for work in concentration areas of specialization in either clinical social work or social work administration, planning and policy practice in a range of settings
  • To provide for an educational environment where students apply the profession’s values and ethical principles
  • To provide for an educational environment where students gain a greater understanding of implications of diversity through education on identifying cultural strengths and ways to counteract individual and institutional prejudice, oppression and discrimination
  • To provide for an educational environment where students apply research methods to analyze and critically evaluate professional practice, programs and service delivery systems
  • To provide for an educational environment where students gain a greater understanding of advocacy and involvement in advocacy to affect social and economic justice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Research for Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Concentration Social Policy
  • Concentration Field Instruction
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate course work
  • Completion of the following prerequisites: two three-credit courses in the social and behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics), or health sciences, biological sciences or humanities.
  • The applicant must provide a personal statement discussing reasons for pursuing graduate study
  • All non-native English-speaking applicants must provide evidence of English language proficiency
  • Prospective students who have studied outside of the U.S. must provide an official course-by-course external credential evaluation as a required part of the admission process
  • Proof of adequate funds to live and study full time at VCU by submitting an I-20 DS Request Form accompanied by an original bank verification letter
  • A $70 state-required application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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