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Social Work (Concentration in Clinical Practice)

Virginia Commonwealth University

24 months
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25956 USD/year
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12618 USD/year
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About

The goal of Social Work (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. 

Overview

Clinical social work practice involves 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. All clinical practice is grounded in the values and purposes of the social work profession. 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 Social Work (Concentration in Clinical Practice) program at Virginia Commonwealth University 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

Program competencies

Competency 1 – Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

​Competency 2 – Engage diversity and difference in practice

Competency 3 – Advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice

Competency 4 – Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice

Competency 5 – Engage in policy practice

Competency 6 - Engage with individuals, families, communities and organizations

Competency 7 – Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities

Competency 8 – Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities

Competency 9 – Evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work and Social Justice
  • Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups
  • Policy, Community and Organizational Practice 
  • Research in Social Work Practice
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment 
  • Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups for Advanced-standing Students

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • 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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