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Master Blended

Social Work (Concentration in Administration, Planning and Policy Practice)

Virginia Commonwealth University

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

The Social Work (Concentration in Administration, Planning and Policy Practice) program at Virginia Commonwealth University prepares graduates to become leaders skilled in analyzing, formulating, implementing and evaluating policies, plans and programs. The knowledge, values and skills that are taught emphasize current theory and research through classroom and field-based experiences. 

Overview

Program goals

Flowing from the mission of the Social Work (Concentration in Administration, Planning and Policy 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, groups, organizations and communities
  • 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:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

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
    Tuition Fee
    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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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