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
- 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
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- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSocial Work View 428 other Masters in Social Work in United States
- Personal statement
- Academic documentation
- Proof of English proficiency
- Additional academic requirements and regulations
- Foreign transcripts
- Financial certification
- Application fee
International25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
National25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12618 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 24 months.
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