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Social Work, MSW

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, VA,
The School’s mission is to provide social work education programs which prepare students with competence to develop and deliver services that strengthen and/or empower individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 


This admission status is granted to applicants who meet all admission requirements. Persons admitted under this curriculum enroll for the normal sequence of courses and field work with the goal of meeting all requirements for the Master of Social Work degree in two academic years.

The school offers an extended program of study to a limited number of students. This plan offers the opportunity for enrollment education to persons who must extend their course of study beyond the two-year academic period. The Extended-Time MSW program permits students to complete requirements over a six (6) semester period. Students should discuss needs for extension with their academic advisor, the Director of MSW Program, and receive approval from the Assistant Dean.

The curriculum is organized around a social/ecological/systems perspective and the degree conferred upon completion of four coordinated semesters of study in the Master of Social Work Program (MSW).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Case Management in Social Work
  • Social Work with Military Families
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Ethnicity
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • Trauma and the Military
  • Differential Approaches to Treatment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • The applicant’s undergraduate transcript must reflect a GPA of at least 2.7 on a four (4) point scale.
  • A minimum of twenty (21) credit hours in three content areas (with a GPA of at least 2.7) in the social and behavioral sciences
  • A minimum of fifteen credit hours in the Liberal Arts in three content areas (e.g., art, cultural literature, cultural history, humanities, languages, music, philosophy, religion, and speech).
  • A 3 credit hour prerequisite course in Human Biology. (Lab not required)
  • A prerequisite course in Social Science Statistics (three (3) credit hours with a minimum grade of 2.0).
  • Evidence of computer literacy, which is a prerequisite for research courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10085 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4199 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4199 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Norfolk

  • 1100 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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