Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Details

Virginia Commonwealth University offers a Master of Social Work degree to students seeking an Advanced Standing program.  This online msw program is designed for students with a BSW who will complete credit hours during the summer prior to entering the concentration curriculum.  Courses are available in full- or part-time formats.  

Advanced concentrations include clinical practice or administration, planning and policy practice.  Studies in the clinical practice concentration may cover topics such as planned interventions, multidimensional assessment, goal setting, and more.  VCU promotes social justice, human rights, cultural competence and ethical practice in the field.  Enhance, restore and advance the knowledge and skills required to enter professional social work settings with VCU online.


  • A social work undergraduate degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program
  • Statement of intent
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GPA of 3.0

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges