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Combined Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) and certification for school social work practice

Abell, Dr. Melissa L.
Director, M.S.W. Program
(804) 828-2007

See the individual program pages for admission requirements specific to the separate degrees.

Through a collaborative program with the VCU School of Education, students may meet Virginia Department of Education standards for certification as school social workers in Virginia in addition to meeting requirements for the M.S.W. degree. Students interested in certification in school social work should contact their adviser during the first semester of their program. In order to meet the requirements of the M.S.W. degree and the School Social Work certification option, students complete a total of 63 graduate credits including six credit hours of approved graduate courses in education.

Additional information may be obtained from the School of Social Work Web site at or by writing:

School of Social Work
Virginia Commonwealth University
1001 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23284-2027
Attention: Certificate for School Social Work Adviser



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