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School of Social Work

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Creating changemakers where they're needed most

Practitioners. Scholars. Community leaders.

At VCU's School of Social Work, we commit to preparing professional social workers who engage our communities, initiate difficult dialogues and confront today's social inequities.


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Ranked No. 1 School of Social Work in Virginia


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Ranked No. 25 in Best Graduate Schools for Social Work by U.S. News & World Report


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100+ years of educating social work students

Find your program


  • On campus
  • Full time
  • Transfer agreements with Brightpoint and Reynolds community colleges


  • On campus or online
  • Full time or part time
  • Advanced standing, dual-degree and certificate options


  • On campus
  • Full time
  • Funded by assistantships, fellowships and other aid

Minor in social welfare

  • Available to non-social work majors
  • Completed in 18 credits

Go beyond the classroom with field education

Fieldwork is an integral part of the B.S.W. and M.S.W. student experience.

Learn more about the School of Social Work

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Resources for current students

Find documents and forms, field education details, academic resources and more in our current students section.

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