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Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work

Founded in 1917, the School of Social Work stands as the first school of its kind in the South, as well as the only program in Virginia (and only 39 nationwide) that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in the discipline. It is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation and is one of the largest comprehensive social work programs in the U.S.

For over 100 years, students and world-class faculty have engaged the city of Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding communities in a constant effort to inspire change and advocate social and economic justice and understanding. They have forged lasting connections with more than 500 human and social service organizations, allowing students to engage in field experiences that match their passions and future ambitions.

Through an innovative curriculum, diverse field experiences and ambitious and proactive research priorities, the School of Social Work informs the leaders of today and prepares the leaders of tomorrow. U.S. News and World Report ranks the graduate program among the nation’s top social work programs.

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Founded in 1917, the school offers B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees in Social Work.
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VCU’s School of Social Work is ranked among the nation’s schools of social work by US News at #25.
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Average class size is 25 students.
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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 13% growth in social work employment from 2019-2029.

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Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Social Work
Academic Learning Commons
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Box 842027
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2027
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