Virginia Commonwealth University

About the school

VCU studentsRecognized by U.S. News & World Report, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work′s graduate programs are ranked 11th among the nation’s top social work programs. The Monroe Park Campus location offers all three degree levels — Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work. In addition, the school offers both a continuing education and a new distance education program. The school will offer the M.S.W. in Alexandria, Va. until 2012, and began offering it through the distance education program in September 2011.

Since 1917, the VCU School of Social Work has been preparing students to bring about change through their knowledge and actions. With an internationally recognized faculty dedicated to scholarship and teaching, the school offers a unique combination of classroom and field experiences, emphasizing critical thinking, self-awareness, evidence-based decision making and ethical integrity. Our doctoral students collaborate with these faculty experts to research more than 15 areas of focus such as domestic violence, issues of aging, health disparities and global concerns. More than 420 field agencies complement the full-time faculty and adjunct faculty of social work professionals in the B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs.