Ph.D. tuition and fees

All VCU School of Social Work Ph.D. students have 100% of their tuition covered in the first four years of the program. Fee estimates by semester are listed below.

  • Fall and spring semesters: Approximately $1,500 to $2,000
  • Summer semester: Approximately $300


VCU reserves the right to adjust tuition costs as necessary. The university reserves the right to revise or alter all fees, regulations pertaining to student fees and fee collection procedures at any time. The VCU Board of Trustees sets official fees in June/July of each year. Students may be responsible for purchasing books and other materials for various courses throughout the program.

Have questions?

If you're a prospective student interested in the VCU School of Social Work Ph.D. Program, contact us at (804) 828-1030 or