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.


Horizontal rule

Ranked No. 28 in Best Graduate Schools for Social Work by U.S. News & World Report *


Horizontal rule

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.

2023 Commencement. Unlocking an unlimited future

May 2023 Commencement details

The School of Social Work held its May Commencement ceremony Friday, May 12, at the Siegel Center. An archive of the live stream is available on our Commencement page

The university-wide Commencement ceremony is at 10 a.m. ET Saturday, May 13, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Upcoming events


Latest news