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.
Ranked No. 28 in Best Graduate Schools for Social Work by U.S. News & World Report *
100+ years of educating social work students
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- On campus or online
- Full time or part time
- Advanced standing, dual-degree and certificate options
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
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.
What is field education? Field experiences are part of our B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs. Woven into the curriculum, fieldwork enables students to prepare for professional practice through on-site work with one of our 500+ community partners.
What I didn’t expect [from field placements] was the transformative experience that shaped me not only as a social work student but also as a person.”
Ravine Billy (she/her), M.S.W. student
Go to the field education page to see what our B.S.W. and M.S.W. students do at field sites, check out highlights of the partners who work with us, and more.