School of Social Work

No. 28 M.S.W. Program in the U.S.

On the surface social work may seem like any other helping profession. Social workers help families, groups, communities and individuals enhance their well-being. They encourage others to develop skills and abilities to find new solutions and resolve today’s problems for a better tomorrow.

What makes a professional social worker stand out is their training and commitment to social justice. Social workers are trained to work with individuals to facilitate community growth. They are taught to consider both internal and external struggles to facilitate positive change and focus on social inequalities to improve society’s overall well-being especially for the most vulnerable populations.

Social workers choose this profession because the want to help. They want to find solutions and resolve society’s most difficult problems. They choose to be advocates, clinicians, leaders and activists. The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work provides proven education in a state-of-the-art environment with the opportunities and student support necessary for every student to succeed.

To learn more about why our students choose social work and why they choose VCU as their place to study go to

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