VCU School of Social Work 

Online Master of Social Work

Earn your M.S.W. degree online at VCU and practice in your community. Request more information now.

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Enroll in VCU’s Online M.S.W. program and make an impact on your community.


About the Online Master of Social Work Program

With over a century of educational excellence, Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work is a pioneer in social work education. The online Master of Social Work extends this legacy to students everywhere, with a curriculum focused on developing clinical solutions through personalized, community-informed practice. 

Not everything can be taught in a classroom, so students enrolled in the online M.S.W. participate in clinical field education where they put lesson plans into practice locally. Online M.S.W. graduates are able to truly help their communities by taking an empathetic, personalized and trauma-informed approach to clinical social work that considers individuals’ diverse experiences.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
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Graduates of the M.S.W. Program have an 86% first-time licensure pass rate — well above the national average.

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VCU provides field placement opportunities throughout the country so students can practice what they learn in their communities.

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VCU faculty members apply a social justice lens and teach students how social justice principles can guide their clinical practice and make them more effective social workers.

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VCU is consistently ranked as one of the top M.S.W. programs in the nation and the No. 1 M.S.W. program in Virginia by U.S. News.

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