Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 9 Reviews
  • Richmond (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,971
100% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 9 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"it is important in learning to think critically, but understand the monetary debt you will be in afterwards."
Margaret Weber
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"After obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, I had an idea of what I wanted to do in the profession but I wasn't exactly sure. I have always been interested in the field on mental health and have had some experience through internships and jobs but I haven't had the educational part to it. With VCU's social work program, I am able to focus in on mental health and take the two years to becoming fully competent in the area. I am provided lots of learning experiences as well as educational opportunities. The staff and fellow classmates become your biggest supports as well as role models. If you have your BSW and want to gain higher education or even have your Bachelor's Degree in a different field but are interested in social work, challenge yourself and apply to VCU's MSW program, it will be the best decision of your life."
Ashley
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"VCU is a good choice for the arts, social sciences, and medical degrees. Its urban campus is a great and friendly environment."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"VCU is a great place to earn your degree. The school is very diverse and welcoming of all students. The school is surrounded by a beautiful city full of things to do, see, and eat."
Rebecca S. Herbig
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I have been highly impressed with the School of Social Work's curriculum and professors. Most professors are engaging and motivating, although some of the adjunct staff have been disappointing. My student success advisor is excellent and she has gone out of her way to help me with all of the questions I have had."
egg246
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"The campus is great! I love the diverse population of students and that the campus is a big part of Richmond. The campus boasts a top of the line gym and library with plenty of eating options on and off campus. All of my instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable. Virginia Commonwealth has one of the top ten master programs for social work in the US."
C. T.
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"VCU is overpopulated and that makes it very easy to be overlooked or have a persistent problem that is not solved right away. With that being said, it is in the heart of a great city with a range of internship opportunities available."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"I really liked the urban feel and Richmond is a great city. VCU has a strong social work program that requires students to have 3 semesters of internships in undergrad and this really helped me when looking for jobs after graduating."
Elizabeth Miller
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I really enjoy the classes and professors at VCU, I am learning a lot of important and relevant information for my future work as a social worker. Professors are very helpful and willing to work with the needs of students. VCU provides transportation between MP and MCV campuses which is very helpful. However, working with administration is a nightmare, I received the wrong admissions letter and instead of fixing it, they made me take the 2 year track instead of the 1 year which I was originally accepted into but given the 2 year acceptance letter. Because of the location of the campus I do not feel safe and VCU alert texts about a robbery, stabbing, or shooting happen on a regular basis. Graduate housing is old and has mold issues. Staff says they are being proactive but in reality if you submit a work order saying you have mold growth in your room they only come wipe it off. Overall, I know that thanks to my classes and professors I will be extremely prepared once I enter the field of social work next year."