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A year in review: Q&A with second-year Ph.D. students

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work Ph.D. Program emphasizes the building of a close-knit community of learners and faculty and an emphasis on research methodology and independent inquiry. It requires courageous scholarship, intense self-reflection, passion, curiosity and critical thought. This fall Kimberly S. Compton, Anna Maternick and Hilary Stim begin their second year in the Ph.D. program. Their … Continue reading » “A year in review: Q&A with second-year Ph.D. students”

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New agreement between VCU and Reynolds Community College to make social work degrees more accessible, affordable

Virginia Commonwealth University has signed a deal with Reynolds Community College to allow eligible Reynolds students who earn an associate’s degree in pre-social work to transfer to VCU and complete their bachelor’s degree at the School of Social Work in as little as four semesters. The School of Social Work’s new articulation agreement with Reynolds Community College is the second such agreement with a Richmond-area … Continue reading » “New agreement between VCU and Reynolds Community College to make social work degrees more accessible, affordable”

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VCU participates in CSWE Annual Program Meeting 2014

Its that time of year again. Social work faculty, staff and Ph.D. students are traveling to attend the annual Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. This year’s meeting is being held this week in Tampa, Fl. Thirteen Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work Ph.D. students will be in attendance and presenting on a variety of topics. For a full list … Continue reading » “VCU participates in CSWE Annual Program Meeting 2014”

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This is why I am a social worker. This is why I chose VCU.

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 … Continue reading » “This is why I am a social worker. This is why I chose VCU.”

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Ph.D. program update

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social work Ph.D. Program Director, Sarah Kye Price, Ph.D. has recently announced her decision to step down as program director to focus on her research to advance maternal and child health and enhance mental health services for women during and around the time of pregnancy. In her role as director, Price made significant contributions to the program. … Continue reading » “Ph.D. program update”

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School of Social Work’s M.S.W. Program Distance Education ranked among the best

Recently, Create a Career, an online resource for important information for specific occupations, created a list of the 20 best online M.S.W. programs. VCU School of Social Work’s Distance Education option, an online and on-campus hybrid master’s program, was listed as the fourth best online M.S.W. program. Located in Richmond, VA, Virginia Commonwealth University features a Master of Social Work … Continue reading » “School of Social Work’s M.S.W. Program Distance Education ranked among the best”

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Peer mentor program

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work reinforces their dedication to student success and expands their peer mentor program. The program now has 4 B.S.W. mentors and the 7 M.S.W. mentors and has matched almost 300 prospective and current students with mentors since August of 2012. The program connects students in search of mentorship with an energetic, passionate B.S.W. … Continue reading » “Peer mentor program”