Urban setting

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Virginia Commonwealth University / School of Social Work is located in Richmond, VA, in an urban setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)
Master of Social Work/Master of Divinity (MSW/M Div)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans


Focus of faculty research: Family and child welfare, mental health, gerontology, health, justice
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA  23284-9005
United States
Contact Dr. James E. Hinterlong
Email: jehinterlong@vcu.edu
Phone: 804-828-1030
Fax: 804-828-0716