Online Master of Social Work Blog

Online Master of Social Work applicants can find insights, news, essential reading and articles written about expert faculty. They’ll gain a deeper understanding of clinical social work, potential career paths and the myriad ways that the VCU Social Work program’s graduates are making a positive impact on the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Bedding on the floor of a homeless shelter.
VCU professor Maurice Gattis researches LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. Learn more about how academics use social work to support homeless youth.
A social worker in front of a white board conducts a job training session.
Formerly incarcerated individuals face numerous hurdles in reentering society. Discover the pivotal role social workers can play in reducing recidivism
A smiling baby in their parent’s lap is examined by a doctor.
Social workers are vital public health advocates, particularly in the areas of health education and promotion. Explore the role of social work in public health.
Schoolchildren write in notebooks in an Indian village.
How are the values and goals of social work applied on a global scale? Learn more about the importance of international social work and its main tenets.
At a meeting, a human resources manager shakes hands with a colleague across a conference table.
Social work is a rewarding career, but its transferable skills are also useful in other types of jobs. Explore alternative careers for social workers.
A couple seated side by side at a desk visits a social worker.
Social workers play an important role in helping people establish economic well-being. Explore what economic well-being is and how social workers assist.
A corporate social worker sits next to an employee and listens to them speak at a desk near an open laptop.
Companies are increasingly concerned with social responsibility. Discover how corporate social workers help businesses act more ethically and responsibly.
A domestic violence social worker takes notes during a meeting with three family members.
Domestic violence affects millions of people. Explore the role of domestic violence social workers and how they provide support, from counseling to advocacy.
A social worker takes notes on a clipboard while interviewing a smiling family of four.
Understanding a client’s relationships is critical for a social worker. Explore what an ecomap is, how to use ecomaps in social work and ecomap examples.
A social worker goes over a document with a client.
Case management and social work are both essential to providing effective social services. Explore the similarities and differences between these professions.