Welcome to the School of Social Work

The faculty and staff of the School of Social Work at Radford University believe that the highest quality of social work education builds on the values and ethics of the profession. We fully integrate cultural competence into our strengths based approach and strive to promote social justice at all system levels. We utilize the ecological systems perspective to guide our understanding of individuals in the socially constructed environment. Our students graduate with strong advocacy skills, use evidence-based models, and have the ability to evaluate their own practice. Read the full mission statement for the School of Social Work.


First generation student Ambrianna Spurell shares how Radford University has helped her combine her interests with her goals to become successful in the field of social work.

"I was already interested in music and art, and Radford University helped me apply those interests into social work to provide people with really cool outlets." Spurell says.


Wonder if social work is right for you?

 Talk to one of our faculty members (https://www.radford.edu/content/wchs/home/social-work/faculty-staff.html)

Or check out the links below:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook for Social Work:https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Virginia: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_va.htm

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211023.htm

Healthcare Social Workers: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211022.htm

The NASW career center link for why choose social work: https://www.socialworkers.org/Careers/Career-Center/Explore-Social-Work