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The School of Social Work is dedicated to the values and commitments of the social work profession through education, research and public service. It prepares effective and ethical social workers who challenge injustice and promote a more humane world.

Explore the sections below to learn more about the School of Social Work.


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Degrees & Programs

Learn what it takes to join the University's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs, as well as other School of Social Work-supported learning opportunities.

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People

Great social work requires great people. At the University's School of Social Work, it is the faculty, staff and alumni that give the programs their outstanding character and quality.

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About Us

Explore the School of Social Work's mission, accreditation and program assessments and read a special message from director Goutham Menon.

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Social Work Careers

Social workers can help individual and communities in countless ways while building satisfying, dynamic careers. Learn about the many professional paths social workers may choose.

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Volunteering

The School of Social Work is committed to volunteering. Find out about current volunteers opportunities that can help enrich students and the community alike.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions on the School of Social Work, its degree programs or even the profession itself? Browse our frequently asked questions for insights.

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Social work news and announcements

  • Unfortunately, we have cancelled the December 3, 2016 Gift of Financial Literacy CEU session. We have some non-profit Summer Institute CEU sessions scheduled for next summer and will include this information in those sessions.
  • Copies of Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide and Masters Exam Guide: "A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success" are available in the Social Work office, Ansari Business Building, room 523, for review by students.
  • We are now accepting applications for the first cohort of the Online MSW program to begin Fall 2016. Click here for more information.
  • Congratulations to Mary E. Hylton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social Work, for being the recipient of the 2016 NASW-NV Professor of the Year Award!
  • Congratulations to Rebekah Couper, BSW student, School of Social Work, for being the recipient of the 2016 NASW-NV Student of the Year Award!
  • Congratulations to Teresa Benitez-Thompson, MSW, LSW, Letter of Appointment Faculty, School of Social Work, for being the recipient of the 2016 NASW-NV Legislator of the Year Award!

Contact Us

School of Social Work (0090)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557


socialwork@unr.edu

Phone (775) 784-6542

Fax (775) 784-4573

Ansari Business Building, 523

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