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Director's Message

Menon GouthamWelcome to the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno. If you are new to Social Work, thank you for taking this important first step toward becoming an agent of change in the world, we are excited that you interested in being part of our program. If you are returning to our program, welcome back!

Social Work is a profession that requires passion and determination to help make the world a better place. Our faculty and students are engaged in a variety of service endeavors, including but not limited to; providing services to children and their families, assisting persons with physical and mental disabilities, advocating for the poor and under-privileged, assisting veterans, and championing social and economic fairness in our communities. Our faculty and graduates affect change through direct practice, helping to make policy changes, advocacy, research, and other activities that fully encompass the whole spectrum of the profession of Social Work. The Social Work profession can help channel your enthusiasm in working with and helping people find their strengths to overcome difficulties.

We offer a Bachelor's degree (BSW) and a Master's degree (MSW) in Social Work. Our faculty is nationally recognized and are here to guide and mentor you on your path to becoming a professional social worker. Faculty are engaged in innovative research, they partner with other disciplines/programs at UNR and have productive relationships with local agencies. Our field internship program has ties to more than 80 local agencies and each will provide you the requisite hands-on experience that you need to graduate and become a competent practitioner. Our student associations have fun through purposeful activities that engage our campus and community in constructive ways.

Once again, welcome to our program and do contact us if you have any questions or comments.

We look forward to engaging you in the activities of the School.


Goutham M. Menon, Ph.D.

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