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Director's Message

Menon Goutham Welcome 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!

We offer a Bachelor's degree (BSW) and a Master's degree (MSW) in Social Work. We started our Online MSW program in Fall 2016 which will have a nationwide reach, focusing on advanced generalist practice. The Online program admits students in Fall, Spring and Summer.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 encompass the whole spectrum of the profession of Social Work. We are beginning this year to align our activities to the GRAND CHALLENGES FOR SOCIAL WORK, put forth by the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare. The Social Work profession can help channel your enthusiasm in working with and helping people find their strengths to overcome challenges faced in everyday life.

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, partnering with other disciplines/programs at UNR and other universities and have productive relationships with state and non-profit agencies. Our field internship program has ties to many 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.

Please join us on Social Media:
Facebook at UNR School of Social Work
Facebook USSWA (Undergraduate Student Social Work Association)
Facebook SWGSA (Social Work Graduate Student Association)

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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