Preparing values-oriented leaders

Dedicated to the values and commitments of the social work profession through education, research and public service

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Find your social work academic program

The School of Social Work offers accredited degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work prepares you for generalist practice in the field through evidenced-informed, experiential learning experiences.

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work prepares you to practice in complex environments with diverse client populations as an advanced generalist practitioner of social work.

Online Master of Social Work

The online Master of Social Work is structured around advanced generalist practice and includes two tracks: advanced standing for BSW graduates and a traditional track for non-BSW graduates.

Requirements for social work licensure by state

Social work licensure requirements vary state-by-state. Get more information about the requirements in our reference table.

School of Social Work news and events

Haley Carroll nursing graduate

Despite challenging times the School of Social Work continues to see success

As of Spring 2021, the SSW has experienced its highest enrollment in history with nearly 800 students — an increase of 433% over the past four years.

Eric Albers, professor for School of Social Work talking with a student

School of Social Work now an independent academic unit

'Values-oriented leaders' is driving message behind the newly independent school; 'Helping the Helpers' initiative one of many new initiatives in the works

Dr. Shadi Martin

Interview with Professor Shadi Martin

 Dr. Martin explains how the University of Nevada, Reno School of Social Work’s focus on leadership prepares students for successful careers at the forefront of this vital profession.

Exciting things are happening at the School of Social Work. Read our latest news announcements and hear about recent events.

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The School of Social Work has two programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work.