Preparing values-oriented leaders

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

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

President Brian Sandoval sits next to Dean Wichinsky and Associate Dean Weiss in the podcasting room at the Reynold's School of Journalism.

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 14: School of Social Work

Interim Dean Lillian Wichinsky and Associate Dean Eugenia Weiss explore the importance of social work, the school’s new building and more

Interim Dean, Lillian Wichinsky, stands smiling with others from the School of Social Work on a grassy lawn on a sunny day.

UNR School of Social Work receives reaccreditation

Founding Dean Shadi Martin and Associate Dean Lillie Wichinsky presenting Dinita Smith with Compass Rose Dignity Award

Celebrating Social Work Leaders event hosts over 200 and honors 12 awardees

Eight Compass Rose awards were given out along with three Dean’s Special Recognition, one Heart of a Social Worker award and Founding Dean Martin was presented with a portrait at March 10 event

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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.