About the School of Social Work
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.
Mission of the School of Social Work
To educate, train and nurture competent, committed, compassionate and diverse social work leaders who advance the social justice mission of social work through their leadership in research, public policy, academics and clinical practice at local, national and global levels.
Shadi Martin, Founding Dean and Professor
Shadi Martin is the Founding Dean of the School of Social Work at University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Martin joined the University as the Director and Professor of School of Social Work in 2018. She successfully led the School of Social Work to become the first independent, freestanding School of Social Work in the state of Nevada effective July 1, 2019.
The school of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno has two programs: Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW). Both the baccalaureate and master's programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
In February 2014, the CSWE Commission on Accreditation re-affirmed accreditation of the BSW and MSW programs of the University of Nevada, Reno through February, 2021.