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.



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.

View the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes.