MSW program competencies

In accordance with the School of Social Work’s mission, the MSW Program seeks to facilitate the development of competent advanced generalist social workers. Upon completion of the MSW degree at the University of Nevada, Reno, students should meet each of the following nine competencies outline by the Council on Social Work Education.

List of program competencies

  • Competency 1: Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Competency 2: Engage diversity and difference in practice
  • Competency 3: Advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice
  • Competency 4: Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice
  • Competency 5: Engage in policy practice
  • Competency 6: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
  • Competency 7: Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
  • Competency 8: Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
  • Competency 8: Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities