Welcome to the online Master of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Spring Applications Due:
Friday, December 1, 2023
Spring Classes Start:
Monday, January 22, 2024
Our mission is to create effective, ethical social work leaders and practitioners. We are a constitutionally established land-grant university emphasizing education that best serves the needs of the state, region and nation. Our online Master of Social Work can help you gain the knowledge to address complex problems in diverse environments, including underserved rural communities.
Why choose the University of Nevada, Reno for Your Online MSW?
Our online Master’s in Social Work is one of only a handful of degrees solely structured around advanced generalist practice (AGP), which prepares social workers to be more versatile for the diverse array of challenges and opportunities they may face in their careers. Social work is not an exclusive discipline. It’s not our aim to prepare rigid specialists. Social workers collaborate with many professions, including psychology, public health, education, business and medicine. Social work is changing, and our mission is to prepare agents of change.
Ranked among the top 150 national universities in research and development
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Ranked 6th Best Online MSW program by SocialWorkGuide.org
At the University of Nevada, Reno, we care about the science side of social work. Our online Master of Social Work program relies on scientifically supported research and knowledge to prepare you for work across multiple disciplines. We also teach you how to drive change through innovative problem-solving. When you become a social worker, you must be prepared for anything. So our program is structured that way, too.
About advanced generalist practice
Advanced generalist practice (AGP) is the perfect fit for Nevada’s unique urban and rural settings, particularly in areas with limited resources for social programs. The emphasis prepares Master’s in Social Work graduates for working in a variety of situations. Generalists have the advantage of being able to work autonomously with individuals, groups, couples and families, as well as serve as members of integrated multidisciplinary care teams.
Advanced Standing Program
This is a 30-credit-hour program for students with a BSW degree. You can graduate in as few as 15 months (four consecutive semesters, including summers).
This is a 60-credit-hour program for students with non-BSW degrees. You can graduate in as few as 8 consecutive semesters including summers (two years and 8 months).