Master of Social Work
University of Nevada – Reno

Program Details

The University of Nevada – Reno offers an online social work degree, the Master of Social Work, which introduces students to the social work perspective.  This program prepares ethical, competent advanced generalist social work leaders who are prepared to practice reflectively and autonomously in complex environments across system levels with diverse client groups.  You will learn to use critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgements and to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.  The curriculum provides a holistic, complex, and dynamic view of social work practice, preparing students to engage in research, apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, and respond to the contexts that shape their practices.  Graduates will also be prepared to advance human rights and social and economic justice while engaging in private practice to advance social and economic well-being and deliver effective social work services.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Nevada – Reno is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV