The Social Work program offered by University of Nevada, Reno prepares graduates to address questions, issues and problems across methods, systems, and fields of practice.
The overarching goal of the MSW program at the foundation level is to introduce students to the social work perspective.
Students completing the foundation curriculum are not yet autonomous social work practitioners. They do have the skills, knowledge base, and perspective to pursue further studies in the concentration curriculum.
Graduates with Master of Social Work from University of Nevada, Reno will be able to:
- Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly
- Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice
- Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments
- Engage diversity and difference in practice
- Advance human rights and social and economic justice
- Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research
- Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment
- Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services
- Respond to contexts that shape practice
- Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
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- Structural Oppression
- Theoretical Perspectives on Human Behavior
- Social Work Methods with Individuals
- Social Work Methods with Groups
- Social Work Methods with Organizations, Communities and Legislatures
- Social Work Methods with Couples and Families
- Social Work History and Social Welfare Policy
- Elements of Evidence Informed Practice
- Advanced Multidimensional Assessment
- Therapeutic Interventions with Individuals
- Social Work Administration
- Therapeutic Interventions with Families
- Practice and Program Evaluation
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
*Should January 15th fall on a weekend, application packets will be due by the end of business (5:00 pm P.S.T.) the last weekday BEFORE January 15th.
Total program units for the traditional MSW program for students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in Social Work (BSW) are 62 units
DisciplinesSocial Work View 355 other Masters in Social Work in United States
Admission requirements for the 62-credit MSW program of study include:
- A non-social work bachelor’s degree (with substantial preparation in the liberal arts, including the social sciences, humanities, research, and human biology). A course in statistics AND research methods is required prior to beginning our MSW program.
- Evidence of the ability to formulate and present material logically and clearly in written form.
Admission requirements for the 32-credit MSW Advanced Standing program of study include:
- Graduation from a CSWE accredited baccalaureate program in social work.
- “B-” or higher in each social work course.
- Documentation of outstanding performance in a BSW field experience under professional social work supervision.
- All other requirements for admission as listed in the 62-credit program of study.
International21006 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
National21006 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State5352 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Reno
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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