School of Social Work

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  • Interested in Getting Your Social Work Degree?

    The UNLV School of Social Work offers both the BSW and MSW Degree.

  • Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program for Professionals

    The UNLV School of Social Work, Masters Program has been awarded the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program for Professionals grant of 1.4 million from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

  • Dr. Ramona Denby-Brinson

    School of Social Work professor Dr. Ramona Denby-Brinson wins prestigious Harry Reid Silver State Research Award. The award is an acknowledgement of Dr. Denby-Brinson’s highly regarded research.

  • One of the Fastest Growing Careers in the U.S.

    More than 650,000 individuals have their degrees in social work. Social work degrees provide numerous opportunities and flexibility in employment. Social workers work to address issues such as poverty, discrimination, unemployment, mental illness, aging, disability, and health.

  • Social Work Degrees Provide Numerous Opportunities and Flexibility in Employment

    Social workers work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, military, non-profit and for-profit organizations. They work with individuals and families, and communities engaging in a range of approaches  including direct practice, administration, policy practice, and legislative advocacy.


The School of Social Work provides a wide range of educational experiences for those interested in entering the ever-expanding field of social work. As a student, you will be prepared to work in a variety of settings, including child welfare, mental health, criminal and juvenile justice, gerontology, domestic violence, health care, community development, policy practice, and research.

If you are concerned with matters of social justice and want to make a difference in peoples' lives and your communities, we invite you to consider the social work profession as a rewarding and valuable career.