Distance Learning

U Nevada Reno Taps Private Partner To Provide Services for Online Master's of Social Work

The University of Nevada, Reno's School of Social Work is teaming with a private partner to expand access to its online Master of Social Work (MSW) program, which is launching foundational and concentration tracks in the fall.

The school has tapped Pearson to provide marketing, recruiting, retention support, course development and a helpdesk, among other services for the program, which is expected to enroll approximately 500 students.

"Nevada students now have access to one of the least expensive MSW online degree programs in the country and will have all of our full-time faculty expertise in their online classrooms," said Goutham Menon, director and professor in the School of Social Work, in a prepared statement. "Our program will extend to other states, with a particular focus on rural and hard-to-reach areas to create opportunities of access for students to higher education. This is also a critical development for our University, in producing more graduate degrees in key areas of health care, which speaks to our University as a quality, high-impact research institution."

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