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School of Social Work
New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work is the oldest school of social work in New Mexico, dating back to 1974. It is also one of the oldest schools accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in the Southwest.
Packet 2013-2014 Graduate Admission Application (Read-Only Document-PDF):
2013-2014 Graduate Admission Reference Form (Read-Only Document-PDF):
The application deadline for priority admission for the Master of Social Work program expired on January 15, 2013.
Applications for non-priority admission will be accepted until May 31, 2013. Non-priority applications may not be guaranteed enrollment this year and may be deferred until Fall 2014.
Note: due to high demand, the Albuquerque center is likely to be filled for the 2013 admission season. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns or to check program availability.
Although the school is primarily located at the Highlands campus in Las Vegas, New Mexico, we also have four off-campus programs located throughout the state in:
Albuquerque/Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Farmington, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Each social work program is situated in close proximity to one or more of the 19 Native American pueblos or among three tribes that are rich in cultural traditions.
Our program locations allow students the opportunity to experience and practice social work among Hispanic and Native American cultures, in either a rural or urban settings. These two predominate cultures have maintained their language and cultural traditions for more than 500 years.
The school offers both BSW and MSW degree programs. These programs are offered at three of the five program locations. Our Roswell Center only offers the MSW degree program.
About the program
The School of Social Work prepares students to practice social work sensitively and competently with the diverse multicultural populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. The school has a primary commitment to Hispanic and Native American peoples. The curriculum grounds students in social work skills, values, ethical principles, and awareness of and respect for, cultural, language and gender differences. The school prepares undergraduate and graduate student for generalist and advanced generalist practice through the integration of classroom knowledge and field practicum instruction.
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