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Admission Requirements MSW

Admission Requirements

 

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Applicants for the MSW degree must meet the following admission requirements:


 

  1. Must have completed a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Bachelor degrees awarded from technical colleges are not accepted. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  2. Must have a minimum of a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the major courses. Provisional admission will be granted to applicants falling below a 3.0.
  3. Submission of three professional references. References from coworkers, family members, and personal friends will not be considered.
  4. Submission of graduate application, narrative statement, résumé (including volunteer, employment and field practicum/internship experience), references, and official transcript (with undergraduate degree posted) by the deadline date, January 17, 2019. Official transcripts from NMHU graduates are not required for Clinical, Bilingual, and Leadership & Administration majors. Applicants for the Dual Degree MSW/MBA must submit official transcripts from every institution attended after high school.Application fee of $35. (money order, personal check and cashiers check) for current NMHU students, and $50. for non-NMHU graduates payable to NMHU School of Social Work, Box 9000, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701 (indicate “MSW application fee” on your subject line). Note: fee is waived for veterans and active duty armed forces.*Do not send cash.

2019-20 MSW Two-Year & Part-time Application form adobe pdf logo

 

Online Reference Submission:  Instructions for Two-Year/Part-Time Applicants

  • Submission of three professional references. References from relatives, coworkers, subordinates, and personal friends are not be accepted.  
  • Step 1. You will need to know the email address of your recommender(s) prior to proceeding.  Make an effort to use a professional/business email address such as, .edu, .org, and .net email addresses.
  • Step 2. Submit a reference request form found at: https://apply.nmhu.edu/register/mswreferenceone
  • Step 3.  Your recommender will review and respond to your request as appropriate.  Completed reference forms will be automatically submitted directly to the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work.
  • Please call or email, Lawrence M. Montaño, MSW, Graduate Admission Coordinator at 505/454-3310, socialwork@nmhu.edu if you need assistance or to request a PDF version of the reference form.

 


Applicants for Advanced Standing:

In addition to meeting the above requirements, applicants for advanced standing must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited School of Social Work awarded within five years from the date of admission into the MSW program. Students taking summer classes for degree completion in their social work major may apply for Advanced Standing if the Bachelor of Social Work degree is awarded in the summer semester prior to enrolling in the Master of Social Work program. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  2. Must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in their Bachelor of Social Work courses.
  3. Submission of three professional references as follows: one reference from field practicum supervisor, one reference from a current or former social work professor, and one reference from a current or former employment/volunteer supervisor (preferably in human services field). (If the applicant will not complete field practicum until after submission of application, a reference from an employment or volunteer supervisor in the human services field who has observed the applicant’s work with clients must be submitted). References from relatives, coworkers, subordinates, and personal friends will not be accepted. Official transcripts from NMHU graduates are not required.
  4. Submission of graduate application, narrative statement, client assessment, résumé (including volunteer, employment and field practicum/internship experience), references, and transcript by the deadline date, January 17, 2019.

    2018-19 Advanced Standing Application form
  5. Please submit your application as an email attachment to socialwork@nmhu.edu.  Application forms may also be mailed to: NMHU School of Social Work, Attn. Lawrence Montano, Box 9000, Las Vegas, NM 87701.  *All applications (including attached documents) must be sent to the main campus and not to center sites.

Advanced Standing reference request form

Submission of three professional references as follows: one reference from field practicum supervisor, one reference from a current or former social work professor, and one reference from a current or former employment/volunteer supervisor (preferably in human services field). (If the applicant will not complete field practicum until after submission of application, a reference from an employment or volunteer supervisor in the human services field who has observed the applicant’s work with clients must be submitted). References from relatives, coworkers, subordinates, and personal friends will not be accepted.

Step 1.
You will need to know the email address of your recommender(s) prior to proceeding. Make an effort to use a professional/business email address such as, .edu, .org, and .net email addresses.

Step 2.
Submit a reference request form found at:
https://apply.nmhu.edu/register/mswreference

Step 3.
Your recommender will review and respond to your request as appropriate. Completed reference forms will be automatically submitted directly to the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work. Please call or email, Lawrence M. Montaño, Graduate Admission Coordinator at 505/454-3310,
socialwork@nmhu.edu
if you need assistance or to request a PDF version of the reference form.

Note: Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or have charges pending are required to disclose and explain the circumstances of the convictions/charges. In addition, applicants MUST complete an Authorization for Release of Information form prior to the school’s review of the application. The Authorization for Release of Information form will be sent to you upon request only. Contact Lawrence M. Montaño, MSW, Graduate Admission Coordinator,  at 505.454.3310, or email socialwork@nmhu.edu.

The School of Social Work seeks candidates into its graduate programs that demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to a career in social work. A candidate must also possess the interpersonal qualities to work with multicultural and diverse populations regardless of differences in social class, economic status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, ethnicity and culture.

All applications are reviewed on a competitive basis based on GPA, human services work/ volunteer experience, references, the quality of the responses to the questions in the Career Objective Narrative Statement, professional paper (Advanced Standing applicants only), and overall essential attributes to the program. Once all of the application is complete and rated, a recommendation for admission or denial is made to the school dean. Applicants will be notified in writing of the final decision.