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School of Social Work

Andrew Israel, J.D., LMSW, Interim Dean
Lora Shields Science Building
505.454.3307 or 505.260.6180
FAX: 505.454.3290
www.nmhu.edu/socialwork

Accreditation
The School of Social Work has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1978 and has been accredited through 2020.

Mission of the School of Social Work
The mission of the School of Social Work is to educate students to practice social work competently with the diverse, multicultural populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. This context of cultural and regional responsiveness informs the School’s creation and implementation of all its educational programs.

The School has a primary commitment to Hispanic and Native American people. Our curriculum grounds students in core professional social work values, skills and ethical principles, and provides a focused awareness and respect for cultural differences and how poverty affects the well-being of people in the region.

The School of Social Work (SSW) offers the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program at the main campus, Las Vegas, New Mexico and at the following four campus locations:

 

  • NMHU School of Social Work (SSW) at Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
  • NMHU Rio Rancho Center, Rio Rancho, NM
  • NMHU at San Juan College (SJC), Farmington, NM
  • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell (ENMU-R), Roswell, NM

 

NMHU SSW @ Las Vegas (Main Campus)
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701
505.454.3563     FAX: 505.454.3290

Administration – NMHU SSW Las Vegas
Jill Baker, Ph.D. Associate Dean
 

Faculty – NMHU SSW Las Vegas
Jane Gorman, Ph.D.
Rey Martinez, Ph.D.
Dolores Ortega Ed.D

NMHU SSW Albuquerque
5401 Indian School Rd. NE, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505.260.6181     FAX: 505.896.6122

Administration – NMHU SSW Albuquerque
Andrew Israel, J.D., LMSW, Interim Dean
Faculty – NMHU SSW @ Albuquerque
Kevin Barnas, MSW, LISW
Judith Barnstone, Ph. D.
Cristina Duran, Ph.D.,
Mark Dyke, Psy.D. , LMSW
Julius Harrington, DSW
Suzen James, MSW, LISW
George Mercer, MSW, LISW
Avi Kriechman, M.D., Instructor
Jessie “Rocky” Romero, MSW
Jose Sisneros, Ph.D.

NMHU Rio Rancho Center
See: NMHU SSW Albuquerque

NMHU San Juan College
4601 College Boulevard
Farmington, NM 87402
505.566.3552     FAX: 505.566.3584

Faculty – NMHU SJC
Faith Eldridge, MSW Program & Field Coordinator
Sean Evans, MSW Faculty

NMHU at Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell
P.O. Box 6000
Roswell, NM 88202-6000
505.624.7458     FAX: 505.624.7454

Faculty – NMHU at ENMU – R
Matt Thompson, LMSW, Coordinator
Becky Thomas, Administrative Assistant

Adjunct Faculty: Adjunct faculty is utilized at all of the program locations to complement the full-time faculty. These faculty members offer students the benefit of their professional experience and enhance the social work curriculum by assisting students in integrating classroom knowledge with social work practice.

Master of Social Work Program (MSW)
During the first year of the program, students are required to take a total of 31 credit hours of generalist social work practice courses. The first year curriculum and courses provide students with an overview of the social work profession’s historical evolution, including an introduction to the body of social work knowledge, values, and ethical principles. In addition, the curriculum addresses the areas of research, policy, and practice knowledge and skills required of all practicing social workers. Working with a diverse, Hispanic and American Indian population has particular emphasis throughout the curriculum.

During the first year, students apply generalist social work knowledge in a field practicum setting under the supervision of a licensed social work professional. The social work courses, combined with field practicum, afford students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in working with individuals, families, groups and communities within a specific agency setting.

Area of Concentration/Specialization
During the second year, students take courses in an area of concentration. The required courses build upon the first year foundation courses, providing students with specific course content and depth in a specific area of social work practice. The three areas of concentration offered include: clinical practice; leadership and administration; and bilingual/bicultural clinical practice

NMHU SSW-Las Vegas Campus, NMHU at ENMU-Roswell and NMHU at San Juan College ONLY offer the clinical practice concentration.

NMHU in Albuquerque offers all three concentrations: clinical practice; leadership and administration; and bilingual/bicultural clinical practice. The Substance Abuse Certificate Program (SACP) is also offered as a compliment the clinical practice concentration.

Students admitted to the MSW program are admitted into one of the three areas of concentration and take courses outlined in the program of study. All social work courses at all program locations use the same course syllabi and textbooks, which ensures the same quality in course content.

Students admitted to a specific program location that does not offer their preferred area of concentration may request to transfer during their second year to another NMHU program location. At any time during the student’s academic enrollment, she/he may transfer to any of the program locations with the approval by the school dean.

 

MSW/MBA Dual Degrees Program:
Master of Social Work in Leadership and Administration and
Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

The School of Social Work, in collaboration with the School of Business, Media, and Technology, offers a joint program of study leading to the completion of two separate degrees in Social Work (MSW) and in Business Administration (MBA). Students interested in pursuing the completion of both degrees must be admitted to the two-year social work leadership and administration concentration. Upon completion of the first year MSW curriculum, students are then admitted into MBA human resource management concentration through the School of Business. The completion of both degrees is only open to students in the two-year MSW leadership and administration concentration. Both degrees must be completed within five calendar years from date of admission.

The dual degrees program is only offered at the NMHU SSW Albuquerque location. Students must meet the admission requirements of both schools.

Programs of Study
The MSW program prepares students for advanced social work practice in an area of concentration with the knowledge, skills, values and ethical principles necessary to practice with Hispanic, American Indian, and other diverse populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. The program prepares students at an advanced level to analyze and evaluate the role of the social work practitioner in the delivery of human services.

The school offers three types of programs to meet each student’s academic and personal needs. The three programs include: advanced standing; full time; and part time. Students MUST complete the MSW program within five calendar years from the date of admission.

  1. Advanced Standing (2–3 semesters). This program is limited to students with a BSW degree. Admission to this program is competitive and the number of students admitted varies among the following four program locations:
  • NMHU SSW at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NM
  • NMHU SSW at Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
  • NMHU at SJC, Farmington, NM
  • NMHU at ENMU-R, Roswell, NM

 

The program is limited to individuals who have completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited School of Social Work within five years from the date of enrollment. Students begin taking second year courses, within an area of concentration. Students must attend full-time and take their course work at the appropriate campus.

  1. Full-Time Program (4-5 Semesters). The full-time MSW Program is offered at:
  • NMHU SSW at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NM
  • NMHU SSW at Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
  • NMHU Rio Rancho Center, Rio Rancho, NM

The full-time program is intended for students who can attend on a full-time basis. Students at the NMHU SSW at Las Vegas, NMHU SSW at Albuquerque and the NMHU Rio Rancho Center campuses attend daytime and/or evening classes on Monday and Tuesday, and field practicum on Thursday and Friday.

 

  1. Part-time program (7-8 Semesters). Students may attend part-time at any of the following five program locations:
  • NMHU SSW at Las Vegas, NM
  • NMHU SSW at Albuquerque, NM
  • NMHU Rio Rancho Center, Rio Rancho, NM
  • NMHU at SJC, Farmington, NM
  • NMHU at ENMU-R, Roswell, NM

 

The part-time program affords students the opportunity to attend classes during the late afternoon, and evenings. The program can be completed in seven consecutive semesters.

Admission Requirements
New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work seeks to admit to its graduate programs candidates who demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to a career in social work, a readiness to pursue graduate education and a willingness to make a positive contribution in the lives of others. Candidates best suited for a career in social work must be motivated to work in the human services field, have demonstrated past academic potential, have good oral and writing skills, and have the interpersonal qualities to work with multicultural and diverse populations regardless of differences in social class, economic status, gender, age, physical disabilities, ethnicity, and culture.

 

All applicants must apply for admission to the School of Social Work.
The requirements for admission to the graduate program and the School of Social Work include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States institution or proof of equivalent training at an institution outside the United States.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the student’s major or upper-division courses (junior and senior-level courses) and in any graduate work completed.
  • Demonstrate a liberal arts education as part of the bachelor’s degree.

Application Information
All applicants seeking admission to the MSW program must complete the following information in order for the application to be considered complete and eligible for review and consideration. Information regarding the MSW program may be obtained from the School of Social Work at all program sites mentioned.

School of Social Work Graduate Application Criteria:

  1. Application for admission
  2. Official transcripts from each postsecondary institution
  3. Three reference forms (included in the MSW application packet)
  4. Completion of liberal arts course requirements
  5. Employment history
  6. Volunteer service experience
  7. Personal narrative statement
  8. Application fee*

*A $50 nonrefundable application fee is required from applicants who will be enrolling at NMHU for the first time.
*A $35 nonrefundable application fee is required from applicants currently or formerly enrolled at NMHU.
*A $35 nonrefundable application fee is required from students submitting a second application if previously denied admission.
*A $50 nonrefundable holding fee from students accepted into the program. Upon registration, the holding fee will be applied toward tuition.

Application Deadlines
January 15 is the priority deadline for submitting application materials. The school will accept applications after this date but is not obligated to review applicant files that are not submitted by the January 15 deadline. Applicant files are not reviewed until all materials have been received. Early application is strongly encouraged.

Review and Admissions Process
Applications are reviewed by the school’s director of admissions, the school’s admissions committee, and faculty. Recommendations for admission are made to the school dean and forwarded to the university Office of Graduate Affairs. Applications are competitively reviewed based on GPA, human services work and volunteer experience, references, academic and disciplinary history and the quality of the responses to the questions in the School of Social Work application.

Admissions Status
Students who have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA are admitted as “regular status.” Students may be admitted with less than a 3.0 GPA. Such students are admitted on “provisional status” with the requirement that the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA during the first semester (12 hours) of study. All applicants who apply by January 15 and are admitted will be notified in writing no later than April 30. If a student’s application is complete and has met the January 15 deadline, earlier notification may be made. Decisions on admission are not given by phone.

Applicants admitted into the program must notify the school in writing by June 15 of their intent to accept admission and submit a nonrefundable $50 holding fee, which is applied to the student’s tuition upon enrollment. Without notification from the student by the date, an alternate candidate will be selected by the School of Social Work.

All graduate students must complete the MSW program within five academic years from the beginning of the first semester of the first year. Students who do not complete the program within the required time may request a one-year extension. An additional extension of time will require the following:

  • Complete testing-out exams on all work completed prior to the last five years.
  • Obtain approval from the dean of the School of Social Work.
  • Obtain approval from the university Academic Affairs Committee.

 

Denied Applicants
All Applicants not admitted may reapply for admission. Submission of a new application is required.

Admission to Advanced Standing Status
To be eligible for Advanced Standing status, applicants must have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from a CSWE accredited program and must have completed the BSW degree within five years from the date of anticipated enrollment in the MSW program. The number of students admitted into Advanced Standing status is limited and restricted to students who can attend full-time. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required for admission into advanced standing.

Admission of Transfer Students
Students requesting to transfer into the School of Social Work from another social work program must meet all the admission requirements and must be transferring from a CSWE accredited program. The School accepts no more than one full academic year of acceptable course credit from another institution towards the MSW degree. Transfer students must complete at least the equivalent of one academic year at NMHU.

Admission Changes
Requirements for admission into the MSW program are subject to change. Please contact the School of Social Work for application information:

 

NMHU School of Social Work at Las Vegas
Office of Admissions
Attn: Lawrence Montano, Coordinator
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701
454.3310 FAX 454-3290
E-Mail: lmmontano@nmhu.edu

Student Association
Students are encouraged to participate in the Graduate Social Work Student Association (GSWSA) and other university student associations.

Student Stipends
The School of Social Work, in partnership with the Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD), offers stipends to students who wish to pursue a career in child welfare under the Title IV-E stipend program. All graduate level students are eligible to apply for the stipends. Students must conduct their field practicum with a CYFD office for one academic year.

Stipend recipients are required to take the SW 691 Child Welfare Practice and Service course. The average stipend amount awarded to students is $11,000 per academic year. The amount is prorated for part-time students. Amount of stipend award is subject to change.

Upon completion of the MSW program, stipend recipients must work for CYFD for a period of 18 months for each academic year a stipend is received. Stipend application information is provided to all students at the time of admission notification.

Request for Change of Concentration
Students admitted into the advanced standing program cannot request a change of concentration once admitted into the program. Full-time and part-time students are strongly encouraged to remain in the area of concentration to which they are admitted. However, under special circumstances, a student may request a change of concentration. A change of major concentration form must be submitted to the dean of the School of Social Work prior to the completion of first year of study. The student will be notified in writing on the decision of this request.

Advisement
A faculty adviser is assigned to students at the time they enroll in the program. Students must develop a program of study with the assistance of their adviser.

Academic and Behavioral Expectations
All social work students are provided with a copy of the school’s academic and behavioral policy at the commencement of the academic year. The policy outlines expectations regarding students’ professional behavior and academic performance, sets forth grounds for suspension and expulsion from the social work program, and describes the procedures for disciplinary action. As more specifically detailed in the policy, students must demonstrate suitability for the profession of social work via appropriate and adequate classroom and field performance, ability to appropriately relate to colleagues and compliance with all other provisions of the academic/behavioral policy. Students must demonstrate that they have read and understand this policy by signing it and returning it to their academic advisers. The school’s policy concerning grade appeals is also provided to students at the commencement of the academic year.

Code of Ethics
All students in social work are required to have knowledge of and adhere to the Social Work Code of Ethics.

Field Practicum/Internship
MSW students are required to complete a total of 928 hours of field practicum during the two years of the program either in concurrent or block placement. A total of 12 credit units are required during the two years of the program. The field practicum provides the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in working with individuals, families, groups and communities within an agency setting. All practicum placements require the approval of the field education director/coordinator.

Concurrent field practicum is offered during the fall-spring or spring-summer terms. Students enrolled in a concurrent field practicum are placed with the same community agency for two days (16 hours per week) for two semesters. In addition, during the first semester, first year MSW students are required to take a field seminar course, designed to provide students with an opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge with their field practicum.

Block field practicum is only offered during the summer term. Students must complete all social work courses required for the concentration prior to beginning block placement. Students enrolled in block field practicum placement are placed with a community agency for five days, (40 hours per week) for approximately 12 weeks. First year MSW students must register for two field practicum courses and one seminar. Second-year MSW students must enroll in two field practicum courses. Field seminar is not required for second-year MSW students.

In the first-year field practicum, students are placed in a social service agency where they learn generalist practice methods working with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. Students are required to develop specific learning objectives in consultation with their agency instructor and field consultant that incorporate and apply classroom knowledge to working with specific client groups or organizations. Part-time students begin their first year practicum during the second year of study.

The second year field practicum must be completed in the student’s chosen area of concentration. Students seeking the MSW/MBA degrees must complete a block field practicum during the last semester of their program of study.

Incomplete Grades
Incomplete grades in prerequisite courses must be completed prior to registering for the following semester. Students will not be permitted to continue until the incomplete (I) is removed from the official transcript.

Grade Point Average
A student earning a grade of C in a semester is considered passing if the student earns a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Course Sequence Offerings
Courses are only offered once per academic year, fall and spring Semesters. During the summer semester, students may take elective course requirements and/or register for summer block practicum with prior approval.

Master of Social Work Program (MSW)
During the first year of the program, students are required to take a total of 31 credit units of generalist social work practice courses. The first-year curriculum and courses provide students with an overview of the social work professions historical evolution, including an introduction to the body of social work knowledge, values, and ethical principles. In addition, the curriculum addresses the areas of research, policy, and practice knowledge and skills required of all practicing social workers. Working with a diverse, Hispanic and American Indian population has particular emphasis throughout the curriculum.

During the first year, students apply generalist social work knowledge in a field practicum setting under the supervision of a licensed MSW social work professional. The social work courses, combined with field practicum, afford students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in working with individuals, families, groups and communities within a specific agency setting.

Concentration in Clinical Practice
The primary objective of the clinical practice concentration is to prepare students to work as direct service practitioners with individuals, families, groups and communities in New Mexico and the Southwest. The concentration permits students to develop effective practice skills through the integration of social work knowledge and theory. The curriculum builds upon the first year foundation through courses in advanced practice methods. A multiple theoretical orientation is relied upon which recognizes the inter-relatedness of human problems, life situations and social conditions within multi-ethnic and multicultural populations of New Mexico and the Southwest.

The curriculum focuses on the analysis and synthesis of direct practice theories and interventions determined to be the most effective in improving the lives of ethnic minorities and other culturally diverse populations. Clinical practice services include intervening in crisis, identifying available community resources, short and long-term therapy and working as part of an inter-disciplinary team with other professionals. Students will be provided a broad awareness of social, cultural, and environmental conditions affecting clients. The skills developed in this concentration are clear communication, listening and interviewing skills, psychosocial assessment, formulation of treatment plans, and self-evaluation and research methods. The clinical practice concentration is offered at all program locations.

Concentration in Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Practice (Albuquerque campus only)
The bilingual/bicultural concentration prepares students to be culturally and linguistically competent social workers to work directly with Spanish speaking populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. The curriculum immerses students in the Spanish language so they obtain necessary social work skills, values and ethical principles and develop awareness and respect for cultural and gender differences. The concentration prepares students for advanced practice through a unique bilingual/bicultural classroom setting and practicum placement whereby students are engaged in Spanish language application and interaction with peers, families and individuals. The focus is to obtain competency in the delivery of Spanish-speaking clinical practice.

This concentration in only offered at the Albuquerque program location. All second-year concentration classes are offered in the evening. Students are in field practicum spring and summer semesters. Completion of the required concentration course/second year classes is three semesters.

Substance Abuse Certificate Program (Albuquerque campus only)
The school offers students in the clinical practice concentration to specialize in substance abuse treatment through the completion of the Substance Abuse Certificate Program (SACP). This program is only offered at the Albuquerque location. The program focuses on preparing social work practitioners utilizing evidence-based substance abuse treatment modality.

The program is designed to address the shortage of licensed and credentialed substance abuse social workers in New Mexico. This program works in partnership with the School of Social Work Community Clinical Treatment Program (CCTP), a clinic and training facility funded by Bernalillo County and operated by NMHU-School of Social Work in Albuquerque.

SACP Admission – the program is open to second year clinical concentration students. Students apply to the program during their second semester of the first year. Students selected for this program area are trained in motivational interviewing, the matrix model of addictions, cultural competency specific to substance abuse and ethics/confidentiality in substance abuse services. In addition, students MUST take specific social work courses that reinforce and complement the specialized training in substance abuse counseling. Upon the successful completion of the program by the student, he or she will receive a certificate issued by New Mexico Highlands University. In addition, this certification will be reflected on the student’s transcripts and degree. Contact the field education coordinator at the Albuquerque campus for more information and an application.

Applications are due March 1 for students in the MSW clinical concentration who will begin their second year of the program the following fall-spring semester.

School of Social Work Community Clinical Treatment Program (CCTP)
This Community Clinical Treatment Program is a nationally accredited clinical evidenced-based clinic and training facility funded by Bernalillo County and operated by NMHU-School of Social Work in Albuquerque. Since 2007, the school has successfully implemented a model of direct services and training of future clinicians and agency leaders in New Mexico.

Concentration in Leadership and Administration
The leadership and administration concentration prepares students for leadership and professional careers in local, state and federal government, and in nonprofit social service organizations. This concentration provides advanced courses in social policy analysis, management, leadership, budgeting and finance, human resource administration, economics, program evaluation and advanced evaluative research. This concentration emphasizes multiculturalism, diversity and social justice issues as they impact the delivery of social services within New Mexico and the United States. Experiential learning is provided through case studies and field internships in government and nonprofit organizations.

MSW/MBA Dual Degrees Program
The School of Social Work and the School of Business, Media, and Technology jointly offer students an opportunity to complete a master of social work (MSW) and a master of business administration (MBA) degree simultaneously. Students complete the MSW leadership and administration concentration in two full-time academic years. Upon completion of the MSW, students may continue to complete the MBA degree in human resource management by completing an additional 19 credit units of course work through the School of Business. Students admitted into the leadership and administration concentration may choose to pursue the MBA at any time during their program of study. Admission into the School of Business is required prior to the completion of the MSW degree.

Admission Requirements:
Students interested in pursuing the dual degree program MUST meet the admission requirements for both professional schools. Students MUST complete three business course pre-requisites prior to the beginning of the second year of the program of study. These three courses are offered during the summer semester at the completion of the first year of the MSW program.

Master of Social Work

First-Year Required Courses
First Year: Foundation Curriculum
Students must complete all required 500-level courses before proceeding to take second year 600 level courses. The first-year required courses must be completed before proceeding into the area of concentration/second year course requirements

Required courses: 31 credit hours
Courses must be completed within the first year of the program.
SW 530 Evaluative Research (3)
SW 532 Field Practicum 1 (3)
SW 533 Law & Ethics in Social Work Practice (3)
SW 534 Field Practicum 2 (3)
SW 541 Social Policy & Services 1 (3)
SW 546 Social Work Practice w/ Diverse Populations (3)
SW 551 Field Seminar 1 (1)
SW 565 Southwest Practice 1 (3)
SW 566 Social Work Practice 2 (3)
SW 585 Human Behavior & Social Environment 1 (3)
SW 586 Human Behavior & Social Environment 2 (3)
Core Total: 31 credit hours

Second Year Required Courses
Second Year: Areas of Concentration

Concentration in Clinical Practice
Required courses: 24 credits
SW 601 DSM for Clinicians (3)
SW 630 Advanced Research 1 (3)
SW 632 Field Practicum 3 (3)
SW 634 Field Practicum 4 (3)
SW 644 Group Work (3)
SW 652 Clinical Supervision (3)
SW 665 Advanced Multicultural Practice 1 (3)
SW 666 Advanced Multicultural Practice 2 (3)
Elective: 8 credit hours
Students are required to take eight credit units of electives, which afford them the opportunity to enhance their area of clinical knowledge and skills.
Second-Year Concentration Total: 32 credit hours
First Year Core Total: 31 credit hours
Program Total (Two Year Program): 63 credit hours

Concentration in Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Practice
Required Courses: 33 credit hours
SW 602 DSM (bilingual Practice) (3)
SW 615 Bilingual/Bicultural Immersion for Social Work 1 (4)
SW 616 Bilingual/Bicultural Immersion for Social Work 2 (3)
SW 631 Advanced Qualitative Research (3)
SW 632 Bilingual/Bicultural Practicum 3 (3)
SW 634 Bilingual/Bicultural Practicum 4 (3)
SW 646 Group Work (Bilingual Concentration) (3)
SW 654 The Latino Family (3)
SW 661 Spanish Field Practicum Seminar (1)
SW 662 Spanish Field Practicum Seminar (1)
SW 667 Advanced Bilingual Practice 1 (3)
SW 668 Advanced Bilingual Practice 2 (3)
Second Year Concentration Total: 33 credit hours
First Year Core Total: 31 credit hours
Program Total (Two Year Program): 64 credit hours

Concentration in Leadership & Administration
Required Courses: 32 credit hours
SW 605 Public Budgeting (3)
SW 609 Political Economics (3)
SW 630 Advanced Research 1 (3)
SW 632 Field Practicum 3 (3)
SW 634 Field Practicum 4 (3)
SW 642 Advanced Social Policy (3)
SW 651 Leadership & Supervision (3)
SW 664 Organizational Theory (3)
Elective Courses: 8 credit units
Students are required to take eight credit units of social work elective courses offered during the fall and spring semesters of the second year.
Second Year Concentration Total: 32 credit hours
First Year Core Total: 31 credit hours
Program Total: 63 credit hours

MSW/MBA Dual Degree Program
Required Second-Year Courses:
Social Work Courses:
SW 605 Public Budgeting (3)
SW 609 Political Economics (3)
SW 630 Advanced Research 1 (3)
SW 632 Field Practicum 3 (3)
SW 634 Field Practicum 4 (3)
SW 642 Advanced Social Policy (3)
SW 651 Leadership & Supervision (3)
SW 664 Organizational Theory (3)
Total SW courses: 24 credit hours

MBA Courses:
*BUS 500 Principles of Business Administration (Prerequisite) (3)
*BUS 501 Business Analytical Techniques (Prerequisite) (3)
FIN 607 Managerial Finance (3)
ACCT 605 Financial Accounting (3)
OR
FIN 606 Managerial Accounting (3)
MGMT 687 Human Resource Management (3)
BUS 696 Business Case Study (1)
MGMT 665 Personnel Law (3)
MKTG 684 Marketing (3)
MGMT 689 Business Strategies (3)
Total MBA courses: 25 credit hours
Total SW and MBA courses: 49

* These two prerequisite courses are considered as social work elective courses and credited in completing the MSW degree within the concentration.
Students should meet with their faculty adviser to complete a Program of Study to ensure timely completion of both degree programs.
First-Year MSW Courses: 31 credit hours
Dual Degrees Total: 49 credit hours
Program Total: 80 credit hours

Substance Abuse Certificate Program (Albuquerque campus only)
Students must be admitted to and complete the requirements for the master’s of social work clinical concentration.

Required courses: 15 credit hours
SW 601 DSM for Clinicians (3)
SW 613 Psychopharmacology for Social Worker (2)
SW 632 Field Practicum 3 (3)
SW 634 Field Practicum 4 (3)
SW 637 Substance Abuse Seminar 2 (1)
SW 638 Substance Abuse Seminar 2 (1)
SW 648 Addictions & Substance Abuse (2)
Certificate Total: 15 credit hours